2010 BMW R1200GS
What a motorcycle. For some people the BMW R1200GS is 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.
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|Engine Type||4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder|
|Bore Stroke||101mm x 73mm|
|Compression Ratio||12.0 : 1|
|Fuel System||Electronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K+ digital engine management|
|Ignition||Twin spark ignition|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth|
|Final Drive||Shaft drive|
|Rake Trail||64.3° 3.97|
|Seat Height||33.46 in.|
|Front Suspension||Central spring strut, spring preload with 5-position mechanical adjustment|
|Rear Suspension||Spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel|
|Front Brake||Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers|
|Rear Brake||Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||5.28 gal.|
|Dry Weight||447.53 lbs.|
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall notice for certain 2013 BMW R1200GS motorcycles due to an issue with the transmission output seal.