The BMW F850GS was a mid-range enduro motorcycle introduced by BMW in 2018 as a replacement for the BMW F800GS. It was part of the F series that comprised several motorcycles with similar appearances and different engine displacements.
The F850GS came alongside the F750GS and was the youngest model in the F series. The F series started way back in 1993 with the F650, which was manufactured in collaboration with Aprilia, packing a single-cylinder engine made by Rotax.
Between 2000 and 2007, the F650GS was introduced with the same engine but with an electronically controlled fuel injection system instead of a carburetor. From 2008 to 2012, the F650GS switched from one cylinder to two cylinders, which was also used by the 2006 F800S and ST.
In 2018, the German motorcycle manufacturer launched the BMW F850GS and F750GS, two middleweight adventure motorcycles packing the same engine with a different tune. The F750 was set to deliver 77 hp and the F850 was tuned at 95 hp.
In the visual department, the motorcycle had standard features, such as a front mudguard, a front upper fairing with an extended beak, a small windscreen, a one-piece dual seat with pillion grab handles, a two-into-one exhaust system, and wire-spoke wheels.
Underneath its upper fairing, the 2018 BMW F850GS had installed an 853cc four-stroke two-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered 95 hp at 8,250 rpm and 92 Nm (68 lb-ft) torque at 6,250 rpm.
|engine specs||Type:||Water-cooled, Two-cylinder 4-stroke engine||Displacement:||853 cm3||Bore X Stroke:||3.3x3.0 in OR 84 mm||Compression Ratio:||12.7 : 1||Horsepower:||95/8250 KW(hp)/RPM||Torque:||68/6250 lb-ft/RPM OR 92/6250 Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||Electronic Injection|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||6-Speed||Clutch:||Wet multi-plate||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||Chain|
|chassis specs||Frame:||Steel bridge frame in monocoque design, load-bearing engine||Front Suspension:||Telescopic fork||Rear Suspension:||Aluminium double-sided swing arm, directly mounted central spring strut||Front Brake:||Double hydrulically discs 305 mm||Rear Brake:||Single hydrulically disc 265 mm|
|dimension specs||Overall Length:||90.7 in OR 2304 mm||Overall Width:||36.3 in OR 922 mm||Seat Height:||33.9 in OR 861 mm||Weelbase:||-||Ground Clearance:||-||Weight:||505 lbs OR 229 kg||Fuel Capacity:||4 gallons OR 15.1 L|
|tyres specs||Front:||90/90 21||Rear:||150/70 R17|
|power system specs||Power pack:||-||Nominal Capacity:||-||Maximum Capacity:||-||Charger type:||-||Charging time (normal):||-||Charging time (quick):||-||Range:||-|
|Electrical system: Alternator 400 W|
Battery: V/Ah 12/10