2022 BMW R 1250 GS / 40th Anniversary Edition
R1250GS Price in Canada: $21795 // 24545
MSRP CAHNGE: +245 // +270
Engine: Boxer Twin
Displacement (cc): 1254
Torque (Nm): 143
Weight (kg): 249 (wet)
Seat (mm): 850
UNIQUENESS FACTOR: 9 out of 10
Why so high on the Uniqueness Factor scale? That is a reasonable question to ask as there is a rush to the segment and the choices in the big ADV segment are becoming quite numerous. Isn’t the GS now simply one among many. Yes and no. What makes the GS stand out is the fact that it is the original. It has set the standard and is in many ways what all the other bikes want to be – albeit is slightly different configurations. The R 1250 GS has 40 plus years of continuous improvement behind it and yet BMW always seems to find a way to make it better. The bike represents such a huge percentage of the company’s overall sales – without the GS BMW Motorrad would be a much smaller company – that constant improvement is crucial. So yes, it is unique among all the contenders for king of the ADV hill. Is the GSA a better choice than the base GS? That depends on what you want to do and what you want to look like you do.
WHAT BMW SAYS: The world is there to be discovered. There’s always something new. The R 1250 GS is the queen of the touring enduro. It’s just made for impassable routes, adverse conditions and the most remote destinations. That’s why we have further optimized the high standard of touring suitability and comfort. From driver assistance systems, lighting technology and advanced riding modes to a USB socket, the R 1250 GS Adventure offers you everything you need to explore unknown places.