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R 1200 GS Adventure

Do you love long, extreme tours on bumpy roads and tracks or through the wilderness? The new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has the right answers to every challenge with its light, agile handling. The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is a machine for riders who engage in true adventure and want to express their supremacy as well as enjoying riding pleasure to the full at the same time.

Impressive presence.

The R 1200 GS Adventure is up for quests of all types. And ready for any type of challenge too. There’s no mistaking it – with its powerful, robust and dynamic design, one look will tell you all you need to know about its character. Its wind, weather and engine guards lend it a highly distinctive look,
with the bike’s visual focus moved further to the fore. The splash guard on the R 1200 GS Adventure gives it a feisty appearance. It’s simply ready to master any difficulties with aplomb any time at all. The fuel tank capacity of 30 litres makes you independent on journeys and gives you a defiant look.
The rally style will lend your R 1200 GS Adventure greater offroad character, This is ensured by the correspondingly sporty seat bench and Rally paint. With the Exclusive style, your quest for adventure is refined further still by the extravagant paintwork, which turns your bike into a real eye-catcher every mile you cover.

At home on any terrain.

The R 1200 GS Adventure enables you to master all types of terrain. The practical equipment that comes with this touring enduro caters for all your needs: two standard driving modes – ‚Rain‘ and ‚Road‘ – are available at the press of a button and offer your two entirely different, optimally coordinated driving styles. Yet you always remain highly dynamic when on the move, too. The legendary boxer torque of 125 Nm and an output of 125 bhp delivered by the water-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine take care of this.

For all those who want more.

An innovative highlight of the R 1200 GS and a ‚must-have‘ for the modern adventurer – BMW Motorrad Connectivity. This new special equipment shows you everything about your motorcycle in a smart way and on a 6.5 inch TFT display. Connect your Smartphone to your bike via Bluetooth and use functions via the multi-controller on the handlebars such as smartphone-based navigation, accept calls or even make calls, media functions like selecting and listening to music from your smartphone playlist, or use it even more vehicle information intuitively, without becoming too distracted from riding. For some functions, the BMW Motorrad Connected App is also required.

Another novelty in terms of optional equipment is the ‚intelligent emergency call‘: A system built into the handlebars that is initiated in case of emergency either manually at the press of a button or – depending on the situation – automatically, and in so doing activates the rescue chain. In so doing, faster aid from the rescue chain is supported – regardless of where you are.
You get even more options when it comes to your quest for adventure thanks to the Pro driving modes optional accessory and Dynamic Pro and enduro Pro driving modes.
The latest generation optional dynamic ESA ensures optimal driving comfort on all types of uneven surfaces with automatic damping settings and driving position compensation.
The shift assistant Pro enables the rider to shift up and down without using the clutch or throttle valve. The reduced switch time means the rear wheel retains even better directional stability and riding becomes even more relaxed with less effort on the handlebars.
Keyless ride offers even more comfort: with this system, the ignition key remains in your pocket and you have your hands free in every situation.

The R 1200 GS Adventure. Makes an impression. Wherever it goes.

Type Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
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)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase alternator (510 watts nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
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 210 mm / 220 mm
Wheelbase 1,510 mm
Castor 92.7 mm
Steering head angle 65.5°
Wheels Cross spoke 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
Length 2,255 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 980 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,450 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 890 / 910 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,950 / 1,990 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 263 kg
Permitted total weight 480 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 217 kg
Usable tank volume 30 l
Reserve app. 4 l


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

Cylinder-head cover guard made of special-steel

• Excellent protection for the cylinder-head cover, preventing scratches and damage caused by flying stones
• Plastic contact guard at outside, replaceable
• Large rubber buffer on inside
• BMW Motorrad logotype on contact guard
(As seen on the R 1200 RT)

Softbag for passenger seat

The waterproof softbag is secured to the passenger seat and provides 14 litres of storage space with an option to extend it to 18 litres ‒ just the right size for, e.g. the daily commute and day trips. It is also the perfect way of expanding the storage space provided by the tank bag.

