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BMW reveals F-Series Upgrade at EICMA 2017

Milano, Lombardia, Italy

BMW announced its shake up of their F-series, by bringing out their two latest GS models - the F750GS and F850GS. The style is based around the previous F700 and F800 models, but under the fairing everything has changed.

BMW F750GS

BMW F750GS

Adventure bikes are becoming increasingly popular with the likes of the Honda Africa Twin and the Triumph Tiger, so BMW had to do something to update their old range.

Both bikes run on a redesigned shared 853cc parallel-twin engine with a 270 degree firing order which gives it that V-twin feel, housed in a steel frame with new suspension. The 750 is very much for the rider who wants the adventure styling on a road bike, while the 850 offers more power and torque for the off-road loving bikers.

The BMW F850GS is tailored to the off-road biker.

The BMW F850GS is tailored to the off-road biker.

The 750 offers 76.4bhp at 7500rpm and a lower seat (815mm), which means the bike weighs in at 204kg wet. In contrast, the 850 produces 93.8bhp at 8250rpm with a higher seat (860mm), making the overall bike weight 229kg wet. As is the norm with new machinery, there are new and improved electronics including 'road' and 'rain' riding modes with optional Pro modes - Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro (850 only). Optional extras include ESA electronic suspension, LED headlight with LED running light, a 6.6" colour TFT display, keyless ride and lots more.

The BMW F-series has received its upgrade.

The BMW F-series has received its upgrade.

The fuel tank has been moved to sit between the seat and the steering head, whereas the previous model had the tank sitting under the seat. The F750GS comes in two different models - Standard and Exclusive, and the F850GS comes in three - Standard, Exclusive and Rallye.

The official release date and prices are yet to be announced.

The prices and availability of the F750GS & F850GS are yet to be announced.

The prices and availability of the F750GS & F850GS are yet to be announced.

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