It combines the aggressiveness and sportiveness of the BMW F 900 R, being powered by a parallel-twin engine while keeping the comfort of the BMW F850GS. It has a long travel suspension with optional dynamic ESA Pro, with two damping modes and automatic load compensation. This bike shares the frame and the engine with the F 900 R, and it is a viable option for shorter riders because the seat is positioned lower than the S 1000 XR (15 mm, to be precise) and also weighs a bit less than its bigger brother (around 7 kg, which is approximately 15 lb).
The engine evolved from a 798 cc to an 895 cc from the previous generation, developing 103 hp (77 kW) at 8500 RPM and 68 lb-ft (92 Nm) of torque at 6500 RPM. This is an improvement from the 798 cc engine of around 14.5 hp (10 kW) and 5 lb-ft (7 Nm).
Also, the bike has two riding modes to choose from (as standard), depending on various conditions such as road surface, weather conditions, and driver experience. These modes are called rain and road, while dynamic and dynamic pro come as an ex works option. The dynamic pro mode grants access to fine-tune as you want the throttle response, engine brake, ABS control, and traction control.