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BMW R850GS Specifications

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Start of Production

1996

BMW R850GS

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End of Production

2001

Numbers Produced

2,242

Price

18,750 DM

Engine

 

Motor Type

Four-stroke, two cylinder, horizontally opposed "Boxer" engine, air cooled

Bore x Stroke

87.8 x 70.5 (3.45 x 2.77 in)

Displacement

848 cc

Max Power

70 hp (52 KW) at 7,000 rpm

Max Torque

77 Nm / 56 ft lb at 5,500 rpm

Compression Ratio

10.3 : 1

Valves Per Cylinder

4

Valve Control

hc, using chain drive, cup tappets, push rod and rocker arm

Carburation System

Electronic injection, Bosch Motronic MA 2.2

Engine Lubricating System

Wet sump

Power Transmission

 

Clutch

Dry single plate, with lever action diaphragm spring

Number of Gears

5

Gear Selection

Dog type gearbox (ratchet foot lever)

Gearbox Ratios

4.16 / 2.91 / 2.13 / 1.74 / 1.45 : 1

Rear Wheel Ratio

1 : 3.36

Bevel/Crownwheel

11 / 37 teeth

Electrical System

 

Ignition System

Electronic ignition, Bosch Motronic MA 2.2

Alternator

12 V 700 W

Starter

1.1 Kw

Spark Plugs

Bosch FR6 DDC

Chassis

 

Type of Frame

3 part tubular space frame, engine serving as load bearing component

Front wheel suspension

BMW Telelever fork with longitudinal control arm and central strut

Rear wheel suspension

BMW Paralever swinging arm

Spring Travel Front/Rear

190 / 200 mm (7.48 x 7.87 in)

Wheel Rims, Front

BMW cross spoke wheels 2.50 x 19 MT H2

Wheel Rims, Rear

BMW cross spoke wheels 4.00 x 17 MT H2

Tyres, Front

110 / 80 R 19 59 H

Tyres, Rear

150 / 70 R 17 69 H

Brakes, Front

Dual disc brake 305 mm / 12.00 in diameter

Brakes, Rear

Single disc brake 276 mm / 10.86 in diameter

Dimensions/Weights

 

Length x Width x Height

2196 x 920 x 1366 mm (86.45 x 36.22 x 53.77 in)

Wheel Base

1509 mm / 59.40 in

Fuel Tank Capacity

24 litres / 5.27 gal / 6.34 gal US

Unladen Weight with Full Tank

243 Kg / 535 lb

Max. Permissible Weight

450 Kg / 991 lb

Ground Clearance

200 mm / 7.87 in

Seat Height (Unladen)

840 / 860 mm (33.07 / 33.858 inches)

Fuel Consumption

4.6 litres 100 Km (at constant 90 Kph) / 61 mpg / 51 mpg US

Top Speed

187 Kph

Acceleration 0 - 100 Kph

5 seconds

Power Graph 25 Kw

BMW R850GS 25 Kw Power Graph

Power Graph 52 Kw

BMW R850GS 52 Kw Power Graph

 

 

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