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BMW R 1200

  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Transmission:
    6 speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    125 @ 7750
  • Torque @ RPM:
    92 @ 6500
  • Displacement:
    1170 cc
  • Top Speed:
    125 mph

2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

If you like wild adventures on two wheels then you’ll certainly like the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure. This tasty adventurer is based on the R1200 GS and is propelled by a 1170 cc, air/liquid-cooled boxer engine. The unit delivers a maximum output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm and 92 lb-ft of torque at 6500 rpm. All this power is kept under control by a as the six-speed gearbox that is integrated into the engine housing togheter with the wet clutch.

Compared to the standard model, the Adventure version comes with a set of key modifications which make it tougher and more capable to deal with harsh conditions.

Among the modifications you’ll find a larger fuel tank that has a capacity of 7.9 gallons, a 0.8 inch longer spring travel, a larger seat and a slightly modified engine.

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Next-Generation Icon Of Large-Capacity Travel Enduros

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Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 7, 2013…The arrival of the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure heralds the beginning of a new chapter in the success story of BMW Motorrad’s large, boxer-engine GS models that dates back more than 30 years. Since its debut in 2005, the big GS Adventure has been firmly established as the definitive machine for long-distance travel. It transports two-wheeled explorers to the farthest-flung corners of the world and allows them to keep pressing on when others have long since turned back.

The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure as the quintessential travel companion for expeditions and long-distance exploration.

The new R 1200 GS Adventure continues in this same tradition. Building on the dynamic performance characteristics and superb off-road and touring capabilities of the R 1200 GS, the latest BMW large capacity enduro provides the new, ultimate solution for globetrotters, travel enduro aficionados and touring riders with a passion for off-road action.

The new R 1200 GS Adventure is powered by the same spirited air/liquid-cooled boxer engine featured on the R 1200 GS, with a displacement of 1,170 cc and an output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm. The stand-out feature of the power unit – introduced last year after being newly developed for the R 1200 GS – is the new precision cooling system which uses water instead of oil as a cooling agent. Also new is the engine’s through-flow (intake/exhaust), which is now vertical for even more efficient power output, as well as the six-speed gearbox that is integrated into the engine housing along with the wet clutch. For the first time on a BMW production motorcycle, the maintenance-free cardan-shaft drive is now positioned on the left-hand side. To enhance rideability, especially on off-road terrain, the drive’s flywheel mass has been increased by 2.1 lbs. and an extra vibration damper has been incorporated into the powertrain.

Designed, engineered and equipped for supreme globetrotting capabilities.

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The big BMW GS Adventure is an icon among large-capacity travel enduros and has been a top choice for world travelers on long-distance tours, even to the remotest regions of the planet. No matter whether it is negotiating tarmac roads, gravel tracks or rough terrain, the large-capacity GS Adventure gets its riders safely to their destination. This both compelled and inspired BMW Motorrad to make the new R 1200 GS Adventure even better in every way.

Like the R 1200 GS, the Adventure is also built around a robust and torsionally resistant tubular steel spaceframe. However, it has a larger 7.9 gallon fuel tank (2.6 gallons more than on the R 1200 GS) to allow for an increased range, while the fuel tank itself is now made from lightweight aluminum. The R 1200 GS Adventure already comes equipped as standard with ABS, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), as well as the two riding modes “Rain” and “Road”, which enable the riding characteristics to be adapted to most road conditions. This considerably enhances its range of use while also providing a significant safety boost on slippery surfaces. Three additional riding modes can be added by ordering the optional Ride Modes Pro feature, which is accompanied by the Enduro settings for ABS and ASC for off-road riding. The three extra riding modes – Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro (which can be activated with a coding plug) – make it possible to adjust the settings of both ASC and ABS and, if fitted, the semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to suit the specific requirements of off-road operation.

Besides new bodywork styling with an even stronger character, the globetrotting abilities and greater off-road expertise of the new R 1200 GS Adventure are clearly brought to the forefront by a new chassis set-up with an additional 0.8 inches of spring travel, increased ground clearance and a trailing arm with modified geometry for even better handling. A larger windshield with convenient hand-wheel adjustment, additional air flaps as well as hand guards greatly increase wind and weather protection. Wide enduro footrests, adjustable, reinforced foot-operated levers and completely restyled bodywork add the finishing touches to the look of the new R 1200 GS Adventure.

Highlights of the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure:

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• Based on the same versatile overall concept as the R 1200 GS, with spirited twin-
cylinder boxer engine and agile chassis, but with enhanced off-road prowess and
globetrotting abilities.
• Increased flywheel mass in the engine and additional vibration damper for even
smoother running and superior rideability.
• Spring travel 0.8 inches longer at front and rear compared to R 1200 GS.
• 0.4 inches more ground clearance than predecessor.
• Modified geometry of trailing arm for even sharper handling.
• Completely restyled bodywork in distinctly robust and masculine GS Adventure design.
• 7.9 gallon fuel tank with similar range to predecessor.
• ABS, ASC and two riding modes as standard.
• Three further riding modes available as factory option.
• Semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) available as
factory option.
• More comfortable height and tilt-adjustable rider seat.
• Large, adjustable windshield and air flaps.
• Wide enduro footrests.
• Adjustable, reinforced foot-operated levers.
• Robust engine and tank protection bar.
• Wide range of accessories and factory options.

Key technical differences at a glance:

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BMW R 1200 GS Adventure - BMW R 1200 GS

Tank capacity 7.9 gallons 5.3 gallons
Spring travel front / rear 8.3 / 8.7 inches (210 / 220 mm) 7.5 / 7.9 inches (190 / 200 mm)
Seat height 35.0 / 35.8 inches (890 / 910 mm) 33.5 / 34.3 inches (850 / 870 mm)
Weight with tank 90% full 573 lbs. 525 lbs.
Max. load 485 lbs. 467 lbs.
L / W 88.8 / 38.6 inches 86.9 / 37.5 inches
Fuel consumption at 55/75 mph 54.7 / 39.9 mpg 57.4 / 42.8 mpg

The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – an expert explorer and long-distance traveler.

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For years, the Adventure versions of the large-displacement BMW GS boxer have been synonymous with travelling to distant lands, whether on tarmac roads, gravel tracks or unsurfaced trails. With the latest R 1200 GS Adventure bike, BMW Motorrad is taking this model line to the next level by offering the big GS in a version specially built for long-distance travel, increased off-road riding and harsh operating conditions.

