BMW R 1300 GS Officially Teased Ahead of Upcoming India Launch

BMW Motorrad's most powerful series production boxer engine powers the new R 1300 GS. The engine, mated to a 6-speed gearbox, churns out 144bhp at 7,750rpm and 149Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on May 28, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

BMW Motorrad is preparing to launch the much-awaited R 1300 GS – a successor to the R 1250 GS – in the Indian market. While the launch date hasn't been revealed, we expect it to happen sometime in June 2024. In the run-up to the launch, select dealerships in India are reported to have begun accepting bookings for the upcoming BMW R 1300 GS. The booking amount ranges between Rs 50,000 and Rs 1 lakh, depending on the variant. 

We are already acquainted with the R 1300 GS's design, which is mostly evolutionary compared to that of the R 1250 GS. With the new R 1300 GS, you get a more sleek bodywork, underneath which lies a new sheet metal steel frame. According to BMW Motorrad, it is stiffer than before. Moreover, there is a flatter fuel tank, an X-shaped matrix LED headlight with daytime running lights, a split-seat design, and a more slender tail section.

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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 churns out 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.

BMW R 1300 GS: Hardware

There is a new sheet metal frame around the engine, while the tubular steel rear sub-frame replaces a cast aluminium unit. Even the suspension setup has been updated, 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: Features

The feature list of the BMW R 1300 GS includes 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. 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 – whereas the Riding Assistant package offers adaptive cruise control, active cruise control, lane change warning, and front collision warning. 

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Overseas, the bike comes in three variants: Option 719 Tramuntana, GS Trophy, and Triple Black. Expect the same options to be introduced in India as well. The price of the bike is expected to fall between Rs 22 lakh and Rs 23 lakh (ex-showroom). Upon arrival in India, it will rival the Honda Africa Twin, Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250, Triumph Tiger 1200, and the Ducati Multistrada V4.

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