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The F850 is the latest evolution of BMW's parallel twin platform. The updated engine has dual counterbalancers, which should smooth out some of the vibrations that plagued the previous iteration at higher revs. There's a 6.5-inch TFT screen with the instrument cluster and other connectivity options. Traction control with two modes is standard (more modes available as options). The steel frame is easy to repair in a round-the-world trip scenario. An up/down quickshifter is optional, as is electronic suspension adjustment and keyless ignition.
Adventure - Gravel
Returning for 2019
Liquid-cooled parallel twin, four-valve head, DOHC, dry sump
Wet, multi-plate, anti-hop
95 HP (70 kW) @ 8,250 rpm
67.9 lb-ft (92 Nm) at 6,250 rpm
Seat Height, std
860 mm (33.9 in.)
Seat Height, options
835 mm - 815 mm (32.9 in. - 32.1 in.)
1,593 mm (62.7 in.)
18.5 L (4.9 USG)
229 kg (504.9 lb.)
Dual 305 mm disc, two-piston caliper
Single 265 mm disc with 2-piston caliper
Antilock Brakes (ABS)
Switchable ABS Standard
41 mm USD forks, 204 mm of travel
Monoshock, adjustable preload/rebound damping, 219 mm of travel.
Racing Red, Light White, Pollux Metallic Matt
36 months, unlimited mileage