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2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black
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2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black
2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black
2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black
2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black

 

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black Review

While the R 1200 GS is a consummate all-rounder, the Adventure is a true continent-crossing motorcycle. And with the addition of a special edition Triple Black version, the unstoppable success story of the R 1200 GS continues.

Whether company car park or Bedouin village - the special model R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black is not only at home everywhere in the world, it also guarantees an impressive appearance at all times. Three differing black tones make the look of the R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black extra special.

The painted parts are finished in Sapphire Black metallic, and the fork and engine are anodised in black. The bike's refined overall appearance is rounded off by the rear frame and wheel suspension in Asphalt Grey metallic, the cylinder head cover in Granite Grey metallic and silver knee protectors made of aluminium. The seat has a special premiere feature: it is available for the first time without the GS symbol.

The exclusive Triple Black design makes the R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black a real eye-catcher as well as a highlight in the long enduro history of BMW Motorrad

This special edition GS combines the distinctive, rugged looks of the R 1200 GS Adventure with the subtle, classic Triple Black styling. Three distinctive, understated colours – sapphire black, granite grey and asphalt grey – transform the appearance of the Telelever forks, DOHC Boxer engine, rear frame, Paralever swingarm and iconic opposed cylinder head covers.

The BMW R 1200 GS is the best-selling adventure-sports motorcycle in the UK this year, with the Adventure version close behind in second. The two combined outsell every other motorcycle in the country above 125cc.

The first in the range of Triple Black motorcycles, the R 1200 GS, was launched in 2010 and has proved to be very popular. The Adventure Triple Black offers the same dark colours, but also features a huge 33-litre fuel tank, a taller touring screen, spoked wheels, longer travel suspension (ideal for on and off-road expeditions) and rugged engine protection bars.

Tony Jakeman, BMW Motorrad Marketing Manager, said: “The first Triple Black motorcycle, the R 1200 GS, is a huge success. The combination of the iconic GS looks with the black paintwork was such a hit with customers that it was only a matter of time before the Adventure Triple Black was created.

This special edition takes the awesome styling of the R 1200 GS Adventure to another level. This brand new edition means three subtle shades of black layer the forks, engine, rear frame, wheel suspension and cylinder head covers to compliment the stunning adventure-sports figure of the unstoppable R 1200 GS Adventure.


 

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black Model Highlights

Standard Factory Equipment:

Special Features
Spring travel front 210mm/rear 220mm
Tank capacity (33 litres)
Wide footrests
Black: Rear sub frame, front forks & engine
Asphalt grey Metallic: Swing arm & Valve cover
Colour Seat: Black/Rallye Grey

Engine/Driveline
Air/oil cooled flat twin four stroke DOHC (with radial valves) engine
Digital engine managementwith twin-spark ignition system
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
6 Speed gearbox
Shaft drive
Complete stainless steel exhaust system
Magnesium cylinder head covers
Running Gear
BMW Motorrad telelever and paralever
Twin disk front brake (EVO, 305mm dia.)
Single disk rear brake
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
5-position mechanical front spring pre-load adjuster
Cross spoke Wheels
Prop stand with starter inhibit
Braided steel brake and clutch hoses
Handlebar conical, without cross support
Adjustable rear rebound damping

Electronics
Permanent headlamp beam
Electronic immobiliser
Low beam headlamp height adjustment
Info flat screen (digital clock, gear indicator, fuel gauge, coolant temperature and cruising range indicator, total 2 trip odometers and service indicator)
Instrument cluster with digital speedometer and revolution counter
LED rear light
Alternator, strong
Power socket
Hazard warning flasher
White Indicators

Equipment
Toolkit
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap, dual seat and helmet locks
Adjustable footbrake lever and gear lever
Stainless steel luggage rack
Handguards
Tank and engine protection bar
Aluminium valve cover protection system
Handbrake lever and clutch lever adjustable
Centre stand
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
Adjustable handlebar
Windshield adjustable
Skid plate
Two section dual seat with variable height rider's seat


 

 


 

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See Dealer

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)
" Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
" 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
" 2) Unladen weight without fluids

 

 


 

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See Dealer

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: 2-cylinder flat twin, DOHC, 8 valve, air/oil cooled
Displacement: 1170 cc
Output: 110 bhp at 7,750 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat Height: 890/910 mm
Optional Seat Height: n/a
Dry Weight: 223 kg (491 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 33 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 6.1 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months

 


 

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: £11,775 GBP

Engine
Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke, 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 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 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 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.6 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 6.1 l
Fuel type Unleaded super and premium, octane number 95-98 (RON), (knock sensor; rated output at 98 RON); optional extra 91 (RON) available
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
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 preload hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel
Suspension travel front / rear 210 mm / 220 mm
Wheelbase 1,510 mm
Castor 89 mm
Steering head angle 65.2°
Wheels Cross-spoke wheels
Rim, Front 2.50 x 19"
Rim, rear 4.00 x 17"
Tyre, front 110/80 R 19
Tyre, rear 150/70 R 17
Brake, front Dual disc, floating brake discs, 305 mm diameter, four-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 2,240 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 990 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,525 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 890 / 910 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,960 / 2,000 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 256 kg
Dry weight 223 kg
Permitted total weight 475 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 219 kg
Usable tank volume 33.0 l
Reserve approx. 4.0 l

 

 


 

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black - Press Release

 

BMW Motorrad announce exclusive new R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black.

13.09.2011


BMW Motorrad is pleased to announce the addition of the R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black to its range of award-winning motorcycles.


This special edition GS combines the distinctive, rugged looks of the R 1200 GS Adventure with the subtle, classic Triple Black styling. Three distinctive, understated colours – sapphire black, granite grey and asphalt grey – transform the appearance of the Telelever forks, DOHC Boxer engine, rear frame, Paralever swingarm and iconic opposed cylinder head covers.



The BMW R 1200 GS is the best-selling adventure-sports motorcycle in the UK this year, with the Adventure version close behind in second. The two combined outsell every other motorcycle in the country above 125cc.



The first in the range of Triple Black motorcycles, the R 1200 GS, was launched in 2010 and has proved to be very popular. The Adventure Triple Black offers the same dark colours, but also features a huge 33-litre fuel tank, a taller touring screen, spoked wheels, longer travel suspension (ideal for on and off-road expeditions) and rugged engine protection bars.



Tony Jakeman, BMW Motorrad Marketing Manager, said: “The first Triple Black motorcycle, the R 1200 GS, is a huge success. The combination of the iconic GS looks with the black paintwork was such a hit with customers that it was only a matter of time before the Adventure Triple Black was created.

“While the R 1200 GS is a consummate all-rounder, the Adventure is a true continent-crossing motorcycle. And with the addition of a special edition Triple Black version, the unstoppable success story of the R 1200 GS continues.“



 

 

 

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