The BMW mid-weight waterbird F-GS series was deliberately transformed into three versions in 2017: F700GS / F800GS / F800GS Adventure, each with exclusive equipment and supplements. But buyers are confused and unable to choose, but hinder sales.
Then came to 2018, BMW pushed back, first increased the engine exhaust, from 798cc to 853cc, the cylinder bore and stroke are completely different from the old model. The frame was also replaced with a Monocoque monolithic design, and the Adventure version was temporarily cancelled, making it easier for consumers to choose.
Since it is still called F-GS, it must still be an inline two-cylinder engine. The 750 and 850 are actually the same straight two engine, but the 750 has been softened and tuned. BMW
The method of the detune engine is to use a rounder camshaft, and then cooperate with the modified fuel supply ignition procedure to make the performance of the same sub-engine different. Same as before, F 750
GS positioning is more focused on urban applications, with shorter shock strokes, lighter weight, and lower seats. In contrast, the F 850 GS is more focused on forest road adventures, with longer shock strokes, larger head wheels, and higher seats.
In fact, the F-GS series did not sell very well. In addition to being stolen by the R 1200 GS, the two-cylinder engine tuning of the F series was even more popular on the F800R as a street car. And in order to improve cost performance, F-GS components are also more “affordable” than R-GS, not as extreme as R. By the way, BMW ’s naming rules are for single-cylinder engines starting with G, F for in-line two-cylinder models, R for horizontally opposed two-cylinder “boxer” engine models, S for in-line four-cylinder models, and K for in-line six Cylinder models; the number in the middle is generally the displacement, or the same displacement configuration; GS in the suffix is a rally / off-road vehicle, GS ADV is an adventure vehicle with high endurance and long endurance, R is a sports street car, RS is a sports car , RR is a super imitation racing car, GT is a station wagon, GTL is a luxury station wagon, B is an American bagger model; and the scrambler climber R nineT latte is a proper term for the model. That is not all, just for reference.
In fact, the middle-weight F-GS is compared to the R 1200.
GS is more suitable for Asians. Because the body of the straight two machine is lighter, narrower and lower seat. Parking is easier, parking on the slope is easier. The price of the car is cheaper and more fuel efficient, but the appearance is still rough and full of arrogance. In 2018, the new BMW F-GS’s styling and headlight components have been completely redesigned, with a higher index. In fact, when you see a real car, you will never feel that the body size is insufficient. Instead, you will feel why the 850 is so tall.
On the new F-GS, the inline twin cylinders are installed transversely to the direction of travel and are liquid-cooled. However, unlike the old engine, its crankshaft has a 90-degree offset and a 270-degree ignition interval. Compared with the previous uniform ignition engine, BMW claims that the sound and power output characteristics of this engine will be similar to the 90-degree V2 engine. In fact, this is not a new technology. Yamaha has already used it in its entire multi-cylinder models, which can provide smoother and brisk acceleration performance. In addition, BMW also equipped the new F-GS engine with two balance shafts to offset vibrations, making driving more comfortable and not numb.
And the new F-GS is also equipped with an electronic throttle called Electromotive throttle
The controller can improve the throttle response and smoothness, which is conducive to precise control. The standard power modes of the factory car are Rain and Road, and two modes can be added after leaving the factory. The faceplates of all F-GS new cars have been updated to make them easier to read and have MIL fault warning lights (Malfunction
Indicator Light) and Riding mode. The body color is more dynamic, and the front fork cylinder has reflective stickers on both sides.
In addition to the reduced horsepower of the F 750 GS, the overall body matching is better than the F 850
GS is one yard smaller. The head wheel diameter is 19 inches, and the seat height is reduced from 860mm to 815mm. The suspension travel has also been significantly reduced, with shorter vehicle length and wheelbase. In contrast, the F 850
The GS head wheel is 21 inches in diameter, with a high seat and a long wheelbase. The product positioning emphasizes the multi-purpose selling point, whether it is on paved or off-road sections. It’s like F800R is Rong Fang, F750GS is Prado, and F850GS is Land Tour.
As for the price, the old version of F-GS is still on sale, and even most places in foreign countries may have to wait until the end of the year or even 19 years to buy it.