2013 BMW R 1200 GS | US$tba | www.bmwmotorcycles.com
nine years and 170,000 units sold. that’s what the current BWM R 1200 GS has achieved and with those figures, it has also become the name synonymous with adventure-touring bike. hence, developing a new successor would be one huge delicate task but that hasn’t stop the Motorrad folks from rolling out an all-new 2013 model. the 2013 BMW R 1200 GS rolls in with a newly designed 1,170 cc Boxer engine that delivers 125 horses (92 kW) of power and 125 Nm of torque (92 lb-ft), mated to a 6-speed gearbox that’s integrated into the engine housing along with a wet clutch with anti-hopping function as oppose to a dry clutch used previously. the new Boxer engine features a host of other improvements too, most notably is the inclusion of E-gas (think E-throttle in cars), in which the throttle valve are regulated electronically by the central computer based on the input from the accelerator’s sensor.
other highlights include a new intake system for optimum output and torque, new suspension with torsionally stiff tubular steel bridge frame and bolt-on rear frame, newly developed Telelever up front and EVO Paralever at rear, refined master chassis geometry data and long swingarm for improved traction, adjustable handlebars, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc brake calipers (front) and 2-piston floating caliper with enlarged brake disc (rear), integral ABS, LED main headlamp with optional integrated daytime running light, adjustable touring windshield and a new instrument cluster with onboard computer. the new BMW R 1200 GS rides on 120/70 R19 at the front while the rear gets the 170/60 R17 which, according to BMW, is the world first, tailored specially for the R 1200 GS. despite the reengineering, the 2013 model still bears the signature adventure-touring bike look. the new model will be available in four main paint finishes including Alpine White, Racing Red, Blue Fire, as well as Thunder Grey Metallic.
pricing and availability are still yet to be announced. now that you have read about it, go tempt yourself further with a gallery of the R 1200 GS below or learn more about the BMW R 1200 GS HERE.