ADVENTURE WITH EXTRAS
2018 R1200GS Adventure in dealers now
The new-for-2018 R1200GS Adventure has just arrived in dealers with a whole host of optional extras.
BMW barely sell any standard bikes, with owners choosing to slap the majority of the upgrade packs onto their purchase. The list is long, and includes several mods that are as important for your riding pleasure as they are for residual values. The new automatic damping and self-levelling Dynamic ESA is key among them, along with Shift Assistance Pro and the enhanced riding mode plug-in that delivers additional Pro modes to the Dynamic and Enduro settings.
But the must-have upgrade for 2018 is what BMW call Connectivity – which does away with the current standard analogue/lcd clocks, and replaces them with a TFT dash at a cost of £595. The Emergency Call system (£295 extra) is also now available for the first time on the Adventure. For riders embarking on genuine adventures – especially if riding solo – this could be a genuinely life-saving addition to the spec sheet.
There are five model options available, all of which can be further customised to owner preference. The base model GSA starts at £13,400 while the range-topping variant is the Rallye TE, at £17,670. ■ First ride report in
next week’s MCN.
Spec-up your Rallye for hardcore action Optional TFT dash costs £595 and is driven by BMW’S intuitive control wheel
New graphics for the 2018 GS Adventure