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2013 BMW R1200GS Adventure

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The BMW R1200GS Adventure is a tough motorcycle which is ready to join its rider in the wildest on or off road adventures.

The motorcycle offers a wide range of features which help it tackle any mission with ease. For the starters, it comes with an aggressive design language that inspires confidence and agility. You also get top notch ergonomics thanks to the comfortable saddle and handlebar.

At the heart of the R1200GS Adventure lies an unstoppable DOHC engine, borrowed from the HP2 Sport. The R 1200 GS Adventure’s engine rewards you with a peak torque of 88 ft-lb available at 6000 rpm and a maximum power of 110 hp at 7750 rpm.

The 2013 model is also offered with an anniversary package which comprises a matt black/gold paint finish, high-quality model inscriptions and an exclusive brass plate on the clamp.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 BMW R1200GS Adventure.

Overview

BMW R1200GS Adventure

Wherever you are, get ready for it: whether taking a quick trip to the nearest mountains or setting off for a different continent to discover faraway new cultures, the R 1200 GS Adventure will take you there. Range is not a problem with a tank capacity of 8.7 gallons. Robustness? The R 1200 GS Adventure looks as if it had invented the term - and it certainly has defined it in the motorcycle world.

This is partly due to the range of features which have become almost as legendary as the bike itself. On this machine you can take potholes with 1" more clearance than on the R 1200 GS. Perfect ergonomics, optimum gearing for every terrain, and a chassis which - whether fully loaded or not - will allow you to thrill your pillion passenger as well as surprise anyone ahead of you. The special equipment features off-road ESA and ASC continue to be unsurpassed, hence the motto: Unstoppable.

The bike’s unstoppable character is further enhanced with the new DOHC engine*, which first displayed its impressive performance in the legendary HP2 Sport. For the R 1200 GS Adventure, torque was given higher priority than output in line with practical considerations. And you can feel it. 88 ft-lb of torque at the peak at 6000 rpm is one thing, but the consistently higher level of torque in the relevant range up to 5000 rpm can be fully experienced. The output has been increased to 110 hp at 7750 rpm.

The supreme riding pleasure is underscored by a powerful sound from the new exhaust system with exhaust flap – so take a test ride now!

* DOHC = Double Overhead Camshaft, two overhead camshafts per cylinder

90 years of character. BMW Motorrad is marking the anniversary of the exciting boxer model and its irrepressible pioneering spirit - 90 years of motorcycle construction motivated by sheer passion.

The adventure highlight is showcased at its most impressive: the anniversary outfit of the R 1200 GS Adventure comprises a matt black/gold paint finish. Like all the special models, it also bears high-quality model inscriptions and an exclusive brass plate on the clamp. The R 1200 GS Adventure stands for a level of fascination which can barely be surpassed.

90 years - unstoppable: the adventure highlight.

BMW R1200GS Adventure
BMW R1200GS Adventure
BMW R1200GS Adventure
BMW R1200GS Adventure

Specifications

BMW R1200GS Adventure
Engine TypeAir/oil-cooled flat twin (’Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity1,170 cc
Rated output110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque89 ft-lb (120 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
Compression ratio12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine managementElectronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Maximum speedover 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h51 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h51 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel typeUnleaded super and premium.
Alternatorthree-phase alternator 720 W
Battery12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
ClutchSingle dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
DriveShaft drive
FrameTwo-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load- bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspensionBMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut, spring pre-load with 5-position mechanical adjustment
Rear wheel location / suspensionCast 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
Suspension travel front / rear8.3/8.7 inches (210 mm / 220 mm)
Wheelbase59.4 inches (1,510 mm)
Castor3.5 inches (89 mm)
Steering head angle65.2°
WheelsCross-spoke wheels
Rim, front2.50 x 19"
Rim, rear4.00 x 17"
Tyres, front110/80 R 19
Tyres, rear150/70 R 17
Brake, frontDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rearSingle disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABSBMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off
Length88 inches (2,240 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors)39 inches (990 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors)60 inches (1,525 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight35.0/35.8 inches (890/910 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)564 lbs (256 kg)
Dry weight 2)505 lbs (229 kg)
Permitted total weight1,045 lbs (475 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment)482 lbs (219 kg)
Usable tank volume8.7 gallons (33.0 liters)
ReserveApprox. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)


4 comments:

this is not right it is not Single dry plate clutch. is multidisc wet in oil

I can’t believe the article does NOT say one word about liquid cooling... It is NOT air/oil cooled...The photos are of a liquid cooled machine...How could that be left out... Is anybody out there?

I can’t believe the article does NOT say one word about liquid cooling... It is NOT air/oil cooled...The photos are of a liquid cooled machine...How could that be left out... Is anybody out there?

I get sick of seeing inaccurate journalism like this. The headline says a "2013 BMW R1200GS Adventure" and the pictures are NOT of such a bike, at least in the US market. Then you just restate the data off the BMW website with citing it? Ahhh the Internet, isn’t it great!

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