2018 - 2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure
The Bayerische Motoren Werke beefed up its adventure-bike line ahead of MY2018, and those improvements carry over directly into 2019 for the F 850 GS Adventure. As a member of the “Gelände Sport” family, it comes set up as a dual-surface adventure bike with definite off-road capabilities along with blacktop chops that make it an all-around globetrotter. The “F” indicates a parallel-twin powerplant that delivers just under 100 ponies with a 57 mpg efficiency rating to give it enough range for the most serious trips. Ride-quality and safety electronics serve as icing on the cake.
2019 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
BMW Motorrad refined its top-end adventure bike lineup ahead of MY2019 with the R 1250 GS Adventure. It builds on the base R 1250 GS platform with a handful of off-roadtastic features on top of the extensive fandanglery already associated with this family, plus an increase in both power and torque from a new, higher-displacement, Shift-Cam engine. In addition to the stock equipment, Beemer offers extensive customization options through its accessory catalog to turn the “Adventure” into a technological marvel on wheels.
2018 - 2019 BMW R nineT Urban GS
BMW expanded its R nineT lineup ahead of the 2017 model year with the Urban G/S that brings old school adventure bike looks to the table along with the same modern performance as the rest of the line. Power comes from an 1,170 cc flat-twin engine that adds character and historical panache at the same time to make the “GS” something of a rolling tribute piece. Although the “GS” sports some special gear that sets it apart from the rest of the range, it’s still just a platform that can be shifted between the stock road-running setup and a more off-road friendly build for what is, essentially, two bikes in one. Rider safety is also available in varying levels, so I would argue that this ride is probably appropriate for riders that land near the bottom of the experience scale along with riders who are looking to cross between the black and the brown.
2019 BMW R 1250 GS
BMW Motorrad refurbished its signature boxer-twin ahead of MY2019, and used it to drive its new R 1250 GS. This decidedly dual-surface adventurer delivers more of everything you’re looking for in a cross-country machine. More power, more electronic fandanglery and more safety/comfort/curb appeal puts the “GS” into the top tier of adventurous two-wheelers, and though it comes stock with a definite blacktop bias, you have but to chuck on a set of knobbies to do some proper rally-style riding. Don’t believe it? Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of the thing, then see how it stacks up against another proven design from the European theatre whilst I make my case.
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2019 BMW R 1250 GS
The Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer has been the market leader in the adventure scene with their promising GS motorcycles running the show for more than 35 years. Topping this chart is their flagship workhorse, the R 1200 GS series and its flat-twin boxer engine that is undoubtedly the best companion for exploring the unexplored.
Currently, this machine runs on a 1170cc flat-twin boxer engine and is all set to receive some major updates for the 2019 year along with some high-tech features coming in as standard. The new mill is going to make it specked to Euro-V norms and also make more power without losing on any fuel efficiency. What’s the trick? It’s called the BMW ShiftCam technology.
2018 - 2019 BMW F 750 GS / F 850 GS
BMW presses on into adventure-bike territory with a new generation of F-GS models, the F 750 GS and F 850 GS. This adventuresome pair follows the same design as it predecessors with the 750 serving as a road tourer and the 850 set up for work in what you might call less-civilized areas, be it fire trails, dirt roads or deserts. An all-new powerplant delivers up to 10-percent more horsepower than the previous gen, and each enjoys other features specifically geared to its host’s purpose in life. The newly-redesigned frame and bodywork, in the words of the factory, give the range “a more dynamic and masculine design.” Wherever you land on the looks, form follows function on bikes like these (or at least it should) and so it’s the rest of the machine that should matter the most. Let’s dig in and check out the specialized gear and capabilities of these two new-in-2018 rides.
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2015 - 2018 BMW F 700 GS
Having gone into MY 2017 with some substantial updates, the 2018 BMW F 700 GS stays competitive in the ever-growing adventure market. Outfitted as the more road-oriented version next to its F 800 GS stablemate, the F 700 GS has a lower seat height, a slightly remapped engine, and chassis components with an eye toward pavement riding.
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2015 - 2018 BMW F 800 GS / F 800 GS Adventure
BMW carries on the F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure in 2018 with their 800 cc engine and capable onroad/offroad features. The former is more of a casual commuter / funbike, while the “Adventure” is geared toward touring and long-range work, and naturally, both come with the top-notch engineering one expects from BMW.
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2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
BMW carries its R 1200 GS Adventure over into the 2018 model year with new tech bundles and color packages, but much the same hardware as the MY2017 units. The “Adventure” builds on the base GS to deliver a more capable machine to its adventure-some buyer base. It comes with a split personality — one for road and another for dirt — to give the bike a bias to match your own. Beemer gives it enough power to qualify as a ’super’-adventure with 100-plus horsepower, and of course, throws in the electronic systems that help you safely use as much of that power as possible? Sound good yet? Let’s get into the details.
