14th Might 2019 2:00 pm
The F 850 GS Journey affords a bigger gas tank and added crash safety amongst different advantages.
BMW has simply launched the F 850 GS Journey in India and priced it at Rs 15.40 lakh (ex-showroom, India). BMW’s greater GS bikes are journey tourers and their Journey variants are normally extra hardcore variations of what’s already a succesful bike. BMW Motorrad India has made solely the ‘Model Rallye’ bundle accessible in India, which comes with a signature BMW blue and white color scheme, bigger windshield, and a golden end on the rim define higher entrance fork tube.
In India, the F 850 GS Journey prices Rs 2.45 lakh greater than the bottom variant of the usual bike. So what do you get for the additional cash?
For starters, the Journey affords extra gas capability with a 23 litre tank, which is eight litres greater than what the GS 850 can maintain. Aside from the bigger tank, the Journey additionally comes geared up with added crash safety, which ends up in a substantial enhance in kerb weight – 244kg, compared to the 229kg commonplace 850 GS. The Journey’s seat peak can also be 15mm taller at 875mm. It is because it will get the ‘Consolation Seat’ as commonplace – an optionally available accent on the 850 GS.
For the additional cash, the GS Journey additionally affords adjustable rear brake and kit levers, a bash plate, knuckle-guards and an adjustable windscreen.
Powering the usual GS and the GS Journey is an 853cc inline-twin cylinder engine. On the India-spec 850 GS, the engine has been detuned to higher go well with our gas and produces 90hp at eight,000rpm and 86Nm of torque at 6,250rpm. The press launch for the GS Journey, nevertheless, states it produces the complete 95hp at eight,250rpm and 92Nm of torque at 6,250rpm, as seen on the international-spec bike. Each include Rain and Street driving modes and Automated Stability Management (ASC), which is BMW’s model of traction management. Each bikes can be found with a number of optionally available equipment and extra rider aidsthat embody a 6.5-inch TFT show with smartphone connectivity, ‘Dynamic’, ‘Enduro’ and ‘Enduro Professional’ driving modes together with Dynamic Traction Management (DTC) and BMW’s ABS Professional that permits cornering ABS.
The BMW F 850 GS will go up in opposition to the Honda Africa Twin (Rs 13.5 lakh) and the top-of-the-range Triumph Tiger 800 XCA (Rs 15.16 lakh). Whereas the parallel-twin Honda, at 998cc, enjoys a slight displacement benefit, the efficiency figures are very related, with the Africa Twin churning out 89hp at 7,500rpm and 93.1Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. In the meantime, the Triumph 800 XCA additionally places out a really related energy determine, with the in-line triple making 95hp at 9,500rpm and a relatively decrease 79Nm of torque at eight,050rpm.