New BMW R 1300 GS finally unveiled

Not 5 years ago, BMW launched the much-awaited R 1250 GS with its all-new features that further improved the motorcycle that started the adventure bike segment. Now, BMW further refines the GS with the new R 1300 GS.

New boxer engine design

At the heart of the new R 1300 GS is a re-designed boxer engine, which is kind of first in its 100-year history. The new design made the engine more compact by putting the gearbox under the engine, thus making the engine cylinder heads noticeably higher from the ground vs. the R 1250 GS.

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BMW also redesigned the camshaft drive arrangement to make the best out of the new 1,300cc powerplant. The engine now produces 146 Ps of power and 149 Nm of torque, which is 8 Ps more powerful and 6 Nm torquier than the R 1250 GS. Additionally, BMW claims that the new R 1300, thanks to design refinements, is actually 12 kilograms lighter than the R 1250 GS.

Adaptive Ride Height

The new R 1300 GS is equipped with an optional ex works adaptive vehicle height control and sports suspension.

With adaptive vehicle height control, the new R 1300 GS offers fully automatic adjustment of the vehicle height depending on the operating condition, thereby ensuring the greatest possible comfort without having to compromise on riding dynamics and banking freedom.

With 20 mm more spring travel at the front and rear and an optional athletically firm sports suspension specially developed for the GS, off-road riders are well catered for here.

“Matrix” headlight

One of the features that made a BMW GS unique is the adoption of asymmetric headlight design. For the new R 1300 GS, BMW drops the asymmetric headlights for the new Matrix design, with its distinctive “X” LEDs and center light.

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The new Matrix headlight unit consists of two LEDs for low and high beam along with four additional LED units (forming X) for the daytime running light and the side light. The LED turn lights are now integrated into the hand protectors at the front and function-integrated at the rear – round off the lighting concept of the new R 1300 GS.

Active cruise control with collision warning

The new R 1300 GS is now equipped with Active Cruise Control with front collision and lane change warning. These new features are pretty straightforward: the motorcycle will warn the rider if collision is imminent while on cruise control with brake intervention. The lane change warning monitors the lanes to the left and right and can help ensure a safe lane change while supporting use of the rear mirror.

R 1300 GS in 4 variants

BMW is offering the new R 1300 GS in 4 variants. The Standard comes in solid lightwhite finish and alloy wheels. SRP: PHP 1,755,000.

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The R 1300 GS will also be offered in Triple Black – a popular color scheme for GS fans throughout the years – and will be sold at PHP 1,795,000.

Staying true to the GS Trophy spirit, the new R 1300 GS will also be offered in GS Trophy colors, complete with its red and white tapes and inscriptions combined with a rear frame coated in white metallic matte, the GS Trophy stands for the very highest level of performance and sporty off-road riding, all for an SRP of PHP 1,795,000.

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Lastly, the new R 1300 GS shows its exclusive and technically sophisticated side in the model variant Option 719 Tramuntana. This combines cross-spoke wheels in gold with a high-quality paint finish in Aurelius Green metallic and milled aluminum parts. SRP: PHP 1,895,000.