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All-new BMW R 1250 GS and BMW R 1250 GS Adventure launched

Sudipto Chaudhury

BMW Motorrad has launched the all-new BMW R 1250 GS and the all-new BMW R 1250 GS Adventure in India.

Both models feature the 2-cylinder horizontally-opposed or “Boxer” engine displacing 1254cc, producing a power output of 134bhp at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 143Nm at 6,250 rpm.

The variable camshaft control BMW ShiftCam is an entirely new technology which, BMW claims, provides supreme ridability along with an increase in power across the engine speed range, reduced emission and fuel consumption levels, and improved refinement. The presence of the new power unit is demonstrated by means of newly designed cylinder head as well as the pipe ducting of the new exhaust manifold system.

The design of the all-new BMW R 1250 GS and the all-new BMW R 1250 GS Adventure coveys pure robustness. The driving dynamics and off-road qualities are highlighted by hand protectors in black along with the red and black seat, whereas the mainframe, handlebar and drivetrain in the all-new BMW R 1250 GS is finished in silver. The luggage bridge in White aluminium matt with trim holder in Nürburg Silver completes the dynamic look.

The fork slider tubes anodised in gold emphasise off-road talents. The fuel tank side trim elements in Asphalt Grey metallic provide a touch of distinction.

BMW says the illumination from the new LED headlights in both low-beam and a high-beam mode is wider and more homogeneous. The large windscreen is said to offer better comfort for the head, neck and shoulders as well as weather protection in every riding situation. Standard adjustability of the seat height is available as before.

The all-new BMW R 1250 GS and the all-new BMW R 1250 GS Adventure now has two riding modes available as standard to adapt the motorcycle to individual rider preferences. The Riding modes Pro (including ABS Pro, HSC Pro, DTC and DBC) support riding style on any surface and ensure more agility.

The standard Automatic Stability Control ASC ensures a high level of riding safety due to the best possible traction. The set-off assistant Hill Start Control is a standard feature on both models, enabling convenient set-off on slopes.

The standard packages offered on both motorcycles are incredibly versatile as per rider preferences: The Comfort package, consisting of a chrome-plated exhaust system, heated grips and RDC tyre pressure control gives added riding enjoyment and safety; The Touring package, comprising of Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension), Keyless Ride, preparation for navigation unit, cruise control, centre stand, case holders on both left and right sides allows the rider to stay in the saddle all day long; The Dynamic package, which includes Gear Shift Assistant Pro, Daytime Riding Light and LED turn indicators, shows signs of sporting character, both visually and functionally.

Both motorcycles are equipped with a completely new instrument cluster with an analogue speedometer and multifunctional display. Optional equipment known as Connectivity, with a 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display, integrates operation via the BMW Motorrad multi-controller, giving the rider quick access to vehicle and connectivity functions. In addition, the BMW Motorrad Connected app offers everyday-suitable and practice-oriented arrow navigation directly via the TFT display. Lastly, phone and media functions are available to the rider via Bluetooth and can be used without having to install an app.

The all-new BMW R 1250 GS is available in Black Storm Metallic and Cosmic Blue Metallic paintwork. The additional ‘Style HP’ features Motorsport colours – Light White Uni/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red Uni, a nod to BMW’s sporty side. Also available is a Black Powertrain, Rallye Seat Bench Low and Cross Spoke Wheels. Finally, the ‘Style Exclusive’ features Black Storm Metallic/Night Black Matt paintwork and a black powertrain.

Speaking about the new models, Dr Hans-Christian Baertels, president (act.), BMW Group India, said, “BMW Motorrad GS models offer distinctive, powerful and reliable propulsion when it comes to setting off on an extended tour or a long-distance journey – or simply enjoying the satisfying pleasure of a short weekend trip. Whether in the city, on the motorway, or off-road, the all-new BMW R 1250 GS gives greater freedom and riding pleasure. The all-new BMW R 1250 GS Adventure is built for challenges. No matter whether it is tarmac roads, gravel tracks or rough terrain, the large-capacity GS Adventure gets its riders safely to their destination.”

The all-new BMW R 1250 GS and the all-new BMW R 1250 GS Adventure will be available as completely built-up units (CBU) and can be booked at BMW Motorrad dealerships.

The ex-showroom prices are as follows –

BMW R 1250 GS Standard                     INR 16, 85,000

BMW R 1250 GS Pro                              INR 20, 05,000

BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Standard    INR 18, 25,000

BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Pro             INR 21, 95,000