What a motorcycle. The BMW R1200GS for some people it’s 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 it’s 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 “GS” 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, there’s simply no other motorcycle which does it better. That’s not just what we think: it’s the result of independent tests worldwide.
Bore & Stroke
Rake and Trail
Flat twin Boxer 4-stroke engine, 2 camshafts and 4 radially aligned valves cylinder
101 mm x 73 mm
12.0 : 1
Air / Oil-Cooled
Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital management w/overrun fuel cut-off
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
64.3° / 3.97 in.
Central spring strut, spring preload with 5-position mechanical adjustment
Spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel
Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
5.3 gal. with 1 gallon in reserve