The 2018 Auto Expo which will be held at Greater Noida from February 9 to February 14 will see some amazing bike launches as well as showcase new concept bikes. The launch of F 750 GS & F850 GS in India at the 2018 Auto Expo by BMW Motorrad will increase the number of its offerings to a total of 15 in India. Both the motorcycles were unveiled at the EICMA Motorcycle show held in Milan, Italy last year. The price of BMW F 750 GS & F850 GS can be expected to be around INR 10,00,000 and INR 12,00,000 respectively.
BMW Motorrad has done some major upgrades to the predecessors F 700 GS and F 800 GS. The most important upgrade is a bigger displacement 853 cc, DOHC, water cooled, in line 2 cylinder engine which replaces the older 798 cc engine. Even though both bikes share the same engine, the power output is different. The maximum power developed is 77 HP @ 7,500 rpm and 95 HP @ 8,250 rpm for F 750 GS & F 850 GS respectively. On similar lines, the peak torque figures are 83 Nm @ 6250 rpm and 92 Nm @ 6000 rpm. A crankshaft journal offset of 90 degrees and firing interval of 270/450 degrees gives a more powerful exhaust note. Also, the steel bridge frame in monocoque construction and the USD forks suspension ( 41 mm – F 750 GS & 43 mm – F 850 GS) provide riding precision and sensitive response. Both the bikes get ABS, ASC, ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes as standard. That’s not the end of the features list. There are several optional equipment too like BMW’s electronic suspension adjustment (ESA), Keyless Ride, eCall, Full LED headlight with LED DRLs, Gear shift assistant Pro, 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display, etc.
The bikes have a sharper GS profile, optimized off-road and travel ability and new colour schemes. Both the bikes will be imported to India in form of Completely Built Units (CBU). The BMW F 750 GS & will mainly compete Triumph Tiger 800 XC, Kawasaki Versys 650, Ducati Hyperstrada 821 and other simiar bikes.
Along with the F 750 GS & F850 GS, BMW will also showcase the G 310 R and G 310 GS. Both of these motorcycles are expected to be launched in the market in the fourth quarter of 2018. We have attached the pics for your reference.