2013 BMW R1200GS Adventure
The BMW R1200GS Adventure is really ready for whatever terrain you can throw at it. Rugged, durable, rough and unrelenting are just a few words that will bring the R1200GS Adventure to mind. From town to the uneven dirt back roads and mountains you will be driven by an 1170cc DOHC, four stroke engine. The front suspension consists of a spring pre-load with five position mechanical adjustment and the rear is hydraulically adjustable.
|Engine Type||Flat twin 'Boxer' 4-stroke engine, two camshafts, four radially aligned valves|
|Bore Stroke||101 mm x 73 mm|
|Fuel System||Digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth|
|Seat Height||35.0/35.8 inches (890/910 mm)|
|Front Suspension||Central spring strut, spring pre-load 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||8.7 gal. with approximately 1.0 gal. in reserve|
|Dry Weight||564 lbs. (Wet)|
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