BMW F850GS Adventure Brings the Middleweight ADV

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As we predicted, the 2019 BMW F850GS Adventure made its debut at the EICMA show in Milan, giving the German brand another adventure bike in its arsenal on the segment. Obviously based upon the BMW F850GS that we saw debut last year, the F850GS Adventure takes the middleweight’s off-road capability to a higher level.

At the core of the machine is the same 853cc parallel-twin engine that is in the F850GS model, which means a 94hp (75 kW) peak power figure, along with 68 lbs•ft (92 Nm) of torque. It also means a 538 lbs (244 kg) wet weight at the curb, which is absurdly heavy, if we do say so.

Of course, some of that bloat comes from the 6.07-gallon (23 liters) fuel tank that has been added to the mix, which BMW Motorrad says is good for 340 miles (550 km) of riding, which is no joke. So, there are trade-offs to be made there.

Feature-wise, there is also a larger touring windscreen, which is taller and wider. BMW has also included adjustable shifter and brake levers, for better ergonomic adjustment.

Other changes the come with the F850 platform include a new “steel bridge” frame, which is more robust and better for riding precision. ABS and stability control comes standard, as do the “Road” and “Rain” riding modes.

Of course, you can opt for more electronics, with the Riding Modes Pro option bringing “Dynamic”, “Enduro”, and “Enduro Pro” options, there is also a dynamic brake light and DTC option. Electronic suspension is an option as well, but the LED headlight comes as standard.

Like most of BMW Motorrad’s line up now, a 6.5″ TFT dash comes as standard, which is very well-executed and welcomed (other brands take note).

As you would expect, BMW Motorrad has a host of accessories and other options it would like to sell to the farkle-friendly crowd. All told though, the BMW F850GS Adventure looks like a solid option for those that want to hit the trails and backroads.

Source: BMW Motorrad

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