The BMW GS models can be considered as the best consociate for all the bike enthusiasts wishing to explore further reaches of new technology. BMW Motorrad has opened a new chapter in the GS history with the release of the R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid. It is powered by a flat-twin engine and is world’s first series with the hybrid drive along with all-wheel drive travel enduro which is truly amazing. The xDrive Hybrid is considered as a two-wheel version of the 1200 GSA which is based on the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure.
The new BMW R 1200 GS uses 45 horsepower which is placed in the front wheel hub and also offers a better traction on wet or slippery roads. The R1200 GS xDrive Hybrid follows the footsteps of the R 1200 GS Adventure which is specially designed to provide you with the best experience and comfort. One of the most powerful features of the 1200 GS is wheel hub e-Drive system and it is the first bike to have the xDrive badge.
Balanced Weight and Optimised braking performance: The braking performance of this bike is improved compared to the R 1200 GS Adventure due to its integration with the ABS braking system. It has a regenerative braking in which the energy is stored back in the batteries when it is a loss. The conventional double-disc braking system is now reduced to the single disc brake system which saves 2.9 kilograms of the total weight.
Supreme performance in all riding conditions: The new R 1200 provides the rider with a very good traction that works great on all road conditions due to the front all-wheel drive. The all- wheel system can be operated manually as well as automatically due to the switch that is located on the left handlebar. The new all-wheel system provides with off road-suitability and high performance. It makes use of the BMW I battery technology that helps to store the energy that is lost during braking.
Ride on any surface with ease and comfort: The new R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid is capable of riding in the toughest conditions of the road with great ease and comfort. Reiner Scherbeck who is the head of testing at BMW Motorrad successfully rode this bike to the North Cape very smoothly and finally reached the North Pole with no issues or problems. It also works great at minus 56 degrees and is very reliable. This bike has special front components and is best suitable for higher speed rides.
Bundled with amazing features: It offers a proper management of power to make sure that right amount of power is supplied to the front wheel so that it receives the power depending upon the traction conditions. There are different riding modes offered for the riders that can be customized very easily and also allows to set the hybrid system as per the needs. This bike has a boxer-twin motor that produces 125hp and provides with supremacy.
The victory of BMW group always depends on their teamwork, hard work and long-term thinking which is really amazing. The new BMW R1200GS will be available for the riders from the second half of 2017 and will be presented in a suitable location. BMW will also announce its optional equipment and tire combinations feature very soon.
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