BMW has made the GS in some form and displacement since 1980, and it’s made a great many of them. Which means that for every GS showing off the utter gutsiness of the machine and pounding its guttural flat-twin burp across the wilderness, there are thousands of its twins pressed into milk-run service. And in daily use, the outgoing R1200GS is perfection. It’s sharp, versatile, and quick, whether it’s used as a commuter, a backroads machine, or a tourer. Adding capability, then, seemed out of the question for this new GS. To BMW’s credit, adding power was not.