R 1200 GS
R 1200 GS. Icon meets progress, perfection meets passion.
The R 1200 GS is THE GS. It founded the dual-sport motorcycle segment – and is still leading it confidently today.
The diversity – roads, cross-country, urban, countryside, comfort, performance – combined with the legendary robustness and the expertise from over 36 years of GS development result in a motorcycle which shies away from no competitors. A great many test triumphs and awards in technical magazines provide impressive proof for this. And it’s not by accident that “the GS” is the top-selling motorcycle above 600 ccm.
The new model goes one better: both in terms of its touring suitability and off-road performance. More comfort, more dynamics and more fun.
The engine – indescribable.
Tried, tested and proven under the highest strain again and again: the twin-cylinder boxer engine with 125 HP (92 kW).
It is efficient and has very high torque – for noticeable riding enjoyment in any situation. And yet the boxer is not only legendary for its reliability. It is also extremely good-natured. The wet clutch with anti-hopping function and the electric throttle facilitate a fine dosage of power. Why not try it out on a test ride?
The handling – unmatched.
The firm main frame with the engine as a supporting element ensures a low centre of gravity and in turn alleviates handling while at the same time retaining enormous lane stability. The paralever and telelever suspension elements enable a perfectly tuned riding performance on any terrain.
And with the new electronic riding assistances like the next generation ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), the R 1200 GS once again sets benchmarks for riding enjoyment at the touch of a button.
The riding modes Rain and Road as well as the automatic stability control (ASC) are fitted as standard, to adapt the motorcycle to optimally suit the circumstances.
The optional accessory riding mode Pro provides even more scope for adjusting the handling to your personal riding style (e.g. Enduro and Dynamic). Hill Start Control makes it easier to start on a slope and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), which also sensitively intervenes when in a lean, ensures more safety and riding dynamics.
ABS Pro also helps when leaning to apply the brakes in doses and in so doing, diffusing hazardous situations. The dynamic brake light warns traffic behind in case of reflex braking.
Personalisation – irreplaceable.
One thing always remains the same: robust, dynamic and full of character. New paint finishes and high-quality surfaces also highlight the striking GS design. And this is a good thing.
But whether it’s elegant tank trims, front wheel spray protection, GS mouldings or new frame and body colours – the R 1200 GS has never been as diverse as this.
And the styles are new as well. The Exclusive style adds visual highlights and places the focus on a confident appearance with high-quality materials and details.
The Rallye style does exactly what it says on the tin, and ambitioned off-road riders certainly get their money’s worth.
In addition, there is an extensive range of optional accessories, including Keyless Ride, useful off-road accessories, and even luggage systems – to better adjust the GS to your own desires.
Even better in every aspect.
The new R 1200 GS goes one better: both in terms of its touring suitability and off-road performance. More comfort, more dynamics and more fun were the maxim when designing the new GS.
It captivates people worldwide with its good looks. The new body elements of the R 1200 GS highlight the never-ending urge for adventure. The new trim panel components with the galvanised radiator cowling demonstrate the increased visual robustness. The styles are even made out of out of stainless steel. The main frame colour can be selected in three different finishes. High-quality design elements and attractive colours make the new GS unique. Character-defining right from the first screw. But whether it’s elegant tank trims, front wheel spray protection, GS logos or new frame and body colours – the R 1200 GS has never been as diverse as this.
RALLYE OR TOUR?
Long stretches or ambitioned off-road adventure? The new styles of the R 1200 GS make both possible.
With high-quality materials and details the Exclusive style adds visual highlights and places the focus on touring. A comfortable seat bench and touring extras ensure the required level of comfort. Stainless steel and visual highlights ensure an elegant appearance at every look-out point.
Those who opt for the Rallye style choose the adventure off the beaten track. An optionally heightened chassis, many functional off-road parts and black spoke rims with optional lugged tyres tempt you onto the dirt track. And the paintwork is a homage to the rally legend. The Rallye style is made for the off-road adventure.
Regardless of which adventure you prefer, the genes of the R 1200 GS are behind both styles – a guarantor for the spirit of GS.
The appearance of the R 1200 GS is not only a visual highlight but a functional one too. The optical robustness of the GS has been increased once again thanks to innovations like a spray guard and wind guiding wing elements. Numerous extras such as roll bars make it even more robust – for practically any adventure. Thanks to the latest technology, the sensors react even more accurately to the various conditions and in so doing, make the GS less susceptible to undesired situations.
