BMW Motorradhopes to take off-road adventures on two wheels a step further with the launch of its most rugged adventure bike yet, the BMW R1200 GS Rallye. The new model was launched during the 4th Ilocos Sur Invitational Ride last December 1 at the Heritage City of Vigan.
The Rallye is one of two packages for the R1200 GS optimized for more rugged off-road use. The Exclusive package, on the other hand, is tailored more for road use and will be offered next year.
This latest GS Rallye integrates the latest advances in riding technology all put together in one perfect ‘ride anywhere’ bike.
The GS Rallye distinguishes itself with paintwork in Lupine Blue metallic. Over-painted deco elements on the fuel tank sides are in BMW Motorsport colors and the frame is hued in Cordoba Blue. Finally, the black drivetrain serves to contrast the colors to create the sportiest series production GS of all time.
In addition to the riding modes like Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, Enduro and Enduro Pro as well as Dynamic Traction Control, the new Hill Start Control prevents the GS from rolling backwards on inclines.
As its name suggests, the new GS Rallye is geared more towards off-road ridability. Off-road performance is significantly improved with modifications to the spring rate, longer spring struts, and extended spring travel. Besides the chassis changes, this is also evident from the sport low-cut windshield to the Rallye seat, down to the wide enduro footrests; bendable brake and shift pedals and knobby tires; high-quality stainless steel radiator guards and cross-spoked wheels.
Finally, the new GS Rallye is also made safer with the new dynamic brake function. The light warns traffic behind with normal brake lights, but automatically activate the hazard lights when the bike comes to a full stop. These remain active until the vehicle accelerates back up to a speed of at least 20 km/h.
One of the first units of the new R1200 GS Rallye was presented to the event’s host, former Congressman and avid motorcycle enthusiast, Ronald Singson, by BMW Motorrad Philippines Director, Gil Balderas, in celebration of his birthday last November.
The new R1200 GS Rallye will be offered at an introductory SRP of P1.480M for the Standard Suspension version; P1.495M for the Low Suspension option and P1.540M for the Sport Suspension package. The final price may still vary depending on additional options and customizations you wish to install.