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BMW launches R1200 Hybrid designed to conquer the terrain

as declared in Designed to conquer any sort of terrain, anywhere in the world, the R1200 GS xDrive Hybrid is based on the legendary R 1200 GS Adventure.
In Bikes, BMW Motorrad, International Bike News / By Mohan K Ramanujam / 1 April 2017 2:00 pm / 3 comments Leaping ahead in motorcycle technology is the BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid, the world’s first series-production all-wheel drive travel enduro with hybrid drive.
The test version of the new R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid covered countless thousands of kilometres in the toughest of riding conditions.
Special front section components have been developed for the R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid as well as high-speed suitable M+S all-season tyres, along with a selection of upgrades and accessories from the BMW Motorrad catalogue.
Adding a further 45 hp, bringing the total power figure up to 170 hp, the R 1200 xDrive Hybrid uses a new generation of batteries, derived from BMW i-battery technology that stores the energy recuperated during braking.

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according to When activated and combined with the air/liquid-cooled, 125-horsepower, shaft-driven boxer twin engine that powers all R-series models, the R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid makes a combined 170 horsepower (claimed).
To prove the capability of the new xDrive Hybrid GS, it was subjected to thousands of testing miles in extreme conditions.
Riding modes customize how the all-wheel drive system operates and adjusts the hybrid system’s recuperation strategies, with everything controlled via LCD display.
“We were absolutely amazed how problem-free and reliable the all-wheel drive worked even at minus 56 degrees,” Scherbeck said.
This was also necessary in order to meet the necessary requirements for high-speed winter operation.”BMW says the R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid shown to the public in the near future and that it will be available in the second half of 2017.

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BMW R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid

BMW R 1200 xDrive

Thanks to the bike’s positive weight balance, the weight level of the current R 1200 GS Adventure could be maintained in spite of the additional hybrid all-wheel technology.”BMW R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid: North Pole TestingBMW spent some serious testing on the R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid, covering thousands of miles in the North Pole.
Meet the BMW R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid, a two-wheel drive motorcycle based on the R 1200 GS Adventure.
BMW R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid 2WD Set for Mid-2017 ReleaseThis is no April Fools’ joke.
The R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid uses BMW i battery technology, which stores the energy recuperated during braking.
This was also necessary in order to meet the necessary requirements for high-speed winter operation.”The new BMW R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid will be unveiled to the public soon, and is expected to be on sale in the second half of 2017.

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