BMW R 1300 GS launched at 20.95 lakh, is brand's new flagship

  • BMW R 1300 GS will be available in four trims - Light White, Triple Black, GS Trophy and Option 719 Tramuntana.
BMW R 1300 GS
BMW Motorrad has launched its new flagship motorcycle in the Indian market. It is the R 1300 GS and it is the successor to the iconic R 1250 GS adventure tourer. 
The R 1300 GS looks radically different than the R 1250 GS. This is because the motorcycle is almost new from the ground up. BMW Motorrad has made some significant changes to the motorcycle.
The chassis on the R 1300 GS is new which has helped BMW Motorrad in reducing the size of the fairings and the body work. Because of this the whole motorcycle looks significantly slimmer than the R 1250 GS.
There is a new headlamp in the front that replaces the assymetrical headlamp that we saw on the R 1250 GS. The headlamp has a projector setup and it integrates the lowbeam and the highbeam. 
The capacity of the fuel tank has dropped from 20 litres to 19 litres. However, BMW says that the tank range of the motorcycle is the same because the new engine is more efficient.
The new engine is a 1,300 cc unit whereas the previous one was a 1,250 cc. It puts out 143 bhp of max power and 149 Nm of peak torque. There are no vibrations on the engine and it can cruise on the highways all day long. 
The transmisison is now placed under the engine whereas it used to be behind the engine earlier. This has helped in liberating more space for the new exhaust. The exhaust itself sounds throaty and it just gets better as the revs increase.
The turn indicators are now placed on the hand guards. The motorcycle also comes with adaptive ride height, heated grips, electronically adjustable windscreen, There is also ADAS and cornering headlamp on offer as well. 
The gearbox on duty is a 6-speed unit and it comes with a bi-directional quickshifter that works well for the most part but it can be hesitant sometimes. The clutch action is also surprisingly light for a 1,300 cc engine.
There is a TFT screen for the rider that shows all the vital information to the rider and in our books, it is one of the best ones out there. The rider can choose through seven riding modes - Enduro Pro, Enduro, Dynamic Pro, Road, Dynamic, Rain and Eco. The riding modes alter various parameters such as traction control, hill start, suspension setup, ABS and engine braking.
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BMW R 1300 GS uses a new 1,300 cc engine that is more powerful and puts out more torque.
BMW Motorrad has launched its new flagship motorcycle in the Indian market. It is the R 1300 GS and it is the successor to the iconic R 1250 GS adventure tourer. 
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BMW Motorrad has launched its new flagship motorcycle in the Indian market. It is the R 1300 GS and it is the successor to the iconic R 1250 GS adventure tourer. 
The R 1300 GS looks radically different than the R 1250 GS. This is because the motorcycle is almost new from the ground up. BMW Motorrad has made some significant changes to the motorcycle.
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The R 1300 GS looks radically different than the R 1250 GS. This is because the motorcycle is almost new from the ground up. BMW Motorrad has made some significant changes to the motorcycle.
The chassis on the R 1300 GS is new which has helped BMW Motorrad in reducing the size of the fairings and the body work. Because of this the whole motorcycle looks significantly slimmer than the R 1250 GS.
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The chassis on the R 1300 GS is new which has helped BMW Motorrad in reducing the size of the fairings and the body work. Because of this the whole motorcycle looks significantly slimmer than the R 1250 GS.
There is a new headlamp in the front that replaces the assymetrical headlamp that we saw on the R 1250 GS. The headlamp has a projector setup and it integrates the lowbeam and the highbeam. 
4/10
There is a new headlamp in the front that replaces the assymetrical headlamp that we saw on the R 1250 GS. The headlamp has a projector setup and it integrates the lowbeam and the highbeam. 
The capacity of the fuel tank has dropped from 20 litres to 19 litres. However, BMW says that the tank range of the motorcycle is the same because the new engine is more efficient.
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The capacity of the fuel tank has dropped from 20 litres to 19 litres. However, BMW says that the tank range of the motorcycle is the same because the new engine is more efficient.
The new engine is a 1,300 cc unit whereas the previous one was a 1,250 cc. It puts out 143 bhp of max power and 149 Nm of peak torque. There are no vibrations on the engine and it can cruise on the highways all day long. 
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The new engine is a 1,300 cc unit whereas the previous one was a 1,250 cc. It puts out 143 bhp of max power and 149 Nm of peak torque. There are no vibrations on the engine and it can cruise on the highways all day long. 
The transmisison is now placed under the engine whereas it used to be behind the engine earlier. This has helped in liberating more space for the new exhaust. The exhaust itself sounds throaty and it just gets better as the revs increase.
7/10
The transmisison is now placed under the engine whereas it used to be behind the engine earlier. This has helped in liberating more space for the new exhaust. The exhaust itself sounds throaty and it just gets better as the revs increase.
The turn indicators are now placed on the hand guards. The motorcycle also comes with adaptive ride height, heated grips, electronically adjustable windscreen, There is also ADAS and cornering headlamp on offer as well. 
8/10
The turn indicators are now placed on the hand guards. The motorcycle also comes with adaptive ride height, heated grips, electronically adjustable windscreen, There is also ADAS and cornering headlamp on offer as well. 
The gearbox on duty is a 6-speed unit and it comes with a bi-directional quickshifter that works well for the most part but it can be hesitant sometimes. The clutch action is also surprisingly light for a 1,300 cc engine.
9/10
The gearbox on duty is a 6-speed unit and it comes with a bi-directional quickshifter that works well for the most part but it can be hesitant sometimes. The clutch action is also surprisingly light for a 1,300 cc engine.
There is a TFT screen for the rider that shows all the vital information to the rider and in our books, it is one of the best ones out there. The rider can choose through seven riding modes - Enduro Pro, Enduro, Dynamic Pro, Road, Dynamic, Rain and Eco. The riding modes alter various parameters such as traction control, hill start, suspension setup, ABS and engine braking.
10/10
There is a TFT screen for the rider that shows all the vital information to the rider and in our books, it is one of the best ones out there. The rider can choose through seven riding modes - Enduro Pro, Enduro, Dynamic Pro, Road, Dynamic, Rain and Eco. The riding modes alter various parameters such as traction control, hill start, suspension setup, ABS and engine braking.

