BMW GS 1250 twins: What's new and what has changed?

BMW GS 1250 twins: What’s new and what has changed?

BMW Motorrad recently launched the updated 1250 GS twins in India. Along with aesthetic updates, the off-roaders also get a host of electronic and mechanical updates. Here are some of the most interesting ones:

  1. The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure get light white solid paint and ice grey solid colour in their respective basic colour versions.
  2. The optional Style Triple Black enhances the two motorcycles with the Blackstorm metallic/black / agate grey colour combination. 
  3. The limited ‘40 Years GS’ edition scheme is dedicated to the ‘40 Years GS’ anniversary. It honours the iconic BMW R 100 GS and comes in black and yellow. 
  4. New lighting functions, cruising light, and function-integrated turn indicator bulbs are available as optional equipment.
  5. Both models feature the powerful 1254cc, twin-cylinder in-line Boxer engine, producing 136 bhp with a maximum torque of 143 Nm.
  6. The variable camshaft control BMW ShiftCam is a new technology that increases power across the entire engine speed range.
  7. It also offers reduced emission and fuel consumption levels, optimised running smoothness and refinement.
  8. The standard Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) ensures the best possible traction.
  9. The set-off assistant Hill Start Control Pro (HSC Pro) is a standard feature in both models and noticeably improves the starting function in all conditions.
  10. Comfort features now include heated grips, two power sockets as standard for charging smartphones and other compatible devices. 
  11. A 12-volts onboard socket is installed under the rider’s seat. A USB-A socket with a 5-volt power supply is also available for quick charging. 
  12. Both motorcycles are equipped with a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT display. Integrating operation via the BMW Motorrad multi-controller gives the rider quick access to vehicle and connectivity functions.
  13. Riders can use phone and media functions without having to install an app.
  14. In addition, the BMW Motorrad Connected app offers everyday-suitable and practice-oriented arrow navigation directly via the TFT display.
  15. The new BMW R 1250 GS and the new BMW R 1250 GS Adventure will be available as Completely Built-up Units (CBU) and can be booked at BMW Motorrad dealerships with a base price of Rs 20.45 lakhs (ex-showroom)
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