Marking one other milestone within the “100 Years of BMW Motorrad” anniversary yr, the corporate introduced that on June 21, the one-millionth BMW GS geared up with a Boxer engine rolled off the manufacturing line on the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin-Spandau. The motorbike of be aware was a BMW R 1250 GS in Triple Black Model.
BMW Motorrad has been busy this yr, with a bunch of latest and up to date bike bulletins, together with releasing 100 12 months Heritage Editions of the BMW R nineT and R 18 and asserting restricted particulars on the 2024 BMW M 1000 XR prototype, in addition to a successor to the R nineT, the 2024 R 12 nineT, and a brand new member of the R 18 household, the Roctane.
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Persevering with this momentum, BMW Motorrad additionally introduced on Wednesday that the newest version BMW GS with the Boxer engine – the R 1300 GS – shall be offered on Sept. 28 on the grand opening of the brand new BMW Motorrad Welt in Berlin.
The BMW GS with a Boxer Engine: A Legendary Mixture
BMW bikes have been manufactured in Berlin since 1969 and the BMW Motorrad GS fashions with Boxer engines since 1980. In autumn of that yr, BMW Motorrad offered the R 80 G/S, a 798cc motorbike with 50 hp that mixed two areas of using for the primary time: off-road and on-road.
Between 1981 and 1985, the rugged G/S proved its mettle with 4 wins within the grueling Paris-Dakar Rally and three wins within the Baja 1000.
“With the R 80 G/S and its distinctive mixture of on-road and off-road suitability, on a regular basis qualities and long-distance touring talents, BMW Motorrad created the brand new motorbike style of touring enduros in 1980,” stated Dr. Markus Schramm, head of BMW Motorrad.
“The BMW GS with Boxer engine grew to become an icon, which achieved international success on this section. What’s extra: The BMW GS grew to become a legend and on the similar time an indispensable cornerstone within the BMW Motorrad mannequin vary. Its excellent skills, corresponding to dynamic using efficiency, brawny off-road qualities, superior long-distance consolation and massive robustness, have since been constantly developed by BMW Motorrad and transferred to different BMW Motorrad mannequin collection with nice success.”
In the beginning of final yr, we examined the 2021 BMW R 1250 GS 40 Years of GS Version, that includes the 1,254cc Boxer with the ShiftCam variable-valve timing system, making 119 horsepower at 7,900 rpm and 91 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm on the rear wheel on Jett Tuning’s dyno, in addition to a bunch of different bells and whistles that additionally replicate that steady growth talked about by Schramm over 4 a long time.
“The GS’s enduring and broad attraction stems from its glorious dealing with, versatile efficiency, comfy trip, complete options, and famend sturdiness and reliability,” our reviewer stated. “It’s a succesful canyon carver in addition to a snug freeway cruiser, nice for loading up with a passenger and equipment, and is surprisingly succesful off-road. Almost each GS proprietor – and motojournalist – has, at one time or one other, described the bike because the Swiss Military knife of bikes.”
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The brand new BMW R 1300 GS
Schramm stated he was happy to have the ability to announce the one-millionth BMW GS with a Boxer engine in the course of the anniversary yr, including that he was “equally happy that the distinctive historical past of BMW Motorrad fashions with Boxer engines will quickly be supplemented by an thrilling chapter with quite a few improvements with the brand new R 1300 GS.”
BMW Motorrad known as the brand new BMW Motorrad Welt, positioned immediately subsequent to the BMW Motorrad plant website in Berlin-Spandau, the brand new “coronary heart of the model.” The BMW R 1300 GS shall be offered at an unique opening occasion on Sept. 28. followers can have the chance to observe the opening ceremony by way of livestream on the BMW Group and BMW Motorrad social media channels, and BMW Motorrad Welt shall be formally open to guests beginning Sept. 30.
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