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BMW Reveal R 1300 GS

BMW Motorrad have globally launched the highly anticipated R 1300 GS, the successor to the acclaimed GS1250. The R 1300 GS is expected to land in Australia during the first half of 2024 and be priced from $26,000 + on roads for the entry model variant.

Featuring 12kgs less weight, new suspension and a more powerful boxer engine the new R 1300 GS is sure to have BMW enduro fans excited. The R 1300 GS will be offered in 4 models, the Basic GS, Triple Black, GS Trophy and Option 719.

The centrepiece of the R 1300 GS is the legendary two-cylinder boxer engine. Its new design is more compact than ever before thanks to a gearbox located under the engine and a new camshaft drive arrangement. From exactly 1300cc it produces an output of 107kW (145hp) at 7750rpm, developing maximum torque of 149Nm at 6500rpm.

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At the centre of the new suspension is the sheet metal shell main frame made of steel, which in addition to being significantly optimised in terms of installation space also offers higher levels of stiffness than the predecessor model.

For the rear frame, the previous tubular steel structure has now been replaced with a die-cast aluminium construction. The new EVO Telelever front wheel guide with flex element and the revised EVO Paralever rear wheel guide also provide even greater steering precision and ride stability.

The new electronic Dynamic Suspension Adjustment (DSA) combines the dynamic adjustment of the front and rear damping with a corresponding adjustment of the spring rate (“spring stiffness”), depending on the selected riding mode, riding condition and manoeuvres.

BMW R 1300 GS
BMW R 1300 GS

The automatic adjustment of the spring rest ensures load compensation. This makes for an even more thrilling riding experience on all surfaces. Whether solo, in pairs or with bulky luggage, DSA ensures an even higher level of ride safety, performance and comfort.

In conjunction with DSA as optional equipment ex works, two other elements are available to enhance the suspension of the new R 1300 GS which are the new adaptive vehicle height control and the sports suspension.

With adaptive vehicle height control, the new R 1300 GS offers fully automatic adjustment of the vehicle height depending on the operating condition, thereby ensuring the greatest possible comfort without having to compromise on riding dynamics and banking freedom.

With 20mm more spring travel at the front and rear and an optional athletically firm sports suspension specially developed for the GS, off-road riders are well catered for.

The R 1300 GS now has four rather than three riding modes for adaptation to individual rider preferences. The “Rain” and “Road” riding modes allow riding characteristics to be adapted to most road conditions.

With the “Eco” riding mode it is possible to achieve the maximum range on a single tank of fuel, while the additional riding mode “Enduro” enables an enhanced riding experience off the beaten track with a specific set-up for off-road use.

BMW R 1300 GS
BMW R 1300 GS

The R 1300 GS comes equipped with a new, compact full LED headlamp with a novel, distinctive light icon as standard. This illuminates the road with an unrivalled clarity, thereby ensuring even better visibility in traffic. The light unit comprises two LED units for low and high beam along with four additional LED units for the daytime running light and the side light.

The BMW R 1300 GS features the new Riding Assistant option, comprising the components Active Cruise Control (ACC), Front Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Change Warning (SWW). Active Cruise Control (ACC) with integrated distance control can be used to set the desired riding speed as well as the distance to the vehicle in front.

Front Collision Warning (FCW) with brake intervention is designed to prevent collisions and help reduce the severity of accidents, while Lane Change Warning monitors the lanes to the left and right and can help ensure a safe lane change while supporting use of the rear mirror.

The R 1300 GS features an entirely new design that is based on the traditional GS flyline while at the same time reflecting extreme compactness and significant weight reduction.

With a new aluminium fuel tank that has a flatter ramp than on the predecessor models, the flyline is largely responsible for the dynamic, light and accessible appearance of the new R 1300 GS.

The basic variant of the new BMW R 1300 GS perfectly embodies what the BMW Motorrad development team has endowed the GS legend with: compact arrangement of the components, high functionality of the equipment and all aspects focused on the essentials.

BMW R 1300 GS
BMW R 1300 GS

In Light White solid paint and in conjunction with its sharply drawn lines and very clean appearance, the new R 1300 GS has a muscular appearance and embodies the boxer GS theme in pristine style.

Triple Black is a model variant of the boxer GS that has been popular for many years. In this colour scheme, the new BMW R 1300 GS has a masculine attitude combined with exclusive surfaces.

The basic finish Racing Blue metallic sets the tone for the model variant GS Trophy. With red and white tapes and inscriptions combined with a rear frame coated in white metallic matt, the GS Trophy stands for the very highest level of performance and sporty off-road riding.

The new R 1300 GS shows its exclusive and technically sophisticated side in the model variant Option 719. This combines cross-spoke wheels in gold with a high-quality paint finish in Aurelius Green metallic and sophisticated.

For further information please contact your local BMW Motorrad dealer.

BMW R 1300 GS
BMW R 1300 GS
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkinhttp://twowheeladdicts.com.au
Andrew Jenkin is the founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, a contributor to BikeReview and Drivetribe as well as being a panel judge of Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.

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