Powerful boxer engine with increased flywheel mass for even smoother engine running and supreme off-road capabilities.

Like the R 1200 GS, the new R 1200 GS Adventure also features the newly developed twin-cylinder boxer engine with an output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm and a peak torque of 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm. The new power unit has a displacement of 1,170 cc, as did the engine on the previous model. It still relies on air/liquid cooling, but with water instead of oil as the cooling agent – the water’s higher heat absorption capacity ensures more efficient heat dissipation. With this system of precision cooling, as it is known, only the parts of the engine that are particularly exposed to thermal stress are cooled by the coolant. The engine continues to be air-cooled too, thereby preserving the characteristic appearance of the boxer unit and its ability to handle tough operating conditions.

The through-flow (intake/exhaust) is vertical for optimum cylinder charging and the engine housing incorporates the 6-speed gearbox as well as an oil-bath clutch with anti-hopping function. The secondary drive runs via the maintenance-free cardan shaft that is now positioned on the left-hand side.

The flywheel mass of the boxer engine’s crankshaft was increased by 2.1 lbs. on the new R 1200 GS Adventure. This results in even smoother engine running and is of particular benefit when riding off-road at low speeds and low revs, such as when negotiating tight trails. The running characteristics are further enhanced by an additional vibration damper between the gearbox output and the cardan shaft.

Thanks to the E-gas ride-by-wire system, the rider’s inputs are relayed by a sensor on the throttle twist grip directly to the engine management, which adjusts the opening angle of the throttle valve accordingly. This produces a significant improvement in the new power unit’s controllability and response, while the introduction of the standard riding modes further enables the rider to adapt the engine’s character to the situation at hand.

ASC and two riding modes as standard. Three additional riding modes available with optional Ride Modes Pro.

For optimum adaptation to the rider’s individual needs and the intended use, the new R 1200 GS Adventure comes equipped as standard with two riding modes along with Automatic Stability Control (ASC). The ride characteristics can be adapted to most road conditions with the help of the two standard riding modes, “Rain” and “Road”. Together with the ABS system, also standard, ASC substantially increases the range of use of the new R 1200 GS Adventure, while also providing a significant safety boost on slippery surfaces.

Three additional riding modes can be added by ordering the optional Ride Modes Pro feature, which is accompanied by the Enduro ABS and Enduro ASC for off-road riding. The three riding modes – Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro (which can be activated with a coding plug) – make it possible to adjust the settings of both ASC and ABS and, if fitted, the semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to suit the specific requirements of off-road operation.

When riding on wet surfaces or in difficult grip conditions, the standard-fit “Rain” mode provides particularly gentle engine control and response characteristics to assist the rider. ABS operation is programmed for on-road use and the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) is triggered sooner than in “Road” mode. If the Dynamic ESA option is selected, damping of the front and rear spring struts is softer to suit requirements.

In “Road” mode, engine response is spontaneous and the control systems are set to ensure optimum performance on all roads. ABS is configured for on-road use and ASC provides optimum traction. If Dynamic ESA is fitted, the front and rear damping is controlled in the standard setting.

The new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure can really show off its sporty prowess out on the open road in Dynamic mode. The engine is tuned for direct throttle response, while restrained intervention by the ASC system enables the skilled rider to drift out slightly. ABS is once again configured for on-road use. If the optional Dynamic ESA is fitted, a firm damping set-up allows the motorcycle’s full potential to be unleashed.

The Enduro mode is ideal for experiencing the R 1200 GS Adventure on off-road terrain. The engine responds gently in this mode and corrective control by the ASC is more restrained, allowing the experienced rider to execute deliberate and controllable rear wheel slides. Operation of the ABS is optimized for loose surfaces and road tires, while Dynamic ESA shifts to a soft setting to suit the operating requirements.

More ambitious enduro riders can engage the Enduro Pro mode to tap into the full off-road potential of the new R 1200 GS Adventure. This riding mode – with its spontaneous engine response – is designed for use with knobby tires. Plus, when the footbrake lever is operated, the ABS function is deactivated at the rear and the optional Dynamic ESA switches to a firmer setting.

BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA semi-active suspension: a factory option for optimum riding dynamics in any situation.

The semi-active suspension BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) is designed to maximize ride safety and performance. Spring travel sensors at the front and rear monitor the vertical movements of the respective wheel suspension and collect additional data, allowing the damping to be automatically adapted to riding conditions and maneuvers. Dynamic ESA is integrated into the riding mode control concept.

Robust chassis with tubular steel bridge frame and longer spring travel for superior off-road capabilities.

The chassis of the new R 1200 GS Adventure is based on the all-new, continuous tubular steel bridge frame with a bolt-on rear frame featured on the R 1200 GS. The telelever at the front and the paralever at the rear have been re-engineered, resulting in a significant increase in torsional stiffness and ride precision compared to the predecessor model. The chassis’s geometry has been further refined to optimize handling. The R 1200 GS Adventure comes with an extra 0.8 inches of spring travel at the front (8.3 inches) and rear (8.7 inches) and 0.4 inches more ground clearance than its predecessor to make it even more suited for off-road riding. The new Adventure model is equipped with a steering damper as standard and also features a longitudinal control arm with specially adjusted geometry to further improve its handling characteristics. The center and side stands have been adapted to allow longer spring travel.

LED main headlight as factory option for even greater safety during daytime and night-time riding.

Like the R 1200 GS, the new R 1200 GS Adventure is equipped as standard with a halogen main headlight with optimized light output. For even greater illumination of the road ahead and safety, both day and night, an LED main headlight with daytime running light (low beam) is available as a factory option, featuring state-of-the-art LED technology, an ingenious cooling concept and a decondensation function.

Completely restyled bodywork including 7.9 gallon aluminum tank for ideal globetrotting abilities.

The new R 1200 GS Adventure’s bodywork and authentic design underscores its technical features and leadership as the ultimate enduro bike for world travel.

The fundamental architecture of the R 1200 GS has been retained for the Adventure version, with the characteristic flyline running in customary fashion from the GS beak over the fuel tank and seat to the functionally styled rear. Thanks to an even more distinctive composition of body and frame components, the new R 1200 GS Adventure uncompromisingly fulfills the high style standards expected of a globetrotter along with maximum robustness for optimum protection from wind and weather.

