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    Eddieb
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    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Details of changes to BMW’s flagship GS model for 2019 have leaked out

    Engine capacity increases 85cc from 1169cc for the current 1200GS to 1254cc for the new 1250 GS.
    Horsepower is up 11 to 134HP.
    Weight is up 5kg, making the R1250GS 249kg and the R1250GS Adventure 268kg. BMW publishes Kerb(wet) weight measurements.
    Exhaust volume has reduced from 92db for the current R1200gs to 88 for the new R1250GS.
    The R1250GS will sport a 20 litre fuel tank and the R1250GS Adventure will carry 30 litres.

    Styling is said to be largely unchanged, though with a few tweaks here and there.

    The 2019 R1250GS will be officially launched at the 2018 INTERMOT Show in Cologne, Germany during the first week of October.

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    #27616

    Eddieb
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    • Location:
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    A new video has emerged with shots of the new BMW 1250GS, along with details of a new variable valve timing system called SHIFTCAM that at low revs has less valve lift for smooth efficient power and as revs increase shifts the cams sideways exposing the valves to the different cam profile with higher valve lift and possibly different opening and closing timing better suited for producing more power at higher revs.

    #27620

    Dave Young
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    • Bike: KLX150L, R1200GS
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Looks like the SHIFT CAM video got pulled from YouTube.

    #27621

    Eddieb
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    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Yeah, maybe someone (BMW?) got upset about it

    #27622

    Dave Young
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    • Bike: KLX150L, R1200GS
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @eddieb They could well have. I watched the video before it disappeared and I have to say that the Shift Cam looks like a nifty bit of engineering.

    #27631

    Eddieb
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    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    The reason why that video was pulled is probably because BMW officially released more information on the new BMW 1250 GS today including these 2 videos.

    The Specs can all be found in our massive Adventure – Dual Sport Specs table.

    #29180

    Hunia Rangi
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    • Bike: R1250 GSA
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Done 1000kms so far, 200km off road. Loving it.Shiftcam is brilliant and with no noticable transition

    #29185

    Dave Young
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    • Bike: KLX150L, R1200GS
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @hunia_rangi Nice! I hear the R 1250 engine is a bit quieter and smoother running when compared to the liquid cooled R 1200.

    #29210

    Hunia Rangi
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    • Bike: R1250 GSA
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Both engine and gearbox smoother than 2016 1200 GSA I had. I changed tyres to Bridgestone ax41 knobblies to do a bit of trail riding last weekend and have been commuting on them this week, great Tyre, quieter on road.

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