BMW F 850 GS 2022 vs. Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022

BMW F 850 GS 2022

BMW F 850 GS 2022

Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022

Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022


Overview - BMW F 850 GS 2022 vs Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022

The BMW F 850 GS 2022 and the Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022 are both enduro motorcycles that offer different features and specifications.

Starting with the engine and drive train, the BMW F 850 GS is equipped with an in-line, 2-cylinder engine with a displacement of 853ccm. It delivers a power of 95 HP and a torque of 92 Nm. The engine is started electrically and the transmission is chain-driven. On the other hand, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 also has an in-line, 2-cylinder engine but with a smaller displacement of 659ccm. It produces 80 HP of power and 70 Nm of torque. The engine is also started electrically and has a chain-driven transmission.

In terms of suspension, both motorcycles feature upside-down telescopic forks at the front and swing arm suspension at the rear. However, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 offers slightly more travel in both the front and rear suspension, with 240mm compared to the BMW F 850 GS's 204mm front travel and 219mm rear travel. The Aprilia also has more adjustment options for the rear suspension, including compression, preload, and rebound adjustments.

BMW F 850 GS 2022

BMW F 850 GS 2022

When it comes to the chassis, both motorcycles have a steel frame. The BMW F 850 GS has a tubular, load-bearing engine frame, while the Aprilia Tuareg 660 has a tubular frame. The rake and trail measurements are also different, with the BMW having a rake of 62 degrees and a trail of 126mm, while the Aprilia has a rake of 63.3 degrees and a trail of 113.3mm.

In terms of brakes, both motorcycles feature double disk brakes at the front. However, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 offers more advanced rider assistance systems, including ABS, riding modes, launch control, ride by wire, quickshifter, traction control, and anti-wheelie. The BMW F 850 GS only has ABS as an advanced rider assistance system.

In terms of dimensions and weights, both motorcycles have a front tire diameter of 21 inches and a rear tire width of 150mm. However, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 has a larger rear tire diameter of 18 inches compared to the BMW F 850 GS's 17 inches. The wheelbase of the BMW is 1593mm, while the Aprilia has a slightly shorter wheelbase of 1525mm. Both motorcycles have a seat height of 860mm. The Aprilia Tuareg 660 also has a larger fuel tank capacity of 18 liters compared to the BMW F 850 GS's 15 liters.

Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022

Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022

In terms of strengths, the BMW F 850 GS offers good wind and weather protection, a well thought-out operating concept, practical equipment, and very accessible operation and driveability in everyday use. It also provides good seat comfort and a great connectivity solution. On the other hand, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 excels in handling and ergonomics, with good chassis components and decent suspension travel. It also offers well-tuned driving modes and easily adjustable traction control, as well as cruise control as standard.

However, the BMW F 850 GS does have some weaknesses, including vibrations in the upper rev range, a boring engine, a stiff quickshifter gearstick, and front damping that is too lax. The fork is also not adjustable, and the motorcycle has a ponderous feel. Additionally, the front brake could benefit from more bite. On the other hand, the Aprilia Tuareg 660's weaknesses include the fact that the good quickshifter is not standard, the smart color variant "Indigo Tagelmust" comes at an extra cost, and the wind protection could be better.

In conclusion, both the BMW F 850 GS 2022 and the Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022 offer unique features and specifications. The BMW excels in wind and weather protection, practicality, and comfort, while the Aprilia shines in handling, driving modes, and advanced rider assistance systems. Both motorcycles have their strengths and weaknesses, and the choice ultimately depends on the rider's preferences and priorities.

Technical Specifications BMW F 850 GS 2022 compared to Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeIn lineEngine typeIn line crankpin offset
BoreBore84 mmBore81 mm
StrokeStroke77 mmStroke63.93 mm
Engine powerEngine power95 HPEngine power80 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power8250 rpmRpm at Max. Power9250 rpm
TorqueTorque92 NmTorque70 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque6250 rpmRpm at Torque6500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.7 Compression Ratio13.5
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, Antihopping
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
Can be restricted for A2 licenceCan be restricted for A2 licenceYesCan be restricted for A2 licenceYes
DisplacementDisplacement853 ccmDisplacement659 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel204 mmTravel240 mm

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
Shock mountShock mountdirectShock mountDeflection
TravelTravel219 mmTravel240 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentPreload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound


Frame typeFrame typeTubular, Load-bearing engineFrame typeTubular
RakeRake62 degreeRake63.3 degree
TrailTrail126 mmTrail113.3 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter305 mmDiameter300 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonFour pistons

Brakes Rear

DiameterDiameter265 mmDiameter260 mm
PistonPistonSingle pistonPistonSingle piston
Shock mountShock mountFloating caliperShock mountFloating caliper

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABSAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Launch-Control, Ride by Wire, Quickshifter, Traction control, Anti-wheelie

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 diameter18 inch
LengthLength2305 mmLength2220 mm
WidthWidth922 mmWidth965 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1593 mmWheelbase1525 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height860 mmSeat Height860 mm
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)229 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)204 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity15 lFuel Tank Capacity18 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA2, A


Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

BMW F 850 GS 2022

BMW F 850 GS 2022

The BMW F 850 GS also scores points in 2022 with its pleasant ergonomics and accessible character. Operation is easy and you quickly feel comfortable on the motorbike. The longer the tour, the more you miss the finesse in the details. The damping of the fork is too lax and not adjustable. The engine gets a bit boring in the long run, and the gearstick and quickshifter are always stiff. In direct comparison with other touring enduros, it is always somewhat overshadowed by more exciting models.

Good wind and weather protection

well thought-out operating concept

practical equipment

very accessible operation and driveability in everyday use

good seat comfort

great connectivity solution

Vibrations in the upper rev range

boring engine

stiff quickshifter gearstick

front damping too lax

fork not adjustable

ponderous feel

front brake could do with more bite.

Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022

Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022

All in all, the well-equipped Tuareg 660 from Aprilia is not only a great touring enduro in the truest sense of the word for 11,990 euros in Germany and 13,490 euros in Austria, but also - if you like - a "Tenere with everything". For this, you have to dig a little deeper into your pocket. But you will quickly become familiar with the more accessible Tuareg, which makes it a good choice for those looking for their first adventures off the beaten track - without boring experienced riders, quite the opposite. In any case, the Aprilia is an enrichment for the Sequment and a good option for those who do not want to do without electronic riding aids even on an off-road oriented Reissenduro.

Handling and ergonomics

Good chassis components with decent suspension travel

Driving modes well tuned or differences well noticeable

Traction control easily adjustable even while driving

Cruise control as standard

The good quickshifter is not standard

The smart white-blue-red colour variant "Indigo Tagelmust" is at extra cost

The wind protection could be better

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW F 850 GS vs Aprilia Tuareg 660

There are a few key differences between a BMW F 850 GS 2022 and a Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022. In terms of price, the actual average price of a BMW F 850 GS 2022 is about 36% higher. A BMW F 850 GS 2022 experiences a loss of 380 USD in one year of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 50 USD for a Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022. Compared to Aprilia Tuareg 660 2022 there are less BMW F 850 GS 2022 bikes available on the Marketplace, specifically 6 compared to 36. It takes less time to sell a Aprilia Tuareg 660 with 103 days compared to 105 days for the BMW F 850 GS. Since model year 2018 editors have written 31 reviews for the BMW F 850 GS and 15 reviews for the Aprilia Tuareg 660 since model year 2022. 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 38,900 views for the first review on Aprilia Tuareg 660 published on 11/13/2019.

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