With over 170,000 units sold to this day, the BMW R 1200 GS serves as a benchmark for all enduro bikes. The redesigned model offers motorcyclists a number of new features and industry-exclusive options.
The new 125-horsepower boxer engine continues to rely on air/liquid cooling, however, the coolant oil has been replaced by a glycol-water mixture. This ensures a high level of heat dissipation.
Meanwhile, the electromotive throttle actuator (known as the E-gas system) provides a significant improvement in terms of control and response. And for the first time, the bike comes with five freely selectable riding modes: Rain, Road, Dynamic, Enduro, and Enduro Pro.
The BMW R 1200 GS weighs 238 kilograms, which includes standard BMW Motorrad Integral ABS. Accessibility has been optimized, meaning that riders can put their feet on the ground more easily.
Elsewhere, the 120/70R19 front and 170/60R17 rear tires represent a world first. Revised brakes and an LED main headlight featuring integrated daytime running light (another first) are part of the package as well.
The new BMW R 1200 GS also has the same innovative power system with altered function partitioning as the 6-cylinder K 1600 GT and GTL.
Stay tuned for more details and prices.