In traditional BMW Motorrad style, the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer has released an “Adventure” version of its all-new R 1250 GS.The “GSA” takes the base R 1250 GS – unveiled in mid-September – and adds some tasteful extras to ramp up the adventure in adventure touring.
What BMW does with these Adventure models is take the top-tier GS, and add more protection, a bigger gas tank and custom color options.We already covered all the updates to the new R 1250 GS here, so we won’t bore you with more details. Instead, we’ll cover the details and provide some photos of this beautiful ADV bike.
2019 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Upgrades:
Robust engine protection that covers upper radiator and the heads of the 136-horsepower 1254cc boxer engine.
Added protection with a new radiator cowl and a cover on the oil intake snorkel.
Bigger 7.9-gallon fuel tank vs 5.3-gallon tank on the base R 1250 GS.
The 2019 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure will be available in three color style:
Basic: Ice Grey paint, black wheels, frame and power train
Exclusive: Kalamata Metallic pant, blacked-out with grey frame, gold calipers
HP: White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red paint, gold wheels
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the much anticipated Yamaha MT-10 SP. That’s the model with the Ohlins semi-active suspension. It’s only been available in Europe for the last couple of years, but finally the good news is, that it’s coming to America. The big question is, whether the extra 3k you’re going to have to pony up for the Ohlins is actually worth it, or perhaps there’s just not that much improvement over the stock KYB suspension that has suited the Yamaha MT-10 so well until now?
In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it’s crazy stuff.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!