BMW F 850 GS 2018 vs. BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019

BMW F 850 GS 2018

BMW F 850 GS 2018

BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019

BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019

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Overview - BMW F 850 GS 2018 vs BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019

The BMW F 850 GS model year 2018 and the BMW F 850 GS Adventure model year 2019 are both enduro motorcycles with similar technical specifications. They have the same engine type, bore, stroke, engine power, torque, starter, transmission, cylinders, and displacement. This means that they both offer a powerful and efficient engine performance.

In terms of suspension, both models feature upside-down telescopic forks in the front and a swing arm suspension with a monoshock in the rear. However, there are some differences in the suspension travel and adjustment. The F 850 GS Adventure 2019 has a slightly higher front suspension travel of 230 mm compared to the 204 mm of the F 850 GS 2018. The rear suspension travel is also slightly different, with the F 850 GS Adventure having 215 mm compared to the 219 mm of the F 850 GS. Additionally, the F 850 GS Adventure 2019 does not have adjustable forks, while the F 850 GS 2018 has preload and rebound adjustment.

Both models have a steel frame with a tubular, load-bearing engine. They also have the same rake and trail measurements, indicating similar handling characteristics.

BMW F 850 GS 2018

BMW F 850 GS 2018

In terms of brakes, both models have double disk brakes in the front. The F 850 GS Adventure 2019 has additional advanced rider assistance systems, including ABS, anti-slipping control, riding modes, and ride by wire. The F 850 GS 2018 only has ABS.

In terms of dimensions and weights, both models have a 21-inch front tire diameter and a 150 mm rear tire width. They also have the same wheelbase measurement. However, there are some differences in seat height, kerb weight, and fuel tank capacity. The F 850 GS Adventure 2019 has a higher seat height of 875 mm compared to the 860 mm of the F 850 GS 2018. It also has a higher kerb weight of 244 kg compared to the 229 kg of the F 850 GS. Additionally, the F 850 GS Adventure 2019 has a larger fuel tank capacity of 23 liters compared to the 15 liters of the F 850 GS.

BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019

BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019

In terms of strengths, the F 850 GS 2018 offers a superior engine, adequate braking system, very good seating position, easy handling, extensive range of accessories, riding modes, traction control, and off-road capability. The F 850 GS Adventure 2019 has a silky-smooth engine, top ergonomics and comfort, is absolutely suitable for touring, and is also suitable for off-road riding. It is also described as technically very mature.

In terms of weaknesses, the F 850 GS 2018 is criticized for having a disc that is too low and a sound that could be better. On the other hand, the F 850 GS Adventure 2019 is said to have a high price with additional equipment, an engine that lacks emotion, non-adjustable forks, and a relatively high weight.

Overall, both the BMW F 850 GS 2018 and the BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019 are capable enduro motorcycles with their own strengths and weaknesses. The F 850 GS Adventure 2019 offers some additional features and improvements compared to the F 850 GS 2018, but it comes at a higher price and with some trade-offs in terms of weight and adjustability.

Technical Specifications BMW F 850 GS 2018 compared to BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeIn lineEngine typeIn line
BoreBore84 mmBore84 mm
StrokeStroke77 mmStroke77 mm
Engine powerEngine power95 HPEngine power95 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power8250 rpmRpm at Max. Power8250 rpm
TorqueTorque92 NmTorque92 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque6250 rpmRpm at Torque6250 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.7 Compression Ratio12.7
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
Throttle BoreThrottle Bore48 mmThrottle Bore48 mm
StarterStarterElectricStarterElectric
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders2
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
ValvesValvesDOHCValvesDOHC
CoolingCoolingliquidCoolingliquid
Can be restricted for A2 licenceCan be restricted for A2 licenceYesCan be restricted for A2 licenceYes
LubricationLubricationDry sumpLubricationDry sump
DisplacementDisplacement853 ccmDisplacement853 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel204 mmTravel230 mm

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
Shock mountShock mountdirectShock mountdirect
TravelTravel219 mmTravel215 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentPreload, ReboundAdjustmentPreload, Rebound
MaterialMaterialAluminiumMaterialAluminium

Chassis

FrameFrameSteelFrameSteel
Frame typeFrame typeTubular, Load-bearing engineFrame typeTubular, Load-bearing engine
RakeRake62 degreeRake62 degree
TrailTrail126 mmTrail124.6 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter305 mmDiameter305 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston
Shock mountShock mountFloating caliperShock mountFloating caliper
ActuationActuationHydraulicActuationHydraulic

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
DiameterDiameter265 mmDiameter265 mm
PistonPistonSingle pistonPistonSingle piston
Shock mountShock mountFloating caliperShock mountFloating caliper

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABSAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Anti-slipping control, Riding modes, Ride by Wire

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width90 mmFront tyre width90 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height90 %Front tyre height90 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter21 inchFront tyre diameter21 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width150 mmRear tyre width150 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height70 %Rear tyre height70 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
LengthLength2305 mmLength2300 mm
WidthWidth922 mmWidth939 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1593 mmWheelbase1593 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height860 mmSeat Height875 mm
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)229 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)244 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity15 lFuel Tank Capacity23 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA
Lowering possibleLowering possibleYesLowering possibleYes

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

BMW F 850 GS 2018

BMW F 850 GS 2018

You might not see it at first glance on the new BMW F 850 GS, but it really is a completely new design. Both the steel chassis and the drivetrain have been changed, the engine enlarged to 853 cubic capacity and designed to be even more powerful with the 90-degree crankpin offset. As a result, the new F 850 GS presents itself more sovereign than excited and is convincing both on the road and off-road. The very special thing about the BMW is the ability to tailor it exactly to your personal needs thanks to the extensive range of accessories - there is actually no feature currently available that you can't get on your F 850 GS. However, this also drives up the price.

superior engine

adequate braking system

very good seating position

easy handling

extensive range of accessories

riding modes

traction control

off-road capable

Disc too low

sound could be better

BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019

BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019

Packed with technical features and additional equipment, the "small" Adventure is a high-tech machine. The many functions work well, and our testers were particularly impressed by the electronic chassis and the silky-smooth running of the engine. The Asian origin of the engine is not noticeable. The larger tank of the Adventure version and all the accessories drive up both the weight and the price. At 244 kg, the BMW F 850 GS Adventure is a bulky lump, which doesn't please everyone. But the ergonomics are top-notch, and the seating position in the wide fairing conveys a feeling of safety and protection.

Silky-smooth engine

top ergonomics and comfort

absolutely suitable for touring

suitable for off-road

technically very mature

High price with additional equipment

engine exudes little emotion

fork not adjustable

quite high weight

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW F 850 GS vs BMW F 850 GS Adventure

There are a few key differences between a BMW F 850 GS 2018 and a BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019. In terms of price, the actual average price of a BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019 is about 9% higher. A BMW F 850 GS 2018 experiences a loss of 2,440 USD in one year and 2,760 USD in two years of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 0 USD and 1,240 USD for a BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2019. There are the same number of bikes of both models available on the 1000PS.de marketplace, specifically 5. It takes less time to sell a BMW F 850 GS with 112 days compared to 138 days for a BMW F 850 GS Adventure. Since model year 2018 1000PS.de editors have written 31 reviews for the BMW F 850 GS and 12 reviews for the BMW F 850 GS Adventure since model year 2019. The first review for the BMW F 850 GS was published on 11/21/2017 and now has more than 69,800 views. This compares to more than 33,200 views for the first review on BMW F 850 GS Adventure published on 11/6/2018.

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