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2021 BMW R1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure launched; prices start from Rs 20.45 Lakh

Christopher Chaves Updated: July 14, 2021, 07:05 PM IST

In the world of adventure motorcycles, there aren't many motorcycles that can compare to the capabilities and go-anywhere attitude of the BMW R 1250 GS. Both the Standard BMW R 1250 GS and the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure models have been fan favourites and best-sellers across Europe when it comes to tackling the elements and tricky terrain. The big bikes in BMWs R line have done fairly well in India too, and after rolling out updates to its 2021 R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure bikes in global markets last year, as of July 8, 2021, BMW Motorrad has launched both 2021 R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure models in India at Rs 20.45 lakh and Rs 22.40 lakh respectively. Also, there are special 40th Anniversary Editions of the R line motorcycles that are available, although the pricing of these limited-edition bikes are yet to be announced.

The 2021 Special edition 40th anniversary BMW R 1250 GS Adventure and BMW R 1250 GS models

Updates and Features:

As far as looks and underpinnings are concerned, BMW Motorrad hasn't tinkered around with the 2021 R 1250 GS and 2021 R 1250 GS Adventure models much, instead BMW Motorrad has given the bikes subtle electronic upgrades that are meant to make the models more user-friendly when ridden day-to-day. The upgrades in concern come in the form of new Eco riding mode - which dials down sharp throttle responses to maintain better fuel efficiency - Hill Start Control Pro, ABS Pro mode, and Dynamic Engine Brake Control. The 2021 R 1250 GS and 2021 R 1250 GS Adventure also gets the optional swiveling headlights that can bend up to 30-degrees, serving as self-adjusting cornering lights in low-light conditions.

The 2021 BMW R 1250 GS Style Rallye

The underpinnings of the 2021 BMW R 1250 GS range remain fairly unchanged from before, so you get an updated 1,254cc boxer engine which continues to operate with BMW's new ShiftCam variable valve timing. The engine produces 137.8PS @ 7,750rpm and 143Nm @ 6,250rpm and promises cleaner emissions and improved fuel economy. In addition to the base-spec white or black options, BMW is offering BMW R 1250 GS and new BMW R 1250 GS Adventure in two additional colour schemes: an ostentatious Style Rallye variant or a more sober Style Triple Black variant. The 40th Anniversary Editions feature a yellow/black paint scheme, along with a yellow tinted visor, yellow seat, engine guard, and golden spoke wheels.

Just as before, the features that differentiate the two models are the Adventure's additional suspension travel, larger tank, taller seat and more robust crash protection.

Pricing:

The 2021 BMW R 1250 GS and BMW R 1250 GS Adventure will be sold as Completely Built-up Units (CBU). At Rs 20.45 lakh, the standard BMW R 1250 GS is priced at the same as before, while the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure's price has risen by Rs 5,000 and now costs Rs 22.40 lakh. These are introductory prices that are expected to go up in the coming months.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 15,95,000
Displacement
1254cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
136.00
Max Torque(Nm)
143.00
Mileage
21.05 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 20,45,000
Displacement
1254cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
136.00
Max Torque(Nm)
143.00
Mileage
21.05 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 22,40,000
Displacement
1254cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
136.00
Max Torque(Nm)
143.00
Mileage
21.05 Kmpl
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