-Priced at Rs 15.4 lakhs (ex-showroom, India)
-Gets a bigger fuel tank, longer suspension travel
-Available only in top-spec Pro variant
BMW Motorrad has launched the F850 GS Adventure in India at Rs 15.4 lakhs (ex-showroom).
It is available only in the top-spec ‘Pro’ variant and costs a premium of Rs 40,000 over the F850 GS Pro which retails at Rs 15 lakhs. The F850 GSA is based on the standard bike however with more off-road capability. It follows a design similar to the F850 GS but with redesigned bodywork. The bike gets a wider front ‘beak’, wind-deflectors on the tall windscreen, revised radiator shrouds, tank panels along with a larger luggage rack and engine guard.
The BMW F850 GS Adventure also comes equipped with a bigger 23-litre fuel tank as compared to the 15-litre unit on the standard bike. And with a large fuel tank, the weight of the bike has also increased. It tips the scale at 244kg; which is 15kg heavier than the standard version.
The motorcycle rides on a spoke wheels; a 21-inch front and 17-inch rear. Suspension hardware is similar to the F850 GS; 43mm inverted forks up front and a rear monoshock with pre-load and rebound adjustment. However, the F850 GS Adventure’s hardware is tuned to offer more travel on both ends. While the front has 230mm of travel, the rear offers 215mm of suspension travel. Powering the F850 GS Adventure is the same 853cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor that does duty in the F850 GS. This engine produces 95bhp and 92Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.
In terms of its electronic package, BMW has equipped the F850 GS Adventure with two riding modes, ABS and ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and traction control. It also features the 6.5-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity and LED lighting for the headlamp and tail lamp.
BMW is offering the motorcycle in the Rallye colour scheme of blue and silver with golden wheels. Bookings for the BMW F850 GS Adventure have commenced at dealerships across India while deliveries are expected to begin soon. The bike will compete against the Triumph Tiger 800 XCA in India.