The two stars of BMW’S show are the new F750GS and F850GS, which bring styling cues from the old F700 and F800, but little else. At the heart of these new bikes is a shared 853cc parallel-twin (detuned in the F750GS), that’s gone through more than just a capacity increase. The engine has been completely redesigned with a new crank and 270-degree firing order, so it’s got that V-twin noise. Paired with this new engine is a new electronics package that includes Road and Rain riding modes plus optional Pro modes that include Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro (F850GS only).
Keeping all that in check is a brand new steel bridge frame plus new suspension for both bikes. For the first time BMW’S electronic ESA suspension, which alters the rear damping and preload, will be available. The little twins also join the bigger bikes in offering the 6.5in TFT dash and associated connectivity plus other sexy options such as keyless ignition and a quickshifter. All of these extras come as standalone items, plus as part of BMWS Comfort, Touring and Dynamic packages. The F750GS comes in two models (Standard and Exclusive) while the F850GS is a three-model range that includes the Standard, Exclusive and Rallye model (our pick of the bunch).
Ground-up redesign for F850GS and F750GS adventure bikes