• Hard-wearing polyester fabric with PVC coating
• Waterproof main compartment, approximately 14 l, extensible to approximately 18 litres, inner bag with roll top
• Zip fastener around three sides provides good accessibility
• Two outer pockets with zip fasteners on the side, water-repellent
• Water-repellent compartment inside the lid with zip fastener
• Bottom is moulded EVA, shaped for a snug fit and with an anti-slip PU surface layer
• Practical carry handle and adjustable, removable shoulder strap
• GS inscription on side bags, silver BMW Motorrad inscription embossed on the lid
• Dimensions (LxWxH): approx. 27x28x18 cm (extends to 24 cm)
• Colour: Black

Aluminium luggage system

• Aluminium cases and topcase, robust and suitable for off-roading
• Capacity:
– Cases: Approx. 36 l (right), approx. 44 l (left)
– Topcase: Approx. 32 l
• Maximum payload: 10 kg (per case), 5 kg (topcase)
• Recommended top speed with case(s) or topcase installed: 180 km/h
• Looks match those of the motorcycle
• Supplied without case carrier and without lock barrels
• Optional:
– Liner for cases and topcase
– Backrest pad for topcase
– Carry handle for cases and topcase

Liner for aluminium cases and topcase

• Waterproof liner made of tarpaulin material
• Capacity matched to the aluminium cases and topcase
• Roll-and-seal closure with bayonet buckle
• Carry handles and removable shoulder strap
• 4 outside snap fasteners on sides for securing the liners to the cases or topcase with carry-handle set
• Large GS logotype
• Colour: Black/grey

Carry handle for aluminium cases and topcase

• Carry handle makes it easy to carry the aluminium case and topcase
• Can also be used to secure items of luggage, e.g. liners, to top of case/topcase
• Scope of supply: 1 handle, 4 straps, instructions
• The straps attach to the eyelets on the case or topcase

Luggage plate

• Luggage plate made of black painted plastic
• Installs instead of the rear seat
• Better weight distribution with items of luggage set closer to the vehicle’s centre of gravity
• Together with the cases, creates a large area for attaching bulky items of luggage (note: luggage plate approx. 12 mm lower than the top of the case lids)
• Easy access to standard on-board toolkit under hinged plate (with large GS logotype)
• Not in combination with Rallye seat with luggage plate

Tank rucksack

• Highly functional tank rucksack
• Hard-wearing PVC-coated polyester fabric
• Bottom is moulded EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), shaped for a snug fit on the fuel tank and with an anti-slip PU surface layer
• Waterproof main compartment:
– Capacity: Approx.12 l, extendible to approx. 16 l
– Liner made of nylon fabric with PU coating
– Waterproof with roll-and-seal closure with bayonet buckle and taped seams
– Zipper is lockable (lock not included in the scope of supply)
• Highly water-repellent map pocket:
– Opens wide for access by two-way zipper (in main compartment)
– Anti-slip PU coating on inside
• Water-repellent zippered outside pocket with bottle-holder function
– A pullcord on the inside secures a 0.5 l PET bottle where it is quickly accessible on a short stop
• Carry handle and removable shoulder strap
• GS logotype on side
• Colour: Black/grey
• Optional: Vario insert for tank rucksack provides a variable means of dividing the capacity of the main compartment

Vario insert

• Flexible division of the space available inside the tank rucksack:
– Flexible outer ring, width adjustable by Velcro-type fastener (LxH: approx. 100×13 cm)
– Flexible interior compartmentalisation consisting of 2 long and 2 short flexible wall inserts, each with a Velcro-type fastener at both ends. The wall inserts offer the opportunity to divide the interior flexibly into smaller compartments.
• Small zippered pocket attaches by Velcro, with BMW Motorrad logotype
• Suitable for BMW Motorrad tank rucksacks with overall capacity of 11 litres or more
• Material: flexible ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), with self-attaching polyester covering
• Colour: Grey

Other useful luggage solutions

• Softbag 2 large, 55 l
• Softbag 2 small, 31-36 l
• Stuffbag 2, 50 l
• Strap
• bungee-cord spider

