For 2017 BMW is offering its ultimate ADV bike with two new packages, Rallye and Exclusive, that come in some very eye-catching livery. The new GS also meets Euro 4 emissions standards while maintaining the same engine performance.
Powered by the same 1170cc air/liquid-cooled boxer Twin as the 2016 model, the 2017 GS now has an altered catalytic converter for meeting the latest EU4 requirements while still outputting a claimed 125 hp at 7,750 rpm and 92 lb.-ft. f torque at 6,500 rpm (real-world numbers from MotoGP Motorwerks’ dyno were 105 hp at 8,300 rpm and 77 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,800 rpm during our 2016 Wire-Wheel Adventure Shootout).
Previously announced for all 2017 R1200 models is the addition of judder dampers on the transmission output shaft (formerly standard equipment for just the R1200GS Adventure), along with revised selector drum actuators, transmission shafts and transmission shaft bearing.
The new R1200GS comes with two standard riding modes Rain and Road as well as Automatic Stability Control (ASC). Optional for 2017 are Riding Modes Pro with additional Dynamic and Dynamic Pro, Enduro and Enduro Pro riding modes as well Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). Hill Start Control, and ABS Pro (cornering ABS) are also a part of the Riding Modes Pro upgrade.
Optional Dynamic ESA Next Generation not only automatically adapts to the situation depending on riding condition and aggression, but now features an automatic self-levelling function. BMW says there are also ergonomic options by way of numerous seat heights and seat variants.