Top 5 Highlights: BMW R 1250 GS


Here are the top 5 highlights of the 2021 BMW R 1250 GS.

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Prices for the BMW R 1250 GS range start at Rs. 20.45 lakh (ex-showroom)

The BMW R 1250 GS is one of the most revered adventure motorcycles globally. It is a very popular model across the globe too. BMW launched the updated R 1250 GS and the R 1250 GS Adventure in India recently. The motorcycles come to India as completely built units (CBUs). The overall design of the motorcycle stays the same. Bookings for the motorcycles have already begun and deliveries should be underway soon. Here are the top 5 highlights of the 2021 BMW R 1250 GS.


(The motorcycles continue to get the 1,254 cc boxer-twin engine with variable valve timing system, which is ‘Shiftcam Technology’ in BMW-speak. Of course, it will be BS6 compliant as well. The boxer-twin engine now makes 134 bhp at 7,750 rpm and 143 Nm at 6,250 rpm and is paired to a six-speed manual gearbox. There is a new ‘Eco’ riding mode on offer as well, which adjusts the ShiftCam system on the engine for better fuel efficiency, by flattening the throttle curve and reducing torque)


(The updated R 1250 GS range gets new adaptive cornering lights, with the headlight reflector able to swivel in a 30 degree arc, so when the bike negotiates a corner and the headlight is on dipped beam, the headlight pivots and aims the beam to the direction of where the bike is headed. The light can also adjust the height with a pillion on board)


(BMW says that it has updated the hill start control (HSC) system on the motorcycle and updated the same to HSC Pro. Additional features include heated rider and passenger seats, as well as heated grips that now offer five stages of heat adjustment all controlled through the TFT instrument console. In addition to the road and rain riding modes, the 2021 R 1250 GS series gets Pro riding modes as well. These include dynamic, dynamic pro, enduro and enduro pro. The ‘dynamic pro’ and ‘enduro pro’ riding modes further get individualisation options to set the motorcycle to individual requirements)


There are a total of four colour options available – Style Ice Grey, Style Triple Black, Style Rallye and the ’40 Years of GS’ colours, which will be sold in limited numbers. The BMW R 1250 GS is priced at ₹ 20.45 lakh while the R 1250 GS Adventure is priced at ₹ 22.40 lakh (ex-showroom)



(The GS Adventure gets a special storage compartment, widened enduro footrests and tyre pressure monitoring system over the regular GS. The adventure bikes also get a new integral ABS Pro as a standard fitment. The Integral ABS Pro is a linked system, with the hand lever activating both front and rear brakes simultaneously, while the brake pedal only operates the rear brakes. The Integral ABS system uses a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) to optmise braking performance for both on-road and off-road riding)

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