Motoring review: BMW's F850GS can match up to the big boys

The 2018 BMW F850GS will appeal to those seeking a lighter and fuel-efficient bike. At 853cc and 229kg, the motorbike also means easier handling on- and off-road.
The 2018 BMW F850GS features a new engine, new chassis and electronics to rival pricier dual-purpose motorcycles.
The 2018 BMW F850GS features a new engine, new chassis and electronics to rival pricier dual-purpose motorcycles.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Since its debut in 2008, the BMW F800GS has become known as the baby version of the globetrotting R1200GS.

The iconic R1200GS obviously has more horsepower, better suspension and clever electronics - along with a haul-all-you-can attitude.

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