BMW F850 GS Adventure launched in India with a price tag of Rs 15.4 lakh ex-showroom
BMW Motorrad India has launched BMW F850 GS adventure in the Indian market at a price tag of Rs 15.4 lakh ex-showroom. Adventure variant of any GS model from BMW is even more hardcore off-roaders and adventure capable bikes. The bike comes with Style Rallye package which features blue and white color scheme, larger windshield, and golden finished rims and front fork tubes.
BMW F850 GS Adventure is more expensive by Rs 2.45 lakh than the standard F850 GS variant. For the extra money, you get 23-liter fuel tank which holds 8 liters more than the standard variant. Apart from this, there are crash protection bars which increased the weight to 244 kg, 15 kg more than the standard F850 GS. The seat height is also increased to 875 mm as it gets comfort seat as standard. This comfort seat comes as optional on standard GS.
There are adjustable rear brake and gear lever, engine bash plate, knuckle guard, and adjustable windscreen for the extra money you pay.
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Powering the new F850 GS is same 853cc inline-parallel twin engine. This motor also does duty on F750 GS and F850 GS standard. The powerplant is tuned to produce 90 bhp at 8000 rpm and 86 Nm of torque at 6250 rpm. International model, however, pumps out 95 bhp at 8250 rpm and 92 Nm torque at 6250 rpm. The motor is paired to a 6-speed transmission.
In terms of the instrument cluster, F850 GS has a 6.5 inch TFT display which comes with smartphone connectivity. The bike comes with Road and Rian riding modes as well as Automatic Stability Control (ASC). There is Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro riding modes with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). Added safety is provided by BMW’s ABS Pro which has inbuilt cornering ABS.
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Rest of the equipment is top end off-roading focused. Suspension comprises of 43 mm USD forks with 230 mm travel up front and 215 mm travel monoshock at the rear. Tyres are dual purpose with 90/90-21 and 150/60-R17 section at the front and the rear respectively. Braking duties are performed by twin 305 mm discs with 2-piston calipers at front and 265 mm disc with single-piston caliper at the rear.
BMW F850 GS Adventure will rival against Kawasaki Versys 1000 (Rs 11.2 lakh), Triumph Tiger 800 XCA (Rs 15.16 lakh), Honda Africa Twin (Rs 13.5 lakh). Tiger XCA is considered to be the closest rival in terms of pricing.
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