First Ride Review – 2019 BMW R1250GS and R1250GSA

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The GS and GS Adventure are BMW’s most important bikes – in a lineup comprising of nearly 30 motorcycles, 27% of the German firm’s sales come from the GS and its bigger “Adventure” brother. Any sort of update is therefore a big deal.

ADV Pulse sent me to Palm Springs to review the newest generation of BMW’s best-selling bike, and I got to try it on city streets, highways, fire roads, and sandy washes with loose rocks. Click here to read what I had to say.


Spurgeon Dunbar of RevZilla and I at the launch – you may remember that he and I took some R1200GSes down to Baja a couple of years ago. GS on the left, GSA on the right.

I tried to answer everyone’s questions from the “What Do You Want To Know” post, but I’ve kept a R1250GS with the Style HP package to see what it’s like as a commuter (short answer: amazing). So if there’s something else you’d like clarified, let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer!

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