LED flashing turn indicators

• Attractive flashing turn indicators on stalks, with LED technology
• White turn indicator glass with 2 LEDs per turn indicator
• Enhanced safety on the road, provided by virtually zero-wear LED lights
• Considerable reduction in current drain:
– The flash frequency has to be changed when LED turn indicators are fitted. In BMW Motorrad’s case this takes place via the CAN bus. All aftermarket LED flashing turn indicators require the installation of a resistor (which means there is no reduction in power consumption)
• Installation and enabling by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers only; installation instructions on the RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD
• Note: No approval for the USA market

Covers for grab-handle holes

• Black plastic covers
• Covers hiding holes for rear grab handles when grab handles not installed
• Visual enhancement and corrosion protection for tapped holes
• Scope of supply: 4 covers (front and rear, right and left), installation instructions
• Practical addition to the accessory luggage plate (part number 77 44 8 523 742) and Rallye seat with luggage plate (part number 77 34 8 523 744), if the standard rear grab handles are removed

HP sports silencer by Akrapovič

• Slip-on silencer for throaty sound and sporty looks
• More torque at low to midrange rpm, power at the level of the standard configuration
• Hexagonal-asymmetric shape, exclusive design for BMW Motorrad
• Material is all-titanium (shell, connecting pipe and internals)
• Carbon end cap and heat shield
• Weight: approx. 4.7 kg including mounted parts (marginally (< 0.5 kg) lighter than the standard part)
• HP logotype large and Akrapovič logotype small lasered into side face
• Approved for road use (EU General Operating Permit)¹
• Supplied complete with installation instructions

¹ Always comply with the conditions for approval applicable in the country of use.

Windscreen, tinted

• Windscreen of the R 1200 GS as smaller alternative to the standard windscreen
• Scratchproof coating for unimpaired long-term transparency
• Installation only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the RSD (Repair Service Data BMW Motorrad) service data DVD
• General Operating Permit¹

¹ Always comply with the conditions for approval applicable in the country of use.

Windscreen, high, tinted

• Tinted windscreen for visual enhancement and customisation of the motorcycle
• Shape identical to standard windscreen of the R 1200 GS Adventure
• Scratchproof coating for unimpaired long-term transparency
• Installation only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the RSD (Repair Service Data BMW Motorrad) service data DVD
• General Operating Permit¹

¹ Always comply with the conditions for approval applicable in the country of use.

Slipstream deflectors, tinted

• Tinted slipstream deflectors, left and right, for visual enhancement and customisation of the motorcycle
• In shape, identical to the standard slipstream deflectors of the R 1200 GS Adventure
• Workshop installation instructions available for download from ASAP

Front footrests, adjustable

• High-quality CNC-milled footrests, anodised gold finish
• 3 positions selectable for height of front footrest:
– Top position same as standard footrest, 2 other, lower positions selectable (10 mm difference between settings)
– Easy to adjust by screw
• Spring-mounted footplate:
– Comfortable spring shock absorption for seated riding
– When the rider stands on the footrests the extra weight presses the footplate down flush with the footrest. The serrated outside contour exposed in this way offers a better stance and therefore more control over the motorcycle.
• Replaceable plastic contact guard
• Width of the tread: 4.8 cm (standard R 1200 GS: 3.0 cm; standard R 1200 GS Adventure: 5.0 cm)
• Length of the tread: 10.5 cm (standard R 1200 GS: 9.2 cm; standard R 1200 GS Adventure: 10.4 cm)
• Lasered BMW Motorrad logotype
• Installation only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the RSD (Repair Service Data BMW Motorrad) service data DVD

Heated handlebar grips

• Replacements for the existing grips (multifunction switch for right handlebar fitting also has to be replaced)
• Installation and enabling only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers (installation instructions on the RSD (Repair Service Data BMW Motorrad) service-data DVD)

BMW Motorrad Navigator V

• Bluetooth-compatible GPS satnav device optimised for use on motorcycles
• Large, bright 5″ display
• Available either with map data for Europe or North America¹, or without preinstalled map data
• Free lifelong map updates (only for the options with preinstalled map data)
• 8 GB integrated memory (world unit 4 GB), and with slot for SD card
• Optional Garmin Smartphone Link for congestion information in real time, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and more
• Specially for R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure:
– Extended data interchange via LIN bus (My Motorcycle pages, warnings)
– Optimised and extended HMI control options by means of the Multi-Controller
– Only in combination with optional extra „Preparation for navigation system“ (retrofit technically possible)
• See separate product information bulletin for more detailed information on the Navigator V

