The BMW R1200 GS is already considered one of the coolest cross motorcycle in its class, but with the addition of a the special Triple Black version, the model became even cooler. Thanks to the Triple Black treatment the R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black is without a doubt a true eye catcher.
The Triple Black model is finished in a tasty combination of sapphire black, granite grey and asphalt grey. Moreover, the seat of the R 1200 GS Adventure has a special and exclusive feature as it is available for the first time without the GS symbol.
The BMW R1200GS is powered by a flat twin (’Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, DOHC engine with a capacity of 1,170 cc. The engine is rated at 110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm and 89 ft-lb (120 Nm) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black.
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. Range is not a problem with a tank capacity of 8.7 gallons. Robustness? The G 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. Stone chip? Falls? Protectors! Ride on! The special equipment features off-road ESA and ASC continue to be unsurpassed. Unstoppable is their motto.
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 which will everyone will love – so take a test ride now!
DOHC = Double Overhead Camshaft, two overhead camshafts per cylinder
BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black
Whether company car park or Bedouin village - the special model R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black is not only at home everywhere in the world, it also guarantees an impressive appearance at all times. Three differing black tones make the look of the R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black extra special.
The painted parts are finished in Sapphire Black metallic, and the fork and engine are anodised in black. The bike’s refined overall appearance is rounded off by the rear frame and wheel suspension in Asphalt Grey metallic, the cylinder head cover in Granite Grey metallic and silver knee protectors made of aluminium. The seat has a special premiere feature: it is available for the first time without the GS symbol.
The exclusive Triple Black design makes the R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black a real eye-catcher as well as a highlight in the long enduro history of BMW Motorrad.
Air/oil-cooled flat twin (’Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke
101 mm x 73 mm
110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm
89 ft-lb (120 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management
Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
over 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
51 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
51 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
three-phase alternator 720 W
12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Unleaded super and premium.
Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Chassis / brakes
Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load- bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspension
BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut, spring pre-load with 5-position mechanical adjustment
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
Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off
Dimensions / weights
88 inches (2,240 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors)
39 inches (990 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors)
60 inches (1,525 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight
35.0/35.8 inches (890/910 mm)
Inner leg curve
road ready, fully fuelled 1) 564 lbs (256 kg)
Dry weight 2)
496 lbs (225 kg)
Permitted total weight
1,047 lbs (475 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment)
482 lbs (219 kg)
Usable tank volume
8.7 gallons (33.0 liters)
Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)
Totalmotorcycle ---- "The exclusive Triple Black design makes the R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black a real eye-catcher as well as a highlight in the long enduro history of BMW Motorrad"
Bikez ---- "Some journeys you can tell are going to be tough just by looking at the map - but the reality is always going to be tougher. And that´s where the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure comes into its own. However far you have to go, whatever the terrain, this is a motorcycle that will never let you down."
Bikeglam ---- "a special model of the R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black is not only a home anywhere in the world, provides a striking appearance at all times."