BMW F 750 GS, F 850 GS ‘40 Years of GS Edition’ unveiled
BMW celebrates 40 years of the life of GS motorcycles which have dominated their respective categories since their launch. BMW Motorrad introduced the R 80 G / S in the autumn of 1980, a motorcycle which for the first time combined two very special riding areas: off-road and on-road. It’s just fair the brand was doing something to commemorate the occasion. BMW Motorrad has unveiled the “40 Years GS Edition” F-series GS machines, although it certainly can not throw a big party in the present times.
New graphics and some technical updates come with the 2020 BMW F 750 GS, F 850GS, and F 850 GS Adventure. BMW Motorrad has recently discontinued all of India’s middleweight ADV-tourers but they might soon bring these updated machines to our country. The Triumph Tiger 900 has already arrived and it’s just a matter of time for BWM to unleash its revamped machines to take up a fight with the Brit.
The 40 Years GS Model begins with the BMW F 750 GS and comes with the “40 Years” logo on the side panels, rims finished in matte black, silver handlebars, and a galvanized radiator cowl. It suits the yellow knuckle guards and the saddle in a mix of black and yellow with a GS emblem that resembles the R100GS of the late 80s and early 90s. BMW Motorrad has also launched a new BMW F 750 GS color scheme: Bright White and Sports Theme.
The F 850 GS also has three color variants – the Racing Red, the Rallye Style, or the 40 Years GS Version. For the BMW F 850 GS Adventure, there are three different color schemes available-Ice Grey, Rally Style, or as the 40 Years GS Model.
All three machines now also get standard LED indicators, plus a front-right USB charging port to the dash. Also coming in the spec will be ABS cornering and traction control on the base bike for enhanced, safer riding experience. The BMW F 850 GS now also comes with an adjustable screen and high-level GPS mount and a basic TFT wheel. BMW also reworked the Dynamic riding style, which as part of the ‘Pro riding modes’ is available as an optional accessories package.
In addition, you ‘re getting engine braking control and Dynamic Brake Control, which counters panicked throttle licks during an emergency stop. You can also pre-select up to four riding modes which can be implemented via the right control handlebar.
As for the parallel-twin 853cc shared by all three models, it carries through untouched. The engine in the BMW F 750 GS continues churning out a respectable 77 horsepower and 82.7 nm torque. The motor belts out 95 horsepower and 92.1 nm torque in the F 850 GS twins.
The only big improvement in the powertrain is that it is now compliant with Euro5 which ensures it must also conform to our BS6 requirements. BMW Motorrad India will carry the motorcycles here early, now that all three motorcycles are compliant with BS6.