BMW F 750 GS & BMW F 850 GS India launch in February 2018 - Report
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
According to Autocar, BMW Motorrad will be launching the BMW F 750 GS and the BMW F 850 GS in February, next year at the 2018 India Auto Expo. The two motorcycles will enter the Indian shores via CBU route, and the website reports that the price difference between the two motorcycles would be around INR 1.5 lakh.
The two motorcycles would lock horns with the Triumph Tiger 800 range which will be updated next year. BMW has built the two bikes on steel bridge frame in monocoque construction for increased riding precision. The design of the two motorcycles is also new and more muscular. BMW has placed the fuel tank in a traditional layout, between the seat bench and the steering head, for optimised packaging and an improved centre of gravity. The two motorcycles made their global debut at the 2017 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.
Both BMW F 750 GS & BMW F 850 GS get 853cc in-line twin cylinder engines with a 270-degree firing order and two counterbalancer shafts. The engines pair with a 6-speed transmission with an anti-hopping clutch. The motorcycle also features ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes, while the combination of BMW Motorrad ABS and the ASC (Automatic Stability Control) ensures a high level of safety. Brakes on both motorcycles include 305 mm dual discs at the front and a single rear 365 mm disc, both with ABS that can be disengaged.
The engine in the BMW F 750 GS produces 77 PS of power at 7,500 rpm, and 83 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. In the BMW F 800 GS, it makes 95 PS at 8,250 rpm, and 92 Nm at 6,250 rpm. The former gets 41 mm telescopic fork, while the latter features 43 mm upside-down fork. Both the bikes come with an adjustable rear monoshock. Highlights of the optional equipment for the two motorcycles include Keyless Ride, Gear shift assistant Pro, Dynamic ESA, eCall, and Connectivity.
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