BMW F 850 GS vs Triumph Tiger 800

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The BMW F 850 GS meets the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx – two middleweight adventure bikes. Both promising a level of capability that should meet all your two-wheeled adventure needs. Both are designed to cover long distances on the tarmac and to glide over the rough where the road ends. The Triumph Tiger 800 XCx is the popular choice, not just in India, but around the world too


Motorcycle design varies greatly to suit a range of different purposes: long-distance travel, commuting, cruising, sport including racing, and off-road riding

BMW F 850

BMW F 850 GS Adventure is expected to launch in India in March 2021 in the expected price range of Rs 16,00,000 to Rs 17,00,000. Currently available bikes which are similar to F 850 GS Adventure are Honda Africa Twin, Triumph Tiger 900 & Ducati Panigale V2.

Another bike similar to F 850 GS Adventure is Suzuki V Strom 1050 which is launching in February 2021 in India.

  • Fuel Type-Petrol
  • Displacement-853 cc
  • Max Power-92.5 bhp
  • Max Torque-92 Nm


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Triumph Tiger 800

The Triumph Tiger 800 XCx is the popular choice, not just in India, but around the world too; the middleweight British adventure bike has an almost unmatched fan following, and it’s an all-round great bike. The BMW F 850 GS boasts of German adventure lineage, renowned GS pedigree and top-notch build quality and engineering. Price ranges from 12 to 15.2 lakh INR.


Both bikes promise to take you beyond the horizon, where all that matters is the will to seek out adventure, and the attitude to explore more when tarmac disappears. They are big, burly and tall, and may look somewhat intimidating at first glance if you’re not used to rubbing shoulders with big ADV bikes. But if it’s one thing they have in spades, its presence, not unlike a big, burly SUV, with somewhat is. Fit and finish of the GS are top-notch, and every small surface, every single component of the bodywork and chassis feels built to last and speaks highly of quality.

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