2013/3/19. The BMW Group can add another chapter to its successful history in the red dot awards, with BMW Group Design taking home four of the internationally renowned distinctions in the red dot award: product design 2013 competition. The BMW R 1200 GS and the cars BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW 1 Series and BMW 3 Series Touring were granted red dot design awards in the “Automotive and Transportation” category in acknowledgement of their excellent design quality.  

The new BMW R 1200 GS makes a persuasive case for itself with its well-resolved combination of unmistakable design language and athletic off-road stature. According to the press release its familiar GS design platform helps make the new version of the world˘s most popular touring enduro a case study in how to take the styling of an iconic motorcycle to another new level of perfection.



2013/1/22. The birth of an icon: the development of the new 2013 BMW R 1200 GS (3 videos)

The texts and videos following are provided by Bmw. The videos are excellent! In this three-part feature, BMW Motorrad provides an absolutely unique insight into the development and production of the new icon, the R 1200 GS.

A large BMW Motorrad team of engineers and designers were faced with a major challenge: how do you build a travel enduro that it is faithful to its roots yet still reflects the very latest in technology? The answer: with a lot of passion and attention to detail. Enjoy the second part of the feature on the new R 1200 GS.


The third part of this exclusive feature brings the generations of engineers who developed the GS together.