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BMW F 850 GS, F 850 GS Journey, F 900 XR launched | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

All three bikes come of their ‘Professional’ guises; Journey will get bigger gasoline tank and extra tools than the F 850 GS.

BMW Motorrad has launched three new bikes in India right now – the F 850 GS (Rs 12.50 lakh), the F 850 GS Journey (Rs 13.25 lakh), and the F 900 XR (Rs 12.30 lakh) (all costs, ex-showroom, India). The producer has additionally discontinued the F 900 R and the F 750 GS in our market.  

2022 BMW F 850 GS Professional, F 850 GS Journey Professional

BMW Motorrad has introduced again the F 850 GS and F 850 GS Journey in India, priced at Rs 12.50 lakh and Rs 13.25 lakh respectively (introductory, ex-showroom, India). Each journey bikes can be found within the ‘Professional’ guise in India.

Each fashions characteristic the enduring GS uneven headlight design and gold rims. The F 850 GS is offered solely within the Fashion Rallye (Racing Blue Metallic) color scheme, whereas the Journey might be had in both the Fashion Rallye (Kalamata Metallic Matt) or Fashion Triple Black (Black Storm Metallic) color schemes.  

The F 850 GS and F 850 GS Journey come geared up with a 6.5-inch color TFT display screen, the BMW Motorrad Linked app, using modes (Rain, Street, Dynamic, Enduro), dynamic ESA, BMW Motorrad ABS (cornering ABS), ASC (automated stability management), keyless trip, LED lights, gear shift help professional, dynamic traction management, consolation seat, heated grips and cruise management. Moreover, the Journey additionally comes with knuckle guards, widened enduro footrests and an adjustable gear lever.

Each bikes are powered by an 853cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that generates 95hp at 8,250rpm and 92Nm of torque at 6,250rpm, and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Additionally they get a 90/90 R21 entrance tyre and a 150/70 R17 rear tyre. Nonetheless, whereas the F 850 GS has a 15-litre gasoline tank and a seat top of 860mm, the Journey has a bigger 23-litre tank and a seat top of 875mm.

Each GS 850s include a 3-year/limitless km guarantee, with deliveries set to start in June. The BMW 850 GS vary rivals the likes of the Triumph Tiger 900 vary (Rs 13.70 lakh-14.35 lakh) and the Honda Africa Twin vary (Rs 16.01 lakh-17.55 lakh). As such, it manages to undercut each its rivals. 

2022 BMW F 900 XR Professional

The 2022 BMW F 900 XR has been launched at Rs 12.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India) within the ‘Professional’ guise. Introduced in as a CBU, deliveries for the journey sports activities tourer are set to begin in June.

The 2022 BMW F 900 XR is powered by an 895cc, in-line, two-cylinder, four-valve engine that places out 105hp at 8,500rpm and 92Nm at 6,500rpm. It makes use of a 6-speed gearbox and does the 0-100kph dash in a claimed 3.6sec. The highest velocity of the F 900 XR is alleged to be “over 200kph”. 

BMW has geared up the 2022 F 900 XR with a 6.5-inch colored TFT show, the BMW Motorrad Connectivity app, LED lights throughout, ASC, using modes, adjustable levers, adjustable rear suspension, slipper clutch, forged aluminium wheels and an adjustable windscreen as commonplace. 

The F 900 XR Professional can be accessible with three distinct packages – Consolation, Dynamic and Lively – that supply extra options. Options within the Consolation package deal embody dynamic ESA, keyless trip and a centre stand, whereas the Dynamic package deal consists of Headlight Professional with adaptive curve mild, daytime working lights and equipment shift help professional. The Lively package deal, in the meantime, consists of using modes professional, dynamic engine brake management (MSR), heated grips, dynamic traction management, ABS Professional and case holders. 

The 2022 BMW F 900 XR comes with a 3-year/limitless km guarantee and is offered in a single Sport Fashion (Racing Purple) color scheme.

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