Think off-roading or biking in general and the term Motorrad instantly comes to mind. BMW has been developing phenomenal bikes for the road, track and off road over the years. If I had the money, i’d have the GS1200 and the HP4 Race in my garage. Hang on there, I don’t even have a garage. I digress. Coming back to the new launches the F 750 GS (from ₹12,20,000) and the F 850 GS (from ₹13,70,000) come with two riding modes ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’, to adapt to varied road conditions. Riders can choose optional riding modes – ‘Dynamic’, ‘Enduro’ and ‘Enduro Pro’ along with DTC dynamic traction control and the banking capable ABS Pro. Both bikes get a brand new instrument cluster design, consisting of an analogue speedometer and multifunctional 6.5in full colour TFT display. There is enough power on hand thanks to the 853cc, 2-cylinder in-line engine, which will be standard on both bikes. However the one on the F 750 GS produces 77 hp@7500 rpm and the one on the F 850 GS churns out 95hp@8250 RPM. Trademark exhaust note should be even better and that will come free of charge. If you’ve been pondering on making that cross country ride a reality, I believe the time has come!
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