2011 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2011 BMW R1200GS Adventure
MSRP $17,250

Wherever you are, get ready for it: whether taking a quick trip to the nearest mountains or setting off for a different continent to discover faraway new cultures. Range is not a problem with a tank capacity of 33 litres. Robustness? The G 1200 GS Adventure looks as if it had invented the term – and it certainly has defined it in the motorcycle world. This is partly due to the range of features which have become almost as legendary as the bike itself. On this machine you can take potholes with 20 mm more clearance than on the R 1200 GS. Perfect ergonomics, optimum gearing for every terrain.

ModelR1200GS Adventure
Engine TypeFlat twin Boxer 4-stroke engine, 2 camshafts, 4 radially aligned valves per cylinder
Engine Displacement1170cc
Bore Stroke101 mm x 73 mm
CoolingAir / Oil-Cooled
Compression Ratio12.0 : 1
Fuel SystemElectronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K digital engine management w/overrun cut-off
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Final DriveShaft drive
Rake Trail65.2° / 3.50 in.
Seat Height35/35.8 in.
Wheelbase59.4 in.
Front SuspensionBMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut
Rear SuspensionSpring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel
Front BrakeDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear BrakeSingle disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Front Tire110/80R-19
Rear Tire150/70R-17
Fuel Capacity8.7 gal. with approximately 1.0 gal. in reserve
Dry Weight491 lbs.

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