BMW Motorrad unveils new GS models ahead of 2020 and 2021 launches

TO celebrate 40 years of its iconic GS series, BMW has announced new versions of BMW Motorrad’s renowned middle-class F series models, the F 750 GS, F 850 GS and F 850 GS Adventure, with the new models set to arrive in Australia late this year and into 2021.

All three models feature a fresh aesthetic thanks to new colour schemes, while offering a more elevated experience, with expanded standard and new optional equipment, with new tape designs and designations on the fairing side panels.

New LED flashing turn indicators feature across the range, as does 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.

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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, as well as delivering smoothness, and spontaneous response characteristics.

Impressive pulling power and low fuel consumption features too, with the BMW F 750 GS offering 57kW and maximum torque of 83Nm. The F 850 GS and F 850 GS Adventure engines generate 70kW and 92Nm.

“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,” BMW Motorrad Australia GM Andreas Lundgren said.

The changes to the GS range start with the F 750, which now features light white paintwork with the tank centre cover painted in the vehicle colour. The matte black painted rims, black handlebars and seat bench in red/black make for a striking contrast.

The Sport variant comes in San Marino blue metallic, with a tinted windscreen, Granite Grey metallic rims, silver handlebars, a black-grey seat bench and galvanised radiator cowl.

A ’40 Years GS Edition’ with a special logo on the fairing side panels scores yellow hand-protector bars and a seat bench in black/yellow with GS logo. Matte black painted rims, silver handlebars and a galvanised radiator cowl round off this exclusive variant.

The new F 850 launches in its basic form with Racing Red paintwork, with the 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.

The Rallye edition comes in Racing Blue metallic, with the hand-protector bars, black fixed fork tubes and black-red seat bench. Gold rims and a galvanised radiator cowl accentuate its luxury feel.

A 40 Years edition scores a Black Storm metallic colour scheme, the special logo, yellow hand-protector bars, gold rims and a seat bench in black/yellow. Black fixed fork tubes and a galvanised radiator cowl are further hallmarks of this anniversary model.

Across the F 850 GS range, the standard equipment has been further enhanced with a windscreen adjustment mechanism and a TFT display, that includes convenient connectivity functions.

Finally, the Adventure variant of the F 850 features Ice Grey paintwork in its basic form, with the tank centre cover painted in the vehicle colour, along with black fixed fork tubes and rims and a grey-black comfort seat.

Its Rallye edition comes in Kalamata matte metallic paint, with gold rims and fixed fork tubes. A sports windscreen and a black/grey upholstered Rallye seat with 890mm seat height enhance the BMW F 850 GS Adventure’s sporty appearance.

Again, a ’40 Years’ edition is offered in Black Storm metallic paint, with the special logo and yellow hand-protector bars, as well as black-coated fixed fork tubes, gold rims and a black/yellow upholstered seat bench for two, with 860 mm seat height round.

A TFT display with connectivity functions is now also standard. Pro riding modes are also available as an optional extra across the entire range, and offer improved throttle response via the new DYNAMIC mode.

Further, dynamic engine brake control and dynamic brake control (DBC) now feature in Pro modes. Preselection of up to four riding modes for button assignment on the right handlebar controls are also available (connectivity equipment required on the 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; an option previously reserved for Trophy models only.

Legal requirements have removed the capability to completely disable ABS from the GS range, however it can still be turned off for the rear wheel in Enduro Pro riding mode on the F 850 and F 850 Adventure.

The sports silencer for the BMW F 750 GS will also only be available as an accessory. Further information regarding the new BMW GS models is available from authorised BMW Motorrad dealers.

Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.


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