As the best-selling motorcycle over 125cc in the UK for the fourth year in a row, the BMW R 1200 GS resonates with riders and provides a thrilling, stylish Enduro experience. At first glance, the new R 1200 GS too is a genuine GS: robust, dynamic, and full of character. Virtually all surfaces were revised, and all materials provided with a better finish. The two-cylinder opposed twin engine merges harmoniously into the unmistakable GS flyline.
The R 1200 GS's design inspires confidence and excitement in equal measure. The eye is drawn to the front of the bike, thanks to sharp angles and flowing vertical contours, while the LED headlamp provides an eye-catching centrepiece. Colour schemes vary, with many customisation options available.
For 32 years, the BMW Motorrad GS has been defining and dominating the segment of travel enduros. No other motorcycle is such an uncompromising embodiment of freedom and adventure, reliability and riding dynamics, and ultimately pure riding pleasure both on and off the road. BMW Motorrad is now embarking on the next chapter of its success story – with the new R 1200 GS.
A new feature for the R 1200 GS is the water-cooled boxer engine. This has allowed us to sculpt revolutionary vertical contours – a masterpiece of lightness and aerodynamics. With its 125 hp (92 kW) and 125 Nm torque, the two-cylinder opposed twin engine promises power in every situation. Based on a new concept of combined air and liquid cooling and vertical flows through the cylinders, the engine operates efficiently, reliably, and with high torques at all times.
Further improvements like the new wet clutch with anti-hopping feature and the electromotive throttle actuator E-Gas make the opposed twin engine the perfect drive solution at the heart of the new R 1200 GS.
As is usual with the Motorrad range, the R 1200 GS is fitted with ABS as standard. This allows for superb traction and control, while additional safety features such as hand guards and pannier fastenings ensure that whatever the conditions, the ride will be a safe, secure one. For those who want to go the extra mile, optional safety features include Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) and Automatic Stability Control (ASC).
92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm
|Type||Air/liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder four stroke boxer engine with double overhead spur-gear-driven camshaft and balance shaft DOHC cylinder head with four valves, per cylinder built into crankcase|
|Bore x stroke||101 mm x 73 mm|
|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||Regulated three-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor, emission standard EU-3|
|Maximum speed||Over 200 km/h|
|Fuel type||Unleaded, 95 octane (RON)|
|Alternator||Three-phase alternator 580 W (nominal power)|
|Battery||12 V / 11,8 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Wet eight-disc clutch with anti-hopping function, hydraulically operated|
|Gearbox||Built-in six-speed helical gearbox|
|Frame||Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine|
|Front wheel location / suspension||BMW Motorrad Telelever: with hydraulic steering damper, stanchion diameter 37mm|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||BMW Motorrad EVO Paralever: spring preload steplessly and hydraulically adjustable via handwheel, adjustable rebound damping, WAD travel-related damping strut|
|Suspension travel front / rear||190 mm / 200 mm|
|Steering head angle||64.5°|
|Wheels||Cast aluminum 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||Double disc with four-piston radial brake calipers, diameter 305 mm|
|Brake, rear||Single brake disc, diameter 276 mm|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially-integral), switchable|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||953 mm|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1,450 mm|
|Seat height, unladen weight||850/870 mm (with motorcycles accessories or –equipment variable heights available between 790/810 mm and 880 mm)|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight|
|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. 4.0 l|
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
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