A new off-road-capable version of the BMW F850GS has been spotted undergoing testing in Greece. As a replacement for the F800GS Adventure, the new model will likely debut this fall at Intermot or EICMA as the 2019 BMW F850GS Adventure.

2019 BMW F850GS Adventure Spy Photos

Even without its final paint, the BMW roundel and GS logos are clearly visible. Note the substantial venting in the fairing including a series of holes cut out above the protective bar.

If the F800GS Adventure is any indicator, this new model will have a larger fuel tank than the F850GS’ 4.0-gallon capacity. The F800GSA was wider than the regular F800GS, but because they both had their fuel tanks located under the seat, this was a result of larger bodywork to provide better wind protection. For the F850GS, BMW relocated the fuel tank to a more conventional location in front of the rider, so the Adventure version will be much wider, perhaps even compared to the F800GSA.

2019 BMW F850GS Adventure Spy Photos

The Adventure version will have a taller, wider windscreen than the regular F850GS. Unlike the F800GS Adventure’s one-piece windscreen, the new bike has a three-part screen, with two wider screens set to either side and a bit further back from the tall central screen.

2019 BMW F850GS Adventure Spy Photos

The test bike was mounted with a pair of metal cases, so we expect a stronger subframe to support the heavier panniers as well as the weight of a top box and passenger.

Other differences we can see from the F850GS include fog lights, engine crash bars, a larger bash plate and a center stand, though it’s too early to know which of these items will be offered as standard equipment and which will be in one of BMW’s package options.

2019 BMW F850GS Adventure Spy Photos

The crash bars have a new shape compared to the ones on the F800GSA. The bash plate also looks larger than the one employed on the outgoing model.

Expect to see the new BMW F850GS Adventure appear at one of this fall’s two big shows. We’ll have more information right here on Motorcycle.com as it becomes available.

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  • Tanner

    I recall seeing the specs on this – the weight on this thing is almost 100lbs more than the KTM 790 adventure. within 20ish lbs of an R1200GS, but with a much higher COG.

    What’s the point?

    • Born to Ride

      The 790 adventure isn’t a ready to ride streetbike yet. Once they have a production model, then we can start comparing curb weights. Here’s to hoping Yamaha can keep the weight off the new Tenere 700. That’s my ADV wet dream right now. 65-70hp twin, 8” of suspension travel at both ends, as close to 400lbs as possible(I don’t want to be picking up anything heavier than that), and nearly maintenance free. Don’t fail me Yamaha.

      • Patriot159

        Yea baby!

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    • Patriot159

      As usual the KTM should be more performance oriented and for sure lighter but the BMW faithful won’t care.

      • TelemarkTumalo

        Likely. I keep hoping that KTM will bring their maintenance and reliability issues in-line with their competitors. Their entire fleet is gorgeous and carry outstanding performance, but most of us would rather ride then wrench.

  • Polly Molly Moo

    Needs a big lump of engine sticking out each side.

  • TonyCarlos

    Good detailed analysis of photo. Thanks

  • Old MOron

    LOL, Herr Höhne really sneaked up on the pilot this time.

    In order to get the best shots … I follow the prototypes to their secret test tracks … Hiding or disguising myself is … part of my job, as well as investigations, surveillance and waiting. http://bmh-images.com/

    Oh, sure. He’s not in BMW’s and KTM’s speed dial. Sure.

    • Born to Ride

      Right!? Lol

  • michael32853hutson@yahoo.com

    more will be revealed! looks interesting…

  • jeff benson

    Great. Another big dualie that will never leave the pavement. When we go down to Mosb we see scads of GSes, all perfectly clean without a scratch. I think my old 81 Wing had more dirt miles than any 10 GSes. But that’s understandable. Who wants to scuff up a $20K motorcycle?

  • My god you’re late reporting this. Not only that, the same photo is cropped 5 ways. Sheessh. Is it just the “A” part that’s the huge mystery.