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2017 - 2019 BMW G 310 R / G 310 GS
BMW’s G 310 R roadster got a brother as it entered the 2017 model year with the addition of the adventuresome G 310 GS. The “GS” builds on the success of the “R” with a few subtle changes that shift the design toward the adventure bike end of the spectrum. Sharing the same 313 cc engine, the G 310 pair head into the low-displacement market alongside some hot competition.
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2017 - 2018 BMW R 1200 GS
BMW gave its R 1200 GS a series of tweaks over the past couple of years to deliver a more polished product than ever before. A 1,170 cc boxer delivers well over 100 horsepower, and arguably more-importantly, almost triple-digit pounds o’ grunt that’ll be of utmost concern for riders that opt for the off-road-tastic “Rallye” package and its riding style. The overall looks were updated ahead of MY2017 with a few tweaks to the body panels, and the electronic safety fandanglery such as the traction control, Hill Start control, and more are now bundled into new packages to spread some of the love toward the bottom-tier buyers, relatively speaking of course. Beemer throws on plenty of yummy-goodness here, so even though the R 1200 GS is a platform for more advanced/expensive models, it’s a capable machine in its own right. Don’t believe it? Stay tuned and I’ll prove it.
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2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
The Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer has been the market leader in the adventure scene with their promising GS motorcycles running the show for more than 35 years. Topping this chart is their flagship workhorse, the R 1200 GS Adventure and it’s flat-twin boxer engine that is undoubtedly the best companion for exploring the unexplored.
For 2018, you can take the 1200 GS Adventure even further to the remotest corners with the facelift measures in the BMW Motorrad program. Starting with the optional TFT instrumentation, Emergency Call, and the new paintjob, the new edition of the Adventure showcases modern tech bits with a reminiscent of the first generation GS moniker.
BMW continues its GS legacy into 2017 with the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure. With a new cooling concept integrated into the muscle-up-front design from last year, the R 1200 GS looks even more ready and capable to carry you on the adventure of your choosing.
Standard with disengageable integral ABS, traction control, an on-board computer, a height-adjustable saddle, stepless adjustable windscreen, a pillion adjustable fore and aft, and removable passenger pegs, the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure are great choices for on-road and off-road touring.
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Fun. That’s a word I keep hearing over and over again when folks talk about the G 650 GS from BMW. Made-over in 2010 for the 2011 MY, this member of BMW’s 2016 adventure stable is at home on back roads and easy off-road terrain. This single-cylinder enduro ride has a gutsy little engine and suspension to match whether you’re on-road or tearing up the dirt.
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In 2004 and again in 2007 we watched Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman embark on their "Long Way" journeys on BMW GS Adventure motorcycles. Sure, they weren’t stock bikes, but how many of us are planning 15,000-mile trips through deserts, inhospitable countries and nearly impossible terrain? If we were, we would also go for tough metal panniers, an extended luggage rack to carry all our essential gear, a taller windscreen and specially adapted shock absorbers and headlights, just as they did. Of course, all those options are available to those of us planning trips within our own country.
The 2015 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is the latest model in the "Adventure" dynasty that arguably began with the GS 800 back in the early 1980s. New for 2015, the R 1200 GS Adventure has the BMW Motorrad Keyless Ride System, the Shift Assistant Pro, and not one, but two low suspension/seat lowering options available.
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When it comes to adventure tourers, the BMW F 800 GS Adventure is one of the most desirable models. And there is no wonder why as it is fitted with state of the art technologies, comes with perfect ergonomics and is fitted with a comprehensive list of Adventure oriented features.
Among the most useful features offered by the F 800 GS Adventure you’ll find a high windshield, a fuel tank protector and saddle bag mountings.
As far as colors are concerned, the 2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure comes in Sandrover Matte or Racing Red.
The bike is propelled by a 798cc, water-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line, two-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication. The engine delivers a maximum output of 63 KW (85 Hp) at 7,500 rpm and 61 Lb/Ft of torque at 5,750 rpm.
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Shortly after presented the standard F800GS, BMW has introduced an Adventure version of its tough motorcycle. The new model is basically an extreme version of the F800GS and follows the footsteps of the R1200GS Adventure.
Compared to the standard model the Adventure version comes with a set of unique features that make it significantly tougher.
Among them you’ll find a new 24-litre fuel tank that extends your range with up to 75 miles. ABS is offered as standard equipment, as well as a reinforced rear subframe and a new bench seat. Among the comfort amenities you’ll find wider enduro-style footrests, a bigger windscreen and an adjustable, reinforced foot brake lever.
The options list includes traction control and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA).
The motorcycle is powered by a water-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line, two-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication.
