Basis for ARAS – R1300GS with radar
The radar equipment is clearly visible in the spy photos of the R1300GS published in specialist magazines. The unit sits under the slightly shortened beak. It was also to be expected that BMW would equip the new BMW R1300GS – as standard or for an additional charge – with a whole host of ARAS (Advanced Rider Assistance Systems). Adaptive cruise control, which is already implemented as Active Cruise Control (ACC) on the R1250RT, is considered the minimum goal.
BMW R1300GS ready for ConVeX?
To what extent the new BMW R1300GS will be ready for advanced technologies such as ConVeX can only be speculated by the attentive community. The acronym ConVeX stands for “Connected vehicle to everything” and describes the networking of a vehicle with other road users and other platforms. Technologies such as ConVeX form the basis for future safety systems that proactively warn the driver of dangerous situations and, in advanced stages of development, act (semi-)autonomously. Like its competitor Ducati, BMW has been researching these technologies for years. With the R1200RS ConnectedRide, the Munich-based company already presented a test vehicle in 2017.
The design of the BMW R1300GS
As with the technology, much secrecy surrounds the aesthetic design of this new model. What is certain is that the R1300GS will once again have a beak. Initial shots of unmasked pre-production vehicles reveal a more compact and somewhat more light-footed appearance than on the previous model. Active aerodynamic components, as BMW had already patented in 2020, are not visible in the images available so far. After Moto Guzzi has already introduced this technology in series production with the V100 Mandello, it is not unlikely that BMW will also equip the R1300GS with active aerodynamics in the course of an upcoming model update.
When will the BMW R1300GS be launched?
BMW will present the R1300GS on September 28, 2023, as part of the opening of the new BMW Motorrad Welt Berlin right next to the motorcycle factory in Spandau. The date could not be better chosen. It is the 100th birthday of the BMW boxer. All interested parties can follow the ceremony via BMW’s social media channels.
Unveiling in the United States is expected a week later in Birmingham, Alabama at Barber Motosports Part during the BMW Motorrad Days America. Touratech-USA plans to be on site for the latest info. Follow us on social media posts from the event!
Touratech accessories for the BMW R 1300 GS
Touratech has made aftermarket upgrades in conjunction with the roll-out of all GS models since the R1100GS. As is always the case, we’ll have an extensive range of adventure accessories to enhance your adventure on the R1300GS. Our product range will include luggage, protection, ergonomics, suspension, navigation, and much more.
To speak to an Adventure Expert about the Touratech product range for this bike call 1 (800) 491-2926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org