Compared to its predecessor, the new R 1200 GS Adventure now has a unique sense of lightness about it. This is mainly due to the open design of the tubular spaceframe which, together with the newly developed raised rear, makes it possible to see virtually right through the machine. The feeling of lightness expressed by the rear end gives added impact to the agile and dynamic character of the new Adventure model.

The vertical air flow through the new boxer engine produces a vertical flow of lines as well, starting from the cooling air intake in grained matt black and continuing via the kneepads on the redesigned, 7.9 gallon aluminum tank (R 1200 GS: 5.3 gallon tank) to the engine, conveying a sense of aerodynamic lightness. At the front, additional crash bars form a protective frame around the front section of the new R 1200 GS Adventure. Together with the standard hand protectors and the protective grills for the two restyled air intake ducts on the left and right, they give visual confirmation of the bike’s outstanding robustness and off-road prowess. Its increased everyday practicality is also reflected in more minor details, such as the storage compartment in front of the fuel filler cap for small items like change or road toll cards.

The undeniably high-class visual appeal of the new R 1200 GS Adventure is also rooted in its skillful blend of varying surfaces. Besides the select paintwork finishes and grains, numerous naturally anodized components such as the upper fork bridge and axle clamp blocks underline the high technical prowess of this globetrotting enduro bike.

New GS beak, optimized windshield, plus air flaps for even better wind and weather protection.

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The GS beak with its more angular contours as well as a visually separate beak extension continues to radiate a sense of utmost resilience and supremacy. The extension has the additional effect of further improving spray protection. The tapered windshield – likewise purpose-developed for the Adventure – works in unison with two air flaps at the sides to improve the bike’s aerodynamic qualities. The windshield allows convenient, single-handed adjustment by means of a hand wheel and directs the airflow past the rider with little turbulence on fast legs of the journey, helping to reduce strain on the upper body at high speeds. The additional flaps, meanwhile, help to reduce draught effects in the kidney area.

Flawless ergonomics – for off-road riding, as well.

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Despite its large fuel tank, the R 1200 GS Adventure has a slim waist in the knee grip area, which does more than just add to the bike’s visual sense of lightness. Apart from offering wide thigh support, the seat has been made narrower at the front, giving the rider far more freedom of movement than on the predecessor model. It is adjustable for tilt and offers seat heights of 35 inches and 35.8 inches as standard.

Wider enduro footrests than on the R 1200 GS, together with adjustable foot-operated levers for the footbrake and gearshift, allow for the occasional change in requirements on the new Adventure, particularly when riding off road. It can be adapted to suit individual riding styles and habits as well as varying types of footwear.

Colors.

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The new R 1200 GS Adventure clearly signals its adventurous, globetrotting nature with a choice of new color schemes.

In Olive matt, the R 1200 GS Adventure emphasizes its long-distance touring qualities and exudes a particularly robust and strong character.

The BMW Motorrad brand color Alpine white lends the R 1200 GS Adventure a light look and underlines its off-road expertise.

Racing blue metallic matt offers a sporty appearance and accentuates its dynamic on-road performance abilities.

Equipment range.

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Optional equipment and special accessories.

BMW Motorrad offers an extensive range of optional equipment and special accessories for further customization of the new R 1200 GS Adventure.

Optional extras are integrated into the production process and supplied as factory options. Special accessories are retrofit items that can be added by BMW Motorrad dealers or customers themselves.

Optional equipment.

• Ride Modes Pro (three additional riding modes – Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro –
plus the Enduro ABS and Enduro ASC add-ons for off-road riding).
• Semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment).
• Navigation system preparation.
• Onboard computer Pro.
• Cruise control.
• Full-LED headlight.
• LED auxiliary lights.
• TPM (tire pressure monitor).
• Heated grips.
• Chrome-plated exhaust system.
• Anti-theft alarm system.
• Off-road tires

Special accessories.

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Safety.

• LED auxiliary lights.
• Anti-theft alarm system.

Storage Options.

• Aluminum cases.
• Inner bags for aluminum cases.
• Aluminum topcase.
• Inner bag for aluminum topcase.
• Water-resistant tank bag.
• Softbag 2, small.
• Softbag 2, large.

Sound.

• HP sport silencer by Akrapović.

Ergonomics and comfort.

• Rally seat with luggage plate (seat height 35.2 inches).
• Tinted windshield.

Navigation and communication.

• BMW Motorrad Navigator V.
• Holder, cable and attachment kit.

Maintenance and technology.

• Onboard toolkit service kit.

Specifications

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Displacement cc 1170
Bore/stroke mm 101/73
Output kW/hp 92/125
at rpm 7750
Torque lb-ft 92
at rpm 6500
Engine Type air/water-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine
No. of cylinders 2
Compression/fuel 12.5:1, premium unleaded (95 RON)
Valve actuation DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4
Carburetion BMS-X
Emission control closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter
Electrical system Alternator
Battery V/Ah
12/12 maintenance-free
Power transmission gearbox
Clutch anti-hopping wet clutch
Gearbox constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
Primary ratio 1.65
Rear wheel drive cardan shaft
Frame construction type tubular steel bridge frame, engine self-supporting
Suspension, front BMW Telelever
Suspension, rear BMW EVO Paralever
Spring travel, front/rear In (mm) 8.3 / 8.7 inches (210 / 220 mm)
Wheel castor In (mm) 3.6 inches (92.7 mm)
Wheelbase In (mm) 59.4 inches (1510 mm)
Brakes front hydraulically actuated twin-disc brake, Ø 305 mm
Brakes rear single-disc brake Ø 276 mm
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (standard, part integral, disengageable)
Wheels cross-spoke wheels
front wheels 3.0 x 19"
rear wheels 4.5 x 17"
Tires front 120/70 R19
Tires rear 170/60 R17
Total length Inches (mm ) 88.8 inches (2255 mm)
Total width with mirrors Inches (mm) 38.6 inches (980 mm)
Seat height Inches (mm) 35.0 / 35.8 inches (890/910 mm)
DIN unladen weight, road ready lbs (kg) 573 lbs (260 kg)
Permitted total weight lbs (kg) 1,058 lbs (480 kg)
Fuel tank capacity gal (l) 7.9 gal (30 l)
Fuel consumption 55 mph 54.7 mpg
75 mph 39.9 mpg
Acceleration 0‒100 km/h (62 mph)
Maximum speed >125 mph
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BMW launched its newest sport-tour model, the R 1200 RS in 2015, and the model is a direct carryover into the ’17 model year with some upgraded goodies last year and this year. Beemer combined the top-shelf Automatic Stability Control, optional Electronic Suspension Adjustment, Dynamic Traction Control and variable power-delivery modes with a rather sporty platform, both in form and performance. The 1,170 cc, twin-cylinder boxer engine delivers power numbers that would embarrass many pure sport bikes and drives the RS into the realm of high-speed, long-distance riders.

