The BMW R 1300 GS, as reported earlier, is set to make its global debut on the 28th of September 2023 at the opening ceremony of the new BMW Motorrad Welt in Berlin, Germany. At that time, the first set of undisguised images of the production-ready bike surfaced online. And now, the Bavarian bikemaker has taken to X (formerly Twitter) to tease the arrival of the flagship R 1300 GS in the international market. As far as the Indian market is concerned, it is anticipated that the BMW R 1300 GS will go on sale by the year-end or early 2024. In terms of design, it is expected to adopt an aggressive design language, sporting an LED headlight with a front radar system positioned above it, auxiliary lights, and a small visor. The bike will come nestled in a brand-new cast aluminium frame and rear sub-frame, which will help with weight reduction. Feature-wise, expect it to come with heated grips, a digital instrument cluster, collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, radar-based cruise control, GPS, traction control, a motorised windshield, an anti-lock braking system, and ride modes.
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— BMWMotorrad (@BMWMotorrad) September 18, 2023
BMW R 1300 GS: Engine and Output
For those unaware, the upcoming motorcycle will serve as a replacement model for the legendary BMW R 1250 GS and come powered by a 1,300cc boxer-twin engine mated to a 6-speed transmission. Power and torque figures of the new bike stand at 143bhp and 143Nm, which is an increase from the previous 134bhp. In addition, the bike is also expected to come equipped with the BMW ShiftCam technology and could be offered in a slightly different state of tune as against the existing 1250 series.
BMW R 1300 GS: Chassis
The new bike will include a new electronically controlled chassis system, called SAF Next. This will allow riders to adjust the seat height (around 1.18 inches) while the bike is in motion. The back end of the bike will feature a bolt-on subframe.
BMW R 1300 GS: Suspension, Braking
In terms of hardware, the bike could be suspended with the help of a front Telelever and rear Paralever springs, while the bike will likely ride on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels, with both cast alloy wheels and spoked wheel options offered. Available as standard will be tubeless tyres. Although the new BMW R 1300 GS is anticipated to be bigger than the R 1250 GS in terms of dimensions, it will weigh 12kg less at 237kg. As for the braking setup, the bike will get a dual front and a single rear disc, supported by dual-channel ABS.
BMW R 1300 GS: Price, Rivals
In terms of pricing, expect the upcoming BMW R 1300 GS to command a premium over the current-generation R 1250 GS, which currently retails at an ex-showroom price of Rs 20.55 lakh in the domestic market. Upon launch, the new ADV will rival the likes of the Ducati Multistrada V4, the Harley-Davidson Pan America, and more.