BMW Motorrad India immediately introduced the launch of the all-new BMW F 850 GD Journey Professional bike. Priced at Rs. 15.40 lakh (ex-showroom, India) the brand new long-distance touring enduro bike was first unveiled on the 2018 EICMA present in Milan, Italy. The 2019 BMW F 850 GS Journey will probably be obtainable as a totally built-up unit (CBU) and is at present supplied in just one variant ‘Professional’ with the Type Rallye bundle. Bookings for the bike have commenced throughout all BMW Motorrad dealerships, from immediately onwards.
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Saying the launch of the brand new BMW F 850 GS Journey, Hans-Christian Baertels, President (act.), BMW Group India, mentioned, “For greater than ten years, the GS fashions within the BMW Motorrad F collection have embodied the premium vary within the middle-class journey and journey enduro phase. With the launch of the all-new BMW F 850 GS Journey, we are actually increasing the premium BMW Motorrad vary on this phase. The all-new F 850 GS Journey gives journey enduro riders, off-road-oriented touring riders and globetrotters the proper companion for exploring the distant corners of the world by bike.”
Powering the bike is identical 853 cc in-line parallel-twin engine that powers the common BMW F 850 GS, however right here, the motor has been tuned to supply a further 5 bhp, churning out round 94 bhp at eight,250 rpm. Torque output, nevertheless, stays the identical 86 Nm at 6,250 rpm. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox and gives top-speed of 197 kmph. The motor can be assisted by a brand new self-boosting anti-hopping clutch that reduces engine drag torque and provides important driving safety- particularly in braking manoeuvres whereas downshifting.
To match its enduro traits, BMW Motorrad has outfitted the bike with some heavy-duty tools like – cross spoke wheels, 21-inch up entrance and a 17-inch on the rear, long-travel the wrong way up entrance forks, and rear monoshock with adjustable pre-load and rebound. The bike additionally will get rear suspension strut with travel-dependent damping and steering stabiliser. The F 850 GS Journey Professional additionally comes with a 23-litre gas tank and a seat peak of 875 mm, 15 mm greater than the common F 850 GS.
The bike can be loaded with a number of rider support options like – Computerized Stability Management (ASC) that provides very best traction, and two driving modes – “Rain” and Street” as customary, which could be tailored to a majority of highway circumstances. BMW additionally gives two extra non-obligatory driving modes – ‘Dynamic’ and ‘Enduro’ together with Dynamic Traction Management (DTC) dynamic traction management and really succesful ABS Professional.
Visually, the F 850 GS Journey comes with the traditional journey tourer look with the distinctive GS flyline is seen from all sides. The bike additionally options signature GS design components such because the uneven LED headlamp, the quick beak, large GS livery on the tank, high-mounted exhaust, gold painted wheels and entrance forks. The bike additionally comes with a brand new instrument cluster that options an analogue tachometer and a multifunctional show, alongside a number of management lamps. Riders also can select the non-obligatory 6.5-inch full-colour TFT show with Bluetooth connectivity options. With the BMW Motorrad multi-controller, you have got fast entry to automobile and connectivity features, make cellphone calls and play music. As well as, the BMW Motorrad Linked app gives everyday-suitable and practice-oriented arrow navigation instantly through the TFT show.