BMW F 750 GS Bike Overview
BMW likes to do things its own way – so the F750 GS has an 853cc twin cylinder engine, that replaces the F700 GS – which had a 798cc engine. And it sort of stands in for the F650 GS – which also had a 798cc twin engine, and replaced the first F650 GS – which had a 652cc single cylinder motor. Confused? Join the club!
The numbers then bear no relation to the engine, so it’s a bit like some of BMW’s cars now (the days of a 318 having a 1.8 litre engine and a 540 having a 4.0 litre engine are long gone). All you need to know is that the 750 has around 20bhp less power than the F 850 GS, despite having the same basic engine design. And it’s a bit less serious in terms of off-road ability, with a smaller front wheel, cast alloy rims rather than wire spoked, cheaper suspension and less ground clearance. On the other hand, it has much of the same equipment options, a lower seat height and is a good bit cheaper.
So, if you want the GS styling, but spend most time on the road, an F750 version would make a great little commuter, lightweight tourer and practical do-it-all machine. Add a top box, hot grips, sprinkle some BMW goodies and you’ll be onto a winner.
BMW F 750 GS Bike Spec
- Seat height815mm
- EngineLiquid-cooled, 8v, parallel twin
- Top speed135mph
- Average fuel consumption-
- Insurance group-