R 1200 GS
The R 1200 GS is THE GS. It founded the dual-sport motorcycle segment - and is still leading it confidently today. The diversity - roads, cross-country, urban, countryside, comfort, performance - combined with the legendary robustness and the expertise from over 36 years of GS development result in a motorcycle which shies away from no competitors. A great many test triumphs and awards in technical magazines provide impressive proof for this. And it's not by accident that "the GS" is the top-selling motorcycle above 600 ccm - worldwide. The new model goes one better: both in terms of its touring suitability and off-road performance. More comfort, more dynamics and more fun.The engine - indescribable.
Tried, tested and proven under the highest strain again and again: the twin-cylinder boxer engine with 125 HP (92 kW). It is efficient and has very high torque - for noticeable riding enjoyment in any situation. And yet the boxer is not only legendary for its reliability. It is also extremely good-natured. The wet clutch with anti-hopping function and the electric throttle facilitate a fine dosage of power. Why not try it out on a test ride?The handling - unmatched.
The firm main frame with the engine as a supporting element ensures a low centre of gravity and in turn alleviates handling while at the same time retaining enormous lane stability. The paralever and telelever suspension elements enable a perfectly tuned damping performance on any terrain.
And with the new electronic riding assistances like the reworked ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), the R 1200 GS once again sets benchmarks for riding enjoyment at the touch of a button.
The riding modes Rain and Road as well as the automatic stability control (ASC) are fitted as standard, to adapt the motorcycle to optimally suit the circumstances. The optional accessory riding mode Pro provides even more scope for adjusting the handling to your personal riding style (e.g. Enduro and Dynamic). Hill Start Control makes it easier to start on a slope and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), which also sensitively intervenes when in a lean, ensures safety and riding dynamics. ABS Pro also helps when leaning to apply the brakes in doses and in so doing, diffusing hazardous situations. The dynamic brake light warns traffic behind in case of reflex braking.
One thing always remains the same: robust, dynamic and full of character. New paint finishes and high-quality surfaces also highlight the striking GS design. And this is a good thing.
But whether it's elegant tank trims, front wheel spray protection, GS mouldings or new frame and body colours - the R 1200 GS has never been as diverse as this.
And the styles are new as well. The Exclusive style adds visua
l highlights and places the focus on a confident appearance and touring with high-quality materials and details.
The Rallye style does exactly what it says on the tin, and ambitioned off-road riders certainly get their money's worth.
In addition, there is an extensive range of optional accessories, including Keyless Ride, useful off-road accessories, and even luggage systems - to better adjust the GS to your own desires.
Dynamic Package - unstoppable
The dynamic package ensures the sporty components. The R 1200 GS receives its dynamic character both visually and functionally. In doing so, the latest generation of technology ensures the right grip on any terrain and impressive agility in any riding situation.
The dynamic package comprises the following components:
- Riding mode Pro (incl. ABS Pro, HSC and DTC)
- Shift assistant Pro
- LED headlights (incl. TFT)
- LED turn indicators
Comfort package - indispensable.
The comfort package contains added riding enjoyment and safety. You can rely on the tyre pressure control (RDC), and the air pressure is continuously displayed and always up to date. With the added comfort, nothing can impinge on the calmness of the R 1200 GS.
The comfort package comprises the following components: Chrome-plated exhaust system
- Hand protectors
- Grip heating
- Touring package - boundless.
Touring package - boundless.
The touring package is designed for riders who savour every single kilometre over asphalt or rough tracks and who would gladly remain in the saddle of their R 1200 GS forever. The components ensure touring is less tiring and more comfortable.
The touring package comprises the following components:
- Dynamic ESA
- Navigation device preparation
- Keyless Ride
- Case holders left and right
- Pro on-board computer
- Cruise control
|Type||Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft|
|Bore x stroke||101 mm x 73 mm|
|Rated output||92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm|
|Max. torque||125 Nm at 6,500 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.5 : 1|
|Mixture control / engine management||Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with electromotive throttle actuator|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
|Performance / fuel consumption|
|Maximum speed||over 200 km/h|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h||4,1 l|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h||5,5 l|
|Fuel type||Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)|
|Alternator||three-phase alternator 580 W (nominal power)|
|Battery||12 V / 11,8 Ah, maintenance-free
|Clutch||oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated|
|Gearbox||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth|
|Chassis / brakes|
|Frame||Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine|
|Front wheel location / suspension||BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel
|Suspension travel front / rear||190 mm / 200 mm|
|Steering head angle||64.5°|
|Wheels||Cast aluminium wheels|
|Rim, front||3,00 x 19"|
|Rim, rear||4,50 x 17"|
|Tyres, front||120/70 R 19|
|Tyres, rear||170/60 R 17|
|Brake, front||Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
|ABS||BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off|
|Dimensions / weights|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||953 mm|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1.450 mm|
|Seat height, unladen weight||850 / 870 mm (low seat* 820 / 840 mm, lowered suspension* 790 / 810 mm) *OE
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||1870 / 1910 mm (low seat* 1820/1860 mm, lowered suspension* 1770 / 1810 mm) *OE|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||238 kg|
|Permitted total weight||450 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||212 kg|
|Usable tank volume||20 l|
|Reserve||approx. 4 l|
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank