BMW R 1300 GS Launched in India at Rs 20.95 Lakh, Gets 144bhp Boxer Engine, Active Cruise Control and More

The BMW R 1300 GS, the successor to the tourer R 1250 GS, comes in Light White, GS Trophy, Triple Black, and 719 Tramuntana variants.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on June 13, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

BMW Motorrad has launched its much-awaited flagship adventure motorcycle in India – the R 1300 GS. Available at Rs 20.95 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom), the BMW R 1300 GS has to live up to the hype created around it, for it has arrived with a bigger-displacement engine, a stronger chassis, and all-new styling compared to the outgoing R 1250 GS. In all respects, the BMW R 1300 GS is a new machine having its sights set on the Triumph Tiger 1200, Ducati Multistrada V4, Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250, and the Honda Africa Twin. 

The BMW R 1300 GS, the successor to the tourer R 1250 GS, comes in Light White, GS Trophy, Triple Black, and 719 Tramuntana variants. Notably, the variants differ in terms of colours, features, and equipment. The bookings for the R 1300 GS are underway at select BMW dealerships, while the deliveries begins by the end of this month. 

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BMW R 1300 GS: Styling

We are all well-acquainted with the R 1300 GS's design already, which is mostly evolutionary compared to that of the R 1250 GS. With the BMW R 1300 GS, you get a more sleek bodywork, underneath which lies a new sheet metal steel frame, which, according to BMW Motorrad, is stiffer than before. Unlike the earlier models, this BMW R 1300 GS comes with a single-pod LED headlamp with daytime running lights. You also get a flatter fuel tank, a split-seat design, and a more slender tail section.

 BMW R 1300 GS Triple Black

BMW R 1300 GS: Chassis

For improved chassis stiffness, the BMW R 1300 GS employs a new sheet metal frame connected by a die-cast aluminium rear subframe. Even the suspension setup gets an update, with the bike featuring a new Telelever at the front and a Paralever setup at the rear, both sourced from EVO. 

The BMW R 1300 GS also uses electronically adjustable suspension, allowing the rider to adjust the spring preload and damping through an optional dynamics suspension (DSA). Additionally, DSA offers an adaptive ride height control, which automatically adjusts the height of the bike.

BMW R 1300 GS: Engine

BMW's most powerful series production boxer engine powers the new BMW R 1300 GS. Displacing 1,300cc, the boxer engine produces 144bhp at 7,750rpm and 149Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm and comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox, which is now placed underneath the engine. Thanks to this, the engine is more compact than before.

BMW R 1300 GS: Electronic Aids, Features 

Here, the BMW R 1300 GS offers a 6.5-inch colour TFT display, keyless ignition, ride-off assistant, Full Integral ABS Pro, and four standard riding modes – Rain, Road, Eco, and Enduro. Standard bits also include cross-spoked tubeless wheels, as well as Comfort and Dynamic packages (electronic windscreen, bidirectional quickshifter, Pro riding modes). Also available is the Touring package, but it is standard with Triple Black, GS Trophy and Option 719 Tramuntana variants.

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The bike can be had with additional equipment, based on the package chosen (Pro and Riding Assistant). The Pro package includes three more riding modes – Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, and Enduro Pro – while the Riding Assistant package entails adaptive cruise control, active cruise control, lane change warning, and front collision warning. 

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