Specifically, R 1200 GS buyers being offered a set of lightweight, expandable Vario Panniers worth £541 incl. VAT, whilst new GS Adventure owners will receive rugged, hand-made Aluminium Panniers worth £672 incl. VAT.((The Vario Panniers can expand from 50-litre capacity to 68 when extra room is needed. When the trip is over and the luggage is back at home, the width of both panniers can be reduced by 120mm.
The Aluminium Panniers, offered with the GS Adventure have a total of 82 litres of storage. These impressive panniers are strong enough to be used as a seat when you’re away from civilisation and are fully waterproof. They also feature stainless-steel lashing eyelets, allowing lighter items to be secured to the top.
In addition, pannier fastenings for the Adventure are available separately from BMW Motorrad dealerships.
“Overland touring is one of the key strengths of BMW Motorrad’s range of adventure sports bikes. With this offer of complimentary panniers, we are making touring on the R 1200 GS and Adventure models even easier and, of course, more affordable. With two different sets of panniers to match the two distinct GS and Adventure models, our customers can set off on their new BMW motorcycles with the very best luggage BMW Motorrad has to offer,” said Tony Jakeman, BMW Motorrad’s Marketing Manager.