Oldplodder & dot2dot
IMO, below best sums-up the new/ all versions of the 850 F-GS, which comes from a review from RoadCarver (Australian Motorcycle Reviews) which was for the F-GS 750 but IMO, and again it equally applies to the 850 & 850GSA versions.
The final verdict on the BMW f 750 gs
At the end of the day, I was left with a lot of admiration for the BMW f 750 gs. I didn’t expect it to be so swift and entertaining. F series BMWs in the past to me were a synonym for “useful, reliable and boring”.
Not any more- fun is back at the top of the menu. Also worth a mention is that while it feels super nimble and light to ride, the bike feels substantial.
Once in a while a model comes along that delivers something special and surprises - the BMW F750 GS is exactly that.I was so smitten by this mid-weight beemer I ordered one.
Who will like it?
Anyone who wants a fun, practical bike and like tech and convenience.
This bike is great in the city, canyon rides and even touring
Who won't like it:
• Soy latte sipping hipsters. This bike is neither retro or made of coconut husks. Hipsters aside, even you just like classic motorcycles, this isn't is.
• Die-hard supersport rocketship riders. The f BMW 750 gs is swift but certainly not a contender for a showdown with the s1000rr on a racetrack. In real-world back road bends the f 750 gs would keep up no sweat.
• Viking-Stature Giants may find this bike a bit small - which is why BMW makes the 1200GS Adventure tank. Myself at average 178cm find it perfect.