- The BMW F 850 RS is the production-spec model of the BMW 9Cento Concept
- The sports-tourer will be powered by the same motor seen on the BMW F 850 GS
- The patent was filed at Brazil's NIPI (National Institute of Industrial Property)
- BMW might showcase the F 850 RS at the upcoming 2019 EICMA
BMW F 850 RS is confirmed to get actually manufactured by BMW Motorrad - the German motorcycle manufacturer. The patent image surfaced online shows a production-spec design that resembles the 9Cento Concept showcased by BMW Motorrad back in May 2018 at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy. 9Cento Concept has a head-turner design with amplified front profile and a sharp-docked tail. The patent image of the BMW F 850 RS looks quite similar to the 9Cento Concept, but it is high on practicality.
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BMW Motorrad has filed the patent at Brazil's NIPI (National Institute of Industrial Property). The BMW F 850 GS is an off-road based tourer but the BMW F 850 RS will be a more tarmac friendly sports-tourer. This hints at the possibility of certain changes in the F 850 RS like - alloy wheels instead of the spoke wheels, more tarmac friendly rubber instead of the dual-purpose rubber seen on the F 850 GS.
As mentioned above, the BMW F 850 RS is expected to get its propulsion from the same mill that powers the F 850 GS. The BMW F 850 GS is powered by a parallel-twin 833 cc liquid-cooled motor that produces 85 bhp and 92 Nm of max torque. Well, it is obvious that the engine will be re-tuned keeping in mind the sports-tourer character of the BMW F 850 RS. BMW Motorrad might showcase the BMW F 850 RS in the 2019 EICMA scheduled to take place in November this year.
We can expect the sports-tourer to hit the Indian shores, once it gets introduced in the global markets. As the high-end sport touring segment in India is attracting a lot of participation from the motorcycle manufacturers and the touring culture is also evolving here in India.