Beemer’s RS series has always been about touring comfort since the original brought its fixed fiberglass fairing to the market back in 1976 with the R100 RS, and this newest incarnation toes the family line with tour-tastic features that should take the edge off the longer jaunts. Join me while I take a look at the newest generation of this venerable line.

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2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

If you like wild adventures on two wheels then you’ll certainly like the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure. This tasty adventurer is based on the R1200 GS and is propelled by a 1170 cc, air/liquid-cooled boxer engine. The unit delivers a maximum output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm and 92 lb-ft of torque at 6500 rpm. All this power is kept under control by a as the six-speed gearbox that is integrated into the engine housing togheter with the wet clutch.

Compared to the standard model, the Adventure version comes with a set of key modifications which make it tougher and more capable to deal with harsh conditions.

Among the modifications you’ll find a larger fuel tank that has a capacity of 7.9 gallons, a 0.8 inch longer spring travel, a larger seat and a slightly modified engine.

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2014 BMW R 1200 R

The BMW R 1200 R has received a series of modifications for 2014 and according to BMW’s press release it is no longer available in Sapphire black metallic and Magnesium beige metallic.

Apart from the color modifications, the 2014 model year has also received a few style improvements, new circular instruments, a new higher-quality fork, the new double-butted aluminum handlebars, beautiful new cast wheels and a chrome exhaust manifold. Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include ABS, ASC, tire pressure monitoring, ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), case holders and a windshield.

At the heart of the 2014 BMW R 1200 R lies a DOHC flat-twin engine that features two overhead camshafts and four radially arranged valves. The engine’s output is rated at 81 kW (110 bhp), while the maximum torque is no less than 119 Nm at 6,000 rpm.

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2014 BMW R1200R DarkWhite

BMW has launched a tasty special edition of its R1200R roadster. Unfortunately there aren’t any modifications in the technical department, so most of the changes aimed the bike’s appearance.

The new model is called the “DarkWhite” and features a unique, minimalist paint job that despite its simplicity helps it stand out from the crowd.

The classy paint scheme used for the R1200R “DarkWhite” gives the entire bike a pretty sophisticated appearance without taming its aggressive character.

We especially like how BMW designers have found the perfect balance between light and dark colors. The high impact contrast between the bodywork, drivetrain and wheels proves us once more that you don’t need to go over the top with color combinations to obtain a special appearance.

The frame received an asphalt grey finish, while the swingarm, rear axle housing and triangular wishbone were left in matt black. The black anodised fork tubes and the sports windshield add the finishing touch.

The BMW R1200R “DarkWhite” will be available from 1st October with a price of €13,000.

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New Wunderlich windscreen for the BMW R1200GS

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The latest product designed by the German company is a tasty windscreen named the Ergo Marathon. The new windscreen has a modern design and was especially developed for the BMW R1200GS. The company promises that its special windscreen will improve the motorcycle’s aerodynamic abilities and the rider’s comfort during long journeys. There is also available an additional support bracket which eliminates the vibrations produced while riding on tough terrains.

The Ergo Marathon windscreen is made of petrol-resistant Lexan plastic and is offered in two versions - clear or smoke-tinted. Needless to say, that the Ergo Marathon windscreen can be mounted very easy on the bike and doesn’t require any modification whatsoever.

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Needless to say that the panniers were designed with practicality in mind and come together with model specific racks so they can be easily installed on the motorcycle.

The Zega Pro Aluminium Panniers are made of 1.5mm thick aluminium sheets with a reinforced structure, and are offered in three volumes namely 21, 38 and 45 liters. You can also choose from three colors including bare aluminium, anodized black or anodized silver.

The panniers were carefully designed to withstand the toughest punishments and are the perfect solution if you want to some extra storage place. Thanks to their tough construction they can be used both on- and off-road.

The Touratech Shows Zega Pro Aluminium Panniers offered for the 2013 BMW R1200GS are priced between $1342 - $1538.

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It is not an easy decision when it comes to making the purchase of an aftermarket exhaust. The smartest solution is to make a complete research before you make your final decision or to go the easiest way and choose a model that was especially developed for your bike.

If you are a BMW R1200GS rider, LeoVince USA makes your job easier, with its new LV One slip-on exhaust which is especially developed for the 2013 R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure. The exhaust promises to significantly improve the motorcycles performances by improving the medium to high end power performances.

As the R1200GS models were designed for tough and long journeys, the new Leo Vince exhaust was especially developed to suit a bike that is ridden at full throttle. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the exhaust is available with both stainless steel ($479) and carbon fiber canister ($579) options.

Compared to the stock exhaust, the LV One is slightly lighter and also comes with a removable EVO II sound insert that gives you the possibility to adjust the tone and lowers the dB levels.

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Together with the standard BMW R 1200 GS the German manufacturer is now offering the R 1200 GS Touring Edition which comes with a series of special features that make it the perfect Touring motorcycle.

The BMW R 1200 GS TE is a tough bike designed for tough riders and its versatility, reliability and performances make it one of the most wanted motorcycles in the segment.

Among the most important features offered by the BMW R 1200 GS TE you’ll find Enduro Automatic Stability Control (ASC), hand guards, ABS, cruise control, heated handlebar grips, chrome exhaust and tyre pressure control.

At the heart of the BMW R 1200 GS TE is an air/liquid-cooled, four stroke flat twin, 1170 cc engine which delivers a maximum output of 92 kW (125 bhp) at 7,750 rpm and 125 Nm at 6,500 rpm.

