The new 2022 BS6-compliant iterations of BMW Motorrad’s adventure bikes, the F 850 GS Pro and the F 850 GS Adventure Pro, have been released in India. The former costs Rs 12.50 lakh, while the latter costs Rs 13.25 lakh (both prices ex-showroom). BMW will send these machines to India via the CBU (completely built units) route, with delivery starting in June 2022.
To begin with, both bikes have the same design as before, but they also receive fresh paint schemes. For the F 850 GS Pro, it gets Racing Blue metallic paint with golden rims and a galvanised radiator cowl. On the other hand, the F 860 GS Adventure Pro, is available in Kalamata metallic matte and Black Storm metallic colours.
In both variants, a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT instrument cluster displays all of the information. You can play around with the multi-controller to access the various features its console has to offer. For instance, the console links to the rider’s smartphone and offers them access to phone and media services, such as making calls and listening to music. Of course, there are plenty of other optional accessories that BMW has to offer.
The same 853cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine powers both bikes, producing 93 bhp at 8250 rpm and 9.38 kgm at 6250 rpm. It also offers different riding modes like Pro (Dynamic and Enduro), basic riding modes (Rain and Road), along with Dynamic traction control, ABS Pro and automated stability control are all standard features on both models of the 850 GS. Furthermore, standard features include Gear Shift Assist Pro, heated grips and cruise control. We shall soon let you know how they feel to ride, in the meantime, you can check out Kartik’s story on the BMW G 310 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure here.