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2018 BMW R 1200 GS
2018 BMW R 1200 GS

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
BMW
BMW
Model Year
2018
2018
Model
R 1200 GS
R 1200 GS
Model Code
R1200GS
R1200GS
Color
Espresso Metallic
Espresso Metallic

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

ABS - BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral, can be switched off)

Front - Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 305 mm

Rear - Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper

ABS - BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral, can be switched off)

Front - Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 305 mm

Rear - Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper

Wheels

Cast aluminum

Front - 3 x 19 in.

Rear - 4.5 x 17 in.

Cast aluminum

Front - 3 x 19 in.

Rear - 4.5 x 17 in.

Tires

Front - 120/70 R 19

Rear - 170/60 R 17

Front - 120/70 R 19

Rear - 170/60 R 17

Dimensions

Length
86.9 in. (2,207 mm)
86.9 in. (2,207 mm)
Height
Excluding mirrors - 55.6 in. (1,412 mm)
Excluding mirrors - 55.6 in. (1,412 mm)
Width
Including mirrors - 37.5 in. (953 mm)
Including mirrors - 37.5 in. (953 mm)
Weight
Unladen, road ready, fully fuelled - 538 lb. (244 kg)
Unladen, road ready, fully fuelled - 538 lb. (244 kg)
Wheelbase
59.3 in. (1,507 mm)
59.3 in. (1,507 mm)
Seat Height

Unladen weight - 33.5 in. / 34.3 in. (Standard Seat)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight - 73.6 in. / 75.2 (Standard Seat)

Unladen weight - 33.5 in. / 34.3 in. (Standard Seat)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight - 73.6 in. / 75.2 (Standard Seat)

Drivetrain

Transmission
Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Final Drive
Shaft drive 2.91:1
Shaft drive 2.91:1

Electrical

Battery
12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
Alternator
Three-phase 510 W generator
Three-phase 510 W generator

Engine

Engine
4-stroke flat twin engine with balance shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft
4-stroke flat twin engine with balance shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft
Cooling
Air / liquid
Air / liquid
Horsepower
125 hp (92 kW) @ 7,750 rpm
125 hp (92 kW) @ 7,750 rpm
Displacement
1,170 cc
1,170 cc
Bore x Stroke
101 x 73 mm
101 x 73 mm
Torque
Max - 92 ft. lb. (125 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm
Max - 92 ft. lb. (125 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
12.5:1
Clutch
Multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Fuel System

Mixture control / engine management - Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system

Fuel type - Premium unleaded

Mixture control / engine management - Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system

Fuel type - Premium unleaded

Exhaust
Emission control - Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Emission control - Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Lubrication
Wet sump
Wet sump
Fuel Capacity

Usable tank volume - 5.3 gal. (20 l)

Reserve - Approx. 1 gal. (4 l)

Usable tank volume - 5.3 gal. (20 l)

Reserve - Approx. 1 gal. (4 l)

MPG Rating
47 mpg (WMTC)
47 mpg (WMTC)

Operational

Frame
Two section frame, front - and bolted on rear frame, load bearing engine
Two section frame, front - and bolted on rear frame, load bearing engine
Suspension

Front - BMW Telelever, Ø 37 mm, central spring strut

Rear - Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable via handwheel

Front travel - 7.5 in. (190 mm)

Rear travel - 7.9 in. (200 mm)

Front - BMW Telelever, Ø 37 mm, central spring strut

Rear - Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable via handwheel

Front travel - 7.5 in. (190 mm)

Rear travel - 7.9 in. (200 mm)

Rake
64.5°
64.5°
Trail
Castor - 3.9 in. (99.6 mm)
Castor - 3.9 in. (99.6 mm)
Maximum Speed
Over 125 mph
Over 125 mph
Capacity

Payload with standard equipment - 467 lb. (216 kg)

Permitted total weight - 1,014 lb. (460 kg)

Payload with standard equipment - 467 lb. (216 kg)

Permitted total weight - 1,014 lb. (460 kg)

