This year, the introduction of the new F 850 GS saw BMW's popular dual-sport lineup. The latest iteration of the model introduced a new design and a new engine to the family – 853cc inline twinning, which produces 90 horsepower and 63 lb-ft torque. Leaky made in August suggested a variation of GS that would drive its off-road and tourer capacity a bit longer. On November 6, BMW officially introduced the brand new F 850 GS Adventure to the world at 2018 EICMA.
Building on all the standard 850 has to offer, the new Adventure trim provides more comfort, but also more capacity. It receives a steel plate bridge, which also builds on the dual engine for extra durability. The new model integrates a 23 liter gas tank, compared with an 18.5 liter on the base model. On the front, a larger, adjustable windshield increases the comfort of the rider by reducing turbulence and increasing the protection against the elements. The engine is now framed and protected by a collision bar. The gearboxes and brakes can also be adjusted to better suit the driver's needs. Also the standard is the luggage sleeve on the back.
The model is equipped with two adjustable driving modes-Rain and Road-together with ABS and Automatic Stability Control (ASC). These features are also standard on GS Adventure, but an option can be added to further enhance the bike's capacity, including Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro driving modes, Electronic Suspension Dynamic ESA, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), as well as a 6, 5-inch TFT Color Clock Display, Aluminum Cutter and Intelligent Emergency Calling System.
Pricing and details of the arrival of the new model in the showrooms have not been presented, but we can expect to see you in time for the nice season to come back next year.