BMW Motorrad Australia has confirmed that its middleweight ‘F’ range of adventure bikes will see a significant update before year’s end.
The new F 750 GS and F 850 GS, which benefit from a new ’40 Years GS Edition’ grade, will launch in November, while the higher-spec F 850 GS Adventure is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2021.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic GS adventure bike nameplate, the new bikes will be available with a new yellow, black and silver livery that is inspired by the late-80’s R 100 GS ‘Bumblebee’ colour scheme.
All variants also gain new LED indicators, as well as a USB charger near the dash. Significantly, BMW’s ABS Pro and dynamic traction control (DCT) systems will now come as standard features.
The range carries over the 853cc parallel-twin engine, developing 57kW/83Nm in F 750 GS guise, while the uprated F 850 GS and F 850 GS Adventure deliver 70kW/92Nm.
Along with the Bumblebee colour scheme of the 40 Years GS Edition, which also sees black wheels, silver handlebars and a galvanised radiator cowl, the F 750 GS will be available in Light White and Sports Style (san marino blue).
Meanwhile, the F 850 GS can be specified in Racing Red and Rallye Style (racing blue), while standard equipment is enhanced with windscreen adjustment and a TFT display with connectivity functions.
Finally, the range-topping F 850 GS Adventure will come in Ice Grey and Rallye Style, and is distinguished by a sports windscreen and raised seat height (890mm).
BMW Motorrad Australia has yet to confirm pricing, however, the current range is priced from $16,105 rideaway for the base F 750 GS, while the F 850 GS is available from $20,070 rideaway.
According to BMW Motorrad Australia general manager Andreas Lundgren, the updated F range will deliver on all fronts for Australian customers.
“These thoroughly updated GS editions take a winning formula and provide further polish, adding new looks and a raft of new option packages to complement their celebrated handling prowess on all road conditions including gravel,” Mr Lundgren said.
“They also make a statement by evoking BMW’s legendary models of the past in a significant year for the GS model line.”
INFO MOTO has contacted the brand for more information and will update this story as further details surface.
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