BMW Motorrad have announced details of their hotly anticipated 2014 R1200 GS Adventure, available to the public from the middle of March and with prices set to be announced at the forthcoming Motorcycle Live show at the NEC.
The bigger, bulkier and more off-road focussed version uses the twin-cylinder 1150cc water-cooled boxer engine which heaves the 260kg beast around at 125hp (7,750rpm) and should see her to 60mph in under 4 seconds.
Some of the main features of the new bike versus the standard R1200 GS are:
- 10mm more ground clearance plus an added 20mm travel on both the front and rear springs
- Enhanced handling via an added vibration damper and modified trailing arm geometry
- ABS as standard
- ASC (Automatic Stability Control) as standard
- Two riding modes as standard – Road and Rain
- Tilt-adjustable bench seat
- Large, adjustable windshield and air flaps
- Wide enduro footrests and adjustable, reinforced foot-operated levers.
- Riding mode Pro (three additional riding modes – Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro – plus the Enduro ABS and Enduro ASC add-ons for off-road riding).
- Semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment).
- Cruise Control
Like its younger brother, the R1200 GS , the new bike is built around a tubular steel spaceframe but one of the most significant visual differences is the 30 litre lightweight aluminium fuel tank compared to the plastic 20 litre version on the non-Adventure model. This naturally adds to the overall weight of the new bike being 22kg heavier.
Colours available: Olive Matt, Alpine White and Racing Blue Metallic Matt
So, if you are more of an up-mountain, down-stream type of rider then this looks like the bike for you. Keep an eye out for more details here at Bike Social.