BMW F 750 GS & F 850 Launched in India (Bookings Open)

BMW Motorrad India has opened the bookings for the two new adventure motorcycles- BMW F750 GS and BMW F850 GS. Both of these models are being offered in three trims- Standard, Pro Low Suspension, and Pro.

BMW F 750 GS & F 850 GS Price

The price point of these adventure bikes is quite competitive. BMW F750 GS range starts at Rs 11.95 lakh and goes till Rs 13.40 lakh. BMW F 850 GS, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 12.95 for the base spec, while the Pro variant retails for Rs 14.40 lakh.

Variants BMW F 750 GS BMW F 850 GS
Standard ₹ 11.95 Lakhs ₹ 12.95 Lakhs
Pro Low Suspension ₹ 13.20 Lakhs ₹ 14.20 Lakhs
Pro ₹ 13.40 Lakhs ₹ 14.40 Lakhs

*Ex-showroom Prices

So what’s better for you? F750 GS or F850 GS? Well, BMW is distinguishing the two bikes based on the usage. The BMW F750 GS is more of the road-focused, can do all motorcycle. While BMW F850 GS is being pitched as a thoroughbred offroader (adventure bike). BMW launched its entry-level ADV bike G 310 GS last month

These mid-level adventure bikes are brought to India via CBU (completely built unit) import route. The BMW Motorrad dealers across India are accepting bookings for both the models. (BMW Motorrad reduced prices recently)

Engine & Gearbox

Unlike what you might think, both the motorcycles are powered by the same 853cc, 2-cylinder engine. The difference lies in the way its tuned for each motorcycle. In the BMW F 750 GS, this motor makes 77 bhp of power at 7,500 rpm. In BMW F 850 GS, the make engine makes 95 PS of power at 8,250 rpm.

The engine is coupled with a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox. Its clutch pack gets an anti-hopping feature that decreases torque drag and also prevents lockup during aggressive downshifts. It’s just a BMW’s version of a slipper clutch. A safer way to downshift- Rev-Matching on a Motorcycle

Parameters BMW F 750 GS BMW F 850 GS
Displacement 853 cc 853 cc
Power 77 bhp @ 7500 rpm 95 bhp @ 8250 rpm
Torque 83 Nm @ 6000 rpm 86 Nm @ 6250 rpm
Gearbox 6-speed 6-speed

Paint Options

The BMW F 750 GS is available in two colors- White paint with back or red seat and a yellow paint with black or grey seat.

BMW F 850 GS is offered in a host of aesthetic variations- Racing Red paintwork with Black or Grey seats, Rallye style graphics that has a light white paint job with graphics in Racing Red or Lupin Blue Metallic.

Another way to make F 850 unique is through optional hand protectors, gold wheels and radiator covers with GS graphics embossed on them and seats either in red or black.

Additionally, F 850 GS comes in an exclusive trim that gets Pollux metallic matte paintwork with hand protectors, fixed forked gold tubes and radiator cover with large GS tapes. This special-edition trim can be had with black or grey seats.

Electronic Aids

The modern Adventure bikes come loaded with electronics, and these two are no different. Both the motorcycles get a 6.5-inch digital TFT console with Bluetooth connectivity. It was mentioned in our top 11 adventure bike list

The standard electronic safety aids include ABS, stability control, cruise control, and riding modes (rain, road, standard). The optional extras include two extra riding mode (Dynamic, Enduro) and Dynamic Traction Control.

Competition- Both F 750 GS and F 850 GS will compete with bikes like Honda Africa Twin, Triumph Tiger 800 and Ducati Multistrada 950.

Watch this video to learn more about these bikes:

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Siddharth Sharma

Siddharth has always been passionate about Cars and Bikes. He was the kind of kid that always had the latest Auto magazine in his school bag. He had this dream- to become a professional racecar driver. Finally, in 2012 he found himself racing as a rookie driver in the Polo R Cup national racing championship. Over time he had to readjust the sail and get into automotive journalism to continue enjoying machines on wheels.