Aftermarket Upgrades for the BMW R 1250 GS
The BMW R 1250 GS is one of the most well-equipped adventure bikes available. However, aftermarket manufacturers offer a variety of upgrades that can enhance the riding experience in terms of comfort, performance, and versatility.
One such upgrade is the Electronic Regulation System (ERS) developed by Puig, a Spanish manufacturer of aftermarket accessories. This system is designed specifically for the BMW R 1250 GS and R 1200 GS windscreens. With the ERS, riders can easily raise or lower the windscreen with the push of a button. In its stock form, adjusting the windscreen height requires manual adjustment using knobs, often requiring the rider to come to a complete stop for safety.
The Puig ERS is particularly useful for riders who frequently switch between city and highway riding. In the city, the windscreen can be lowered for better airflow, while on the highway, it can be raised to reduce wind buffeting.
The ERS kit includes an electric motor for raising and lowering the windscreen, as well as all the necessary connectors and wiring for a seamless installation. It also comes with a small spoiler to close the gaps when the windscreen is in the highest position. The ERS allows for a maximum height increase of 6 centimeters (2.3 inches) and a maximum height decrease of 2 centimeters (0.8 inches) compared to the stock settings. It's important to note that the kit is compatible with the bike's original windscreen.
The Puig ERS kit is priced at 493 Euros (approximately $536 USD) excluding shipping and taxes. According to Puig, installation can be completed in about an hour. However, it does require the removal of the bike's headlight and TFT display, which may be daunting for some home mechanics. Therefore, it is recommended to have the installation done by a professional workshop if there are any doubts.