BMW F 850 GS Adventure is expected to launch in India in March 2022 in the expected price range of ₹ 16,00,000 to ₹ 17,00,000. Currently available bikes which are similar to F 850 GS Adventure are Triumph Tiger 900, Honda Africa Twin & Harley-Davidson PAN America 1250. Another bike similar to F 850 GS Adventure is Triumph Tiger 1200 which is launching in May 2022 in India.
The BMW F850 GS Adventure, like its name suggests, is based on the F850 GS. And the Adventure suffix is not there for branding purposes. It gets more features that make it off-road ready.
The F850 GS Adventure follows a styling similar to the F850 GS although with redesigned bodywork. The front ‘beak’ is wider and the bike also sports wind deflectors, a tall-windscreen, redesigned radiator shrouds along with a larger luggage rack and engine guard. Furthermore, BMW has equipped the F850 GS Adventure with a 23-litre fuel tank that is eight litres bigger than the unit on the standard bike. The weight of the bike has also increased and it has a kerb weight of 244kg; 15kg heavier than the F850 GS.
The motorcycle rides on spoke wheels; a 21-inch front and 17-inch rear shod with dual-purpose rubber. The suspension hardware on the F850 GS Adventure has been tuned to offer more travel. While the inverted forks have 230mm of travel, the monoshock at the rear offer 215mm of suspension travel. There is no difference in terms of powertrain and the F850 GS Adventure is powered by the same 853cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor as the F850 GS. This unit churns out 95bhp of power and 92Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.
In terms of its electronics, the F850 GS Adventure comes with ABS, ASC (Automatic Stability Control), traction control and two riding modes. The motorcycle also gets a 6.5-inch Bluetooth enabled TFT display and LED lighting for the tail lamp, headlamp and turn signals.
The F850 GSA is available in Triple Black and a Light White colour. And just like the standard F850, the GSA variant’s 40 Years Edition has been discontinued for 2022. Even the Black Storm Metallic and Ice Grey colour has been removed.
As for competition, the BMW F850 GS Adventure competes against the Triumph Tiger 900 Rally and the Honda Africa Twin in India.