BMW Introduces Innovative Vario Luggage System For The New R 1300 GS

For over 40 years, the BMW GS series with its iconic flat-twin boxer engine has been synonymous with versatile and exhilarating motorcycling adventures. From touring and long-distance travel to spirited country road rides and off-road exploration, the BMW GS has been a trusted companion for riders worldwide.

BMW Motorrad has now taken this legacy to the next level by introducing an innovative Vario luggage system for the all-new BMW R 1300 GS, offering enhanced convenience, style, and functionality for riders.

Revamped Design with Anodized Aluminum Trims

The new Vario luggage system for the BMW R 1300 GS features a completely redesigned design. Anodized aluminum trims on the exterior of the cases and on the top case’s lid enhance the system’s reliability and seamlessly blend with the bike’s aesthetics. The black plastic housing complements the overall look of the R 1300 GS.

Electrified Convenience

One of the standout features of the Vario luggage system is its electrified capabilities. Riders can now charge electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, or laptops in the left Vario case’s luggage compartment, thanks to the built-in USB-A charging port. This charging port is part of the onboard network and provides a charging power of up to 15W (5V/3A). Additionally, a USB-A port is conveniently located in the top case. The integrated lighting in both the Vario cases and the top case ensures hassle-free loading and unloading, even in low light conditions.

Integration with Radio Central Locking System

The Vario luggage system seamlessly integrates with the standard radio central locking system of the new BMW R 1300 GS, enhancing ease of use. However, for those concerned about losing the radio key, mechanical keys are also provided to manually open and close the cases.

Customizable Storage Space

The volume adjustment of the Vario cases and Vario top case can now be infinitely adjusted by a handwheel, providing riders with the flexibility to adapt their storage space to their specific needs. In total, the Vario luggage system offers a generous 97 liters of capacity. The volume of the Vario cases can be expanded from approximately 49L by up to 5.5L each, while the top case’s storage volume can increase from 28 to a maximum of 36L.

Additional Load Capacity

The Vario luggage system allows for practical additional storage options. Lashing eyes on the sides of the Vario cases and the top case enable riders to secure extra luggage, with up to 1 kg on each side of the Vario cases and 2kg on the Vario top case. Tension straps are recommended for securing additional cargo, and lashing eyes on the top case’s lid provide additional options for securing luggage.

Inner Bags for Enhanced Organization

As part of the original BMW Motorrad accessories range, riders can choose from a variety of Vario inner bags designed for both the Vario cases and the Vario top case. These inner bags provide efficient and organized storage for your belongings, making your journey even more convenient. The volumes of these inner bags vary, allowing you to cater to your specific needs.

Performance and Compatibility

It’s essential to note that the maximum permissible speed for riding with the Vario luggage system is 180km/h. This innovative luggage system is designed exclusively for the new BMW R 1300 GS and is not suitable for previous models like the BMW R 1250 GS.

The introduction of the Vario luggage system enhances the versatility of the new BMW R 1300 GS, reaffirming its position as the ultimate companion for every rider’s journey, from cross-country adventures to urban commutes. BMW Motorrad’s commitment to blending style, innovation, and practicality in their motorcycle accessories continues to set the industry standard.

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