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2013 BMW R 1200 RT

2013 BMW R 1200 RT

The BMW RT is around for 30 years now and this 2 cylinder model still continues to reward its riders with first class performances. During its long life span the model has received constant upgrades and today is packed with the latest technologies.

The motorcycle offers excellent wind and weather protection, optimum ergonomics and features a top-class chassis fitted with unique optional extras such as ASC and ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment). The bike sports a new audio system available as an optional extra, with the innovative operating concept Multi-Controller carrying out virtually all commands from a single unit.

At the heart of the BMW R 1200 RT lies a modern air/oil-cooled flat twin (’Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, which puts out a maximum torque of 88 ft-lb at 6000 rpm and 110 hp.

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2013 BMW R1200GS

The BMW R1200GS has a long history behind it as is around for almost 32 years. The German manufacturer decided to improve it even more for 2013 and the new version is the most capable R2100GS of all times.

The 2013 BMW R1200GS is powered by a new opposed twin engine which delivers a maximum output of 125 hp. The engine has received a set of improvements such as a new wet clutch with antihopping feature, electromotive throttle actuator and optional “riding modes”. BMW says that its new R1200 GS offers a top speed of over 200 km/h.

The engine is mounted on a strong frame which is combined with a set of sporty suspensions which are able to adjust automatically to various terrains and load conditions.

The 2013 model is also offered with new body panels, cooling system, wheels and a unique LED headlamp.

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2012 BMW R1200R

The BMW R1200R is known as the world’s first motorcycle equipped with "Automatic Stability Control". Since then, the model’s reputation has become better and better and today stays among the top dogs in its segment.

The BMW R1200R offers a perfect combination between classic and modern, and its unique design helps it get noticed every time is passes down the street.

But everybody knows that the design is only an exterior shell and what’s more important is what lies underneath it. Perhaps it goes without saying that the BMW R1200R is packed with all the modern features expected from a top manufacturer.

For the starters, it sports a strong 1200 cc engine which cranks out 110 hp and 88 lb.ft of torque. Secondly, the engine is combined with a set of capable brakes which include ABS. Then there is the strong frame, the sporty suspension and the various electronic systems which work together to maximize performance and safety.

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2012 BMW R1200RT

2012 BMW R1200RT

The BMW R1200RT is a pretty capable sport touring motorcycle. Though, BMW considered that it can still be improved even more so they went on and made a few modifications. Therefore the 2012 generation received a new boxer engine with much more torque and new DOHC cylinder heads. The bike has also a fresh cockpit, new shift units, new hydraulic reservoir and handlebar separately mounted and a new audio system.

Compared to the previous model, the new R1200RT is also slightly taller and wider, two attributes that improve the road stability and rider protection.

The BMW R1200RT is also featuring an ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) with damping, spring base and now also spring rate adjustable at the touch of a button. Not to mention about the Integral ABS and hard-shell cases, all offered as standard equipment.

As far as styling goes, the new model received new fairing and a redesigned cockpit with visor and adjustable foot shift lever.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 BMW R1200RT.

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2013 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2013 BMW R1200GS Adventure

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.

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2013 BMW R1200R

2013 BMW R1200R

The BMW R1200 R is one of the most practical models built by the German manufacturer. The motorcycle is not only practical, but is also pretty good looking and strong. What’s even better, it has received a set of upgrades for 2013 which help it stay among the top dogs.

The new facelift includes a few design changes, fresh instruments, a high-quality fork, double-butted aluminum handlebars, tasty cast wheels and a standard chrome muffler. As far as styling goes, the BMW R1200R will certainly stand out from the crowd thanks to its spoke wheels, the attractive paint job and the various chrome inserts.

The motorcycle is propelled by an air-cooled 2-cylinder twin engine which received a few tweaks to deliver more power. Thereby the engine’s output has been increased to 81 kW (110 bhp), while the maximum torque has also been raised to 119 Nm at 6,000 rpm.

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2013 BMW R 1200 GS

2013 BMW R 1200 GS

The new BMW R 1200 GS.
The world’s most successful travel enduro is perfected.

The “BMW GS” concept has embodied riding pleasure and the desire for adventure for over 30 years. This applies especially to the GS motorcycles with the opposed-twin “boxer” engine. The “big GS” allows motorcyclists to explore the most remote corners of the world - an idea that has already inspired numerous globetrotters to set off on their travels.

But the GS was and still is much more than this. Whether sports-style cornering on winding country roads, excellent travel times due to high motorway speeds, relaxed tours with a passenger or daring rides over rough terrain - every GS has offered supreme mastery of these skills in its respective era and this won’t change with the new version.

It is the unique integrated concept of the big travel enduro bike with boxer engine, complete with authentic charm and a powerful, high-torque engine, which is loved by legions of motorcycle fans all over the world to this day. It is not for nothing that the “big BMW GS” with boxer engine has been the undisputed frontrunner in its market segment for many years and is the best-seller within the BMW Motorrad model range. BMW is now beginning a whole new chapter in GS history: the most popular travel enduro in the world has been brought to perfection.

The challenge: how to improve even more following nine years at the top.

Even in its ninth year of production, the current BMW R 1200 GS is still setting the benchmark in its segment in comparative tests with its outstanding overall concept and innovative technology. With over 170,000 units sold,
it is the most successful and top-selling travel enduro in the world.
So the challenge facing the BMW Motorrad development department was considerable: to further optimise the GS - an icon of three decades - improve it in all areas and equip it with innovative technical solutions to ensure it is in good shape for the future.

The development goals of the new BMW R 1200 GS:
• Further increase performance overall - without neglecting its well-established virtues.
• Perfect its touring suitability.
• Increase off-road suitability.
• Achieve superior figures within the travel enduro segment and beyond in terms of engine and riding performance.
• Ensure preparation for the future in terms of noise and exhaust emissions.
• Suspension with top handling, optimum traction and increased off-road performance.
• Increase active and passive safety.
• Unmistakable BMW Motorrad design in typical GS style.
• Top quality as is characteristic of BMW Motorrad.

Newly designed air/water-cooled boxer engine with vertical through-flow, integrated gearbox and left-hand cardan shaft drive.

