BMW Motorrad could soon be adding a limited-edition F 850 GS Rallye and an F 850 R production bike to its expanding line-up.
The company has prepared a special F 850 GS Rallye for the annual International GS Trophy Oceania competition in February 2020 in New Zealand.
While they have been specially prepared for the GS Trophy, we reckon they are so attractive the company will make a limited production run.
BMW has already made at least 140 of the GS Rallye models for the competition and possibly more as replacements in the event of crashes or failures.
So there are probably also more sitting in storage waiting for release next year.
BMW usually uses the big 1200 (now 1250) machines for the Trophy and has produced 1200 GS Rallye X models for production.
It used the smaller F model in 2008, 2010 and 2012.
The BMW F 850 GS Rallye Trophy comes with special black and yellow colours and graphics, gold anodised forks and a host of features from the BMW Motorrad catalogue.
GS Rallye features:
- High handlebars 14 mm higher than standard;
- Enduro footrests plus adjustable foot brake lever and gear lever;
- Hand protectors made of impact-resistant and UV-resistant plastic;
- Engine protection bar made of electropolished stainless steel for lightness and longevity;
- Enduro engine guard made of aluminium;
- Rallye seat is narrower, taller and has more padding;
- Water-resistant tail bag;
- LED auxiliary headlights in a compact aluminium housing;
- Headlight protection; and
- Touring windshield with adjustment.
F 850 R
Meanwhile, F 850 R patent images have been leaked ahead of its tipped unveiling at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in a couple of weeks along with their new R 18 cruiser.
Apart from the new engine, the mages shows the bike has a new swingarm, new frame, bodywork, instrument panel, fuel tank and smaller exhaust now on the left.
We expect the engine may be differently tuned for more midrange oomph than the F 850 GS.