Other

Additional Colors

Black Storm Metallic

Espresso Metallic

Light White

Lupin Blue Metallic

Black Storm Metallic

Espresso Metallic

Light White

Lupin Blue Metallic

Features

Features

  • TANK AND ENGINE PROTECTION BAR: Robust, and ideally equipped to take on the next challenge.
  • BEAK EXTENSION: The beak is highly distinctive on every GS. The beak extension strengthens the GS look of the R 1200 GS Adventure.
  • 7.9 GAL. FUEL TANK MADE OF ALUMINUM: Always going that little bit further. Further than everyone else.
  • LARGE WINDSCREEN: Whatever happens – you will get through. The big windscreen provides high levels of comfort and weather protection.
  • COMFORTABLE SEAT: Comfort for long tours.
  • PRACTICAL STORAGE COMPARTMENT: For everything you need or want to have within reach.
  • STAINLESS STEEL LUGGAGE CARRIER: Robust and stable. The perfect underlying requirement for your adventure with large luggage.
  • CROSS-SPOKE WHEELS: The design of the wheels also underlines dynamics and the robustness of the R 1200 GS Adventure.
  • DESIGN - IMPRESSIVE PRESENCE: The R 1200 GS Adventure is up for journeys and challenges of all types. 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 front. The powerful splash guard on the R 1200 GS Adventure gives it a feisty appearance. It's ready to master any difficulties.
  • RELIABLE AND POWERFUL: Regardless of where you're off to, the R 1200 GS Adventure is always a dynamic companion. Inspired by the legendary boxer torque of 92 ft. lb. and 125 hp (92 kW) from a water-cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke engine. Its cooling concept rests on a combination of air and liquid cooling. Resulting in efficiency, high torque and reliability.
  • ROBUST DYNAMIC STRONG CHARACTER: Wherever the journey takes you, the R 1200 GS is bound to draw attention. From the front to the back, the striking GS line style acknowledges its unquenchable thirst for adventure. High-quality design elements, attractive colors and styles make the new GS unmatched. The main frame color can be selected in three different finishes. Details like the galvanized radiator cowl allude to the increased visual robustness. Even stainless steel is used in the styles. Furthermore, the Exclusive and Rally styles have their own style-forming accents: from the tank trim right up to the GS lettering. The R 1200 GS has never been more individual – just like you.
  • READY FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS TO COME: Innovations like the front spray guard, wind wing elements and off-road protective parts make your GS even more robust. The latest technology reacts acutely to different conditions and supports you in difficult situations. With equipment this robust, you can conquer every corner of the globe with your GS.
  • PERFECT HANDLING: The firm main frame with the engine as a supporting element ensures a low center of gravity. This in turn improves handling while at the same time retaining enormous lane stability. The paralever rear and telelever front suspension elements provide perfectly tuned damping performance on a variety of terrain.
  • POWER FOR EVERY SITUATION: Tried, tested and proven under the highest strain again and again: the twin-cylinder boxer engine with 125 HP (92 kW) is noticeably efficient and has very high torque – for noticeable riding enjoyment in any situation. The boxer is not only legendary for its reliability, it is also known for being extremely good-natured. The wet clutch with anti-hopping function and the electronic throttle facilitate a fine dosage of power.
