To be a member of the ‘GS’ family is no ordinary thing. In fact, in the world of adventure touring, GS has become something of a byword. The credit for this fame goes to BMW’s R1200GS – a motorcycle that has been used to traverse the backroads of the world by many thrill-seekers. It has even found a place in popular culture with food and travel shows like The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook and Feasting on Asphalt. But over the last few years, many adventurers have been seeking something smaller, a bike that won’t empty their bank accounts but not scrimp on the fun either. The F800GS did the exact same thing, but it started to feel the heat of competition when the new Honda Africa Twin and the Triumph Tiger were launched. To counter that, the German brand decided to bring the F850GS along with the F750GS. Both bikes have now been launched in India. And what’s more, it’s at a time when there has been a big demand for middle-weight adventure touring bikes. But timing isn’t the only thing that BMW has got right.