Often called “The Best Of Both Worlds”, BMW Motorrad certainly has many things right with the F 850 GS and GS Adventure. Powered by 853cc in-line 2-cylinder engines, and sharing the same 6-speed gearbox and brakes. Both bikes use the easy-to-read TFT display with connectivity. When it comes to the suspension, it appears that both bikes are using the same suspension and should have the same wheel travel numbers, 9.1″ / 8.5″ (230 mm / 215 mm) front and rear. I will note that there is some confusion on the BMW websites. Canada and some European sites list them as the same, but the USA and UK for example show different suspension travel figures between the two models.
There are key differences between these 2 premium Adventure bikes. The most obvious at first glance is the fairing. The Adventure has a larger fairing providing more protection. The Adventure receives a larger fuel tank holding an additional 8 L for a total of 23 L versus the GS with 15L. The Adventure model is blessed with the comfort seat which is a bit more posh for longer rides, this also means a slightly higher seat height. Finally you will notice the engine guard on the Adventure is much more substantial. All of these items add up to an additional 34 lbs (15 kg) of weight. This may not seem like much but it does leave the standard GS feeling much more nimble at slow speeds.
Dynamic ESA automatically dampens the chassis and lets you determine how intense the contact between the tires and the terrain should be.
ABS Pro and DTC as standard
ABS Pro gets even more out of curves and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) prevents the rear wheel from spinning during changing grip conditions.
Iconic LED indicators in series
The new standard LED indicators show even more clearly where the road is taking you.
Optional Ride Modes Pro
With Ride Modes Pro you gain engine drag torque control (MSR) and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), to support your riding style. In “Dynamic” mode the new engine mapping means that you can enjoy even more riding fun.
Adjustable windscreen and USB port as standard
The adjustable windscreen protects you from wind and weather, while your smartphone remains charged thanks to the USB port.
Connectivity with TFT display and multi-controller
Connect your smartphone to the bike via bluetooth and keep an overview of the vehicle information, navigation, calls and media with the 6.5 inch TFT display. You can control all functions intuitively via the multi-controller.
Expanded seat variety
The new “extra low” seat help improve the handling and control of the machine, even for shorter riders.
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