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BMW R1250GS Details Emerge – Now with VVT?

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We know that for the 2019 model year that BMW Motorrad plans to release nine new models. What those models may be is up for conjecture, though we have a pretty good idea about more than a few of them.

Now, add to the list a new GS model, as some technical details of the 2019 BMW R1250GS have emerged, and as the name suggests a revised design of BMW’s famous boxer engine features as the centerpiece.

The folks at BikeSocial say that the boxer twin will see an increase in displacement to 1,254cc (up from 1,170cc), which means an 11hp power increase, for 134hp in total.

The BMW R1250GS is also rumored to also get a new cylinder head, with variable valve timing, following the development path of other brands in the two-wheeled space, like Ducati and Suzuki.

The expectation is that the BMW R1250GS will not differ dramatically from its predecessor, with subtle changes coming to the venerable adventure-tourer. A new quieter exhaust package is expected, and there will be a modest 10 lbs weight increase across the board.

The physical dimensions of the new GS are said to be just a fraction bigger and longer than the outgoing model, though not in any meaningful way.

The 2019 BMW R1250GS is expected to debut at the INTERMOT show in October, and it likely will be accompanied by new R1250GS Adventure and R1250RT motorcycles as well, with either of those machines debuting at INTERMOT or later in November at EICMA.

With BMW Motorrad about to break its streak of eight years of consecutive sales growth, an updated GS model might be the shot in the arm to turn that trend around for the 2019 model year.

We will have to reserve judgment on that account though, until we actually see these news machines. With the R1200 bikes being BMW Motorrad’s top-sellers though, you can believe that there are high expectations for this new boxer engine. Stay tuned.

Source: BikeSocial

Jensen Beeler

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