To describe the technology of the 1300cc GS in detail would go beyond the scope of this article. Therefore, at this point only a few keywords. As standard, it offers a very easy-to-read 6.5" TFT colour display with smartphone connectivity, lean angle sensors with dynamic traction control and cornering ABS (fully integral!), 4 riding modes, engine drag control, tyre pressure monitoring, keyless ride, heated grips and much more. There is also a matrix LED headlight, daytime running lights and self-resetting LED turn signals, which are now very nicely housed in the front hand guards - therefore now also standard.
However, we don't like the fact that the turn signals are integrated into the rear lights so much, because you can hardly recognize the turn signal as such when braking. We also think it's a shame that neither Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto are usable. Although you can place arrow navigation on the display via the "BMW Connected App" as before, full-map navigation would have been more up-to-date. Guaranteed to come with the next update!
Of course, you can spice up the R1300 GS with many additional options. As always with BMW, there are packages with different options. It doesn't make sense to list this here, so a look at the BMW website is indispensable. Here are just a few highlights: DSA suspension (formerly ESA), adaptive altitude control, radar including blind spot and drive change assist and, of course, a newly designed Vario pannier system.