With the latest Dynamic ESA generation, the first class riding comfort has been increased once again. Optimal traction and the highest level of comfort on all terrain is ensured. Even with different loads, the optimal initial preload – and damping force at the spring elements – are provided. The sensor signals ensure that the suspension and damping also adapt to different loads. This makes it possible to achieve a level of damping comfort which was previously unfeasible and to keep the riding position optimal and sensitive at all times, which guarantees a noticeable plus when it comes to precision and stability.
HILL START CONTROL
Hill Start Control prevents uncontrolled rolling back on inclines and gradients by means of a targeted intervention in the partially integrated ABS brake system, without the brake lever having to be permanently depressed. When Hill Start Control is activated, the pressure in the rear brake system is built up so that the motorcycle remains stationary on an incline and the rider can touch the ground with both feet. Perfect for adventures in the mountains.
The riding modes of the next generation ensure you always have the right grip at the right time. Alongside the two standard riding modes “Rain” and “Road”, the additionally riding modes (Dynamic and Enduro) take you over any bumpy terrain without a hitch. Here, the Dynamic setting ensures a generally firmer damping and sporty riding is supported. Switching on Enduro ensures the perfect drive for ambitioned Enduro riders. A soft throttle response and restrained control intervention of the Enduro ASC make riding on loose terrain easy. Simply by switching between the riding modes you can react in a matter of seconds to different terrain; for brake intervention, the suspension element and also the electronic control systems of the throttle response and the engine characteristics. With just one button, the right mode is selected or when using the riding mode Pro adapted individually to the drivers needs – because adventure doesn’t need a break.
Remaining seated is not a problem with the countless possibilities. Even when the experienced GS rider would rather ride around in the terrain standing up, it is worth sitting down. Because the seat heights and various comfort or rally seat benches leave nothing to be desired. From tall and sporty to comfortable and ideal for touring. You will always embark on an adventure in comfort, even as a pair.
Even more protection. Even more safety. Even more reliability. An even better appearance. The new accessories for the R 1200 GS optimise the machine on a completely personalised level. Reworked cylinder protectors, topcase for two helmets, even off-road protective parts like cooler grills and frame guards or luggage systems. Making the GS your own.
|Type||Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft|
|Bore x stroke||101 mm x 73 mm|
|Rated output||92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm|
|Max. torque||125 Nm at 6,500 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.5 : 1|
|Mixture control / engine management||Electronic intake pipe injection|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4|
|Performance / fuel consumption|
|Maximum speed||over 200 km/h|
|Consumption w.r.t WMTC for 100km||4.96 l|
|Fuel type||Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)|
|Alternator||three-phase alternator 510 W (nominal power)|
|Battery||12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated|
|Gearbox||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth|
|Chassis / brakes|
|Frame||Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine|
|Front wheel location / suspension||BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel|
|Suspension travel front / rear||190 mm / 200 mm|
|Steering head angle||64.5°|
|Wheels||Cast aluminium wheels|
|Rim, front||3.00 x 19″|
|Rim, rear||4.50 x 17″|
|Tyres, front||120/70 R 19|
|Tyres, rear||170/60 R 17|
|Brake, front||Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), disengageable|
|Dimensions / weights|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||952,5 mm|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1,412 mm|
|Seat height, unladen weight||850 / 870 mm (lowered suspension* 800 / 820 mm)|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||1870 / 1910 mm (lower seat height* 1750 / 1790 mm)|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||244 kg|
|Permitted total weight||460 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||216 kg|
|Usable tank volume||20 l|
|Reserve||approx. 4 l|
|Equipment (in parts)|
|Standard equipment||ASC (Automatic Stability Control), 2 riding modes (Rain, Road)|
|Optional equipment (OE)||Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment with automatic load levelling and automatic damping mode), LED headlight and LED highbeam with integrated daytime riding light, cruise control, preparation for navigation system, Style-variants Rallye and Exclusive.|
|Optional equipment, specials||Riding Mode Pro, includes the additional modes Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, Enduro and Enduro Pro, ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Light (ECE-area), hill start control HSC and dynamic traction control DTC.|
|Optional accessories (OA)||Vario Luggage System, Enduro underneath engine protection, Rallye seat with luggage rack, tinted windshield, Enduro headlamp-guard, hand guards, adjustable rider footrest.|
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank
* Colour options shown are subject to availability