BMW R 1300 GS Goes On Sale In India, Features Metzeler Karoo 4 Tyres

Published On 18-Jun-2024By TyreDekho Team

The BMW R 1300 GS has stepped in as a completely new adventure tourer than its predecessor, the R 1250 GS. Here’s what the new BMW R 1300 GS claims to offer:

  • There are four colour variants in the lineup of India-spec BMW R 1300 GS. 
  • All the variants come equipped with 19-inch front and 17-inch rear cross-spoked wheels. 
  • The standard tubeless tyres on offer in the new R 1300 GS are Metzeler Karoo 4 tyres – 120/70 R19 front and 170/60 R17 rear.
  • Along with an all-new bodywork and an improved features list, the new R 1300 GS also gets an upgraded 1300cc flat-twin engine with more power and torque.

BMW R1300 GS

The all-new BMW R 1300 GS has finally arrived in India as a successor and replacement to the very popular R 1250 GS. Available in four colour variants – Light White, GS Trophy, Triple Black and option 719 Tramuntana, the new BMW R 1300 GS has a starting price of Rs 20.95 lakh. 

Along with the all-new engine, enhanced equipment list and a completely overhauled design, here are the details on the new wheels and tyres of the BMW R 1300 GS:

BMW R 1300 GS: Tyres And Wheels

All the variants of the BMW R 1300 GS on sale in India have got cross-spoke wheels as standard – 19-inch at the front and 17-inch at the rear. These cross-spoke wheels come wrapped with Metzeler Karoo 4 tubeless tyres as standard – 120/70 R19 tyre at the front and 170/60 R17 tyre at the rear. 

The Metzeler Karoo 4 tyres for BMW R 1300 GS are composed of a front single compound, which is a mixture of new-generation hard and resistant rubbers and gives it a wide temperature operating range. The patented multi-pitch knob layout of this tyre comprises multi-sequence tread pitch and larger knobs within the contact area for reduced tyre noises and smoother ride quality.

The Metzeler Karoo 4 also has a transversal knob layout for enhanced off-road traction and road stability. While the patented DETRATEC (Dual-Effect Traction Technology) gives it the self-cleaning ability while riding over muddy and wet terrains, the patented DYMATEC (Dynamic Mould Angle Technology) has optimised tread resistance and variable groove wall angles for uniform wear at different lean angles. 

Bike Variant

Front Tyre Size

Rear Tyre Size

Tyre Type

Wheel Type

Tyre Pattern

BMW R 1300 GS

120/70 R19

170/60 R17

Tubeless

Spoke Wheels

Metzeler Karoo 4

BMW R 1300 GS: Looks And Design

Unlike the bulky-looking R 1250 GS, the new BMW R 1300 GS wears a sleeker and sharper design language, which makes it look sportier. The India-spec BMW R 1300 GS gets Comfort and Dynamic packages as standard, which include features like a full-TFT instrument console, LED Matrix headlamps with LED DRLs, dynamic traction control, full-integral ABS Pro, four riding modes (Eco, Road, Rain and Enduro), hill start assist, dynamic brake control, dynamic cruise control, engine drag torque control and many more.

BMW R 1300 GS: Engine And Specifications

Powering the new BMW R 1300 GS is an all-new air/liquid-cooled, flat-twin, 1300cc engine, which is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. With a maximum power output of 145 bhp and a maximum torque output of 149 Nm, the new R 1300 GS is more powerful than its predecessor. 

The R 1300 GS also gets the trademark BMW Motorrad EVO-Telelever with a central shock absorber at the front and a BMW Motorrad EVO-Paralever mono-shock with single-sided swingarm at the rear, with both front and rear suspension being fully adjustable. For braking, it has dual 310mm discs at the front and a single 285mm disc at the rear.

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