BMW Motorrad recently celebrated the launch of the 10,00,000th flat-twin engine, which is now at work in the GS. Since 1980, the manufacturer has used boxer twin-cylinder engines in GS models. Now, the manufacturer has announced that it will launch the new R 1300 GS on September 28, 2023. The event will take place on September 28, 2023 at the opening of the new BMW Motorrad Welt. Berlin.
The R 1300 GS will be the successor to the R 1250 GS, which enjoyed considerable success in the adventure touring segment. The 1,300 cc flat-twin engine produces 143 bhp and 143 Nm of torque. As a result, power delivery will be slightly boosted and the R 1300 GS will also get its own specific tuning, as the new bike will be lighter than the current bike. The engine will also feature BMW’s ShiftCam technology and a 6-speed gearbox. The manufacturer’s main focus remains torque so that it can cruise comfortably on the highway without being stressed.
A test mule of the R 1300 GS was spotted fitted with a twin tank setup from Akrapovic. There will also be a single-can exhaust from the factory. The Akrapovic setup is expected to be louder, lighter and give the bike a slight power boost. It will be sold as an optional accessory. The exhaust is also mounted much lower than on the R 1250 GS. This should help lower the center of gravity.
Compared with the R 1250 GS, the design will not be a major improvement. It will look sharper, sleeker, more aggressive and more modern. There’s a new headlight and fairing, and the motorcycle will feature alloy and wire-spoke wheels. The frame of the motorcycle will also be new and should help reduce weight. Because of the difference in weight, BMW will have to re-tune the suspension setup.
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In terms of features, there will be collision warning, LED lighting, radar-based cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, GPS, heated grips, traction control, riding modes, ABS mode and a fully digital instrument cluster.
First published date: Jun 23, 2023 at 10:12 AM CST