Dealing with elevated competitors within the middleweight journey bike section, BMW has determined to replace its mid-sized journey line-up with three new fashions: the F 800 GS, the F 900 GS, and the F 900 GS Journey.
Arriving in early 2024, the brand new bikes provide enhancements over the present F 750 GS and F 850 GS fashions, with extra highly effective engines, new digital tech as normal, new bodywork, and for the F 900 GS fashions, a slew of enhancements over the earlier 850.
Right here’s what’s new with BMW’s mid-weight lineup for 2024.
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Up to date, bigger capability engine
All three new fashions share an up to date model of BMW’s parallel twin engine beforehand discovered within the 750 GS and 850 GS fashions, which has seen its capability improve from 853cc as much as 895cc. This sees the F 900 GS and F 900 GS Journey end up 105bhp at 8,500rpm and 93Nm at 6,750rpm, which is a rise of 10bhp over the present F 850 GS.
In the meantime, the brand new F 800 GS has 87bhp to work with at 6,750rpm and 91Nm on the similar revs, which can also be a rise of 10bhp over the F 750 GS. The 800 mannequin may also be restricted to 48bhp for A2 licence holders.
F 900 GS and F 900 GS Journey
BMW has put a whole lot of work into the brand new F 900 GS, with a protracted listing of modifications from the outdated 850. One of many largest modifications is the discount of weight, with a 14kg misplaced, bringing the load all the way down to 219kg, largely as a result of new lighter plastic gas tank in addition to in dropping kgs from the brand new rear part.
BMW says that, though the brand new gas tank has 0.5l much less capability than the 850, the ergonomic and weight saving advantages are price it. There’s additionally the brand new, lighter aluminium swingarm, together with new physique components and a totally adjustable Showa upside-down telescopic fork with 215mm of journey to spherical out the chassis.
You additionally get grippy enduro footrests, an aluminium sidestand, an Akrapovič rear silencer, hand guards, and a brand new foot brake lever.
When it comes to electronics, all three fashions include a 6.6-inch TFT show, together with LED lights all spherical, two driving modes (Rain and Experience), BMW’s ABS Professional, heated grips, dynamic brake lights, and Dynamic Traction Management. There’s additionally a bunch of non-compulsory digital upgrades, together with keyless ignition, Dynamic Brace Assistant (which cuts the throttle when it detects unintentional acceleration i.e whiskey throttle), and an Clever Emergency Name system.
The F 800 GS and F 900 GS Journey may also be upgraded with Dynamic Digital Suspension Adjustment (ESA), which routinely adjusts the rear spring’s damping relying on driving circumstances.
You’ll be able to’t launch upgraded fashions with out new paintwork, and BMW has drawn inspiration from the enduro world with the liveries out there for the three new bikes. The F 900 GS is accessible in Blackstorm Metallic as normal, with the choice to improve to the Ardour variant with São Paulo Yellow, or the sporty GS Trophy model with Racing Blue highlights.
In the meantime, the F 900 GS Journey is accessible in Blackstorm Metallic or White Aluminium, and the F 800 GS is available in Lightwhite with the bottom mannequin, with the choice to improve to Racing Blue or Triple Black.
The F 800 GS will retail for £9,995, whereas the bigger F 900 GS will price £11,995 and the F 900 GS Journey can be £12,350.
You’ll have the ability to take a look at trip the newest and biggest bikes from BMW, in addition to these from the world’s different main motorbike producers, on the 2024 ABR Pageant, held within the grounds of the magnificient Ragley Corridor Property in Warwickshire (28-30 June).
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