This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the BMW F 750 GS, the little sibling to the BMW F 850 GS — but in every way, a motorcycle of its own.
The BMW F 750 GS was announced at the same time in late 2017 for the 2018+ model year. It was announced at the same time as the more off-road/adventure touring spec’d F 850 GS.
The F 750 GS is also an update on the F 700 GS. Like the earlier 700, which used the same 798cc engine from its bigger sibling, the 800, the 750 uses the same engine 853cc block from its bigger sibling, the 850. The name “750” is just a nod to the fact that it’s a lower spec bike — though it’s an extremely capable bike on its own.
The new F 750 GS is powered by a liquid-cooled 4-valve 853cc parallel twin with a 270-degree crankshaft. It’s the same motor as in the F 850 GS, but detuned to make a bit less power.
The motor in the BMW F 750 GS makes 57 kW (77 hp) @ 7,500 rpm, nearly 20% down on peak power. However, it’s an impressive amount, and for road riding it’s not just “adequate” — it’s ample, being comparable to the power and torque made in many motorcycles of similar class and displacement (e.g. the Triumph 900cc twins).
In July 2020 BMW announced a minor update to the F 750 GS (as well as to the F 850 GS and 850 GS Adventure), with standard LED indicators, a standard USB charging device, and standard ABS pro (cornering ABS).
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BMW F 750 GS service intervals
Overall, the BMW F 750 GS has 10000 km / 6000 mile or annual service intervals at which point you should change the oil and filter.
Every 12000 miles or 20000 km, do a major service, including changing the spark plugs and doing a valve clearance service.
BMW recommends changing the brake fluid every two years. But they don’t have a fixed coolant replacement schedule, instead recommending testing the coolant at a dealer and replacing it as needed.
What you need to service the BMW F 750 GS
Despite the minor update in 2021, the parts needed to do a basic service on the BMW F 750 GS have remained the same since launch, as the engine wasn’t updated significantly.
|Part||BMW F 750 GS part spec|
|Oil||BMW recommends using BMW Advantec Pro 5W-40, their own brand, but you can use other 15W-50 synthetic oils of high quality. Recommended spec is API grade SL, JASO MA2.|
|Oil filter||The standard oil filter is BMW part 11 42 7 721 779, which is equivalent to Hiflofiltro HF160.|
|Air filter||BMW part number 13 72 8 561 572, which is equivalent to Hiflofiltro HFA7801.|
|Spark plug||The standard spark plug is an NGK LMAR9J-9E per the manual.|
|Brake fluid||Use DOT 4 brake fluid, e.g. Castrol DOT 4, or you can get BMW part number 83 13 2 445 461 for the official stuff|
|Brake pads||Part numbers for the brake pads are 34 21 8 569 412 for the front brake pads (you need 2 pairs) and 34 21 7 722 884 for the rear.|
|Cable lubricant||Use Protect all cable life to lubricate moving cables.|
|General grease||Use a lithium soap-based grease for external pivot points like the kickstand etc.|
Maintenance schedule for the BMW F 750 GS
Below is the maintenance schedule for the BMW F 750 GS. This is the same schedule as in the manual, but it has been adapted to be a little easier to read and to fit this screen.
The schedule is effectively identical to that of the F 850 GS, but you don’t have to change the fork oil.
- Follow the earlier of time-based or distance based intervals. For example, change the oil every year or 10000 km / 6000 miles, whichever is earlier.
- Keep repeating the schedule in the pattern shown.
|km x 1000||10||20||30||40|
|mi x 1000||6||12||18||24||Every|
|Standard BMW service (see below)||Year|
|Engine oil change with filter||X||X||X||X||Year|
|Check valve clearances||X||X|
|Replace all spark plugs||X||X|
|Replace air cleaner insert||X||X|
|Check or replace the air filter insert||X||X||X||X|
|Change brake fluid in entire system|
Do first brake fluid change after one year.
Standard BMW service — BMW F 750 GS
The standard annual service for the BMW F 750 GS is below.
- [D] means items that a dealer does.
|Standard scope of service — BMW F 750 GS|
|[D] Performing vehicle test using the BMW Motorrad diagnostic system|
|(When motorcycle is ridden off-road): Change air filter|
|Check coolant level|
|Check/adjust clutch play|
|Check the front brake pads and brake discs for wear|
|Check the rear brake pads and brake discs for wear|
|Check the brake fluid level, front and rear|
|Visually inspect the brake lines, brake hoses, and connections|
|Check the tire pressure and tread depth|
|Check and lubricate the chain drive|
|Check side stand for ease of movement|
|Check centre stand for ease of movement|
|Check the steering-head bearing|
|Check the lighting and signal system|
|Check the engine start suppression works|
|Final inspection and road safety check|
|[D] Set the service date and remaining distance to service|
|Check charging state of battery|
|[D] Confirm the BMW service in the vehicle literature|
About the BMW F 750 GS
The BMW F 750 GS suffers from a strange predicament — always being compared to its bigger sibling, the F 850 GS.
It has the misfortune to have an engine that people know to be “de-tuned” and “actually 853cc, but lower power than the other 853cc motor”. But this is not a fair characterisation, because the BMW F 750 GS is, in itself, an outstanding motorcycle, and one that many would choose over the F 850 GS — not just choose it because it’s lower power, easier to ride, or more “beginner-friendly”.
As mentioned above, the BMW F 750 GS is a more everyday bike. It’s targeted towards people who want a travel enduro bike but prefer a lower seat height, high cost-effectiveness, and great all-round performance.
The F 850 GS, on the other hand, is for those people who want more off-road and touring characteristics, and greater off-road capability.
The F 750 GS is powered by an 853cc motor that makes 57 kW (77 hp) @ 7,500 rpm. This is an amount of power that’s ample for flinging the F 750 GS up to over 100 km/h (60 mph) in under four seconds — competitive with many high-end sports cars.
The engine of the F 750 GS is much more characterful than the F 700 GS than it replaces, thanks to the 270/450 degree firing interval of the pistons, in contrast with the 360/360 firing order of the previous 798cc engine. Vibrations are, as before, dampened out by counterbalance shafts.
The F 750 GS as of 2020 comes standard with riding modes and cornering ABS.
Another competitor for the BMW F 750 GS is another road-going motorcycle, the F 900 XR. Compared to the XR, the F 750 GS seems much more like an enduro, whereas the XR is unabashedly a road-going motorcycle… that you can still take off-road, if you need to.
Tires for the BMW F 750 GS
The BMW F 750 GS ships standard with the following tyre sizes and pressures.
Stock, the F 750 GS comes with cast wheels, rather than spoked rims like on the 850.
|Wheel||Tyre size||Tire pressure (cold)|
|Front||110/80 R 19 (59)||32-36 psi (2.2-2.5 bar) (one-up to 2-up/with luggage)|
|Rear||150/70 R 17 (69)||36-42 psi (2.5-2.9 bar) (one-up to 2-up/with luggage)|
Manual for the BMW F 750 GS
The maintenance schedule for the BMW F 750 GS came from the user’s manual. We used a few from different years and compared them and they’re identical. You can a screenshot above.
You can download the user manuals for different years of the BMW F 750 GS directly from BMW’s website here.