BMW R 1300 GS Teased Again Ahead of India Launch

BMW Motorrad is planning to bring the much-awaited R 1300 GS to India soon. As the series of teasers for the bike floods the internet, let's explore its specifications.

By Sanorita | on May 30, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

BMW Motorrad is set to launch the R 1300 GS in India soon, a successor to the R 1250 GS beemer. The new bike is a complete departure from its predecessor in looks, with X-motif LED DRLs, an LED projector lens headlight, and a more compact fuel tank. It now has a sheet metal shell mainframe, and a die-cast aluminum rear subframe, which adds lightweight and improves off-road control. The bike had its global debut last year and is now ready to enter the Indian market, with prices ranging from Rs 22 lakh to Rs 23 lakh (ex-showroom). While there is no official confirmation, some retailers have reportedly begun bookings, with prices ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh, depending on the version. To keep its followers excited about the bike's arrival, BMW has released another teaser on its social media accounts. Let's see what the new beemer has to offer.

R 1300 GS Officially Teased

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BMW R 1300 GS: Power and Hardware Specs

At its core, the R 1300 GS features the brand's powerful 1,300cc twin-cylinder Boxer engine that produces 145bhp at 7,750rpm and 149Nm at 6,500rpm, which is 9bhp and 6Nm more than its predecessor. The bike is equipped with a 6-speed transmission, which is located beneath the engine.

In terms of cycle parts, the R 1300 GS now has a fully adjustable EVO telelever unit up front and an EVO paralever unit at the rear. It comes with the Dynamic Suspension Package, an optional feature that can adjust spring preload and damping while riding. Additionally, this feature allows riders to change the seat height at low speeds.

BMW R 1300 GS: Features 

The BMW R 1300 GS comes equipped with a 6.5-inch colour TFT display, four standard riding modes (Rain, Road, Eco, and Enduro), keyless ignition, ride-off assistance, and Full Integral ABS Pro. Depending on the package (Pro and Riding Assistant) selected, it may come with additional equipment. The Pro package includes three additional riding modes: Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, and Enduro Pro. In contrast, the Riding Assistant package includes adaptive cruise control, active cruise control, lane change warning, and front collision warning.

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BMW R 1300 GS: Variants and Market Competitors 

The bike is available in three different versions overseas: GS Trophy, Triple Black, and Option 719 Tramuntana. While BMW has not announced anything, we can expect the same versions to be available for sale here as well. In terms of market rivalry, the R 1300 GS will compete with the Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250, the Honda Africa Twin, the Ducati Multistrada V4, and the Triumph Tiger 1200.

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