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BMW R1200GS Unveiling at Intermot | Video


2013 BMW R1200GS

One of the most anticipated motorcycles of 2013 was unveiled at Intermot International Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany, this week – the BMW R1200GS.

BMW Motorrad’s marketing crew was on hand, producing the video attached above of the all-new R1200GS.

The top-selling adventure touring motorcycle worldwide – over 170,000 units sold of that specific model – enters its ninth year of producion in 2013.

The bike receives many upgrades, including the new air/water cooled boxer opposing twin engine with vertical through-flow, integrated gearbox and left-hand cardan shaft drive. The newly-engineered engine reportedly produces 125 horsepower and 92 ft. lbs. of torque.

BMW has also shaved some weight, and enhanced aesthetics. Though the European model, BMW reports that US-specific information on the all-new R1200GS will be released soon.

For a preview of the 2013 BMW R1200GS (European model), click here.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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