¹ Available only in USA

Aluminium enduro engine guard

• Robust shield made of aluminium, 2 mm thick, anodised
• Bracket is made of special steel
• Protects the bottom of the engine against flying stones and contact with the ground or obstacles
• Considerably wider and longer than the standard engine guard
• Enhances the machine’s off-road character
• Weight: Approx. 1.5 kg
• Installation only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) service data DVD

Headlight guard

• Protects the headlight against flying stones when the motorcycle is used for off-roading
• Snap-lock system for straightforward, speedy installation and removal
• For off-roading only
• Initial installation of the brackets only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the current RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD

LED auxiliary headlights

• Powerful LED auxiliary headlight in die-cast aluminium housing
• Vehicle’s visibility profile is better
• More safety on the road
• Modern LED technology:
– LEDs are so long-lasting as to be virtually wear-free, so operation is fault-free and maintenance-free as well
– White LEDs emit light of a colour very close to that of daylight for differentiated illumination of the road ahead
• Diameter approx. 70 mm, length approx. 110 mm
• Worldwide homologation, no technical inspection or approval required (CE/SAE mark of conformity)
• Installation and enabling by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers only; installation instructions on the RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD

Retrofitting optional extras

It is technically possible to retrofit the following optional extras. See the ETK/EPC for details of all the parts needed for retrofits.
• Daytime running light
• LED headlight
• Tyre pressure monitoring (RDC)
• Cruise-control system

Note: Automatic stability control (ASC) and riding modes are standard.

Anti-theft alarm

• Acoustic and visual signals as alarm in the event of change of position or vibration
• Locking the motorcycle activates the anti-theft alarm
– No remote control needed

Safety plug for oil filler neck

• Cap for oil filler neck, lockable with special cranked-tip tool
• Protection against theft of the cap and also to keep foreign substances from entering the oil system
• Aluminium, milled, surface anodised silver
• BMW Boxer logotype
• Supplied complete with special cranked-tip tool and O-ring

On-board toolkit service kit

• On-board toolkit service kit for simple maintenance work and upkeep
• Small, light and multifunctional:
– Quicker and easier to snap together and take apart, with snap adapter and ball lock
– Standard bit adapter and standard tool adapter (9×12 mm and 3/8″) mean that other components can be added to the kit in accordance with individual preference.
• Tool quality and finish (surface, harness, etc.) are of course outstanding
• Including practical tools wallet in black artificial leather
• Scope of supply:
– Spark plug wrench, telescopic, w/f 14
– Allen key, w/f 19 3/8″
– Bit adapter 3/8″ square – 1/4″ hex
– Adapter, adjustable 3/8″ – 9×12 mm
– Open-ended spanner, w/f 10 and 14 – 9×12 mm
– Ring spanner, w/f 17 – 9×12 mm
– Bits, cross-head PH1 and PH2 – 1/4″ hex
– Bit, plain 6 mm – 1/4″ hex
– Bits, Torx 25, 30, 40, 45 and 50 – 1/4″ hex
– Socket wrench insert, w/f 13 – 3/8″ square
– LED flashlight (without battery¹)
– Wallet for on-board toolkit service kit
– Operating instructions
• The adapter for the direct ignition coil must be ordered separately. The tools wallet has an empty slot to accommodate this optional tool.

¹ The device takes 4 button cells, 1.5 V, type LR-41.

Paddock Stand

• Paddock Stand for rear wheel swinging arm, made of strong rectangular-section special-steel tubing, welded
• For lifting the motorcycle quickly and holding it securely in position
• Universal for many BMW Motorrad models
• How it works: The tubular holder of the Paddock Stand is simply pushed through the hollow rear axle and pressure is then applied to the lever to lift the rear wheel. There is an adapter for matching the diameters of tubular holder and hollow rear axle.

Other useful accessories

• Extra socket
• LED light for socket, 410 mm
• Battery charger
• Repair kit for tubeless tyres
• Motorcycle cover
• Motorcycle cleaner
• Engine oil