The New BMW R 1250 GS Gets A Retro Bumblebee Treatment: Here’s Everything That’s New And Improved!

Retro styling with some key tech updates


The new BMW GS, and that’s part of the BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure get updates for the GS’s 40th anniversary
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It’s the 40th anniversary of the BMW GS.

BMW Motorrad brings us the new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure, both with retro flair and new options. These bikes maintain the same power-plants and a majority of the same components as before. The notable upgrades are design themes, electronic and traction aids.

These new additions include:

  • DTC: Dynamic Traction Control. According to BMW, it ensures a high level of driving safety by best possible traction as standard.
  • Eco mode: This mode will encourage the rider to drive more efficiently.
  • Pro riding modes: The new R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure can be equipped with the Pro riding modes option. This allows the rider individual selection of riding modes.
  • Dynamic engine brake control: Dynamic engine brake control is also a new. This system can be used to avoid unstable driving conditions when downshifting due to excessive brake slip at the rear wheel. It can mitigate issues during coasting as well.

Here’s what BMW’s own Patrick Gürlich and Reiner Fings, both product managers, have to say about the update: “Inspiring performance, an impressive range of equipment, an incomparable riding experience and an almost unshakable confidence of GS customers in their motorcycles contribute significantly to the success of the BMW Motorrad brand That was an incentive and at the same time an obligation with the new R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure.”

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