BMW Motorrad has launched two middleweight adventure bikes - the BMW F 750 GS and the BMW F 850 GS at the Auto Expo 2018. The F 750 GS is priced at Rs. 12.2 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and the F 850 GS is priced at Rs. 13.7 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The deliveries will begin in the second half of 2018 while BMW Motorrad has started taking the bookings for the bikes. Both bikes share a new 853 cc, parallel-twin engine but have different states of tune and will have slightly different personalities. According to BMW Motorrad, both bikes will be targeted at different buyers and will be offered as completely built units (CBUs) in India.
The BMW F 750 is meant for riding on the road and touring while the BMW F 850 GS is off-road biased. The new 853 cc, parallel-twin engine has a 270-degree firing order giving it a torquey feel with low- and mid-range grunt. With two balancer shafts, the engine is also expected to be a smooth and refined mill, with the torque spread out over low- and mid revs. On the BMW G 750 GS, the engine is tuned to pump out 77 brake horsepower and 83 Newton metres of peak torque and gets a 6-speed manual transmission. Both bikes get an all-new frame, new suspension set-up with the option of semi-active electronic suspension which constantly adapts and changes to the changing surface on which the bike is ridden on.
The BMW F 750 GS weighs 204 kg and gets alloy wheels as compared to the wire-spoke wheels on the F 850 GS. The BMW F 750 GS features ride by wire technology, offering a choice of two riding modes (Road and Rain) with optional packages extending the riding modes to Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro. As part of the optional package, you also get dynamic traction control, LED headlamps and LED daytime running lamps, gear shift assistant, tyre pressure control and keyless ignition as well.
From the slim rear to the striking front tank right up to the GS-typical top front mudguard, the design elements of the F 750 GS ooze adventure. The motorcycle has the GS gene. Unmistakeable and original is the typical fly-line. With the view on the front, the new LED headlamps look good. The BMW F 750 GS has a standard seat height of 815 mm but can also be bought with three other seat height options which are 770 mm, 790 mm and 830 mm. It has a wet weight of 224 kg with a full tank of fuel.