Welcome to the GS family, your go-anywhere, do-anything group of enduro and adventure bikes. Every year, BMW creates an even more capable machine for rides in any setting – through the backwoods or across the continent, a GS will get you there. Thanks to a full range of models and an extensive list of options, you can find and customize the perfect bike to take you anywhere you want to go.

R 1200 GS


R 1200 GS

The icon among all travel enduro bikes.

For 32 years, “the GS” has defined its segment and has proved a trusty companion on every motorcycle adventure. BMW Motorrad is now writing a new chapter in the success story by further perfecting the icon that is the R 1200 GS.

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  • 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
  • Horsepower: 125 hp
  • Torque: 92 lb. ft.
  • Compression ratio: 12.5 : 1
  • Engine Management: Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with electromotive throttle actuator
  • Emissions: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, emission standard EU-3
  • Top speed: 124+ mph
  • Mileage: 57 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
  • Fuel: Premium Unleaded
  • Clutch: Oil lubricated, hydraulically operated
  • Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
  • Drive: Shaft
  • Alternator: Three-phase alternator 580 W
  • Battery: 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
  • Frame:
    • Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
    • Front: BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
    • Rear: 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: 7.5 in.
    • Rear: 7.9 in.
  • Wheelbase: 59.3 in.
  • Castor: 3.92 in.
  • Steering head angle: 64.5°
  • Wheels: Cast aluminum
    • Front: 3.0” x 19”
    • Rear: 4.5” x 17”
  • Tires
    • Front: 120/70 R19
    • Rear: 170/60 R17
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers
    • Rear: Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
    • ABS: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral, can be turned off)
  • Length: 87 in.
  • Width (incl. mirrors): 37 in.
  • Height (excl. mirrors): 57 in.
  • Standard seat height: 33 in.
  • Standard inner leg curve: 73.6 in.
  • Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled: 524 lbs.
  • Permitted total weight: 992 lbs.
  • Payload (with standard equipment): 467 lbs.
  • Tank volume: 5.3 gal.
  • Reserve: ~1 gal.

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