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2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure



2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Review

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure on Totalmotorcycle.com

The R 1200 GS Adventure. Make an impression. Everywhere....

You like extreme and long tours? On rough roads, over stony tracks out in the wild, too? Tarmac, offroad, stones and sand: These are the challenges the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is longing to master with its easy and agile handling. A machine for those who want to test their limits and go beyond them. Or to put it briefly: A motorcycle for riders who are seeking real adventure and don't want to miss out on a great deal of riding pleasure in the process.

Conquer any type of terrain on an enduro which meets all your practical needs. Two standard-fitted ride modes – "Rain" and "Road" – are available at the press of a button and offer two completely different, finely tuned riding experiences. It's like having two motorcycles in one. Further riding modes are also available as an option. 7.9 gallons in the fuel tank combined with the engine's optimized fuel efficiency really make you "unstoppable" on and off the road making unwanted stops a thing of the past. In addition the standard level of equipment was improved, e.g. to include an on-board computer. This enables perfect navigation and provides the rider with useful data such as fuel level, average speed and fuel consumption. This travel enduro is rounded off by a newly integrated compartment above the tank which allows you to keep small items within reach at all times.

The R 1200 GS Adventure responds dynamically in any situation thanks to the legendary 92 lb-ft of flat-twin torque and 125 bhp delivered by the new, air/liquid-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine.

The R 1200 GS is also characterized by its unmistakable design, further improved seating comfort, wind and weather protection and by its muscular presence. It is available in three color versions: Olive Matte, Racing Blue Metallic Matte and Alpine White.

THE ALL-NEW R 1200 GS ADVENTURE: BUILT TO EXPLORE.

We are pleased to unveil the latest model in the BMW Motorrad range to incorporate the new water-cooled 1200cc boxer engine – the all-new R 1200 GS Adventure. If you seek to travel on epic explorations or long distance tours, on rough roads, over stony tracks out in the wilderness, on tarmac, off-road, through deserts and sand: These are the challenges the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is longing to master with its easy and agile handling. A machine for those who want to test their limits against the world and explore new territory. Or to put it briefly: A motorcycle for riders who are seeking real adventure and want to experience sheer riding pleasure in the process.

Conquer any type of terrain on an enduro which meets all of your practical needs. Two standard-fitted ride modes – ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ – are available at the press of a button and offer two completely different, finely tuned riding experiences. It's like having two motorcycles in one. Additional ‘Dynamic’, ‘Enduro’ and ‘Enduro Pro’ riding modes are also available as an additional option.

30 litres in the fuel tank combined with the engine's optimised fuel efficiency really make you "unstoppable" on and off the road; making unwanted fuel stops a thing of the past. In addition the standard level of equipment now includes an on-board computer. This enables perfect navigation and provides the rider with useful data such as fuel level, speed and fuel consumption.

This travel enduro is rounded off by a newly integrated compartment above the tank which allows you to keep small items within reach at all times.

The R 1200 GS Adventure responds dynamically in any situation thanks to the potent 125 Nm of flat-twin torque and 125 bhp delivered by the new, water-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine.

The R 1200 GS is also characterised by its unmistakable design, further improved seating comfort, wind and weather protection and by its muscular presence. It is available in three colour versions: Olive matt, Racing Blue metallic matt and Alpine White.




 

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•Based on the same versatile overall concept as the R 1200 GS, with spirited twin-cylinder boxer engine and agile chassis, but with enhanced off-road prowess and globetrotting abilities.
•Increased flywheel mass in the engine and additional vibration damper for even smoother running and superior rideability.
•Spring travel 20 millimetres longer at front and rear compared to R 1200 GS.
•10 millimetres more ground clearance than predecessor.
•Modified geometry of trailing arm for even sharper handling.
•Completely restyled bodywork in distinctly robust and masculine GS Adventure design.
•30-litre fuel tank with similar range to predecessor.
•ABS, ASC and two riding modes as standard.
•Three further riding modes available as an ex-works option.
•Semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) available as an ex-works option.
•More comfortable, tilt-adjustable bench seat.
•Large, adjustable windshield and air flaps.
•Wide enduro footrests.
•Adjustable, reinforced foot-operated levers.
•Robust engine and tank protection bar.
•Wide range of special accessories and optional extras available ex-works.


