If the photo is to be believed, the 2020 version of the naked middleweight sport looks like a brand new bike compared to the old machine, much more than a facelift.
The swingarm, frame, engine, body, clocks and fuel tank all look brand new. With only the front forks and wheels that seem to be related to the outgoing model.
The new bike also features a new suspension exhaust system, removing the bulky side-mounted item from the old F850 R.
What can we expect from the 2020 BMW F850 R?
The 2020 F850 R (when we get to see it then) uses the same engine as the F850 GS Visordown tested late last year. It’s safe to assume the R will have its own tune, after all, it’s all about getting the best out of a thick mid-range with a nude.
In comparison, the GS delivers just under 100 hp at 8250 rpm and 68 Nm of torque at 6250 rpm.
While for comparison, we wouldn’t expect the new F850 R to do stratospheric numbers. However, a slight lift and a wider, less low torque distribution would be expected.
With the winter season of motor shows and launches about to get into full swing, it seems only natural that we should see some concrete evidence of the new F850 R in a month or so.