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BMW R 1300 GS - The perfect Adventure Canon

So agile, nimble, direct and engineering that it is surely a masterpiece.


Suspension, engine and ride dynamics.


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As someone has rightly said, life is either a daring adventure or nothing, and time on a motorcycle is never wasted; it is an adventure into the soul of the journey. BMW Motorrad has given all adventure seekers a perfect canon to let loose for almost four decades, starting with its first motorcycle, the R80GS. After many iterations and transformations, we finally have the R 1300 GS. It's also the most significant disruption in the 40-plus-year history of BMW's GS legacy. The all-new R 1300 GS–is by all means an 'all-new'. Almost every single component on the bike – is more powerful, torquier, lighter and technologically advanced than the R 1250 GS it dethrones. First, it's lighter by 12 kgs than its outgoing 1250 GS, which stood the time and has a big fan. Following second, we were given the R 1300 GS 17,000 above sea level to ride from Ladakh to the Warla pass does tilt the opinion in its favour even before starting.

The beautiful landscape of Ladakh is a dream for every motorhead to ride or drive solo. The snow-capped mountains, army-maintained great winding roads, and fewer vehicles will start a soul-searching process. The nitty-gritty of a review honestly takes a backseat, and all you are thinking is that if four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.


It Competes with the Ducati Multistrada V4, Harley Davidson Pan-America 1250, Triumph Tiger 1200, and Honda Africa Twin. Still, honestly, the R1300 GS has set the bar very high, and it will now be a catch-up game for the rest. It's the most enjoyable GS ever, which is lighter and less intimidating than before, it's also safer and a little easier due to technology updates. The only thing is Indicators in the handguards could prove costly to replace. It's almost a flawless ADV that lots of money can buy. Price yet to be announced but the 1250 starts at 21 Lakhs before taxes and all customisations.

TopGear Magazine July 2024