about BMW F850 GS / R

Often called “The Best Of Both Worlds”, BMW Motorrad certainly has many things right with the F 850 GS and GS Adventure. Powered by 853cc in-line 2-cylinder engines, and sharing the same 6-speed gearbox and brakes. Both bikes use the easy-to-read TFT display with connectivity. When it comes to the suspension, it appears that both bikes are using the same suspension and should have the same wheel travel numbers, 9.1″ / 8.5″ (230 mm / 215 mm) front and rear. I will note that there is some confusion on the BMW websites. Canada and some European sites list them as the same, but the USA and UK for example show different suspension travel figures between the two models.

This is excellent adventure bike, but single leg OEM cartridge doesn’t provide enough hydraulic support for the front end of this bike ,even during light braking we can experience uncontrollable front end dive .

This can be easily solved by installing cartridge to fully adjustable 35mm Tractive pressurized cartridge that provides plenty of performance for any riding conditions . The rear shock can be serviced, and sprung to rider weight or upgraded with Tractive Suspension and added HS LS compression damping to fine tune the suspension . We also suspension that can lower the bike from -25mm to -40mm

Engine size853cc
Engine type Parallel Twin
Frame typeSteel trellis subframe
Fuel capacity20 litres
Seat height85 GS: 33.9″ GSA: 34.4”
Bike weightGSA 244 kg , GS 229kg
Front suspensionnone adjustable
Rear suspensionPreload, rebound,ESA 46MM shock PDS
Front brakeTwin 320mm discs
Rear brake220mm disc
Front tyre size110/80 x 21
Rear tyre size150/70 x 17

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