BMW R 850 GS: review, history, specs

Class: adventure
Production: October 1996 – July 2000
Related: BMW R1100GS

BMW R 850 GS (Europe), 1996-2000

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeOctober 1996 – July 2000Name: BMW R850GS
Model code: 259E
Parts Catalog Code: 0403

Specifications


BMW R850GS: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2189 mm / 86,2 in
Overall width890 mm / 35,0 in
Overall height1366 mm / 53,8 in
Seat height840/860 mm (adjustable seat)
Wheelbase1509 mm / 59,4 in
Ground clearance200 mm / 7,87 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight243 kg / 536 lbs
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular space frame (steel)
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever (adjustable spring pre-load), 190 mm / 7,48 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 200 mm / 7,87 in
Front tire size110/80-R19 (59H)
Rear tire size150/70-R17 (69H)
Front brakeDouble disc, 305 mm, 4-piston calipers (ABS-II)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS-II)
Fuel capacity25,0 l / 6,6 US gal (reserve – 6,0 l)
Fuel economy4,6 l / 100 km (51 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Air&Oil-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangementFlat twin (boxer)
Bore & Stroke87,5 x 70,5 mm
Displacement848 cm³ (51,7 cu in)
Compression ratio10.3:1
Valve trainChain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power70,0 hp (52,0 kW) / 7000 rpm
Max. torque77,0 Nm (7,8 kg-m) / 5000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)5,0 sec
Top speed187 km/h (116 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Motronic MA 2.2
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, cable operated
Transmission5-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V


4.163
2.914
2.133
1.740
1.450
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemMotronic (mapped characteristic control)
AlternatorBelt driven three-phase generator, 14V / 700W
Battery capacity12V-19Ah

Images


BMW R850GS: images, gallery.

BMW R850GS
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BMW R850GS

Videos


BMW R850GS: video.

Manuals


BMW R850GS: documentation.

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