Geared towards the above goals, the entire R 1200 GS was completely redefined, particularly the drive concept.
The performance aspired to, as well as adherence to future anticipated requirements in terms of noise and exhaust emissions, is ensured among other things by a change in the cooling system. The boxer engine in the new R 1200 GS continues to use air/liquid cooling, however, the coolant oil has been replaced by a glycol-water mixture. This ensures a high level of heat absorption capacity of the cooling liquid for more efficient heat dissipation.

So-called precision cooling (a principle similar to that used in Formula 1) involves only those engine elements being cooled with coolant, which are particularly exposed to thermal stress. The engine still continues to use air cooling, thereby preserving the characteristic appearance of the opposed twin boxer engine. The two radiators are small and inconspicuously integrated.

The through-flow is now vertical instead of horizontal for improved filling, and the engine housing integrates the 6-speed gearbox as well as a wet clutch with anti-hopping function instead of the dry clutch as was used previously. What is more, the secondary drive now runs via the well-established cardan shaft on the left-hand side. With an output of 92 kW (125 bhp) at 7700 rpm and 125 Nm at 6500 rpm, the new engine offers superior power and performance in the travel enduro segment and beyond.
The empty weight (ready for the road) according to DIN of the R 1200 GS is 238 kg including standard BMW Motorrad Integral ABS.

E-gas and cruise control.

An electromotive throttle actuator is now used for the first time in a GS motorcycle. Here, rider commands are passed on directly by the sensor in the accelerator twist grip to the engine control system; this then regulates the throttle valve electronically. The use of the E-gas system provides a significant improvement in terms of controllability and response. What is more, the rider can adapt engine characteristics to the situation on the road by means of five modes (optional extra). It was also possible to include an electronic cruise control function (optional extra).

ASC and riding modes as an optional extra: five freely selectable modes - “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”, “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro”.

For optimum adaptation to the rider’s individual needs and purpose, the new R 1200 GS now offers five freely selectable riding modes for the first time: these are an ex works option and feature three different E-gas settings and with varying engine characteristics. Linked to this is Automatic Stability Control ASC with a special enduro configuration. If this option is chosen, BMW Motorrad ABS, ASC and - if installed - the semiactive suspension are all adapted to the respectiveprofiles of these five modes

Semiactive suspension: BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA for optimum riding dynamics in every situation as an ex works option.

The new semiactive suspension BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) taps into a whole new range of possibilities as well as providing maximum riding safety and performance. Dynamic ESA monitors the vertical movement of front and rear wheel control as well as other parameters by means of a spring travel sensor in each position, and adapts the damping automatically to the situation depending on riding conditions and the manoeuvres being carried out. Damping adjustment at front and rear is effected by means of electrically controlled regulation valves.

New chassis with tubular steel bridge frame and specially adapted wheel/tyre dimensions of 120/70 R19 at front and 170/60 R17 at rear as a world first.

The chassis of the R 1200 GS uses a completely newly developed tubular all-steel bridge frame with a bolt-on rear frame. Along with the newly designed Telelever at the front and the EVO Paralever at the rear, this has resulted in a further significant increase in torsional stiffness and hence ride stability and steering precision. Optimised handling qualities are the result of refined master geometric chassis data, and a longer swingarm provides further improved traction - especially when riding over rough terrain.

A globally unique feature of the new R 1200 GS are the tyres in the sizes 120/70 R19 at the front and 170/60 R17 at the rear, specially adapted to improve performance.

Revised brake system with radially mounted Brembo Monobloc brake calipers and BMW Motorrad Integral ABS as standard.

The brake system of the R 1200 GS has been extensively revised, too. There are now radially mounted Brembo Monobloc brake calipers at the front and a larger brake disc at the rear.
In line with the BMW Motorrad principle “Safety 360°” the new GS is also fitted as standard with the BMW Motorrad ABS, here in the part integral version.

The first motorcycle in the world with LED main headlight including integrated daytime running light for even greater safety when riding during the day and at night as an ex works option.

Even in its standard trim the new R 1200 GS has a main headlight with optimised light efficiency. In order to be seen even better during the day, BMW Motorrad also offers a daytime running light as an ex works option. For excellent road illumination and therefore even greater safety both day and night, an LED main headlight with integrated daytime running light is fitted in a motorcycle for the first time ever. It comprises innovative LED technology with a sophisticated cooling and decondensation concept.

Electrical system with new vehicle power supply and Multi-Controller for the BMW Motorrad Navigator IV.

The new R 1200 GS has the innovative new vehicle power system with altered function partitioning as already used in the 6-cylinder models K 1600 GT and GTL. As before, CAN bus (Controller Area Network) and LIN bus technology (Local Interconnect Network) enables significantly reduced wiring as compared to a conventional system. The previous central vehicle electronics has been partitioned into two separate control units.

The Multi-Controller, newly available for the GS, allows fast and convenient operation of the BMW Motorrad Navigator IV. It is located on the inside of the handlebar grip. This means that selecting functions is much less distracting than pressing buttons and does not require hands to be removed from the handlebars.

Aerodynamically optimised windshield with one-hand operation and optimum ergonomics.

The newly developed windshield of the R 1200 GS offers further improved wind and weather protection while also reducing wind noise. Adjustment is simple: an easily accessible and ergonomically optimised selection wheel is operated using one hand.
The new R 1200 GS has extended adjustment options for optimum seating comfort. The rider’s seat can now be adjusted in height and tilt angle and the passenger seat can be shifted longitudinally to obtain the ideal distance between rider and passenger. The new handlebars can easily be turned upwards and, together with the optimised knee grip in the fuel tank area, they ensure an even better standing position for off-road riding. The improved knee grip can be clearly felt when seated, too. A high and a low seat, as well as an adjustable footrest system and adjustable foot controls, round off the program of special accessories offering individual adjustment facilities.

