BMW has been in touch to tell us that there’s not a new F 850 RS on the way – suggesting that the 2019 brochure is actually referring to its existing F 800 GT.

Earlier today we were sent some images of BMW’s 2019 brochure, and it references a completely new model; the F 850 RS. The images, which came in courtesy of MoreBikes user Paul show an F 850 RS sitting alongside BMW’s R 1250 RT and K 1600 GT in the tour section of its brochure. But does it mean there’s an F 850 RS sport tourer on the way?

While, it might be a simple error – it wouldn’t take much of a leap to believe that BMW’s working on a mid-sized sport tourer to sit in its line-up. In fact, in November 2018 we ran some spy shots of the German factory out testing its ‘F850 XR/GT’ – so there is already a precedent for BMW further developing the 850 power plant from its mid-sized GS.

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At this stage there’s been no official announcement about the arrival of the F 850 RS, but earlier on we spoke to an official BMW spokesman and received a stock ‘BMW does not comment on the possibility of future models’. But since then BMW has been back in touch to tell us that a mid-capacity version of the RS will not happen – suggesting that it’s simply the reference to the new model in the brochure is a typo, and should instead read F 800 GT.

Ross Mowbray

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