As expected, BMW has introduced an Adventure version of its F 850 GS. This new motorcycle is intended to primarily appeal to customers who want to do some serious long-distance travel on varying road surfaces.
An enhanced equipment list includes a larger height-adjustable windscreen, hand guards, engine protection bars, wider enduro-style footrests and a stainless steel luggage rack.
Like the regular F 850 GS, the Adventure is powered by an 853 cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine. 93 bhp (70 kW / 95 PS) and 92 Nm (67 lb/ft) of peak torque are delivered via a six-speed transmission and a chain drive.
Automatic Stability Control (i.e. traction control) and a choice of ‘Road’ or ‘Rain’ modes are among the standard features. If additional rider aids are desired, then the Dynamic package (which comprises ‘Enduro’ and ‘Enduro Pro’ modes plus ABS Pro and Dynamic Traction Control) and Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment are both cost options.
The F 850 GS Adventure is being offered in a choice of regular, Exclusive and Rallye colour schemes. UK prices start at £10,600.
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