After spending some time behind the bars of a BMW R 1250 GS, here are a few reasons why you would want to look in this direction for your next motorcycle.

1. Broad appeal 

Very few classes of bikes can do what an adventure motorcycle can do, which is what gives them broad appeal to many. As a daily commuter, the BMW R 1250 GS is an excellent choice; it's comfortable and has enough punch to get you out of any situation. It also lends itself to long-distance open road trips, with many having traversed the African continent on them. One of the biggest appeals of the R 1250 GS in this application is its unmatched plush and pleasant ride, giving you pleasure in every kilometer on the saddle. With a heated seat, grips, and an adjustable screen, it's comparable to sitting on the couch in front of the fireplace.

Using the same machine, you can embark on off-road adventures, riding through mountains and streams, and carve out your path when you run out of road. The BMW R 1250 GS can be an apt off-road bike when required, one of the best in its class, making even novices seem skilled off-road. Its ride modes include Enduro, which instantly softens throttle response, adjusts damping accordingly, and frees up the rear wheel for controlled slippage.

2. Pounding Boxer engine 

BMW's flat motorcycle engine has been in existence for a good century, making its debut back in 1923 in what was then the R32 model. Through decades of refinement and tweaking, we have the engine in its current form, boasting what's referred to as ShiftCam technology. This innovation gives the GS the best of both performance and economy. Under low throttle input, the engine's output is restrained through limited valve opening and closing. A single flick of the wrist transforms the boxer engine from docile to dynamic. Along with its top-tier ride quality, the BMW R1250 GS is known for its tractability and linear acceleration, which, in all honesty, can become addictive when accompanied by the quickshifter induced pops.

3. Reliability

If you're going to traverse the African continent or find yourself in remote parts of South Africa in the name of adventure, you need the peace of mind of knowing that you're in good hands. The BMW GS model has proven reliability, and the use of a driveshaft over a chain bolsters its soundness as a motorcycle. Another benefit to having a Bavarian motorcycle is a widespread dealer network. You will always find a BMW dealership nearby should things go awry, regardless of location.



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