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BMW WATCH: BMW F850GS vs BMW F800GS

BMW F850GS vs F800GS

We pit Laura's BMW F850GS long termer against the original F800GS...

Details
Manufacturer:
BMW
Category:
Adventure
Price:
£ 6630
Overall
Not rated

OVERLOOKED and underappreciated, BMW's F800GS achieved nowhere near the success of its larger sibling, the R1200GS. 

Despite being an extremely capable off-roader, its shortfalls on the tarmac - diving forks and vibey engine - meant that sales figures were low, and the model failed to achieve the traction of the revered R1200GS. 

With BMW recently launching the new F850GS, we decided to compare the two, both on road and off, and see if the new middleweight GS has smoothed out the problems of its predecessor...

And where better to test adventure motorcycles than the epic landscape of Snowdonia? With expert guiding courtesy of Phil and Helen Steinhardt at Ride the Wild Adventures

Read the full comparison review soon and stay tuned for further updates on my F850GS long termer!