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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.

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 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
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 4.96 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 510 W (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 190 mm / 200 mm
Wheelbase 1,507 mm
Castor 99.6 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
Length 2,207 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 952.5 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,412 mm
Seat height 850 / 870 mm (lowered suspension* 800 / 820 mm)
Inner leg curve 1,870 / 1,910 mm (lower seat height* 1,750 / 1,790 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

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)

1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume

For the R 1200 GS, we offer a wide range of accessories and equipment. Here, we will show you an overview of the GS accessories, which have all been specially developed and perfectly attuned to the GS by the experts at BMW Motorrad. The complete overview of the packages, variants and parts available ex. works can be found in the configurator.

Basically perfect

More options, seat benches, chassis – now the GS is ready for new adventures.

  • LED turn indicators
  • Sport silencer/Akrapovic
  • Tinted windshield
  • Low/high rider’s seat
  • Rally seat bench (high and standard/series standard with the Rallye style)
  • Comfort seat (high and standard/series standard not Rallye style)
  • Grip heating (can only be selected ex. works)
  • Navigator VI
  • Hand protectors
  • LED additional headlight
  • Oil inlet safety screw
  • On-board tool
  • Paddock stand
  • Cross spoked wheels (series standard „Rallye“ style in black)

Comfortable long distances

More space, storage space, cases – making the GS ready for every tour.

  • Vario cases
  • Vario topcase/new topcase big enough for 2 helmets
  • Liner for topcase/case
  • NEW aluminium case
  • NEW aluminium topcase
  • Luggage plate
  • Bag for rear seat
  • Tank bag small/tank bag large (adjustment of the volumes can be expanded from 8 => to 11 litres/or 11 => 15 litres)
  • Vario insert

Absolutely perfect for off-road

More protection, cover, grip – making the GS ready for any terrain.

  • Cylinder head cover guard
  • NEW engine protection bar
  • Adjustable footbrake lever
  • Footrests can be adjusted
  • Wide Enduro footrest (series standard Rallye style)
  • Aluminium engine guard
  • Headlight guard
  • Cross spoked wheels with off-road tyres
  • NEW sport suspension settings