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THE BMW R 1200 GS.

ICON MEETS PROGRESS, PERFECTION MEETS PASSION.

The R 1200 GS is THE GS. This model founded the dual-sport motorcycle segment – and is still leading it confidently today. The versatile road performance and comfort in any terrain, combined with the legendary robustness and the expertise from over 36 years of GS development result in a motorcycle that does not shy away from competitors. Numerous test triumphs and technical magazine awards prove why it’s no accident that the “GS” model is one of the top-selling motorcycles worldwide in its category. The new model includes enhanced touring ability as well as off-road performance. More comfort, more dynamics and more fun.

The design of the R 1200 GS

Choose your style.

With two different basic colors and the two new styles – Exclusive and Rally – you can now adapt the R 1200 GS even more to suit your individual preferences. The styles comprise a unique color design with special standard equipment.

Black Storm Metallic

The GS faces every adventure dynamically and powerfully.

Light White

Has an especially sporty and light effect when off-road.

Espresso Metallic

The Exclusive style in Espresso Metallic exudes a confident appearance.

Lupin Blue Metallic

The Rally style in Lupin Blue Metallic allows ambitious off-road riders to really get their money's worth.

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.
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Ready for everything that is to come.

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.

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Perfect handling.

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.

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Twin-cylinder boxer engine

125
hp (92 kW) at 7,750 rpm
92
lb at 6,500 rpm
538
lbs unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready
1,170
cc capacity
Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine with balance shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, wet sump lubrication

Power for every situation.

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.

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Experience the sound of the R 1200 GS

Innovative technology

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.
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Riding Modes.

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.

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Hill Start Control.

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.

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Dynamic ESA.

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.

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More individuality

With the extensive range of equipment and special accessories, you can optimize your machine exactly how you need it. Make the GS your own with reworked cylinder protectors, topcase for two helmets, even off-road protective parts like cooler grills and frame guards or luggage systems.
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Engine protection bar.
Headlight guard.
Luggage carrier.
Aluminum engine guard.
Cross-spoke wheels.
HP Enduro footrests.
LED headlights.
Keyless Ride.
One passion, two styles.

Exclusive style.

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.

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Rally style

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.

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Three distinctive features.

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.

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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.
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