The 2022 BMW F850GS And GS Adventure: Premium Middleweight Adventure
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.
There are key differences between these 2 premium Adventure bikes. The most obvious at first glance is the fairing. The Adventure has a larger fairing providing more protection. The Adventure receives a larger fuel tank holding an additional 8 L for a total of 23 L versus the GS with 15L. The Adventure model is blessed with the comfort seat which is a bit more posh for longer rides, this also means a slightly higher seat height. Finally you will notice the engine guard on the Adventure is much more substantial. All of these items add up to an additional 34 lbs (15 kg) of weight. This may not seem like much but it does leave the standard GS feeling much more nimble at slow speeds.
Like many models in the 2022 BMW lineup, the options list is full of goodies. I highly recommend looking at the Premium package, it includes key items such as the Dynamic ESA and Ride Modes Pro.
3 Color choices for the 2022 BMW F850GS : Racing Red, Style Rallye, Triple Black
3 Color choices for the 2022 BMW F850GS Adventure: Light White, Rallye, Triple Black
The 2022 BMW F850GS starts at $12,595 USD / $14,595 CAD.
The 2022 BMW F850GS Adventure starts at $12,595 USD / $14,595 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 BMW F850GS and GS Adventure in one place.
- Price: GS: $12,595 USD / $14,595 CAD GSA: $12,595 USD / $14,595 CAD
- Key Features GS:
- Adjustable handbrake lever and clutch lever
- ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
- Engine guard
- LED headlight
- LED tail light
- On-board computer Pro
- Selectable Ride Modes (Rain / Road)
- 12 V power socket
- Key Features GS Adventure:
- 6,5″ TFT colour display with connectivity
- BMW Motorrad ABS
- Riding modes Rain / Road
- LED headlights and LED indicators
- Adjustable touring windshield
- 12 V power outlet and USB socket
- Engine guard
- Hand protectors
- Stainless steel luggage rack
- Engine: 853cc Parallel Twin
- Power: 99 hp at 8,500 rpm
- Torque: 68 lb-ft at 6,750 rpm
- Wet Weight: GS: 504 lbs (229 kg) GSA: 538 lbs (244 kg)
- Seat Height: GS: 33.9″ GSA: 34.4”
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2022 BMW F850GS Adventure Specifications