For 32 years, the BMW Motorrad GS has been defining and dominating the segment of adventure travel enduros. No other motorcycle is such an uncompromising embodiment of freedom and adventure, reliability and riding dynamics, and ultimately pure riding pleasure both on and off the road. BMW Motorrad is now embarking on the next chapter of its success story – with the new R 1200 GS.
Developing the new GS was not an easy task for the developers and engineers at BMW Motorrad. How can you improve on a motorcycle legend and a travel enduro that already sets the benchmark? However, through a continuous drive for refinement and evolution, the hard work has paid off. The result:the perfection of an icon.
At first glance, the new R 1200 GS is a genuine GS: robust, dynamic, and full of character. Virtually all surfaces were revised, and all materials provided with a better finish. The two-cylinder opposed twin engine merges harmoniously into the unmistakable GS flyline.
A new feature for the R 1200 GS is the water-cooled boxer engine. This has allowed us to sculpt revolutionary vertical contours – a masterpiece of lightness and aerodynamics. With its 125 hp (92 kW) and 125 Nm torque, the two-cylinder opposed twin engine promises power in every situation. Based on a new concept of combined air and liquid cooling and vertical flows through the cylinders, the engine operates efficiently, reliably, and with high torques at all times. Further improvements like the new wet clutch with anti-hopping feature and the electromotive throttle actuator E-Gas make the opposed twin engine the perfect drive solution at the heart of the new R 1200 GS.
The field potential of the new R 1200 GS was further expanded with a new, more rigid main frame and suspension elements mounted on a stiffer bearing. Also improved were the Paralever and Telelever for perceptibly better GS riding precision. The more sensitive response now gives the rider much greater feedback on uneven roads.
Traction and riding fun on every terrain are provided by the electronic suspension adjustment ESA II and the five riding modes that lend the R 1200 GS new character traits at the push of a button.
And to celebrate the launch of the new R 1200 GS, BMW Motorrad are offering you the chance to embark upon ‘the tour of your life’, with 5 incredible tours planned around the world on the new R 1200 GS. Apply now for the ‘One World. One R 1200 GS’ competition, and you could become one of 5 exclusive riders that will take the new GS through Asia, New Zealand, Africa, America, or Europe. To learn more about the ‘One World. One R 1200 GS’ competition, please click the link below. Here you can also discover more details on the new R 1200 GS including full specification and technical updates.