BMW R 1250 GS and BMW R 1250 GS Adventure, which were unveiled last year, have now been launched in India. Bookings are open at Rs 5 lakhs. Both motorcycles feature similar design as the outgoing 1200 GS. It gets muscular body panels, beak like front fairings, LED head and tail lamps and a 6.5” TFT instrument cluster.
The Standard version will sit on alloy wheels while the Adventure gets spoke wheels. It will also receive luggage rack, crash guards and knuckle guards for added protection. The Adventure variant will also be heavier at 249 kgs, 20 kgs heavier than the Standard and will receive a 30 liter fuel tank as compared to the Standard which will be seen with a 20 liter fuel tank.
In terms of dimensions, the 2019 BMW R1250 GS will be similar in width and height to its earlier counterpart though length will be increased by 15mm on both bikes. Safety features will include hill hold assist, traction control and two riding modes of rain and road.
2019 BMW R1250 GS will be powered by a 1250cc, boxer twin engine offering 136 bhp power and 143 Nm torque. Top speed remains the same at 212 kmph for the Standard variant going up to 218 kmph for the Adventure while reports reveal that sound emission has been reduced to 88 dB on the 1250 GS bikes.
Pricing is 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
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 new BMW bikes will compete against the Triumph Tiger 1200 and Ducati Multistrada 1260.