As a 40th birthday present to myself, I am now the proud owner of a new BMW F850GS.
It comes complete with pannier boxes and a top case, and tyres suitable for gravel roads.
I will not write a review of the bike, as I’m hardly an expert but with over 50% more power than the Transalp, it’s quite an upgrade.
The bike includes quite a bit of tech and integrates with my Android Smart Phone. There is a Route Guidance system included which requires the BMW Connected App to work and plan routes. This is not like a traditional Sat Nav, it provides no maps on the display but instead only the directions you should take to follow the programmed route. So far, it seems to work quite well.