Even as the official opening of EICMA rapidly approaches, our Bothan Spies are hard at work looking for clues to next year’s motorcycle debuts. As such, they bring news from Milan, where BMW Motorrad is set to unveil a bevy of new motorcycles.
Most of these new bikes we know of, with the BMW R1250GS Adventure and BMW S1000RR already leaking, and the BMW R1250R and BMW R1250RS obviously tipped by CARB filings for the new ShiftCam boxer-twin engine.
With BMW Motorrad telling us that we will see nine new motorcycles this new bike season, all that is left is simple math on what remains, now that the BMW R1250GS and BMW R1250RT debuted ahead of the INTERMOT show.
So far, our total is six…but we’re about to make it seven, as our Bothan’s report that the BMW F850GS Adventure will debut tomorrow morning in Milan.
Building off the BMW F850GS, which just found its way into the hands of the motorcycling press, the BMW F850GS Adventure is the purpose-built long-distance middleweight adventure-tourer in the German lineup.
Crash protection, knobby tires, and basic cosmetic changes aside, the biggest feature of the 2019 BMW F850GS will be its fuel tank, which holds a sizable six gallons of fuel.
We will know more about this ADV bike in just a handful of hours, as the doors to the Fiera Milano open, and EICMA starts in earnest. With the F850GSA, that makes eight models we know about…and the ninth? We hear its a C400GT scooter. Yawn.
BMW Motorrad is slated to give its new model presentation at 10am CET, which will be the wee hours here in the United States. Check back when you can though, tomorrow will be busy day.
Source: Bothan Spies
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