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BMW R 1300 GS – The Complete Story

No modern motorcycle has been more successful than BMW’s big adventure – the GS. A best seller for 20 years, the GS has been a phenomenon that spawned generations of successors and inspired a whole new genre – adventure bikes. Throughout, the GS remained the benchmark, the bike to beat.

The BMW R 1300 GS is the all-new successor to those bikes and its biggest change in over a decade with an all-new engine, chassis, technology and more.

This 128 page, full colour, quality paperback 203 x 229mm book is its full story: including its background, development and execution, including interviews with its designers, how it is built, the first reviews and more.  

What's inside

Some samples of the chapters you can expect inside

In the beginning...

A condensed history of the BMW boxer GS up to the new 1300, from the original 1980 R 80 G/S to the 2019 R 1250 GS complete with at a glance Timeline.

Design and development

The full story of the concept, design and development of the new R 1300 GS with contributions from the designers and engineers involved.

Model by model

All four model variants of the new R 1300 GS explored and explained: the Pure, Trophy, Triple black and Tramuntana, what they are and what they have.

GS 'Guru'

Up close and personal with BMW Head of Design Edgar Heinrich, the man who oversaw  development of the GS (and most other BMW bikes) from 2012 to 2024

Dream factory

Where – and how – the new R 1300 GS is made. Inside BMW Motorrad's vast plant in Spandau, Berlin and discovering how the R 1300 GS  is built. 

Taken to extremes

The story of how a special four-strong team of riders took the new R 1300 GS on a test of endurance, off-road prowess – and altitude – like never before.


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