Mon. Jul 15th, 2024
2021 BMW GS 1250 RangeImage Source: Press BMW Group

Young enthusiasts believe in travelling the roads less travelled. As a result, there is a significant hike in the demand for adventure tourers among the young buyers in India. We reported earlier, that BMW Motorrad is coming up with their R 1250 GS range and finally they have launched it as a CBU unit against a starting price tag of Rs.20.45 Lakhs (ex-showroom, pan India).

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • BMW Motorrad has finally launched the 2021 BMW R 1250 GS range.
  • Comes with multiple new features and colour shades as an addition.
  • To be powered by a BS6 compliant 136BHP, 1254cc twin-cylinder unit.

2021 BMW R 1250 GS & R 1250 GS Adventure

There are lots of new features such as the Dynamic Traction Control, Engine Brake Control, Integral ABS Pro, Hill Start Control Pro and 6-axis IMU introduced for the first time. Surprisingly, customers who wish to opt for the cornering headlights will be free to do so.

Both the new tourers are now available with a new palette of colours, where the regular BMW R 1250 GS gets Solid White and Triple Black shades. In a similar way, the Adventure version of the same comes with Triple Black and ice grey among others.

Another interesting bit about the all-new R 1250 GS range is the ’40 Years GS Edition’. According to the pictures available online, it gets a tinted wind visor, edition specific colour shades, yellow seat and spoke wheels finished in golden.

Other standard features including multiple ride modes, USB socket, full LED lighting and TFT instrument cluster will continue to be a part of the updated R 1250 GS range.

2021 BMW R 1250 GS Instrument Console
Image Source: Press BMW Group

Engine

A BS6 compliant 1254cc twin-cylinder motor churning out a massive 136HP and 143Nm of peak torque is there to power the all-new R 1250 GS range. Interestingly, BMW has also introduced the ShiftCam technology that aids better performance and added fuel efficiency simultaneously with Eco mode available as standard.

Price

The price of the standard R 1250 GS starts at Rs.20.45 Lakhs. Similarly, the R 1250 GS Adventure comes priced at Rs.22.40 Lakhs (up by Rs.5,000). All prices are ex-showroom, pan India and introductory. We expect BMW Motorrad to slightly increase them as soon as the offer ends.

Alternatives

In India, BMW R 1250 GS range compares with the newly launched Harley Davidson Pan America 1250. Want to know more about it? Here are the details just for you.

Harley Davidson Pan America 1250

Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250
Image Source: Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson was literally struggling in India to even survive. Therefore, expecting something unconventional from the brand was much obvious. The company is finally back with an adventure tourer named Pan America 1250 that comes powered by a 125cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder motor generating a massive 150HP and 127Nm of peak torque. Feature-wise, it comes equipped with an LED headlamp, cornering ABS and TFT instrument console to name a few.

BMW R 1250 GS Vs Harley Davidson Pan America: At A Glance

Harley Davidson Pan America BMW R 1250 GS
Engine 1252cc liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder 1254cc twin-cylinder
Power 150HP 136HP
Torque 127Nm 143Nm
Key Highlights ·        Multiple ride modes

·        Cornering ABS

·        6.8-inch TFT instrument console

·        BMW Integral ABS Pro

·        LED lighting setup

·        TFT instrument cluster

·        Multiple ride modes

Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs.16.90 Lakhs Rs.20.45 Lakhs to Rs.22.40 Lakhs

 

By Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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