What a motorcycle. For some people itís a universal tool which practically never fails them - whether on a local run, the daily journey to work or weekend trips with or without gravel passages. For others itís a way of life - just the right machine for every tour, whether a one-week trip for two into local motorcycling territory or fulfilling the dream of a lifetime thousands of miles away from home. The ďGSĒ is not just able to handle everything, it is actually built to do so. And in this synthesis of easy handling, supreme touring suitability, off-road potential and comfort for rider and pillion passenger, thereís simply no other motorcycle which does it better. Thatís not just what we think: itís the result of independent tests worldwide.
Yet the current version goes one step further still - with a level of 2-cylinder power which is unsurpassed, and not just within its own segment. The reason is the new DOHC engine which first displayed its impressive performance in the legendary HP2 Sport. For the R 1200 GS, torque was given higher priority than output in line with practical considerations. And you can feel it. The 88 ft. lbs. of torque at the peak at 6,000 rpm is one thing, but the consistently higher level of torque in the relevant range up to 5,000 rpm can be fully experienced. The output has been increased to 110 hp at 7,750 rpm.
The supreme riding pleasure is underscored by a powerful sound from the new exhaust system with exhaust flap which will everyone will love. Together with the new paint finishes, a wide range of special equipment features such as the unique off-road ESA and ASC and extensive motorcycle fittings, there is virtually no situation in which the R 1200 GS doesnít fit perfectly.
And that applies to all riders - so take a test ride now!
Road Ready: 516 lbs. (229 kg)
Max. Permissible Weight: 970 lbs. (440 kg)
Payload: 465 lbs. (211 kg)
Reserve: 1 gal. (4.0 l)
Rear: 1-disc, 265 mm, 2-piston floating caliper
Rear: 4 x 17 cast aluminum
Rear: 150/70 R 17
Rear: Cast aluminum 1-sided swingarm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable; 7.9 in. (200 mm) travel