 

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The arrival of the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure marks the start of the next chapter in the success story of the large, boxer-engined GS models that extends back over more than 30 years. Since its debut in 2005, BMW Motorrad, the world’s most successful manufacturer of large-capacity travel enduros, has firmly established the big GS Adventure as the definitive machine for long-distance travel. It transports two-wheeled explorers to the farthest-flung corners of the world and allows them to keep pressing on when others have long since turned back.

The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure as the quintessential travel companion for expeditions and long-distance exploration.
The new R 1200 GS Adventure continues in this same tradition, building on the dynamic performance characteristics and excellent off-road and touring capabilities of the R 1200 GS to provide the new, ultimate solution for globetrotters, travel enduro aficionados and touring riders with a passion for off-road action.

The new R 1200 GS Adventure is powered by the same spirited air/liquid-cooled boxer engine featured on the R 1200 GS, with a displacement of 1,170 ccand an output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm. The stand-out feature of the power unit – introduced last year after being newly developed for the R 1200 GS – is the new precision cooling system which uses water instead of oil as a cooling agent. Also new is the engine’s through-flow, which is now vertical for even more efficient power output, as well as the six-speed gearbox that is integrated into the engine housing along with the wet clutch. For the first time on a BMW production motorcycle, the maintenance-free cardan-shaft drive is now positioned on the left-hand side. With the aim of further improving the rideability of the R 1200 GS Adventure, especially on off-road terrain, the drive’s flywheel mass has been increased by around 950 grams and an extra vibration damper has been incorporated into the powertrain.

Designed, engineered and equipped for supreme globetrotting capabilities.
The big BMW GS Adventure is something of an icon amongst large-capacity travel enduros and is the top choice for world travellers on long-distance tours, even to the remotest regions of the planet. No matter whether it is negotiating tarmac roads, gravel tracks or rough terrain, the large-capacity GS Adventure gets its riders safely to their destination. This both compelled and inspired BMW Motorrad to make the new R 1200 GS Adventure even better in every way.

Like the R 1200 GS, the Adventure is also built around a robust and torsionally resistant tubular steel spaceframe. However, it has a larger 30-litre tank (10 litres more than on the R 1200 GS) to allow for an increased range, while the fuel tank itself is now made from lightweight aluminium. The R 1200 GS Adventure already comes equipped as standard with ABS, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), as well as the two riding modes “Rain” and “Road”, which enable the riding characteristics to be adapted to most road conditions. This further enhances the range of use of the new R 1200 GS Adventure considerably, at the same time as providing a significant safety boost on slippery surfaces in particular.

Three further riding modes can be added by ordering the optional Riding mode Pro feature, which is accompanied by the Enduro ABS and Enduro ASC add-ons for off-road riding. The three extra riding modes Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro (which can be activated with a coding plug) make it possible to adjust the settings of both ASC and ABS and, if fitted, the semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to suit the specific requirements of off-road operation.

Besides new bodywork styling with even more masculine flair, the globetrotting abilities and greater off-road expertise of the new R 1200 GS Adventure are clearly brought to the fore by a new chassis set-up with a further 20 millimetres of spring travel, increased ground clearance and a trailing arm with modified geometry for even better handling. A larger windshield with convenient hand-wheel adjustment, additional air flaps as well as hand protectors greatly increase wind and weather protection. Wide enduro footrests, adjustable, reinforced foot-operated levers and completely restyled bodywork add the finishing touches to the look of the new R 1200 GS Adventure.

