Cycle Torque is attending the launch of the new water-cooled – hence “wasser boxer” – BMW R 1200 GS adventure machine.
Priced at $21,250 and with heaps of standard features we expected to be optional extras, I’m hopeful this could be the best-value open-class adventure machine from BMW ever.
Here’s what the press release says, in part:
The “wasser boxer” comes equipped with ABS (switchable), chrome exhaust, heated grips, hand protection, tyre pressure control, white LED indicators and pannier fastenings and can be optionally delivered with ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), ASC with riding mode system, LED headlight and daytime riding light, wire spoke wheels, cruise control and alarm. There is also the ex-factory option of low suspension. A large range of accessories is also available to customize the bike for on or off road touring.
While I will be on the road for the launch, I’ll be checking both here and the Cycle Torque Facebook page for any questions you might have for either myself or BMW about the new bike.
– Nigel Paterson