BMW Motorrad India has launched its R 1300 GS in the Indian market. It is the new flagship motorcycle of the manufacturer and it is priced at 20.95 lakh, introductory, ex-showroom. This means that it costs 40,000 more than the R 1250 GS. The bookings of the new ADV are open and deliveries are slated to begin in June.

BMW will offer the R 1300 GS in a total of four variants. There would be Standard, Triple Black, GS Trophy and Option 719 Tramuntana. One important thing to note is that in India, all variants of the R 1300 GS are being offered with cross-spoked wheels whereas in the global market, the motorcycle is available with alloy wheels as well as spoked wheels.

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The Indian market will get few features as standard. For instance, the India-spec motorcycles come with an electrically adjustable windscreen, a centre stand, a bi-directional quickshifter, Pro riding modes, an LED Matrix headlamp, a TFT screen, keyless go and much more. Customers can also opt for the ‘Headlight Pro’ option that enables multiple LEDs and cornering functions.

BMW R 1300 GS
The TFT screen is one of the best ones in the market but it can get a bit confusing to use.
BMW R 1300 GS
The TFT screen is one of the best ones in the market but it can get a bit confusing to use.

BMW R 1300 GS Triple Black

The Triple Black option comes with a blacked-out colour scheme. In terms of features, it gets a luggage carrier, comfort seats, comfort passenger footpegs, a centre stand and an optional Adaptive Height Control.

BMW R 1300 GS Trophy

Then there is the GS Trophy which gets BMW's livery. It gets a higher seat height with a Sport passenger seat and seat cover that continues over to the fuel tank. Being an off-road version, it can be had with radiator guards and cross-spoked wheels finished in gold.

Also Read : BMW R 1300 GS first ride review: The GS is reborn

BMW R 1300 GS 719 Tramuntana

Finally, there is the Option 719 Tramuntana. It comes with cross-spoke wheels in gold with black components such as the main and rear frames, powertrain and the luggage carrier with a grab handle. The handlebar is finished in gold while some elements are finished in Aurelius Green metallic colour.

BMW R 1300 GS Specs

The 1,300 cc boxer engine puts out 143 bhp of max power at 7,750 rpm and a peak torque output of 149 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The gearbox on duty is a 6-speed unit. There are riding modes, Hill Start Assist, Dynamic Brake Control, Engine Drag Control and a lot more features on offer.

First Published Date: 13 Jun 2024, 14:41 PM IST
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