 


 

 

 


 

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure - Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $18,200 USD



Engine

Type
Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft

Bore x stroke
101 mm x 73 mm

Capacity
1,170 cc

Rated output
92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque
92 lb-ft (125 Nm) at 6,500 rpm

Compression ratio
12.5 : 1

Mixture control / engine management
Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with electromotive throttle actuator

Emission control
Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3


Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed
over 125 mph

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
55 mpg at a constant 56 mph (4.3 l)

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h

Fuel type
Premium Unleaded


Electrical system

Alternator
three-phase alternator (510 watts nominal power)

Battery
12 V / 11,8 Ah, maintenance-free


Power transmission

Clutch
oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Drive
Shaft drive


Chassis / brakes

Frame
Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension
BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut

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 at handwheel

Suspension travel front / rear
8.3in / 8.7in (210 mm / 220 mm)

Wheelbase
59.4 in (1,510 mm)

Castor
3.6 in (92.7 mm)

Steering head angle
65.5°

Wheels
Cross spoke wheels

Rim, front
3,00 x 19"

Rim, rear
4,50 x 17"

Tyres, front
120/70 R 19

Tyres, rear
170/60 R 17

Brake, front
Dual floating discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers

Brake, rear
Single disc, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS
STANDARD (part integral, can be switched off)


Dimensions / weights

Length
88.8 in (2,255 mm)

Width (incl. mirrors)
38.6 in (980 mm)

Height (excl. mirrors)
57.1 in (1,450 mm)

Seat height, unladen weight
35.0 / 35.8 in (890 / 910 mm)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight
76.8 / 78.3 in (1,950 / 1,990 mm)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)
573 lbs (260 kg)

Dry weight

Permitted total weight
1,058 lbs (480 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment)
485 lbs (220 kg)

Usable tank volume
7.9 gal (30 l)

Reserve
approx. 1 gal

 

 


 

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure - Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $21,600 CDN




Engine

Type
Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft

Bore x stroke
101 mm x 73 mm

Capacity
1,170 cc

Rated output
92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque
125 Nm at 6,500 rpm

Compression ratio
12.5 : 1

Mixture control / engine management
Electronic intake pipe injection

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
4,3 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
5,9 l

Fuel type
Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)


Electrical system

Alternator
three-phase alternator (510 watts nominal power)

Battery
12 V / 11,8 Ah, maintenance-free


Power transmission

Clutch
oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Drive
Shaft drive


Chassis / brakes

Frame
Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension
BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut

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 at handwheel

Suspension travel front / rear
210 mm / 220 mm

Wheelbase
1.510 mm

Castor
92,7 mm

Steering head angle
65,5°

Wheels
Cross spoke wheels

Rim, front
3,00 x 19"

Rim, rear
4,50 x 17"

Tyres, front
120/70 R 19

Tyres, rear
170/60 R 17

Brake, front
Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers

Brake, rear
Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off


Dimensions / weights

Length
2.255 mm

Width (incl. mirrors)
980 mm

Height (excl. mirrors)
1.450 mm

Seat height, unladen weight
890 / 910 mm

Inner leg curve, unladen weight
1,950 / 1,990 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)
260 kg

Dry weight

Permitted total weight
480 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)
220 kg

Usable tank volume
30 l

Reserve
app. 4 l


 

 


 

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure - Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £12,600.00 GBP (On The Road).

Engine
Type Air/Liquid-coolder four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 126 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection
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 4.3 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.9 l
Fuel type Unleaded super octane number 95 (RON)
Electrical System
Alternator three-phase alternator (510 watts nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Oil lubricated 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 37 mm, central spring strut
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, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel
Suspension travel front / rear 210 mm / 220 mm
Wheelbase 1,510 mm
Castor 92.7 mm
Steering head angle 65.5°
Wheels Cross-spoke wheels
Rim, Front 3,00 x 19"
Rim, rear 4.50 x 17"
Tyre, front 120/70 R 19
Tyre, rear 170/60 R 17
Brake, front Dual disc, floating brake discs, 305 mm diameter, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper BMW Motorrad Intergral ABS (part-intergral), can be switched off
ABS As standard
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,255 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 980 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,450 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 890 / 910 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,950 / 1,990 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 260 kg
Dry weight
Permitted total weight 480 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 220 kg
Usable tank volume 30.0 l
Reserve approx. 4.0 l

Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank
2) Unladen weight without fluids

 


 

 

 

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