2018 R1200GS Ad­ven­ture in deal­ers now

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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

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