2018 BMW 1200 GS Ad­ven­ture de­tails re­vealed

BMW has re­vealed the new fea­tures of its 2018 R 1200 GS. There’s been lit­tle change to the me­chan­ics of the icon – but it’s the new range of elec­tronic op­tions we’re get­ting ex­cited about.

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The BMW R 1200 GS Ad­ven­ture and the R 1200 GS, has con­tin­u­ally topped the sales charts across the BMW Mo­tor­rad lineup. In 2016, BMW’s sixth-straight year of record-break­ing sales, the R 1200 GS mod­els ac­counted for nearly 47,000 of the 145,032 mo­tor­cy­cles sold – and the 125-horse­power ad­ven­ture ma­chines ar­rives for 2018, with a hand­ful of unique up­grades.

Firstly, there are a cou­ple of new colours to choose from (ei­ther red or blue) – but that’s just the tip of the ice­berg. BMW is fi­nally of­fer­ing an op­tional emer­gency call sys­tem (which will au­to­mat­i­cally send an emer­gency warn­ing sig­nal in the event of an ac­ci­dent).

There are some aux­il­iary LED lights, ESA (semi-ac­tive sus­pen­sions) and a key­less start sys­tem on of­fer, too.

How­ever, the most no­table ad­di­tion to the 1200 GS is the new dis­play, which uses a high-res­o­lu­tion 6.5in colour screen that can be con­trolled on the han­dle­bars. Plus it’s ca­pa­ble of in­te­grat­ing an op­tional GPS too.

Prices are yet to be un­veiled for any of the 2018 GS mod­els.

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