BMW to introduce all-new R 1200 GS motorcycle in Ireland

BMW has announced that they will introduce a range of new 2013 models to the Irish public for the first time at the Carole Nash Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show, March 1st to the 3rd, including the long-awaited new R 1200 GS.

BMW has announced that they will introduce a range of new 2013 models to the Irish public for the first time at the Carole Nash Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show, March 1st to the 3rd, including the long-awaited new R 1200 GS.

Ruth Lemass, event organiser stated, “Motorbikes come in a wide range of set ups and styles in order to cater for the diverse desires of the motorcyclist from the need for speed to the requirement for comfort and reliability when long distance touring. BMW have been at the forefront of the continuous evolution of bikes that answer to these demands. The introduction of the new R 1200 GS has seen the company surpass all expectations by improving upon what is considered, by many, to be an area that is already at the pinnacle of development. ”

The BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS is the most advanced adventure motorcycle ever launched. With 33 years of experience creating and improving on adventure bikes, from the R 80 G/S in 1980, to the 2013 R 1200 GS, the new bike takes a step beyond all their rivals with the introduction of the superb Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) system.

The DDC is self-adjusting, semi-active suspension damping – also seen on the firm’s revolutionary HP4 supersports bike. The DCC system controls electromagnetic valves that can open or close in just 10 milliseconds to always deliver the optimum response over any type of road conditions providing maximum traction and safety for the rider.

In addition to the many new electronic rider aids, including Dynamic Traction Control and ABS as standard, the new GS also features the first ever LED headlight for a motorcycle, and an all-new water/air-cooled engine making 125bhp.

Howard Godolphin, BMW Motorrad, Ireland and Motorcycle Area Manager stated, “We have a lot of new bikes coming to the show this year and no doubt the R 1200 GS will be a highlight for visitors. Over the years when we launch or unveil new bikes it is always so important to have as many people see them as possible and the Carole Nash Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show provides us the platform to showcase our revolutionary new developments to the widest audience of interested people at one time. The evolution of the motorbike continues at a fast pace and we at BMW will strive to stay at the forefront of this for as long as we can through research and development but also by receiving valuable feedback from our customers. The show allows us to keep that process going like no other event in Ireland.”

In addition to the futuristic GS, BMW Motorrad is also looking back, as 2013 marks 90 years since their first ever motorcycle, the R32. To celebrate this momentous achievement, three special edition motorcycles have been launched: the R 1200 GS Adventure, the R 1200 RT touring bike and the R 1200 R naked roadster. These three models feature an exclusive stylish new black and gold paintscheme and a plaque celebrating nine decades of Motorrad.

Ruth Lemass continued, “While the GS represents the future of BMW Motorrad, and is their most successful model, these three special editions represent the long and rich heritage of the manufacturer. Visitors to the show will be able to see the very latest BMW motorcycles, as well as see those which give a nod to the successes of the past. Having the new version of BMW’s most successful and famous model at our show for the first time in Ireland is a great coup for us and for our visitors, but fans of the classic range will not be disappointed to see BMW celebrating their history as well as their future.”

BMW also announced that they are intending to bring several other models to the show that have not been seen in any showrooms in Ireland. An additional incentive for the visitor to come along and see what is new from BMW Motorrad in 2013.

For spectacular displays of truly amazing motorbikes and explosive live action entertainment and fun stuff to do for all the family, visit The Carole Nash Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show. RDS, Dublin . March 1st - 3rd