Why The New BMW R 1300 GS Might Disappoint You
Why The New BMW R 1300 GS Might Disappoint You
20 Jun Interesting
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BMW's highly anticipated R 1300 GS, set to be the brand's largest GS model yet, has left some adventure motorcycle enthusiasts disappointed with its revealed power figures. The official type-approval documents from BMW indicate that the R 1300 GS will be equipped with a new 1,300cc twin-cylinder boxer engine, offering a peak output of 143.5 horsepower and 110 pound-feet of torque. While this represents a slight increase compared to its predecessor, the R 1250 GS, the power output falls short in comparison to its competitors in the over-1200cc adventure segment.


The new GS trails behind rival models such as the Ducati Multistrada V4, KTM 1290 Super Adventure, Triumph Tiger 1200, and even the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250, all of which boast higher horsepower figures. However, the R 1300 GS compensates with impressive torque numbers, making it well-suited for off-road conditions. Nevertheless, many riders primarily use adventure bikes on the road, where the extra power could make a significant difference.


Despite the underwhelming power figures, there are other exciting features to look forward to with the new GS. It will be the first GS model powered by a non-tubular trellis chassis, constructed from steel and joined to a cast alloy subframe. The suspension system will likely feature electronic adjustment, along with minor tweaks to accommodate the updated dimensions. The R 1300 GS will also come equipped with advanced features, including front and rear radar systems enabling adaptive cruise control, rear collision warning, and blind spot detection. Additionally, riders can expect a new TFT instrument cluster, improved rider aids, electronic suspension, and all-LED lights.


The launch of the BMW R 1300 GS is imminent, with official documents and numerous spy shots pointing towards its arrival in the next few months. It is anticipated to have a starting price of around $20,000 in the American market, with initial variants including the GS and GS A, followed by an M 1300 GS variant as indicated by previous trademarks. The unveiling of the new GS raises the question of whether it will surpass the Ducati Multistrada's performance, inviting enthusiasts to share their thoughts and opinions.

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