Posted On : 19 Jan, 2019
India, January 19, 2019 : BMW Motorrad India has launched the 2019 R 1250 GS motorcycle in the country. The 2019 BMW R 1250 GS is available in four variants with the standard version priced at Rs. 16.85 lakh, while the top-of-the-line BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Pro is priced at Rs. 21.95 lakh. All the motorcycles come to India through the CBU route. Bookings for the motorcycles are open at BMW Motorrad dealerships across the country for a token amount of Rs. 5 lakh.
In terms of changes, the 2019 BMW R 1250 GS uses a larger capacity engine thanks to a 1.5 mm larger bore and 3 mm longer stroke, up from the 1170 cc motor seen on the older model. The engine also gets variable timing for the intake valves or ShiftCam technology, which makes a more even spread of torque across the rev range while also helping in smoother throttle output. With the upgrades, the new 1254 cc twin-cylinder, Boxer engine, as a result, now produces 136 bhp at 7750 rpm and 143 Nm of peak torque at 6250 rpm, with output up by 9 bhp and 18 Nm. The bike also gets a new exhaust manifold system.
The BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure gets two riding modes as standard, while the bikes come with Automatic Stability Control (ASC), and Hill Start Control as standard as well. Buyers can also opt for the Comfort package that adds a chrome-plated exhaust system, heated grips and RDC tyre pressure control. There's a Touring Package too with Dynamic ESA, keyless ride, preparation for navigation unit, cruise control, centre stand, case holders on both left and right sides. Lastly, the Dynamic Package comes with pro riding modes including ABS Pro, HSC Pro, DTC and DBC support. The package also includes Gear Shift Assistant Pro, Daytime Riding Light and LED turn indicators.
The 2019 BMW R 1250 GS range looks identical to the older models but gets a more masculine look with several blacked out elements like the cross-spoke wheels, brake calipers and the main frame. Other upgrades include new injectors and jet cooling for the piston undersides, updated slipper clutch and new unit construction gearbox. A 6.5-inch TFT display makes for the instrument cluster that comes with smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth. The bike also gets a semi-active electronic suspension with automatic load compensation, while there will be a Sports suspension package on offer too. The BMW R 1250 GS is available in Black Storm Metallic and Cosmic Blue Metallic paintwork.