The BMW GS has been Germany's motorcycle favorite for years. And now the R 1300 GS is the next generation. The GS has asserted itself as the best-selling motorcycle in Germany over the past few decades. The reasons are obvious: the GS is versatile and doesn't take long Journeys another detour to the Motocross place. An interesting fact is that, according to the manufacturer, an astonishing 80 percent of all BMW GSs delivered so far are from over four decades are still on the way. That's a statement that not many manufacturers can make about their models, no matter how many wheels they have.
2023 BMW R 1300GS
But what can the brand new BMW R 1300 GS do? According to the first press release, it's a lot. BMW Motorrad has the clear goal of surprising the competition again. From the outside, the new GS is reminiscent of its smaller sister.
The new GS has the generous ones Travel damper proportions the previous R 1250 GS - at first glance it looks significantly slimmer and more agile. Anyone who sees the pictures will first be reminded of the smaller R 310 GS and not of the flagship from Munich. With the new design also came a considerable one weight loss. The developers in Berlin have almost completely redesigned the BMW 12 kg saved. The gearbox is now positioned directly on the lower part of the engine.
The goal is to make the drive unit more compact. The two-cylinder boxer uses its 1.300 cubic centimeters displacement, um 145 PS to generate and achieve a maximum torque of 149 Nm at 6500 rpm. The new Steel main frame will mainly be stiffer than the old one. The rear frame is made of die-cast aluminum, which contributes to weight reduction.
Evo Telelever front wheel guidance
An innovative front wheel control, called Evo Telelever, increases steering precision, while the new rear wheel guidance (“Evo-Paralever”) ensures improved driving stability. Better Dynamic Esa? Yes, that is possible! The new electronic chassis DSA (short for Dynamic Suspension Adjustment) expands the functions of the well-known Dynamic Esa chassis. Depending on the selected driving mode, driving condition and driving maneuvers, it dynamically adjusts the front and rear damping and adjusts it at the same time Spring stiffness. Additional optional equipment is a new one adaptive vehicle height control and Sports suspension available.
And now four driving modes are offered as standard instead of the previous three. In addition to “Rain” and “Road” there is now the “Eco“Mode that aims to get as far as possible with one tank of fuel. The new "Enduro“ mode is specifically designed for off-road driving. And with the introduction of the new BMW R 1300 GS, the driving assistance function “Riding assistant" be available. The Riding Assistant consists of the “Active cruise control", one Front collision warning and an Lane Change Warning.
With the "Active cruise control“ – ACC for short – allows you to set the desired speed and the distance to the vehicle in front. According to BMW, the new GS will be available in four different versions. In addition to the basic model, the attractive, masculine-looking version “Triple blackoffered. These are joined by the GS Trophy in white and red as well as the particularly elegant one 719 Tramuntana. The market launch of the new GS is scheduled for November 4, 2023, with prices starting at EUR 19.100.
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