2019 BMW F850GS Big Adventure

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Updated: October 2, 2018

A few websites are running pretty much the same copy and images of the new Beemer 850. AMCN credits the material to Ben Purvis, but the other websites don’t offer any source for the info. In any case, here’s what’s being touted. Remember, Adventure Rider Magazine doesn’t own or vouch for this material. It looks genuine, and we hope it is, but until we get confirmation from BMW Motorrad, this is all we know.

You can find the original posts at sites like:

F850GS’s big adventure

https://drive-my.com/au/news-au/820-2019-bmw-f-850-gs-big-adventure.html

http://www.motorcycle.com/mini-features/bmw-f850gs-adventure-certified-epa-2019.html

They’re all saying pretty much the same, and here’s a summary…

The 2019 BMW F850GS Adventure shares the same chassis, engine and swingarm as the F850GS launched late last year.

The parallel-twin F850GS Adventure gains a significantly wider and larger fuel tank capable of holding around 25 litres, compared to the stock GS’s 15 litres. This brings weight up to 244kg – exactly the same as a R1200GS – whereas the basic F850GS is 229kg.

Like the R1200GS, the F850GS Adventure boasts a  more rugged-looking luggage rack, appearing to be tubular steel rather than the aluminium of the normal GS. A heavy metal crash bar surrounds the front of the engine and deep panels feature circular cooling vents.

The pic shows enough to confirm the pressed-steel frame that debuted on this year’s F850GS is carried across to the Adventure, along with the swingarm and forks.

Leaked engine specifications have revealed no change in tune for the Adventure, which makes the same 70kW at 8250rpm as the normal F850GS, and that drops to 66kW at 8000rpm when the bike automatically detects low-octane 91 RON fuel.

The headlight carries over from the normal GS but sits above a new shorter and wider ‘beak’. A taller, wider, adjustable screen, along with new bodywork, deflects air around the wider handlebars.

 

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