A Brazilian magazine dug up the patent submission of the new BMW F 850 RS.
It closely resembles the 9Cento concept, with some differences.
BMW needs to fill the middleweight sport-tourer gap.
Remember the 9Cento concept? Looks like it will be applied to the new BMW F 850 RS, as Brazilian patent revealed.
The 9Cento concept drew lots of interest and many were hoping that BMW Motorrad put it into production. But the factory kept mum about it until the prototype was spotted undergoing road tests in the UK. BMW needs a midrange sport-tourer and the new 853cc parallel-Twin provides the perfect platform.
Now it looks like a reality. Brazilian motorcycle magazine Motor1 Bugmanaged to dig up BMW’s patent filing to the National Institute of Industrial Property, dated 2 April 2019. The files not only showed a rendering of the new bike but also the name “F 850 RS.”
The computer rendering shows a design which closely matches the 9Cento, albeit more practical for everyday riding, including a longer seat. It ought to be a great commuter compared to the likes of the R 1250 GS/GS Adventure and S 1000 XR sport-tourer.
Will it be launched at Intermot? Or EICMA? We will have to wait and see.