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BMW R1200GS Adventure

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Review

2012 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. Range is not a problem with a tank capacity of 8.7 gallons. Robustness? The BMW R1200GS 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 2012 BMW R1200GS. 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.

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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 2012 BMW R1200GS 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.

BMW R1200GS Adventure

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Specification Details:

Engine
Type 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
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 89 ft-lb (120 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed 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
Fuel type Unleaded super and premium.
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 720 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame 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
Suspension travel front / rear 8.2/8.6 inches (210 mm / 220 mm)
Wheelbase 59.4 inches (1,510 mm)
Castor 3.5 inches (89 mm)
Steering head angle 65.2°
Wheels Cross-spoke wheels
Rim, front 2.50 x 19″
Rim, rear 4.00 x 17″
Tyres, front 110/80 R 19
Tyres, rear 150/70 R 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off
Dimensions / weights
Length 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, unladen weight
Unladen weight, 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)
Reserve Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Price: $18,350 USD

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