BMW Motorrad India now offers the updated R 1250 GS with more features and equipment at the same price. The company has also introduced a host of optional features to help you spec your GS according to your use.
BMW Motorrad India has launched their updated flagship adventure motorcycles. The model year 2021 (MY21) of the R 1250 GS and the R 1250 GS Adventure packs more features and equipment and BMW Motorrad India has managed to price it very aggressively.
The 2021 BMW R 1250 GS and the R 1250 GS Adventure get a new Integral ABS Pro mode, Dynamic Traction Control, Eco mode, a 12Volt vehicle voltage socket and a USB-A socket with a 5Volt power supply, as standard. The new Integral ABS Pro mode improves overall braking and enhances safety even on inclines.
The features that can be optioned are Dynamic Engine Brake Control, Hill Start Control Pro, Pro Riding Modes, Seat heating function, and 30mm handlebar risers, and full-LED adaptive headlamps. The adaptive headlamp system lets the headlamp reflector swivel up to 30 degrees, for a wider spread of light beam while entering a corner. The system also allows the rider to change the angle (upwards or downwards) of the light beam in case of a rear suspension squat caused by luggage or a pillion.
BMW Motorrad India has confirmed that the ‘welcome light’ function, ‘good bye’ function and the 'follow me home' function will be available as optional equipment along with the optional cruising light equipment.
The engine in both motorcycles continues to be the same 1,254cc boxer-twin, good enough for 134bhp at 7,750rpm and 143Nm at 6,250rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The 2021 BMW R 1250 GS has been priced at Rs 20.45 lakh (ex-showroom) which is the same as the model it replaces. The 2021 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure has seen a nominal price hike of Rs 5,000, and now retails at Rs 22.40 lakh (ex-showroom). Even though these prices are introductory, the new R 1250 GS and the R 1250 GS A make a compelling case for themselves as both motorcycles offer more equipment for your buck.
In India, the new R 1250 GS and GS Adventure rival the Harley-Davidson Pan America and the (upcoming) Ducati Multistrada V4. BMW Motorrad also promises the ‘40 Years GS’ Anniversary Edition will be launched at a later date. The special edition model is likely to demand a premium price tag.