The new BMW R 1300 GS: “Next level GS” featuring new boxer engine and new suspension, with significantly reduced weight and increased GS competence all round.
When it comes to adventure on two wheels, BMW Motorrad has been a pioneering force for over four decades. The BMW GS series, with its iconic boxer engine, has always been at the forefront of this adventure. And now, with the introduction of the new BMW R 1300 GS, they’re taking the game to a whole new level.
The Powerhouse: Boxer Engine Redefined
At the heart of this new adventure machine is a completely redesigned two-cylinder boxer engine. This powerhouse, boasting 1,300 cc, delivers an impressive 145 horsepower at 7,750 rpm and a peak torque of 149 Nm at 6,500 rpm. It’s the most powerful boxer engine ever produced by BMW, promising exhilarating performance on and off the road.
But it’s not just about raw power; it’s also about efficiency. The new design incorporates BMW ShiftCam technology, which varies the valve timing and valve stroke on the intake side. This results in exceptional fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, all while maintaining smooth and refined power delivery.
Lighter, Stronger, and More Agile
One of the standout features of the new R 1300 GS is its impressive weight reduction. Compared to its predecessor, it sheds a significant 12 kg, making it more agile and easier to handle. The key to this weight reduction is the use of innovative materials and construction techniques.
The main frame, for example, is now a sheet metal shell made of steel, offering higher stiffness than before. The rear frame has also seen an upgrade, transitioning from a tubular steel structure to a lightweight die-cast aluminum construction.
Adaptive Suspension for Ultimate Comfort
The new R 1300 GS offers an optional Electronic Dynamic Suspension Adjustment (DSA) system. This advanced technology dynamically adapts damping and spring rates to your riding conditions and selected mode. It ensures a smooth and comfortable ride whether you’re solo, riding with a passenger, or loaded up with luggage.
For those seeking even more control, adaptive vehicle height control and a sports suspension are available as optional equipment. The adaptive vehicle height control automatically adjusts the bike’s height depending on the situation, combining comfort with riding dynamics.
Ride Modes for Every Adventure
The R 1300 GS comes equipped with four standard riding modes: Rain, Road, Eco, and Enduro. These modes cater to a wide range of riding conditions and preferences. The “Enduro” mode, in particular, is tailored for off-road enthusiasts, offering a specific setup for tackling rugged terrain.
Lighting the Way Forward
In terms of safety and visibility, the new R 1300 GS doesn’t disappoint. It features a state-of-the-art Matrix LED headlamp as standard, providing exceptional clarity and visibility. Integrated LED turn indicators, both in the hand protectors at the front and at the rear, enhance visibility even further.
The optional “Headlight Pro” takes things to the next level, with adaptive turning lights that illuminate the path as you lean into bends, greatly enhancing night-time riding.
Advanced Riding Assistance
For riders looking for additional safety features, the R 1300 GS offers the Riding Assistant option. This includes Active Cruise Control (ACC), Front Collision Warning (FCW), and Lane Change Warning (LCW). ACC allows you to set your desired riding speed and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, while FCW and LCW provide additional collision prevention and lane change support.
Variants to Suit Every Style
The new R 1300 GS is not just about performance; it’s also about style. BMW offers several variants to cater to different tastes:
- Basic Variant: With clean lines and a focus on essentials, this variant embodies the classic GS theme.
- Triple Black: Combining masculinity with exclusive surfaces, this variant exudes a bold attitude.
- GS Trophy: Featuring distinctive red and white accents, this variant is all about performance and sporty off-road riding.
- Option 719 Tramuntana: This variant showcases cross-spoke wheels in gold and a high-quality finish in Aurelius Green metallic.
The new BMW R 1300 GS is more than just a motorcycle; it’s an invitation to explore new horizons, conquer challenging terrain, and experience the thrill of adventure. With its powerful and efficient engine, advanced technology, and a design that exudes both form and function, it’s set to redefine the adventure riding experience.
Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or someone looking to embark on their first journey into the world of motorcycling, the R 1300 GS promises an unforgettable ride. It’s not just a motorcycle; it’s the next level of GS adventure.