- Gets revised hardware package
- Radar-assisted cruise control incoming
- Global unveil could take place by late 2023
BMW’s highly-revered adventure motorcycle, the R1250GS, will soon be replaced by its successor, the R1300GS which was recently spied overseas. A few months back, an error in BMW’s website resulted in the leaking of the motorcycle’s name, thereby confirming its existence. This was followed by the sighting of the motorcycle’s camouflaged test mule. Now, what’s interesting in the latest spy shot is that the bike looks ready for production and the official debut might not be too far.
Although the new spy picture shows the R1300GS partially covered, there are a few details one can decipher from it. To start with, it sports BMW’s signature beak-like front cowl wrapped around the long-travel suspension setup. Some portion of the burly boxer-twin engine can also be seen with its cylinder head jutting out and two exhaust ports originating to form a pair of minimalistic end cans. Also, the motorcycle was equipped with alloy wheels with road-biased tyres. Going by BMW’s current line-up, a more adventure-focused trim with spoke wheels and block-pattern rubbers should accompany the version you see in these pictures.
Further observations shows new radial four-piston brake calipers at the front that look different from the Hayes units present in the existing model. Moreover, there’s an electronic module nestling under the beak, in front of forks, which looks like a new radar-assisted cruise control system. Lastly, the chassis seems to have gone through minor changes, perhaps to accommodate the revised, larger displacement 1,300, liquid-cooled engine.
The global debut of the BMW R1300GS is likely to take place by the end of 2023 as a 2024 model. The India launch, meanwhile, will happen a couple of months after its global unveil.