BMW Motorrad India has launched the R 1250 GS at a starting price of Rs 16.85 lakh, ex-showroom. The BMW R 1250 GS has got four variants in all. While the price for the Standard is Rs 16.85 lakh, the Pro version costs Rs 20.05 lakh, the Adventure Standard is priced at Rs 18.25 lakh and the Adventure Pro at Rs 21.95 lakh. The motorcycles come in through the CBU route and are available across all BMW Motorrad showrooms in India now.
What’s new in the BMW R 1250 GS?
While the motorcycles more or less look the same as before, there are new colour schemes on offer. Moreover, the primary difference between the BMW R 1250 GS and Adventure versions is the availability of equipment. Both feature spoked wheels though. An updated engine too is part of the deal. The 1254cc twin cylinder Boxer engine now makes 136PS and 143Nm. The engine is mated to an updated slipper clutch that makes pulling in the lever much easier. BMW has also put in new cylinder heads and more. Variable Camshaft technology too makes its way here and is claimed to improve rideability and control over the motorcycle much better at all speeds.
As far as equipment is concerned, a LED headlight is standard and so are LED taillights and indicators. The seat height too is adjustable for riders of different statures. The suspension too is semi-active and comes as standard. A 6.5-inch colour TFT instrument cluster too is available and depending on the model selected, will bring in tyre pressure monitoring system as well.
Hans-Christian Baertels, president (act.), BMW Group India, said, “BMW Motorrad GS models offer distinctive, powerful and reliable propulsion when it comes to setting off on an extended tour or a long-distance journey – or simply enjoying the satisfying pleasure of a short weekend trip. Whether in the city, on the motorway, or off-road, the all-new BMW R 1250 GS gives greater freedom and riding pleasure. The all-new BMW R 1250 GS Adventure is built for challenges. No matter whether it is tarmac roads, gravel tracks or rough terrain, the large-capacity GS Adventure gets its riders safely to their destination.”