  • AN ICON MEETS TECHNOLOGY: Rain and Road riding modes as well as the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) are standard and allow the motorcycle to adapt and optimally suit the circumstances. Optional Ride Modes Pro, like the Enduro and Dynamic modes, provide even more opportunities for adjusting the riding characteristics to your personal riding style. It also includes Hill Start Control, which prevents the bike from rolling backwards on an incline, and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), which also accounts for the bike’s lean-angle, supporting safety and riding dynamics. ABS Pro is also included in the Ride Modes Pro option, which helps when cornering to apply the proper amount of ABS braking to assist in diffusing hazardous situations.
  • RIDING MODES: Encounter different surfaces conditions head-on. With the latest generation of riding modes, you always have the right grip. Alongside the standard riding modes "Rain" and "Road", you can personalize your motorcycle for even more sub surfaces with the optional riding modes (Dynamic and Enduro). You can have the right mode set in a matter of seconds with just one button, for non-stop adventure.
  • HILL START CONTROL: For increased riding fun on inclines. The Hill Start Control makes starting on inclines and descents easier. By intervening into the partially integrated ABS brake system, the brake pressure in the rear brake system is held automatically. The advantage is that you no longer have to actuate the brake lever the whole time in order to avoid the vehicle from inadvertently rolling back. It's ideal for adventures in the mountains.
  • DYNAMIC ESA: A new dimension of motorcycling. With the latest Dynamic ESA generation, the first class riding comfort has been increased once again. Dynamic ESA adjusts the suspension depending on the riding status and riding maneuvers automatically to suit the conditions. Even with different loads, the optimal initial spring pre-tension on the rear spring strut and the corresponding damping force at the spring elements are always ensured. This provides more stability, safety, performance and comfort when riding.
  • EXCLUSIVE STYLE: An elegant look. Do you like being out and about with your R 1200 GS for longer? Then the Exclusive style was made with you in mind. The comfortable seat ensures the required level of comfort, stainless steel and visual highlights establish an elegant appearance at every lookout point.
  • RALLY STYLE: Pure off-road. Uncompromising off-road amenities are available as standard features, or as optional extras. The exclusive paint finish for the Rally style takes its cue from the BMW motorsport colors. Black spoke wheels are also included. The Rally style is made for your off-road adventure.
  • THREE DISTINCTIVE FEATURES: With the three equipment packages (touring, comfort and dynamic), the different character traits of the new GS are intensified. With equipment like Dynamic ESA, the touring package is the perfect choice for every tour. Meanwhile, the comfort package promises absolute riding pleasure and a boost in safety. It includes the heated grips and the tire pressure monitor TPM. With the dynamic package, you have the Ride Modes Pro and Shift Assist Pro on board for added sporting character and agility in any riding situation.
  • COMFORT FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER: Remaining seated is not a problem with the countless seat heights. Even if you are an experienced GS rider and would rather ride around standing up when off-road. 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.
  • ENGINE PROTECTION BAR: Optional cylinder-head cover plate can also be fitted.
  • HEADLIGHT GUARD: The headlight guard provides protection during tough off-roading.
  • LUNGGAGE CARRIER: Luggage carrier for aluminum boxes.
  • ALUMINUM ENGINE GUARD: Keeps on protecting – large aluminum engine guard.
  • CROSS-SPOKE WHEELS: Lane-retentive and stable – cross-spoked wheels with optimal studded tires in the Rally style.
  • HP ENDURO FOOTRESTS: Firm and height-adjustable: HP Enduro footrests.
  • LED HEADLIGHTS: See more and be seen more with the LED headlights.
  • KEYLESS RIDE: Convenient and secure: Keyless Ride.

