Adventure in a Nutshell

F850GS Standard & Low Suspension

If adventure is what you are looking for New Zealand is a country with few restrictions you are able to go places that would be impossible in other countries, the F850GS is such a versatile bike and one of our most favorite adventure touring bikes for NZ. It’s just so capable in all areas, sweeping paved roads, gravel, river crossings handled perfectly by the mid-size BMW. Great handling and a willing torque generating engine just make it so fun to ride! It has all the comforts of cruise control, heated grips, premium luggage to make long days riding a pleasure. Great for two up riding, electronic suspension and safe with the latest BMW Pro riding modes and ABS Pro brakes.

The F850GS is our most versatile bike model, we have both standard and low suspension models plus three different height seats, we have both premium alloy hard cases and soft clip on luggage using the same frames so we can set up the bikes to suit you.

The BMW 850 GS is rugged but refined and provides a riding experience that you will remember for many years to come. It is time to see, for yourself, that New Zealand has so much to offer and on this motorcycle, you will enjoy every minute.

Discover what is over the horizon and conquer new terrains.


Days: Peak/High Season - November to March Shoulder Season - April to October
22 & Over NZ$219.00 NZ$179.00
15 to 21 NZ$239.00 NZ$215.00
6 to 14 NZ$259.00 NZ$235.00
2 to 5 NZ$279.00 NZ$259.00


Engine Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke parallel twin engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Engine Displacement (cc) 853
Bore x Stroke 84 mm x 77 mm
Maximum Speed Over 200km/h
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with quick shift
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Drive Carbon like Diamond Chain drive
Overall Length (mm) 2305
Overall Width (mm) 922
Overall Height (mm) 1356
Wheelbase (mm) 1593
Suspension Standard and Low Options available
Seat Height (mm) Standard 860
  Standard 835
  Low suspension + Low Seat 815
  Rally Seat +28mm
Kerb Mass (kg) 229
Front wheel / suspension 21” Tubeless Spoke Wheel / Upside-down telescopic fork, 43mm
Rear wheel / suspension 17” Tubeless Spoke Wheel / Cast aluminum 2-sided swing arm, WAD strut (travel related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable via handwheel
Brakes Front Dual floating disc brakes, dual-piston floating calipers, diameter 305 mm
Brakes Rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
Tyre Front 90/90 - 21 54V
Tyre Rear 150/70 - 17 69V
Usable Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres
Range 360km

Rental Rates include insurance, all taxes, all toll road fees, unlimited *KM.
Full comprehensive motorcycle insurance is included in the rental rates. This covers the motorcycle, accessories, fire, theft and third party.

(Details in Terms and Conditions)

*Rental Rates include unlimited free Kms (on hires 4 days or longer)
Peak/High Season: November – March
Shoulder/Low season: April – October


“It feels like the shortest and least intimidating middleweight adventure motorcycle on the market” adv

“The F850GS is a good bike – it’s that simple. The engine is lovely; fast and frantic when you want it, easy and economical when you want that instead. The chassis is capable on road and those in the know tell me it works off-road too. It has all the essential modern gizmos, as many options as you could ever need”

“The F 850 GS closes the gap between the two models. I think the increased level of refinement is going to make it al the more attractive to potential customers looking for a premium, adventure-touring motorcycle.”

Additional Information

  • FREE Unlimited Kilometers on rentals 4 Days & over*
  • Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance (Standard Deductible Applies)
  • Tax (GST)
  • Toll Road Fees
  • USB charging Port & Quad Lock Phone Mount
  • Heated Grips on all our rental motorcycles
  • Givi Canyon clip on soft luggage available on request for most models
  • BMW models have the factory Navigator GPS Mount.

*Short Term Rentals 2 & 3 days have Free 350 kilometres per day included (Note: Short term hire - if you travel over the generous 350 per day allowance, additional distance will be charged at 59c per KM)

  • Motorcycle Navigation - Garmin Zumo XT (for BMW, Triumph & Yamaha)
  • Motorcycle Navigation TomTom Rider 400/450 GPS (for Honda Models)
  • Side Luggage - premium hard panniers available on all models (genuine luggage or Givi Trekker Alaska Alloy cases 36 litre)
  • Side clip on soft luggage available on most models (Givi Canyon bags)
  • Top-boxes available on all models (genuine top case or Givi Trekker outback Alloy cases - 42 or 58 litre)
  • Tank-bags available (Small clip on with clear phone pocket)
  • Lowering links can be fitted to the rear suspension CB500X
  • Low & Standard Seats available for most models
  • Puncture repair and tyre inflation kits
  • Collision Damage Waiver – From $15 per day for lower bond rate

There is a small charge for extras.