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The BMW G650GS is a capable all roader designed to deal with any type of terrain with poise. The motorcycle continues the success story of BMW Motorrad’s single cylinder engines and is packed with a capable unit which provides a maximum output of 50 hp at 6500 rpm and a peak torque of 44 ft-lb at 5000 rpm. The engine is not only strong but is also fuel efficient being rated at only 74 mpg, at a constant 55 mph speed. Moreover, the motorcycle has a pretty low weight, rated at 423 lbs (with a full tank).
To be able to ride over all types of terrains without problems, the BMW G650GS has an impressive spring travel of 6.7" at the front and 6.5" at the rear.
Among the accessories available for the 2013 BMW G650GS there are hand protectors, aluminum engine guard, a high windshield and practical side cases. The motorcycle is offered in two color schemes - Sunset Yellow or Aura White.
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The Sertao badge represents a proof of sportiness and agility and the G650S proves this statement once more. The Sertao weighs 426-lbs which is 4.0-lbs more than the standard G650GS, but this doesn’t affect the motorcycle’s agility. Therefore the BMW G650GS Sertao continues to be a true master of both off road and on road riding.
The motorcycle is packed with a 652 cc engine which generates a maximum output of 48 hp at 6500 rpm and a peak torque of 44 lb/ft at 5000 rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at 74 mpg at a constant 55 mph.
As far as styling goes, the G 650 GS Sertao received a unique Aura white/Arroy blue paintjob which helps it stand out from the crowd.
The G 650 GS Sertao chassis was developed primarily for country roads and light offroad use, thereby it features longer spring travels and tighter tuning. Additionally the Sertao is also fitted with wire spoke wheels.
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The 2012 BMW F 650 GS is offered with a new engine. The new unit is developed by BMW and Rotax and all it has in common with the old unit are only the five-speed gearbox, the crankshaft and the anti-vibration shaft. Everything else on the engine is new.
The new unit features four-valves, DOHC, liquid-cooling as well as an electronic fuel injection system developed by Bosch and BMW. As far as power figures go, the new engine develops a maximum output of 50 hp at 6,500 rpm and 43.4 ft-lbs of torque at 5000 rpm (6 kg/m @ 5000).
The 2012 BMW F 650 GS keeps the same frame as its predecessor namely a twin-spar frame with a re-enforcing frontal tube made of iron alloy. On the other hand, the wheelbase is 1 mm shorter than the previous one, measuring 1479mm (58.2 in).
The ride is kept in check by front 43mm Showa forks featuring 170mm of travel and a rear monoshock with 165mm of travel. The 2012 650 GS is equipped with the same tires as the last year’s model which measure 100/90 x 19 up front and 130/80 x 17 out back.
The sporty MW F800GS has received a set of revisions for 2013. Like its predecessor, the new generation offers a perfect combination between on and off road riding being a fairly versatile and practical enduro motorcycle.
As far as design goes, the 2013 model received a refreshed front with a new fuel tank trim, intake snorkel, upper mudguard and a new windshield.
The 2013 BMW F800GS is propelled by a Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine with a capacity of 798 cc. The engine is rated at 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm and 61 lb/ft (83 Nm) of torque at 5,750 rpm.
On the features list you’ll find ABS as standard and optional ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) and ASC (traction control). Additionally lowering is now available as an option, which helps you create a convenient seat height of 32.3 inches.
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The BMW F700GS is the direct successor of the old F 650 GS model. The motorcycle is propelled by a 75 hp 798 cc engine which helps it reach a maximum speed of 119 mph while fuel consumption is rated at 60 mpg, at a constant 55 mph speed.
The new 2013 BMW F700GS is offered with ABS as standard while ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) and ASC (traction control) are offered as an option. Compared to the old F 650 GS the new 700GS has a better riding position thanks to the reduced seat height and the lowering option.
The motorcycle has also received a new windshield, fresh dial faces, smoke-tinted turn indicators and LED rear lights. As far as colors go, the 2013 BMW F700GS is available in Red Apple Metallic, Ostra Grey metallic matt and dynamic Glacier Silver metallic.
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The BMW G650S Sertao was designed as a strong offroader which is capable to deal effortless with any type of terrain. Thanks to its capable ride characteristics the motorcycle is perfectly suited for everyday riding on either country roads or city streets.
At the heart of the BMW G650GS Sertao beats a 652 cc engine which generates 50 hp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 44 lb/ft at 5000 rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at only 74 mpg at a constant 55 mph speed. If you push the engine to its limits and you’ll be able to reach a maximum speed of 105 mph.
These sporty specifications are combined with a similarly sporty design. The motorcycle’s body is painted in an exclusive color scheme - Aura white/Arroy blue while the luggage carrier is painted in black and the seat in black/grey.
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