Features

  • TANK AND ENGINE PROTECTION BAR: Robust, and ideally equipped to take on the next challenge.
  • BEAK EXTENSION: The beak is highly distinctive on every GS. The beak extension strengthens the GS look of the R 1200 GS Adventure.
  • 7.9 GAL. FUEL TANK MADE OF ALUMINUM: Always going that little bit further. Further than everyone else.
  • LARGE WINDSCREEN: Whatever happens – you will get through. The big windscreen provides high levels of comfort and weather protection.
  • COMFORTABLE SEAT: Comfort for long tours.
  • PRACTICAL STORAGE COMPARTMENT: For everything you need or want to have within reach.
  • STAINLESS STEEL LUGGAGE CARRIER: Robust and stable. The perfect underlying requirement for your adventure with large luggage.
  • CROSS-SPOKE WHEELS: The design of the wheels also underlines dynamics and the robustness of the R 1200 GS Adventure.
  • DESIGN - IMPRESSIVE PRESENCE: The R 1200 GS Adventure is up for journeys and challenges of all types. 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 front. The powerful splash guard on the R 1200 GS Adventure gives it a feisty appearance. It's ready to master any difficulties.
  • RELIABLE AND POWERFUL: Regardless of where you're off to, the R 1200 GS Adventure is always a dynamic companion. Inspired by the legendary boxer torque of 92 ft. lb. and 125 hp (92 kW) from a water-cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke engine. Its cooling concept rests on a combination of air and liquid cooling. Resulting in efficiency, high torque and reliability.
  • ROBUST DYNAMIC STRONG CHARACTER: Wherever the journey takes you, the R 1200 GS is bound to draw attention. From the front to the back, the striking GS line style acknowledges its unquenchable thirst for adventure. High-quality design elements, attractive colors and styles make the new GS unmatched. The main frame color can be selected in three different finishes. Details like the galvanized radiator cowl allude to the increased visual robustness. Even stainless steel is used in the styles. Furthermore, the Exclusive and Rally styles have their own style-forming accents: from the tank trim right up to the GS lettering. The R 1200 GS has never been more individual – just like you.
  • READY FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS TO COME: Innovations like the front spray guard, wind wing elements and off-road protective parts make your GS even more robust. The latest technology reacts acutely to different conditions and supports you in difficult situations. With equipment this robust, you can conquer every corner of the globe with your GS.
  • PERFECT HANDLING: The firm main frame with the engine as a supporting element ensures a low center of gravity. This in turn improves handling while at the same time retaining enormous lane stability. The paralever rear and telelever front suspension elements provide perfectly tuned damping performance on a variety of terrain.
  • POWER FOR EVERY SITUATION: Tried, tested and proven under the highest strain again and again: the twin-cylinder boxer engine with 125 HP (92 kW) is noticeably efficient and has very high torque – for noticeable riding enjoyment in any situation. The boxer is not only legendary for its reliability, it is also known for being extremely good-natured. The wet clutch with anti-hopping function and the electronic throttle facilitate a fine dosage of power.
  • AN ICON MEETS TECHNOLOGY: Rain and Road riding modes as well as the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) are standard and allow the motorcycle to adapt and optimally suit the circumstances. Optional Ride Modes Pro, like the Enduro and Dynamic modes, provide even more opportunities for adjusting the riding characteristics to your personal riding style. It also includes Hill Start Control, which prevents the bike from rolling backwards on an incline, and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), which also accounts for the bike’s lean-angle, supporting safety and riding dynamics. ABS Pro is also included in the Ride Modes Pro option, which helps when cornering to apply the proper amount of ABS braking to assist in diffusing hazardous situations.
  • RIDING MODES: Encounter different surfaces conditions head-on. With the latest generation of riding modes, you always have the right grip. Alongside the standard riding modes "Rain" and "Road", you can personalize your motorcycle for even more sub surfaces with the optional riding modes (Dynamic and Enduro). You can have the right mode set in a matter of seconds with just one button, for non-stop adventure.
  • HILL START CONTROL: For increased riding fun on inclines. The Hill Start Control makes starting on inclines and descents easier. By intervening into the partially integrated ABS brake system, the brake pressure in the rear brake system is held automatically. The advantage is that you no longer have to actuate the brake lever the whole time in order to avoid the vehicle from inadvertently rolling back. It's ideal for adventures in the mountains.
  • DYNAMIC ESA: A new dimension of motorcycling. With the latest Dynamic ESA generation, the first class riding comfort has been increased once again. Dynamic ESA adjusts the suspension depending on the riding status and riding maneuvers automatically to suit the conditions. Even with different loads, the optimal initial spring pre-tension on the rear spring strut and the corresponding damping force at the spring elements are always ensured. This provides more stability, safety, performance and comfort when riding.
  • EXCLUSIVE STYLE: An elegant look. Do you like being out and about with your R 1200 GS for longer? Then the Exclusive style was made with you in mind. The comfortable seat ensures the required level of comfort, stainless steel and visual highlights establish an elegant appearance at every lookout point.
  • RALLY STYLE: Pure off-road. Uncompromising off-road amenities are available as standard features, or as optional extras. The exclusive paint finish for the Rally style takes its cue from the BMW motorsport colors. Black spoke wheels are also included. The Rally style is made for your off-road adventure.
  • THREE DISTINCTIVE FEATURES: With the three equipment packages (touring, comfort and dynamic), the different character traits of the new GS are intensified. With equipment like Dynamic ESA, the touring package is the perfect choice for every tour. Meanwhile, the comfort package promises absolute riding pleasure and a boost in safety. It includes the heated grips and the tire pressure monitor TPM. With the dynamic package, you have the Ride Modes Pro and Shift Assist Pro on board for added sporting character and agility in any riding situation.
  • COMFORT FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER: Remaining seated is not a problem with the countless seat heights. Even if you are an experienced GS rider and would rather ride around standing up when off-road. 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.
  • ENGINE PROTECTION BAR: Optional cylinder-head cover plate can also be fitted.
  • HEADLIGHT GUARD: The headlight guard provides protection during tough off-roading.
  • LUNGGAGE CARRIER: Luggage carrier for aluminum boxes.
  • ALUMINUM ENGINE GUARD: Keeps on protecting – large aluminum engine guard.
  • CROSS-SPOKE WHEELS: Lane-retentive and stable – cross-spoked wheels with optimal studded tires in the Rally style.
  • HP ENDURO FOOTRESTS: Firm and height-adjustable: HP Enduro footrests.
  • LED HEADLIGHTS: See more and be seen more with the LED headlights.
  • KEYLESS RIDE: Convenient and secure: Keyless Ride.