  • Rider minimum age is 21 years old and must hold valid motorcycle license & can only hire bikes up to 650cc
  • Hire Motorcycles 700cc and over have a minimum rider age of 25.
  • Long Term Hires - Hires over 22 days rates are by negotiation, please ask for options
  • Our main depot is Christchurch, please try to pick up and drop off in CHC.
  • One-way hires are expensive. One way hires Auckland -Christchurch, or Christchurch – Auckland will incur a $899 relocation surcharge.

All our rental motorcycles are maintained by fully qualified motorcycle technicians, and are New Zealand Government Transport certified as rental vehicles.

During the hire period NZBIKE.COM is not obliged to replace an accident damaged motorcycle, but we will do our best to get you back on the road as soon as possible. If you damage a motorcycle you must report this to NZBIKE.COM immediately.

During the hire period the hirer is responsible for taking care of the motorcycle including basic maintenance - correct tyre pressures & fluid levels.

Most overseas licenses are valid for use in New Zealand; the same restrictions apply as the country of origin. Riders must be 25 years of age or over for all our motorcycles over 700cc and have reasonable riding experience. Licenses must have a motorcycle endorsement. If your license is not in English, an international driving permit or certified translation will be required.

The customer or the customer's travel agent is responsible for all paperwork requiring entry to New Zealand.

Entry into New Zealand

Visa requirements can change, please check for the latest entry requirements from your country to New Zealand, please allow plenty of time to obtain your visa. For countries that are on the visa waiver program you will have to apply for an NZeTA, these can take up to 72 hours to process, please do this well in advance of your travel date, they are valid for 2 years.

  • 20% deposit required to confirm a RENTAL booking. Deposit 50% refundable if cancelled prior to 31 days of hire commencing. Rentals should be fully paid 30 days prior to departure.

  • 20% deposit required to reserve a TOUR or Group Booking. Deposit is 50% refundable if cancelled prior to 61 days of tour or hire commencing.
    Tours or Group Booking should be fully paid 60 days prior to departure, full tour fee is 50% refundable between 60 to 31 days from departure of tour or hire commencing.

  • All Rentals, Tours or Group Booking if cancelled within 30 days of departure are non-refundable and full payment is due.

  • Any cancelation due to NZ boarders closing will be 100% refunded or transferred to a later booking once boarders open.


    Note: Group Booking is 4 or more bikes.

A bond equal to the insurance excess amount is required from the hirer at the time the motorcycle is picked up. This bond is to be secured with a credit card pre-authorization and is cancelled when the motorcycle is returned undamaged to NZBIKE.COM Depot. Any damage to the motorcycle, up to the insurance excess will be deducted from the security bond (or CDW amount if applicable).

  • Note: Credit Card is needed on hire pickup, Bonds are not charged but a pre-authorization of the bond amount is confirmed. Your credit card must have sufficient clear funds equal to the bond amount.

Full comprehensive motorcycle insurance is included in the rental rates. This includes the motorcycle, accessories, fire, theft and third party. The insurance excess (deductible) varies per model.

The schedule of Insurance Deposits:

The standard Insurance Excess (deductable)on all Motorcycles is NZ$4500

Stage 1 Collision Damage Waiver (CDW 1) reduces the Insurance Excess to $2900 cost is $19 per day
Stage 2 Collision Damage Waiver (CDW 2) reduces the Insurance Excess to $950 cost is $35 per day
Stage 3 Collision Damage Waiver (CDW 3) reduces the Insurance Excess to $0 cost is $69 per day
Note: Stage 3 Collision Damage Waiver is only available on hires 8 days or more

Breakdown cover is included in the motorcycle rental rate

NZBIKE.COM will pay for all road tolls on any of it’s rental bikes anywhere in New Zealand.

NZBIKE.COM does not assume responsibility for bodily injury, nor for any damage or loss to personal effects. However while in New Zealand, you are covered by ACC (accident compensation corporation), which may cover all or 80% of medical expenses for any vehicle or personal accident you may suffer. We recommend that you carry comprehensive travel insurance for your entire stay in NZ.

NZBIKE.COM will not be responsible or liable for speeding, parking tickets, weather, acts of god, or any other circumstances beyond it's control. Nor shall NZBIKE.COM be responsible or liable for delay, loss, damage or injury to person or property and/or illness incurred during their stay in connection with or relating to the supply or omission of air, sea, land transportation services, or of accommodation, meals, facilities, entertainment or other services provided by NZBIKE.COM.

NZBIKE.COM will charge a $75 administration fee on any speeding or parking tickets that remain unpaid once the rental is concluded.