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2009 BMW R1200GS
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2009 BMW R1200GS
2009 BMW R1200GS

2009 BMW R1200GS
2009 BMW R1200GS

2009 BMW R1200GS
2009 BMW R1200GS

2009 BMW R1200GS
2009 BMW R1200GS

- 2009 BMW R1200GS

2009 BMW R1200GS

Feasts on pavement. Chews dirt. Demands seconds.

Twisties? Touring? Gravel roads? It hardly matters because to the R 1200 GS, the most versatile machine in the 2008 GS lineup. This year, a 5% increase in power raises its output to 105 ponies for even quicker acceleration. Handling is agile and precise thanks to a Telelever suspension system, and with Enduro ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) you can adjust both front and rear suspensions between Sport, Normal, Comfort, and Off-road settings. The 2008 R 1200 GS also gets a few sporty new features that make it even more eye-catching, including stainless steel knee covers on each side of the gas tank, dynamic cylinder covers, as well as an ergonomic aluminum handlebar and a more comfortable seat. The result? A bike that thrashes every road you throw at it and begs for more.

The BMW R 1200 GS is one of a kind. This Unstoppable machine offers unlimited freedom to the rider. An exceptionally versatile performer both on and off-road, with the power to take you anywhere you want to go; and the looks to turn the head of anyone who sees it. For the first time, the BMW R 1200 GS is now also available with the exciting Enduro ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) option.

You can always count on the R 1200 GS. Its new engine delivers 105 horsepower across a wider usable rev range than ever before. Add to that the new gear ratio, and the result is a unique combination of instant response and dynamic power delivery – for maximum enjoyment wherever you go.

In addition to sheer power and off and on road capabilities, the R 1200 GS also looks the part. Fine details such as white direction indicators, gold shimmering suspension fork bars, and the LED rear light all add elegant highlights. Powerful, dynamic colours such as Namibia Orange and Titanium Silver leave a lasting impression. Your BMW motorcycle dealership is ready and waiting with your personal test ride...



2009 BMW R1200GS - Specifications
USA MSRP: $14,750 USD
Canada MSRP*: $16,900 CDN

Type Air-cooled / oil-cooled Boxer twin-cylinder
Displacement 1170 cc
Bore X Stroke 101.0 mm x 73.0 mm
Horsepower 105 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Torque 85 lb/ft @ 5750 rpm
Valve Gear High Camshaft, chain driven
No of cylinders 2
Compression Ratio 12.0 : 1
Engine Management BMW Engine Controller - BMS K
Valves per Cylinder Four
Valves 2 x 36 mm intake / 2 x 31 mm exhaust
Fuel Tank HDPE, internal pump and internal filter
Alternator W 720 Watts @ 14 Volts
Battery V/AH 12 Volts / 14 Amps/hour
Engine Summary The two cylinder flat twin Boxer engine is BMW's famous, time-tested, signature design. First designed in 1923, its two horizontally mounted cylinders are like a boxer's

Clutch 180 mm dry, single plate with hydraulic actuation
Gear Box 6 Speed gear box
Primary Transmission 1.73
Gear Ratios I: 2.37
II: 1.64
III: 1.29
IV: 1.06
V: 0.93
VI: 0.84

Final Drive System Enclosed driveshaft with universal joints
Final Drive Ratio 2.91
Frame & Suspension
Frame Tubular steel frame
Front wheel suspension BMW Telelever
Rear wheel suspension BMW Paralever
Spring Travel front/rear 7.5 inches / 7.9 inches
Ground Clearance N/A
Handlebar center point angle 62.9 degrees

Brake System BMW
Front Brakes BMW 4 Piston Caliper x 2
Front Rotor 12.0 inch Dual Rotors
Rear Brakes BMW 2 Piston Caliper
Rear Rotor 10.4 inch single Rotor
Actuation Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type
Wheels & Tires
Front Wheel 2.5 x 19 cast aluminum wheel
Rear Wheel 4.0 x 17 cast aluminum wheel
Front Tire 110/80-19
Rear Tire 150/70-17

Overall Length 87.0 inches
Overall Width 36.6 inches
Wheelbase 59.3 inches
Seat height 33.5 / 34.3 inches
Weight - Dry N/A
Max permissible weight 968 lbs
Fuel Capacity 5.3 gallons

Available Equipment
Anti Theft Alarm $395
Low Seat No Charge if Factory Equipped
Chrome Exhaust Pipe $150
Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) $800
Heated Hand Grips $250
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) $250
On Board Computer $295
Hand Protection $100
Integral ABS II $1100
ASC (Automatic Stability Control) $400
Saddle Bag Mounts $200
Cross Spoke Wheels $500




2009 BMW R1200GS - Canada Specifications
MSRP: $16,900CDN

See specifications above


2009 BMW R1200GS - UK Specifications

Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke, one camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 ccm
Rated output 77 kW (105 hp) at 7,500/rpm
Max. torque 115 Nm at 5,750/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 4.3 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.5 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 91 (RON).

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 preload hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 190 mm / 200 mm
Wheelbase 1,507 mm
Castor 101 mm
Steering head angle 64.3°
Wheels Cast aluminium
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 Twin disc, floating brake discs, 305 mm diameter, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off

Dimensions / weights
Length 2,210 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 935 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,450 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 850 / 870 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,890 / 1,940 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 229 kg
Dry weight 2) 203 kg
Permitted total weight 440 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 211 kg
Usable tank volume 20.0 l
Reserve approx 4.0 l

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




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