BMW R1200GS Ral­lye

125bhp | 224kg | Seat height 850/870mm

Motorcycle News (UK) - - New Bikes Special -

Two new fac­tory op­tions Drive train mod­i­fi­ca­tions Op­tional next-gen Dy­namic ESA

BMW’S 2017 GS adds a raft of dy­namic im­prove­ments to the sig­nif­i­cant driv­e­train up­grades al­ready be­stowed upon the plat­form in late 2016.

The R1200GS af­ter­mar­ket cat­a­logue has al­ways been big enough to ex­ceed a pan­nier’s weight limit, mean­ing that you could build pretty much what­ever ver­sion you want, but this new Ral­lye op­tion pan­ders to those who wanted the stock GS blended with some of the more off-road fo­cused cues from the GS Ad­ven­ture – with­out hav­ing to buy the more im­pos­ing GSA.

The GS Ral­lye comes on cross-spoke laced rims for im­proved off-road ca­pa­bil­ity and ver­sa­til­ity, and while they still come on road tyres, you can spec it to ar­rive on knob­blies. The Ral­lye also gets a Ral­lye seat, sports wind­shield, ra­di­a­tor and frame guard. With its overtly more rugged styling, it also ben­e­fits from wider enduro footrests and the cross-spoke wheels. Sus­pen­sion up­grades are also avail­able if you want to re­ally go tonto off-road. It’s the best of both worlds, giv­ing the now highly re­fined GS a bit of the rough-and-ready char­ac­ter of the orig­i­nal R80G/S, while stop­ping short of the gar­gan­tuan ex­cesses of the Ad­ven­ture. There’s also a Sport ver­sion avail­able, with more rider sup­port sys­tems and ex­tras, which pushes the price up to £14,625.

‘This new Ral­lye opt­tion is the best of both worlds’

with­out go­ing OTT The GS Ral­lye offers a rugged look The Ral­lye offers a blend of road GS and the Ad­ven­ture model Price £12,730

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