BMW has revealed the new features of its 2018 R 1200 GS. There’s been little change to the bikes mechanics – but it’s the new range of electronic options we’re getting excited about.

The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and the R 1200 GS, has continually topped the sales charts across the BMW Motorrad lineup. In 2016, BMW’s sixth-straight year of record-breaking sales, the R 1200 GS models accounted for nearly 47,000 of the 145,032 motorcycles sold – and the 125-horsepower adventure machines arrives for 2018, with a handful of unique upgrades.

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Firstly, there are a couple of new colours to choose from (either red or blue) – but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. BMW is finally offering an optional Emergency Call system (which will automatically send an emergency warning signal in the event of an accident). There are auxiliary LED lights, ESA (semi-active suspensions) and a keyless start system on offer too.

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However, the most notable addition to the 1200 GS is the new display, which uses a high-resolution 6.5inch colour screen that can be controlled on the handlebars. Plus it’s capable of integrating an optional GPS too.

Prices are yet to be unveiled for any of the 2018 GS models.

Ross Mowbray

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