German engineers on hand in South Africa were quick to say that the measuring stick used for the new R1200GS was, in fact, the old one. Simply because they felt it was already the best adventure-touring bike available. The goal for the new one, then, was to be the same but better. How much for all of this innovation? Pricing has yet to be announced. It’s likely the base GS will be close in price to the current bike—$16,150 with ABS but without ESA or ASC. As with the current bike, adding all the options will probably take you above $20K. Even a noteworthy bump to the price would be fair in my view, considering that the flagship GS is still as versatile and willing as ever, with more safety features and adventure capabilities than before.