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F 850 GS Adventure Edition 40 Years GS

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F 850 GS ADVENTURE - "40 YEARS GS" EDITION

ADVENTURE IN LEGENDARY DESIGN

Since 1980, GS has stood for unique motorcycles that are part of every adventure. We are celebrating this year with the "40 Years GS" edition. It is an homage to the history of the GS and invokes the unique look of the legendary R 100 GS while also utilising the latest technology. A true F 850 GS Adventure with striking flyline and balanced GS ergonomy. With this bike, you can conquer new terrain, take on any adventure, be part of a unique community and live the #SpiritofGS.

The F 850 GS Adventure - always a good foundation

"40 Years GS" edition on the outside, entirely F 850 GS on the inside: its modern technical features and clever ergonomy make it the ideal companion for your adventure. As standard, it is equipped with ABS Pro and DTC and also includes the optional Pro riding modes, ensuring a stable and enjoyable ride in any situation - wherever your travels take you. Learn everything there is to know about the many features and variants of the F 850 GS Adventure.

F 850 GS Adventure - 40 Years Edition Features

40 Years GS lettering in yellow

The expressive "40 Years GS" lettering leaves no doubts as to this bike's roots.
F 850 GS Adventure - 40 Years Edition Features

Seat in black-yellow

The comfortable seat of the GS comes in an expressive black-yellow design and guarantees constant comfort on your trips.
F 850 GS Adventure - 40 Years Edition Features

Gold-anodised rims

The gold-anodised rims draw the eye towards them and give your GS an elegant look.
F 850 GS Adventure - 40 Years Edition Features

GS radiator cover

The galvanised GS radiator cover is particularly robust and also provides optimal protection on unpaved terrain.
F 850 GS Adventure - 40 Years Edition Features

Striking GS lettering on the seat

High-quality detail: the GS lettering stitched in yellow on the seat shows its true GS colours.
F 850 GS Adventure - 40 Years Edition Features

Hand guard in yellow as visual highlight

The hand guard in striking yellow protects your hands and control elements from wind, weather, branches, and debris.
F 850 GS Adventure - 40 Years Edition Features

Legendary black-yellow look

Inspired by the R 100 GS and nicknamed "Bumblebee", the GS makes for a very special appearance with its Black storm metallic paint and yellow highlights.
F 850 GS Adventure - 40 Years Edition Features

High-quality Brembo brake system

The high-quality Brembo brake system delivers secure braking in all situations and comes in an elegant black.

From off-road sport to the road

1978 to 1980:
In 1978, BMW Motorrad attracted attention with a predecessor to the first GS: The GS 80 takes in two gold medals at the International Six Days Enduro. The bike had been developed by an in-house team of developers without an official remit. But its success proved the engineers and mechanics right: their bike made it truly enjoyable to ride both off-road and on-road. It was released to the market in 1980 under a slightly different name, the BMW R 80 G/S.

Its rise begins

1980 to 1987:
With the GS, BMW Motorrad created the perfect synthesis of off-road and on-road driving: Regardless of surface type, riders have control over their bikes in every situation while also enjoying maximum comfort on long routes. The highlight is the monolever single-sided swinging arm, which is the first to be installed on a motorcycle worldwide. This reduces the weight and enables the rear wheel to be changed quickly. With the R 80 G/S, BMW Motorrad created the segment for large, comfortable travel enduros – a segment that it still dominates today.

The GS gains momentum: more displacement, more power

1987 to 1996:
The new top model, the R 100 GS, focuses on a lot of displacement: it is the most powerful and fastest enduro on the market. The paralever dual-pivot swinging arm on the rear wheel ensures effortless handling off-road and on-road. With its striking black and yellow paintwork, it is known as “Bumblebee”. The colour is still hugely popular among fans today and decorates this year's special “40 Years GS Edition" model.

A new chapter in travel enduros

1994 to 2003:
The GS is on its way to becoming an icon while continuously changing: in 1994, the first enduro with a four-valve boxer engine appears with the R 1100 GS. The bike is popular because it handles well off road and performs perfectly on long tours. In 1999, the R 1150 GS follows in its footsteps. The concept is purposefully further developed with touring in mind and, in 2002, adapted even more to the needs of long-distance travellers with the R 1150 GS Adventure – the Adventure series is born.

From one-cylinder to two-cylinder

2000 to 2008:
The very popular and novice-friendly “Funduro” models, the F 650 and F 650 ST, have their engines reworked at the beginning of the new millennium. Thanks to the water-cooled single-cylinder assembly, F 650 GS and F 650 GS Dakar riders have enough drive for everyday riding as well as that typical enduro feeling. In 2008, the F 650 GS and F 800 GS, both completely redesigned enduro models, are equipped with a liquid-cooled two-cylinder in-line engine. The means pure adventure, even in the mid-range segment.

From air-cooled to water-cooled boxer engine

2004 to 2017:
In 2004, BMW Motorrad re-released the R 1200 GS. The bike is given more displacement, power, and torque, making it even more dynamic on any terrain while weighing 30 kilograms less at the same time. A new era begins almost ten years later, when BMW Motorrad engineers equip the R 1200 GS with a water-cooled boxer engine – something that had never been done before. The bike also has a semi-active suspension with Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment), which takes handling and riding comfort to a new level.

The GS becomes even stronger

In the following years, BMW Motorrad continued to build on the GS legend. The popular R 1250 GS appears with a redeveloped two-cylinder boxer engine. Thanks to its variable BMW ShiftCam camshaft control, it provides more power in all speed ranges and makes the GS even more effortless. In addition, the mid-range F 750 GS and F 850 GS models undergo constant development and make riding more enjoyable with their larger displacement and modified chassis.

Engine  
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 84 mm x 77 mm
Capacity 853 ccm
Rated output 66 kW (90 hp) at 8,000 rpm
Max. torque 86 Nm at 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12.7 : 1
Mixture control Electronic injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Performance / fuel consumption  
Maximum speed 197 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 4.2 L
CO2 emission based on WMTC 98 g/km
Fuel type Unleaded regular fuel, minimum octane number 91 (RON)
Electrical system  
Alternator permanent magnetic alternator 416 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 10 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission  
Clutch Multiple-disc wet clutch (anti hopping), mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated in crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / Brakes  
Frame Bridge-type steel frame in shell construction
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium dual swing-arm, central WAD spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 230 mm / 215 mm (OE: suspension lowering kit 210mm / 195mm)
Wheelbase 1.593 mm
Castor 124,6 mm
Steering head angle 62°
Wheels Cross-spoke wheels
Rim, front 2,15 x 21"
Rim, rear 4,25 x 17"
Tyres, front 90/90 21
Tyres, rear 150/70 R17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, Ø 305 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, Ø 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS (switchable)
Dimensions / weights  
Seat height 875mm (OE suspension lowering kit: 815mm, OE low seat: 835mm, OE double seat: 860mm, OA rallye seat: 890mm)
Inner leg curve 1,950 mm (OE suspension lowering kit: 1,830 mm, OE low seat: 1,870 mm, OE double seat 1,910mm, OA rallye seat: 1,980 mm)
Usable tank volume 23 l
Reserve approx. 3.5 l
Length 2.300 mm
Height (excluding mirrors) 1.437 mm
Width (including mirrors) 939 mm
Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready (1) 244 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 455 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 211 kg

1)According to directive VO (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with min. 90% of the usable fuel tank capacity.