2016 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
Keeping the 2016 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure model on two wheels is not an issue in uneven terrain and rainy or even dry weather. BMW has added two standard-fitted ride modes, “Rain” and “Road” with the choice of purchasing two more options. It runs with a massive 7.9 gallon fuel tank to ride further, the on-board computer has been added enabling a top level of navigation while the rider has been given generally useful data such as fuel level, average speed and fuel consumption. The 2016 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure allows you to store and reach small items with the new compartment added above the tank. The 1170cc four stroke two cylinder engine is now air/liquid cooled and delivers 92 lb-ft of flat-twin torque and 125 bhp. The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure model is said to provide improved seating comfort, wind and weather protection to prolong the ride even further.
|Engine Type||Four-stroke flat twin engine with balancer shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, wet sump lubrication|
|Bore Stroke||101 mm x 73 mm|
|Fuel System||Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system|
|Transmission||Constant-mesh six-speed gearbox with helical cut gears|
|Seat Height||35.0" / 35.8"; adjustable seat height|
|Front Suspension||BMW Telelever, Ø 37 mm, central spring strut|
|Rear Suspension||Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW EVO Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable via handwheel|
|Front Brake||Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper|
|Rear Brake||Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper|
|Front Tire||120/70 R 19|
|Rear Tire||170/60 R 17|
|Fuel Capacity||7.9 gal.|
|Dry Weight||573 lbs. (Wet)|
In the 2014 BMW R1200 GSA vs KTM 1190 Adventure R comparison, we put two of the most extreme adventure tourers in head-to-head competition to see which is best.