NEW GS MIDDLE-WEIGHTS BOUND FOR OZ
New BMW Motorrad GS models set for Australian launch in late 2020 and early 2021
New versions of BMW Motorrad’s renowned middle-class F series models, the F 750 GS, F 850 GS and F 850 GS Adventure, will arrive in Australia at the end of this year and into 2021.
All three models feature a fresh aesthetic thanks to new colour schemes while offering a more elevated GS experience with expanded standard equipment and new optional equipment.
General changes to the BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 GS and BMW F 850 GS Adventure include new tape designs and the respective style designation on the fairing side panels of the style variations.
All models now have new LED flashing turn indicators as standard and a USB charging device at the front right of the cockpit. ABS Pro and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) are now also standard to enhance braking and acceleration characteristics.
The liquid-cooled 4-valve, 2-cylinder engine with 853cc capacity, fuel injection and six-speed gearbox in all three models ensures high levels of efficiency and power.
This unit is already designed to meet future Euro 5 emission standards and thanks to two counterbalance shafts also delights with its smoothness, spontaneous response characteristics, impressive pulling power and low fuel consumption.
In the BMW F 750 GS the powerplant generates 57kW at 7,500rpm and develops its maximum torque of 83Nm at 6,000rpm. The BMW F 850 GS and the BMW F 850 GS Adventure engines generate 70kW at 8,250 rpm and 92Nm at 6,250rpm.
BMW Motorrad Australia General Manager Andreas Lundgren said the new models would deliver on all fronts for Australian customers.
“These thoroughly updated GS editions take a winning formula and provide further polish, adding new looks and a raft of new option packages to complement their celebrated handling prowess on all road conditions including gravel,” Mr Lundgren said.
“They also make a statement by evoking BMW’s legendary models of the past in a significant year for the GS model line.”
F 750 GS: In Light white, sports style or as “40 Years GS Edition”, and with expanded standard equipment
The new BMW F 750 GS now steps up in the new basic Light white paintwork with the tank centre cover painted in the vehicle colour. The black matt painted rims, black handlebars and seat bench in red/black make for a striking contrast.
The sports style in San Marino blue metallic is also new for the BMW F 750 GS, while a tinted windscreen delivers a sporty touch.
Granite grey metallic rims, silver handlebars and a black-grey seat bench and galvanised radiator cowl additionally make a high quality impression.
Conversely, the visually eye-catching BMW F 750 GS “40 Years GS Edition” with the “40 Years GS” logo on the fairing side panels is dedicated exclusively to the “40 Years GS” anniversary.
Its yellow hand-protector bars and seat bench in black/yellow with GS logo unmistakeably evoke an icon from 40 years of GS history, the BMW R 100 GS. Black matt painted rims, silver handlebars and a galvanised radiator cowl round off this exclusive anniversary appearance.
F 850 GS: In Racing red, Rallye style or as “40 Years GS Edition”, and with expanded standard equipment
The new BMW F 850 GS comes in the new basic Racing red paintwork with tank centre cover also painted in the vehicle colour. This contrasts with the black-coated fixed fork tubes, black rims and seat bench in black/grey.
In Rallye style and Racing blue metallic colour, the BMW F 850 GS together with the hand-protector bars, black fixed fork tubes and black-red seat bench emphasises its sporty character. The gold rims and galvanised radiator cowl accentuate its luxury feel.
The “40 Years GS Edition” BMW F 850 GS celebrates the 40th anniversary of the BMW GS models in Black storm metallic with “40 Years GS” logo on the fairing side panels. Exclusive yellow hand-protector bars, gold rims and a seat bench in black/yellow with GS logo also ensure a high level of recognition. Black fixed fork tubes and a galvanised radiator cowl are further hallmarks of this anniversary model.
The standard equipment of the BMW F 850 GS has been further enhanced with a windscreen adjustment mechanism and a TFT display including convenient Connectivity functions.
F 850 GS Adventure: In Ice grey, Rallye style or as “40 Years GS Edition” and with expanded standard equipment
In the new basic Ice grey paintwork with tank centre cover painted in the vehicle colour, the new BMW F 850 GS Adventure fulfils aspirations for adventure, off-road competence and touring capability.
The black fixed fork tubes and rims and grey-black comfort seat blend in homogeneously and harmoniously.
The new BMW F 850 GS Adventure in Rallye style and Kalamata metallic matt paintwork signifies sporty talents and a sense of adventure. With its gold rims and fixed fork tubes, the new BMW F 850 GS Adventure appears both dynamic and aesthetically-pleasing at the same time.
The sports windscreen and a black/grey upholstered Rallye seat with 890mm seat height enhance the BMW F 850 GS Adventure’s sporty appearance.
The new BMW F 850 GS Adventure as “40 Years GS Edition” is also dedicated to the special anniversary of the BMW GS models. The “40 Years GS” logo and yellow hand-protector bars are distinctive hallmarks of the anniversary GS in Black storm metallic paintwork.
Black-coated fixed fork tubes, gold rims and a black/yellow upholstered seat bench for two with 860 mm seat height round off the BMW F 850 Adventure’s tribute to the GS family’s 40th anniversary.
A TFT display including convenient Connectivity functions is now also standard on-board.
New and modified optional equipment and Original BMW Motorrad Accessories for F 750 GS and F 850 GS
The new BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 GS and BMW F 850 GS Adventure all feature new components of the Pro riding modes optional equipment.
As per GS models with boxer engines, a reworked throttle response in DYNAMIC riding mode now ensures elevated dynamics and riding enjoyment.
Furthermore, dynamic engine brake control and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) now feature in Pro riding modes. Other new Pro riding mode features include the preselection of up to four riding modes for the button assignment on the right handlebar controls (only in conjunction with the Connectivity optional equipment in the BMW F 750 GS).
An extra low seat bench as well as modified lowered suspension will be available as optional equipment for all three models in the future, ensuring even better ground accessibility when stationary.
Original BMW Motorrad Accessories now supply a holder for the BMW F 850 GS and BMW F 850 GS Adventure for mounting the BMW Motorrad Navigator above the standard TFT display; a beneficial element when the driver is stationary off-road. This holder was previously reserved exclusively for GS trophy machines and deployment vehicles.
The ex-works “Preparation for navigation device” optional equipment is still available for positioning on the handlebar clamp as before.
Since completely switching off the ABS will no longer be permissible under legal homologation regulations in the future, the Enduro and Enduro Pro riding modes provide suitably adapted controls for this purpose.
The ABS function can still be switched off on the rear wheel in Enduro Pro riding mode (BMW F 850 GS and BMW F 850 GS Adventure only). The HP logo will be omitted in future in all optional equipment scopes and Original BMW Motorrad Accessories.
The sports silencer for the BMW F 750 GS will only be provided via Original BMW Motorrad Accessories.