Over the years, BMW Motorrad has earned a reputation for making rugged and unbreakable GS adventure bikes. However, this reputation has also given them the freedom to charge you an arm and a leg. Now however, those with a slightly modest budget can also become a part of the GS club. BMW Motorrad has launched the F 750 GS and the F 850 GS in India, prices for which start at 'just' Rs 12.2 lakhs and Rs 13.7 lakhs respectively (ex-showroom, India).
Both the F 750 GS and F 850 GS borrow rugged styling cues from the R 1200 GS. They are powered by similar 853cc parallel twin engines, although the state of tune is different. The F750GS churns out 75bhp while the F850GS is good for 93bhp. The F750GS is road-biased and features alloy wheels and road tyres. The F850GS gets longer suspension travel, 21-inch front wheel and dual-sport tyres to make it better at going off the beaten path.
Also making its Indian debut is the G 310 GS. The smallest member of the GS family, it is based on the G 310 R streetfighter. It is an adventure bike targeted at those who want a commuter bike which can double up as a touring motorcycle. BMW Motorrad has also showcased the G 310 R at the Auto Expo. Both these bikes will go on sale by mid-2018.