Touratech Introduces a Shocking Upgrade for the BMW R1200GS

Adam Booth | September 24, 2015

Riders of the oil-cooled BMW R1200GS and GS Adventure now have the ability to upgrade their stock ESA suspension with Touratech Plug and Travel ESA Upgrade shocks.  This is the world’s first complete ESA shock upgrade and it’s a massive step forward for GS owners who have seen limited choices when their stock ESA shocks fail or stop working correctly.

The company’s solution offers all new components including electronics that work seamlessly with the bikes computer. While the button still changes the modes, the settings offer improved performance over the stock shock because of the superior design, high-end materials and the proprietary damping which delivers a ‘Touratech-Tuned Ride”. The valving is set up to meet the needs of GS riders who carry luggage and are drawn to more adventurous terrain.

Touratech Upgrade shock
 Touratech Plug & Travel ESA Upgrade Shock Set, BMW R1200GS & Adventure
 The company also offers an ‘Expedition’ version that adds a remote reservoir, increased oil volume, floating piston design, PDS bottoming prevention, and adjustable high & low speed compression damping on the rear shock. This version is ideal for riders that demand more from their motorcycle.
Touratech ESA upgrade shock set
 Touratech Plug & Travel Expedition ESA Upgrade Shock Set
Touratech Upgrade shock
 The Touratech Plug & Travel ESA UpgradeYour ESA button still works… It just works better.
Plug & Travel ESA Upgrade for the BMW R1200GS/A retails for $3,295 per set.
The Expedition ESA UPGRADE is $3,995 per set.

Adam Booth

Off-road Editor | Articles | Enjoying single track in the mountains, hitting the motocross track or battling an EnduroCross track, if it's on two wheels Boothy will have a smile on his face. Adam has served a mega ton of years in the off-road industry as a photographer, writer and popper of wheelies.