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 ince 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. The 88 ft. lbs. of torque at the peak at 6,000 rpm is one thing, but the consistently higher level of torque in the relevant range up to 5,000 rpm can be fully experienced. The output has been increased to 110 hp at 7,750 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!
Road Ready: 564 lbs. (256 kg)
Max. Permissible: 1,045 lbs. (475 kg)
Payload: 482 lbs. (219 kg)
Reserve: 1 gal. (4.0 l)
Rear: 1-disc, 265 mm, 2-piston floating caliper
Rear: 4 x 17 in. cross-spoke
Rear: 150/70 R 17
Rear: Cast aluminum 1-sided swingarm with BMW paralever, WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring preload hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable), rebound damping adjustable; 8.7 in. (220 mm) travel