An overview of highlights of the new BMW R 1200 GS.
• Completely newly designed engine for top-level riding dynamics within the travel enduro segment.
• Capacity 1170 cc, rated output 92 kW (125 bhp) at 7700 rpm and a maximum torque of 125 Nm at 6500 rpm.
• Cylinder heads with vertical through-flow for increased efficiency and performance.
• Compact air/water cooling for optimum heat management.
• Basic engine with compact, light and yet rigidity-optimised crankshaft.
• Vertically separated case in open deck construction.
• 6-speed gearbox integrated in engine housing, including wet clutch with anti-hopping function and reduced lever operation force.
• New intake system for optimum output and torque with 52 mm throttle valve diameter.
• E-gas for improved ridability, running smoothness and special functions.
• Innovative exhaust gas system with electronically controlled exhaust flap for optimum performance characteristics and an earthy boxer sound.
• Freely selectable riding modes “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”, “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” with three different electromotive throttle actuator settings in conjunction with ASC (Automatic Stability Control), ABS and ASC settings for off-road riding as well as different mode-specific Dynamic ESA settings (option ex works).
• New suspension with torsionally stiff tubular steel bridge frame and bolt-on rear frame.
• Optimised lightweight cardan shaft drive now running on the left-hand side.
• Newly developed and optimised Telelever at front and EVO Paralever at rear for an even more precise ride feel.
• Refined master chassis geometry data and long swingarm for excellent traction.
• Optimised seating width and position, and adjustable handlebars for even greater comfort.
• Optimised ground reach for rider (inner leg length).
• Tyre/wheel dimensions of 120/70 R19 at front and 170/60 R17 at rear as a world first, tailored specially to the R 1200 GS.
• Revised BMW Motorrad brake system with radially mounted Brembo Monobloc brake calipers at front and 2-piston floating caliper with enlarged brake disc at rear (Ø 276mm, previously 265mm).
• BMW Motorrad Integral ABS as standard.
• Semiactive suspension Dynamic ESA (ex works option).
• Main headlight with optimised light efficiency and LED daytime running light (ex works option).
• World’s first motorcycle with LED main headlight featuring integrated daytime running light (ex works option).
• New vehicle electrical system with partitioning of functions.
• Extended electric switch units.
• Electronic cruise control (ex works option).
• Preparation for navigation unit with Multi-Controller to operate the
BMW Motorrad Navigator IV (ex works option).
• Windshield with one-hand operation for excellent wind and weather protection.
• Seat with multiple adjustment functions for perfect ergonomics.
• Number plate carriers quick to dismount for off-road riding.
• Increased ground clearance (+ 8 mm)
• New instrument cluster with on-board computer as standard. PRO on-board computer as an option.
• Four main paint finishes to choose from:
Alpine White, Racing Red, Blue Fire and Thunder Grey Metallic.
• Extensive range of special accessories and rider equipment.

Font: BMW Group, Press release

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BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black

BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black

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.

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2011 BMW R 1200 R and R 1200 R Classic

2011 BMW R 1200 R and R 1200 R Classic

The second model to be displayed by BMW Motorrad at EICMA Show is R1200 R, in both standard and Classic versions. Both combine a modern sporty and accentuated classical motorcycle design, once again with considerably greater quality and driving dynamics for even more riding fun.

The new R 1200 R is powered by a 1170 cc engine that delivers 110 HP at 7750 rpm and a peak torque of 119 NM at 6000 rpm. The new bike will be offered in three exterior colors: mat metallic smoky gray, metallic light gray, or metallic red apple.

Both the R 1200 R and the R 1200 R Classic can be fitted optionally with electronic suspension adjustment ESA. This serves to vary the spring base and the suspension’s pressure and rebound stages at the rear wheel, and the suspension’s rebound stage at the front wheel – a system that has established itself as the solution for optimized road handling and comfort.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 BMW R1200 GS

2010 BMW R1200 GS

As avid lovers of motorcycles, we have great expectations when it comes to our bike’s performance and design. We aim for a two-wheeled vehicle that can perform at its best, have outstanding features, and a mesmerizing appearance. These expectations in our bikes are what cause us to be grateful for BMW Motorrad who are here to produce the best motorcycles ever built. For several decades, Motorrad had been serving the motorcycle industry by producing highly-designed motorbikes thereby committing them to creating bikes that are near perfect.

This year, BMW Motorrad surprised the local market by launching their newest sportbike, the BMW R1200 GS. The R1200 GS is a versatile motorbike that can be treated as a touring-oriented naked motorcycle or a classic sport bike. The term ’GS’, as defined by BMW Motorrad, is an output of their bikes’ high-quality performance. According to Motorrad, The ’GS’ is not just able to handle everything, it is actually built to do so; it’s the result of independent tests worldwide. Their GS series of R1200 is a combination of easy handling, great touring features, off-road potential, and comfort for rider and pillion passenger.

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Video: 3km wheelie on a BMW R1200GS Adventure

Video: 3km wheelie on a BMW R1200GS Adventure

While it may be hard to believe that someone can lift the front end of a fully loaded BMW R1200GS and keep the bike steady for enough distance to call the achievement a wheelie, this video simply blows away all expectations.

It shows a very skilled rider performing a 3km wheelie during the 2.26 minutes video on the Beemer in South Africa. Looking at it, you’re not too far off if suspecting this guy can go like this forever and ever as long as there’s no traffic and the road is nice and straight.

It is things like this that spice up one’s journeys and we really like to see people taking bikes beyond what they thing the limits are.

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WTF?: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure convertible

WTF?: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure convertible

The first reaction that you tend to have when seeing this is best resumed by the title. What’s the point of riding a motorcycle if you have any sort of roof above your head? Apparently, the respective umbrella “doubles as a sunshade and a rotary type clothes line plus of course it’s handy to be able to use it when it’s raining!”

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Manchester dealership offers Long Way Down replicas for sale

Manchester dealership offers Long Way Down replicas for sale

Two replica BMW 1200GS Adventure motorcycles, one of Ewan McGregor and the other of Charley Boorman are waiting for their future customers in Manchester. By the number of fans that the Long Way Down TV series has, the bikes won’t gather dust for sure, but it is well worth mentioning these as THE internet find of the day.

The replicas stand out thanks to the same leopard and zebra patterns while traction control, ABS brakes and a tire pressure control system are standard and ready for those who feel like going on the Brit’s tire marks from John O’Groats to Cape Town.

The blue one is Ewan McGregor’s replica and features one-off features such as a dynamic comfort pack, heated grips and an onboard computer, just to mention a few. It will sell for the equivalent of $14,814, which is quite a bargain considering the story to which it relates.

The Charley Boorman replica features extra pannier fastenings, fog lights and an electronic suspension adjuster and it will sell for the equivalent of $16,000.

