BMW Motorrad India has launched the F 750 GS and the F 850 GS in India. Prices for the F 750 GS start at Rs 11.95 lakh, while the F 850 GS Standard retails for Rs 12.95 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom). Both the adventure tourer motorcycles will be CBU (Completely Built Unit) imports and bookings have commenced across all BMW Motorrad dealerships in India.
Styling of both the motorcycles has been inspired from BMW’s flagship adventure tourer, the R 1200 GS. Both motorcycles are equipped with a redesigned semi-digital instrument cluster. Customers can also select the optional 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display which comes with Bluetooth connectivity.
The highlight of the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS is the inclusion of the 853cc engine, which replaces the older 798cc motor. The twin-cylinder engine delivers 77hp and 83Nm of torque in the F 750, while the F 850’s powerplant produces 85hp and 92Nm of torque. Also, the engine has a 270-degree firing order for a more throaty exhaust note. The base variant offers two riding modes – Rain and Road. Customers can select optional riding modes – ‘Dynamic’ and ‘Enduro’.
The mid-displacement adventure tourers have been equipped with a new monocoque frame and revised suspension geometry with the engine acting as a stressed member. The frame is suspended on a new fork (an upside-down 43mm unit in the case of the F 850 and a 41mm telescopic unit for the F 750) and a monoshock. While the F 750 is a more road-focused offering, the F 850 has been equipped with wire-spoke wheels and off-road rubber.
The F 750 GS and the F 850 GS are offered in three variants in India – Standard, Pro and Pro Low Suspension. The Standard variant of both the motorcycles receives features such as a slipper clutch, ASC (Automatic Stability Control), dual-channel ABS, LED headlight, cruise control and DRLs. Additional goodies on the Pro variants includes DTC (dynamic traction control), Dynamic ESA (semi-active suspension system), gearshift assist (quickshifter), cornering ABS and a luggage rack. The Pro Low Suspension as the name suggests has a suspension lowering kit along with a lower seat height. Standard saddle height of the F 750 GS and the F 850 GS is 815mm and 860mm respectively.
Both the motorcycles compete against the likes of the Triumph Tiger 800 range, Honda Africa Twin and the Ducati Multistrada 950 in the country.
BMW F 750 GS variants and pricing (ex-showroom, India):
BMW F 750 GS Standard – Rs 11, 95,000
BMW F 750 GS Pro Low Suspension – Rs 13, 20,000
BMW F 750 GS Pro – Rs 13, 40,000
BMW F 850 GS variants and pricing (ex-showroom, India):
BMW F 850 GS Standard – Rs 12, 95,000
BMW F 850 GS Pro Low Suspension – Rs 14, 20,000
BMW F 850 GS Pro – Rs 14, 40,000
Source: Autocar India