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ADV BikesAll-New BMW F850GS Adventure Revealed for 2019

All-New BMW F850GS Adventure Revealed for 2019

BMW adds the F850GS Adventure to its mid-range adventure bike lineup.

Published on 11.10.2018

BMW Motorrad has announced an all-new F850GS Adventure for 2019 at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. For the last decade, GS models in the BMW Motorrad F series have offered great long-range touring capability and strong off-road characteristics. Now following the newly-developed BMW F850GS, the F850GS Adventure expands the BMW Motorrad range in this segment with a new and improved design.

The new F850GS Adventure is based on the F850GS, but extends its versatility for long-range adventure touring and offers additional front suspension travel (1″ additional over the standard F850GS) for rugged off-road trails. Like the legendary boxer-engined BMW R1200GS Adventure model, the new F850GS Adventure is designed for those exploring the remote corners of the planet on a motorcycle, but in a more-agile and affordable package.

BMW F850GS Adventure Model Motorcycle


New, more-powerful parallel-twin engine

The developers achieved a powerful and appealing sound by employing a crankshaft with a 90 degree crankpin offset and 270/450 degree ignition spacing. Vibrations are absorbed by the new engine’s two counterbalance shafts. A self-amplifying, anti-hopping clutch not only provides a discernible reduction in the hand clutch operating force but also enhances safety on the road through the drop in engine drag torque. Power transmission to the rear wheel comes from the six-speed gearbox with secondary drive that is now positioned on the left-hand side.

Full Range of Riding Modes

The new F850GS Adventure helps riders customize their ride by offering “Rain” and “Road” riding modes as standard, while the combination of ABS and the ASC stability control ensure a high level of safety. Thanks to the standard dynamic brake light, traffic behind the rider is made even more aware of the braking motorcycle. The F850GS Adventure can be fitted with optional equipment, such as “Pro” riding modes and in turn the additional “Dynamic”, “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” riding modes as well as the DTC dynamic traction control and banking capable ABS Pro.

All-New Chassis With Front Fuel Tank

BMW F850GS Adventure Model Motorcycle

The bridge frame of the new F850GS Adventure is made of deep-drawn, welded components. It integrates the 2-cylinder in-line engine as a stressed member and offers benefits in terms of torsional rigidity and robustness. The fuel tank has been placed in the classic position between the seat and the steering head, for optimized packaging and an improved center of gravity. In the F850GS Adventure it holds 6.1 gallons (2.1 gallons bigger than the standard F850GS) and permits a range of up to 342 miles (550 km).

Optimized Long-Range Ergonomics

New, more-aggressive bodywork emphasizes the F850GS Adventure’s globetrotting nature. A larger windshield, which can be adjusted in two stages, as well as hand protectors provide increased wind and weather protection. Wide enduro footrests, adjustable shift and foot brake levers as well as crash bars and a stainless steel luggage rack round off the F850GS Adventure’s standard equipment. In addition to the basic version, the new F850GS Adventure is available in ‘Exclusive’ and ‘Rallye’ style variations.

Now With Tubeless Rims

BMW F850GS Adventure Model Motorcycle

The wheels and tires are tailored to the needs of travelling, adventure and offroad use. The F850GS Adventure is fitted with cross-spoke tubeless wheels with aluminium rim rings sized 2.15″ x 21″ at the front and 4.25″ x 17″ at the rear. The front wheel is an off-road friendly 21 inches; this provides better stability thanks to the increased gyroscopic forces, which offers distinct advantages on loose ground. The F850GS Adventure is equipped with enduro street tires as standard sized 90/90-21 at the front and 150/70-17 at the rear. In addition, there are knobby-style tires which can be ordered as free optional equipment at the dealer.

Range of Optional Equipment

The new F850GS Adventure is being launched with a range of equipment options that is unique for the mid-range adventure bike class. Whether different seat heights, such as the seat bench for two (corresponds to standard F850GS seat bench), the case holder for a the aluminum cases and trim panels, the new full LED headlight as well as the LED auxiliary lights, connectivity equipment with 6.5 inch full color TFT display, or the intelligent emergency eCall, the list of premium features allow owners to customize their F850GS Adventure to their own specific tastes and riding style.

BMW F850GS Adventure Model Motorcycle
The Rallye style variant includes a flatter rally seat, short windscreen and applications in Racing Red/Lupin Blue.

Three Color Schemes

Three dynamic color schemes and two style (Rallye and Exclusive) variations are offered on the F850GS Adventure for 2019. The painted parts of both models have been deliberately kept to a minimum. They are located in the upper area of the motorcycle, where they form the interface between the rider and the motorcycle. The lower area of the motorcycle and the GS “beak,” on the other hand, are in black, to emphasize its off-road character.

BMW F850GS Adventure Model Motorcycle

BMW F850GS Adventure Highlights & Specs

  • Parallel-twin engine with a displacement of 853cc
  • 95 hp (70 kW) at 8,250 rpm and 67.9 ft-lbs (92 Nm) at 6,250 rpm.
  • Powerful, emotional sound due to crankshaft with 90-degree crankpin offset and 270/450-degree ignition spacing.
  • New steel bridge frame for increased robustness and riding precision.
  • New upside-down telescopic fork plus aluminum two-sided swinging arm with central spring strut for an even more sensitive response.
  • ABS, ASC and the riding modes “Rain” and “Road” as standard.
  • Riding modes Pro with ABS Pro and dynamic brake light, DTC and the new riding modes “Dynamic”, “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” as optional equipment.
  • Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA as an optional equipment.
  • New onboard electrical system with more powerful 415-Watt alternator and starter.
  • LED headlamp as standard.
  • LED daytime riding light and LED additional light as optional equipment.
  • Connectivity with multifunctional instrument cluster including 6.5-inch full-color TFT screen and numerous optional equipment features.
  • “Intelligent emergency call” eCall for help as optional equipment.
  • Optimized off-road and travel suitability along with improved wind and weather protection.
  • Optimized ergonomics, especially for dedicated off-road riding.
  • 6.1 gallon (23 liter) fuel tank for ranges up to 342 miles (550 km).
  • New color along with the two style variants Rallye and Exclusive.
  • A wide range of optional equipment and accessories.
  • Capable of 123 mph (197 kp/h) top speed and 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds
  • Wet Weight is 537.9 lbs (244 kg).
  • Suspension Travel is 9.0″ (230mm) in front and 8.5″ (215mm) in the rear.
  • Fuel consumption of 57.4 mpg (4.1 l/100km)
  • Durable cross-spoke tubeless rims
  • Seat height ranges from 32.1″-35.0″ (815mm-890mm) depending on options

BMW F850GS Adventure Model Motorcycle

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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November 10, 2018 7:37 pm

In my opinion, that rallye version of this is the best looking GS BMW has made.

December 21, 2018 11:43 am

I read where ALL the 850’s were recalled for major engine problems. They say the Chinese built engine has a problem with the pistons and connecting rods coming detached.

Jeremy Sierra
Jeremy Sierra
February 6, 2019 7:16 pm
Reply to  Eddie

There was 1 single unit – only 1 motorcycle recalled. Do your research!

Christopher mchale
Christopher mchale
March 6, 2022 1:50 am

I bought a bmw f850 gs adventure exclusive 2019,recently in late 2021, I have noticed that there is no pannier rack to support the panniers, so I’m just wandering does anyone know if the pannier case holders come as standard on this bike as I am told by my local Bmw dealer that they didn’t come as standard, Many Thanks


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