Back in May 2018, at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event in Italy, BMW Motorrad showcased a concept motorcycle namely the 9cento aka nove cento. Now as per a patent filed in the National Institute of Industrial Property (INP) in Brazil, the unveiled concept is still under pipeline to get a production-ready guise. Not even this, the BMW Motorrad brochure for the model year 2019 has also unveiled a new product the F 850 RS, however, the bike maker further claimed it as a typo. But the mentioned patent filing is ending up the case now as the listed model there were the BMW F 850 RS.
The F 850 RS is likely to draw propelling power from the same 853cc, parallel-twin engine performing duties on the F 850 GS and the F 750 GS. However, we could witness a different state of tune for the motorcycle. The possibility of engine shared from GS bikes is confirmed by the similar header pipes as well. The churned power output from the engine stands at 77hp and 83Nm of torque on the model F 750 GS and 85hp and 92Nm of torque on the F 850 GS. However, it would be interesting to see how the German bike maker will tune the engine for the BMW F 850 RS model.
Other than the above-mentioned detailings, the patent image reveals the periphery of the production F 850 RS. As per the styling, it is clear that the BMW stuck to the original 9cento concept on which the bike is based. In terms of looks, it resembles the BMW S 1000 XR sports-tourer and could be a touring bike with semi-fairing. The used RS suffix which stands for Reisesport translates to travel sport, denotes the German bikemaker’s sports-tourers. As of now, the BMW R 1250 RS is the only bike in the brand’s lineup with RS badge. Other than this, the equipment of alloy wheels and a suspension setup meant for sport touring is also confirmed from the patent images. There are chances that the BMW F 850 RS could replace the F 800 GT in the international market, but we just wait and watch for confirmation.