BMW launches medium capacity motorcycles in India:
BMW Motorrad recently launched its two adventure tourer bikes in India. The company introduced the BMW F 750GS & F 850GS with a price-tag of at Rs. 12.2 and 13.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). However, this time BMW reduced the prices of both these models. The BMW F 750 GS is lesser by Rs 25,000 while the F850 GS is lesser by Rs 80,000.
BMW Motorrad will bring both the motorcycles to India as Completely Built-up Units (CBU). The bookings for both the motorcycles are now open at BMW Motorrad dealerships in India. In the price range, the BMW F 750/850 GS motorcycles compete with the Triumph Tiger 800, Ducati Multistrada 850 and also the Honda Africa Twin.
BMW F 750GS & F 850GS Prices:
|Variants||BMW F 750 GS||BMW F 850 GS|
|Standard||₹ 11.95 Lakh||₹ 12.95 Lakh|
|Pro Low Suspension||₹ 13.20 Lakh||₹ 14.20 Lakh|
|Pro||₹ 13.40 Lakh||₹ 14.40 Lakh|
- All Prices – Ex-showroom (India)
Both the Motorcycles get power from an 853 cc, 2-cylinder engine that delivers 77 bhp at 7500 rpm for the F 750GS while 95 bhp at 8250 rpm for the F 850GS. The motorcycle has a six-speed gearbox that optimizes the torque output. It also comes with an anti-hopping clutch that reduces the torque drag. This offers enhanced safety during braking actions while down-shifting.
BMW F 750GS & F 850GS features
The BMW F750 GS F 850 GS has an all-new design theme as well. According to BMW, the company designed both bikes to make them more masculine and dynamic looking. Both the motorcycles have sharp edges and contours, typical of the past family of GS bikes. The only thing that is common is the GS-typical fly-line which clearly identifies them with the BMW Motorrad GS family. The characteristic line originates from the front GS ‘beak’ that runs past the fuel tank & seat bench. It goes to the slimmer rear end and merges with it. Both bikes get LED headlamps and DRLs to show their strong premium stance.
Both bikes get an all-new instrument cluster design with an analog speedometer and multifunctional display. They also get an optional “Connectivity” option that offers a full-color TFT display. It Integrates the operation via the BMW Motorrad multi-controller & gives the rider quick access to vehicle and connectivity functions. The rider can use the phone and media functions without installing the app. The TFT display can also directly access the Navigation.
BMW F 750GS & F 850GS equipment
In addition, BMW offers the rider assist and safety systems. These include automatic stability control (ASC), anti-lock braking system (ABS), and the cruise control. The bikes also have different riding modes such as the Rain and Road which come as standard on both. Moreover, buyers can also opt for the optional riding modes – Dynamic and Enduro for an extra cost along with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and ABS-Pro that offers enhanced traction.
Technically, the BMW F 850GS is more of an off-roader while the BMW F 750GS is more road-focused. That is why the power output is higher on the F 850GS. The F 850 GS also has a marginally larger wheelbase of 1593 mm compared to 1559 mm of the F 750GS. Furthermore, the F 850GS also gets cross spoke 21-inch wheels at the front and 17-inch wheels at the rear with 90/90 and 150/70 profile tires, respectively which suits its off-road character. In contrast, The BMW F 750GS comes with cast aluminum, 19-inch wheels with 110/80 tires at the front and similar 17-inch wheels with 150/70 tires at the rear.
Note: All Images (Courtesy: BMW Motorrad)