Highlights - BMW F 850 GS
The new Adventure models
The long-awaited products were presented at the EICMA trade show in Milan: The completely redeveloped and promising new GS models BMW F 750 GS and BMW F 850 GS.
We already have a large product portfolio covering the topics of safety, ergonomics, optics, protection, luggage and more besides for the new BMW F 850 GS. More products are in development; our range is steadily growing.
BMW F 850 GS – here is a direct comparison with the original:
Here is a selection of the parts already available in our online shop:
BMW F 750 GS and BMW F 850 GS
Being a balanced, all-round enduro, the F 750 GS has sufficient performance, a comfortable seat height and a high level of efficiency, while in the case of the more powerful F 850 GS the emphasis is on higher performance, more torque, even more distinct touring enduro characteristics and – with a 21” front wheel – primarily on greater offroad capability.
The new 853 ccm engine provides 77 hp in the 750 variant, while its big brother boasts 95 hp. The brand-new engine with a 90° crankpin offset and 270/450° ignition sounds as robust as a 90° V2, which isn’t bad at all!
One aspect that’s no less unobtrusive is the fact that BMW has now also opted for a welded bridge frame in this class; a lattice frame is yesterday’s news. A variety of available driving modes and the automatic stability control (ASC) provide a high level of safety, and the new LED headlamp and the TFT displays are also optional extras. New colours, new shapes and the new Rally and Exclusive style variants translate into an exciting new appearance. Numerous other features including Keyless Ride, Shift Assistant Pro, Dynamic ESA, eCall, Connectivity and much more besides await buyers of the new F models.
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Ergonomics. Absolutely essential.
Doesn’t fit? Doesn’t exist!
Life for motorcyclists below or above today’s conventional standard size hasn’t exactly gotten easier in the last few years. Where the average seat height for a motorcycle in the Eighties was between 750 mm and 800 mm, today riders have to climb onto a seat with an average height of 800 mm to 850 mm. The standard F 850 GS even allows riders to sit at the towering height of 860 mm. Even the lightest of all current BMW Enduros, the G 310 GS, brings a respectable 835 mm to the series trim.
|Wunderlich “ERGO” handlebar riser – 25 mm|
|Wunderlich “Adventure” tank protection bar||
All-round protection and safety.
If you’re one for riding your Enduro offroad, we offer excellent components to protect your GS. No matter whether you need an engine protection bar or a tank protection bar, engine and manifold protection, axle crash pads or our cooler protection, our equipment prevents serious and costly damage to your bike should the worst happen. What’s more, our high-quality protective components help to prevent damage to the engine or aggregates (e.g. on the exposed water pump), so that you can continue on your journey despite crashing. An important aspect – and not just for long-distance riders stranded in the desert
Innovative luggage solutions.
Wunderlich is known for its innovative luggage solutions which are specially designed for BMW motorcycles. This includes the absolute all-rounder among tank bags: the extremely adaptable ELEPHANT tank bag. It’s all the same whether it’s a card slot or a photo insert, there’s nothing that doesn’t exist. For everyday riding, we recommend the Sport tank bag or even the practical, functional tail bags.
|Wunderlich ELEPHANT “SPORT Edition” tank bag|
A successful Dirk Thelen at the Enduro d’Agadir
Wunderlich, the BMW motorcycle accessories specialist, has an absolute specialist for demanding rally and enduro events. The Sinzig-based company relies on its pleasant and calm works rider Dirk Thelen, who is a several-times German Enduro champion from the Eifel region. He’s always top notch when it comes to tricky, challenging offroad tasks.
And this year was no different: after 2011 (on a BMW F 800 GS), 2012 as the winner (on a BMW X 450) and 2013 (on a BMW R 1200 GS LC), Wunderlich again lined up to take part in the Enduro d’Agadir together with Dirk from 6 to 9 March 2018.
Meanwhile, BMW Motorrad wanted to put the sporty F 850 Touring Enduro through an ultimate endurance test. The machine, which received a great deal of attention at the 2017 EICMA trade show, was close to its market launch.
So both companies decided to start an exciting joint initiative.
BMW Motorrad provided the brand-new BMW F 850 GS for the Agadir event, while Wunderlich nominated Dirk Thelen as its rider for the Enduro d’Agadir after he meticulously prepared the bike on Wunderlich’s premises for the event.
Dirk remarks: The new BMW F 850 GS is a touring enduro which is suitable for long distances in a field of wild sports enduro machines. Our bike weighs nearly 230 kg and has an engine performance of 95 hp. All of the competitor machines weigh 120 kg, and their engine performance varies between 40 and 55 hp. What makes Agadir so appealing is the fact that you can ride a BMW touring enduro and perfectly illustrate that you’re still completely competitive within an equally challenging offroad and sports terrain.?
The Enduro d’Agadir started on 6 March 2018 and, in four daily stages measuring between 174 and 239 kilometres long, took riders on a triangular journey between Morocco’s port city of Agadir, Tafraoute in the country’s south-east, and Tiznit. Both the start and the finish are in Agadir, on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. Situated at a height of roughly 1000 metres, Tafraoute in the south-east is in the Anti-Atlas mountain range, a rocky landscape of shimmering red granite that is as barren as it is impressive. From there, the route headed west, through Tiznit at the base of the Anti-Atlas mountains. It then took riders north and back towards Agadir.