2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure
MSRP $16,600

As Adventure Touring machines, the word that holds the most importance is “touring.” In all reality, “adventure” can be had on- or off-road, but the GS models are touring bikes first and foremost which meant that to fully appreciate what they have to offer required long distances in the saddle. Fortunately, that’s exactly what the big Beemers are good at, rider accommodations.

ModelR1200GS Adventure
Engine TypeHorizontally opposed twin-cylinder 4-stroke
Engine Displacement1170cc
Bore Stroke101 x 73mm
CoolingAir/oil cooled
Compression Ratio11.0:1
Fuel SystemEFI
IgnitionDigital electronic
Starting SystemElectronic
Final DriveShaft
Rake Trail26.2°/3.8 in.
Seat Height35.2 in.
Wheelbase59.4 in.
Front Suspension8.3 in.
Rear Suspension8.7 in.
Front BrakeDual Disc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Tire110/80-19
Rear Tire150/70-17
Fuel Capacity8.7 gal.
Dry Weight491 lbs.

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