Quite frankly, I believe that these bikes should belong to a single owner or at least those who buy them separately to be good friends, just like the authors of the historic journey are. This way, the story will go on and the bikes won’t drift away one from the other.

The bikes are situated at 326 Chester Road, Old Trafford, Manchester and the dealership is called Williams Motorcycles. Better give it a ring at 0845 194 8669 for more information before heading there.

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BMW R1200GS Barbie Edition. WTF?

BMW R1200GS Barbie Edition. WTF?

When I first saw this picture I checked the calendar to see if today is by any chance Valentine’s Day and this is just the result of some guy desecrating his bike in order for his girl to forgive him for not spending as much time cuddling or something like that. But no!

There have actually been “rumors” (which I would have loved not to hear about)) that BMW is preparing a Barbie Edition and this is just a rendering of that because otherwise the world of those who actually go around the world will be turned upside down. Can you imagine that? How can anyone even picture such a horrible image?

Bye, Bye girls! And then she goes vrrrrooooomm. I feel like puking.

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When dealers start doing commercials

When dealers start doing commercials

These guys are truly dedicated to the work they do; so dedicated that they’ve even made this funny motorcycle ad for the BMW R1200GS. Inspired on Steve Erwin’s TV shows (notice the attitude, behavior and accent), only that the subject of talk was in this case a motorcycle, you cannot stop laughing when you see that guy, especially as you anticipate what happens.

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2008 BMW R 1200 GS ADVENTURE

2008 BMW R 1200 GS ADVENTURE

With the new R 1200 GS Adventure, BMW Motorrad is now presenting
the third version of the ultimate long-distance enduro for globetrotters
and adventurers.

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2008 BMW R 1200 GS

2008 BMW R 1200 GS

Stronger, livelier and more agile – for even more driving enjoyment onroad and offroad.

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Intelligent special equipment feature package solutions and new colours offered by BMW Motorrad for nearly all 2008 models

Intelligent special equipment feature package solutions and new colours offered by BMW Motorrad for nearly all 2008 models

To coincide with the end of the plant holidays, BMW Motorrad starts the model year 2008 with a range of new colours and equipment packages.
The most important piece of news of model year 2008 is the new special equipment packages – in particular the safety package offered for nearly all models which includes ASC (Automatic Stability Control), ABS and RDC (tyre pressure control) as a combined feature. The advantage of these packages is that they offer tried and tested combinations with a (...)

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2006 BMW R 1200 ST

2006 BMW R 1200 ST

Sport Touring is a class well known to BMW because, well…BMW just about invented it. And now, with the completely redesigned R 1200 RT and the new-think R 1200 ST, the concept has been even further refined. The R 1200 RT replaces the exceptionally versatile and popular R 1150 RT, while the R 1200 ST replaces the R 1150 RS, the last version of the legendary motorcycle that started the modern Boxer era in model year 1994.

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New Sports Cases for BMW R 1200 S

New Sports Cases for BMW R 1200 S

Riders of BMW Motorrad’s best selling super sports twin, the R 1200 S, will know that the bike’s sporting credentials are complemented by its ability to travel long distances. With this in mind, a flexible storage solution is an absolute must. That’s why, due to popular customer demand, the Motorcycle Equipment team at BMW has now made their already-popular Sports Cases available for the R 1200 S. The Sports Cases’ unrivalled look and style mirrors the dynamic design of the R 1200 S. Its (...)

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2006 BMW R 1200 S

2006 BMW R 1200 S

Even BMW fanatics are amazed at how our engineers were able to give the famed two cylinder Boxer engine even more power, topping the R 1200 S out to an incredible 122 bhp. The new S is also 22 lbs lighter than the previous model, and with a nimble Telelever front suspension, low center of gravity, optional ABS, hitting mountain passes of passes on the track is equally thrilling.

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Austin Police Department will replace its motorcycles with BMWs

Austin Police Department will replace its motorcycles with BMWs

According to Texas-based newspaper the Austin American Statesman, the distinctive V-twin rumble that has followed law-breaking motorists for decades will soon be replaced with the precision-engineered sound of a BMW boxer engine.
A few years ago, the Austin Police Department decided it needed anti-lock brakes (ABS) on its motorcycles to improve officer safety. But because its existing supplier didn’t offer the option at the time, officials looked elsewhere.
Early next year, the department (...)

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2007 BMW R 1200 R

2007 BMW R 1200 R

Introducing the new R 1200 R, BMW Motorrad is continuing a long tradition
in the production of roadster motorcycles and is proudly presenting a worthy successor to the very successful R 1150 R.

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2006 BMW R 1200 RT

2006 BMW R 1200 RT

Even the long road home will feel too short...

Combining the potent torque of the BMW Boxer engine with the sophisticated design and smooth ride of a premium-touring machine, the R 1200 RT delivers an optimal mix of excitement and ergonomics. It’s equally at home nimbly leaning into a Rocky Mountain pass or gliding gracefully over a grey slash of Montana highway.
A two-section adjustable seat, electric windshield, and BMW’s rider-tested Paralever and Telelever suspension systems all contribute to the uncompromising comfort of the R 1200 RT - mile after mile after mile. Add to this a modular luggage system with plenty of capacity, and optional extras like the Navigator II system, and the only limit to how far you can go is how much time you take off of work and how much gas money you have in your pocket.

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2006 BMW R 1200 CL

2006 BMW R 1200 CL

Masters the mountains. Rolls on the range.

Packed full of torque (72 lb/ft), the R 1200 CL has the energy to ascend winding mountain roads and an updated 6-speed gearbox to keep the miles rolling by smoothly.

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2006 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

2006 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Globe conquering ambition comes standard

Twenty-six pounds lbs lighter than the R 1150 GS Adventure and boasting 100 bhp, the new R 1200 GS Adventure sets an unreachable standard for a world-touring enduro. Add a taller windshield, adjustable seat, extra wide footpegs, rugged 8.7 gallon tank and engine guards, and optional ABS, and you get a bike that will take you to the ends of the earth. Too bad there are only seven continents.

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2006 BMW R 1200 GS

2006 BMW R 1200 GS

Where you’re going, there are no zip codes.

Boasting a 15% increase in both power output and torque, this lean (496lbs.) and mean (1200cc, 100bhp) machine features BMW’s newly updated boxer engine and a host of features that make it the ultimate answer to the call of the wild.

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