Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor is on a bike shopping spree and his latest acquisition is the mighty BMW R1250 GS. This bike is considered as the best adventurer tourer motorcycle by many and retails for a whopping Rs. 18.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The actor posted a photo on Instagram a few weeks back in which he posed alongside the bike and called himself “a bike lover gone mad”. The actor is known for his love of bikes and owns a range of motorcycles. Just a few months back, he got himself a new Ducati Scrambler 1100 and a BMW G 310R after that.
Talking about his latest buy, the BMW R 1250 GS is a big daddy full-size adventure tourer and gets the typical family design with a beefy fairing and a beaky mudguard up front. Shahid has again gone for the White-red-blue paint scheme, which is the BMW racing theme colours. The smaller G 310R he bought also was in the same paint shade. The BMW R 1250 GS gets different riding modes, ABS, dynamic traction control and suspension compensation Dynamic ESA, In addition, the bike hosts dynamic brake assist.
Powering the BMW R1250 GS is a 1254 cc boxer engine that produces a maximum power of 138 PS at 7,750rpm and 143Nm of torque at 6,250. The engine sends power to the rear wheel via axle through a six-speed gearbox. The bike comes with a single-sided swingarm and spoke wired rims shod with dual purpose tyres. The bike is offered with an optional HP sports exhaust from the manufacturer without voiding the three-year warranty.
Further, It gets a 6.5-inch TFT screen on the instrument panel which displays important information about the motorcycle like tyre pressure among others. The screen can be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth and display navigation, music player and telephony. The big beemer is quite a heavy bike also and tips the scales at 249 kgs. It is used by off-road and touring biking enthusiasts across the world for its tough nature, reliability, power and practicality.
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Shahid owns has a price tag of around Rs. 11.12 lakh, ex-showroom. The Scrambler 1100 gets powered by a 1,079cc, liquid-cooled, L-Twin engine that generates a maximum power of 85 Bhp and a peak torque of 88 Nm. It comes with three riding modes that change the power output of the engine to suit the situation. The smaller BMW he owns, the G 310R, is powered by a 313cc, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 33.6 Bhp and peak torque of 28 Nm. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission and the bike get disc brakes on both the wheels. It is priced at Rs. 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Shahid also owns a Harley Davidson Road King bike.