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2021 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Edition 40 Motorcycle Review Specs

Since the 1980s, the GS has stood for a type of motorbike that is an integral part of any trip. This year, we celebrate 40 years of GS with the “40 Years GS” edition. It respects the legacy of the GS by creating the stunning aesthetics of the R 100 GS while also using the latest technologies. Complete with a natural 2021 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Edition 40 Motorcycle, a great fly line, and well-balanced GS ergonomy. With this bike, you can tackle new territory, embark on new adventures, be part of a community, and embody #SpiritofGS.

2021 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Edition 40 Motorcycle – Features and Specs

2021 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Edition 40 Motorcycle

Highlights of “40 Years GS” Edition

The birthday design is one of a kind: its dark yellow shape, inspired by the R 100 GS and named “Bumblebee,” is stunning. This motorcycle shines in the sparkle of almost 40 years of GS heritage, thanks to the exquisite design features that transform the famous appearance into a spectacular sight.

Also Read: BMW F 900 XR 2021 Adventure Bike Review

Front, this is the “40 Years GS” edition. From the inside, it’s the 2021 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Edition 40 Motorcycle: its current technical features and intelligent ergonomics make it the perfect partner for your trip. It is standard with ABS Pro and DTC, as well as with optional Pro ride modes, offering a stable and comfortable ride in any scenario – wherever your journey takes you.

2021 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Edition 40 Motorcycle

The GS becomes even Stronger

In the years that followed, the BMW brand continued to build on GS myths. The famous 2021 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Edition 40 Motorcycle now has a modified two-cylinder boxer engine, which delivers more power at all speeds and makes the BMW GS lineup even more accessible thanks to its variable BMW ShiftCam camshaft management. In addition, mid-range 2021 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Edition 40 Motorcycle is constantly evolving, and thanks to its greater mobility and newly designed chassis, the ride becomes enjoyable.

Drive for 40 years of Adventure

In 40 years, BMW GS has traveled worldwide, from Africa to Central Asia. A bike that has conquered every terrain and road – strong and fearless in the face of the weather. The BMW GS was the first double sport motorcycle.

2021 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Edition 40 Motorcycle

The BMW GS story started in 1980 when BMW released the Motorrad R 80 G/S.; It’s complex, adaptable, and easy to use.

The ideal companion for a real adventure. The GS has been a great touring bike since its inception, and with a variety of experiences, it has been further enhanced and is even better suited for extended rides in every part of the world. It has pushed its limits of what is possible for 40 years. Take a hint from the GS milestone.

2021 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Edition 40 Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, four valves-per-cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke ratios 84mm x 77mm
Capacity 853cc
Rated output 90hp (66kW) at 8,000rpm
Max. torque 63lb-ft (86Nm) at 6,250rpm
Compression ratio 12.7: 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic fuel injection
Emission control The closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter

2021 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Edition 40 Motorcycle

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed 122mph
Fuel consumption 57mpg (WMTC)
Fuel type Premium Unleaded

Electrical system

Alternator Three-phase 416W generator
Battery 12V / 10Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh Six-speed gearbox having straight cut gears
Drive Chain drive


Frame Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front-wheel location /suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear-wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum 2-sided swing arm, WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front/rear 9.1 inches / 8.5 inches (230mm / 215mm)
Wheelbase 62.7 inches (1593mm)
Caster 4.9 inches (125mm)
Steering head angle 62 degrees
Wheels Wire spoke wheels
Rim, front 2.15 x 21inches
Rim, rear 4.25 x 17 inches
Front Tires 90/90 – 21 54V
Rear Tires 150/70 – 17 69V
Front Brakes Dual floating disc brakes, a diameter of 12 inches (305mm), dual-piston floating calipers
Rear Brakes Single disc brake, diameter 10.4 inches (265 mm), solo-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS

Dimensions / weights

Length 90.6 inches (2,300mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 37 inches (939 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 56.6 inches (1,437 mm)
Seat height 34.4-inch
Permitted total weight 1,003 lbs (455kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 465 lbs (211kg)
Usable tank volume 6.1 gallons (23 l)
Reserve Approx. 0.9 gal (3.5 l)

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