2012 BMW R1200GS Advenutre

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2012 BMW R1200GS Advenutre
2012 BMW R1200GS Advenutre

2012 BMW R1200GS Advenutre
2012 BMW R1200GS Advenutre

2012 BMW R1200GS Advenutre
2012 BMW R1200GS Advenutre

 

2012 BMW R1200GS Advenutre Review

2012 BMW R1200GS Advenutre

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″ 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. 88 ft-lb of torque at the peak at 6000 rpm is one thing, but the consistently higher level of torque in the relevant range up to 5000 rpm can be fully experienced. The output has been increased to 110 hp at 7750 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!

* DOHC = Double Overhead Camshaft, two overhead camshafts per cylinder

You are traveling on your motorcycle, often thousands of kilometres from home. Getting to know distant countries, continents and cultures. Whether asphalt, gravel or bumps – it is immaterial to you because your motorcycle takes you everywhere with complete comfort and reliability. Heat, cold, drought, wind and rain – it all quickens your heartbeat, because it lets you know you are on the road. If you see yourself in all this, the BMW R1200GS Adventure is the right companion for you.

Some journeys you can tell are going to be tough just by looking at the map – but the reality is always going to be tougher. And that’s where the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure comes into its own. However far you have to go, whatever the terrain, this is a motorcycle that will never let you down.

With superb suspension, brakes you can rely on, supreme handling and an engine that now delivers more torque, power and responsiveness, the new R 1200 GS Adventure was made to explore new horizons.

The R 1200 GS Adventure features an updated boxer engine which gives you more torque at lower revs, improved responses and better acceleration across the rev range. The two-cylinder DOHC (Double overhead camshaft) engine delivers 120 Nm at 6000 rpm, and output has been increased to 110hp at 7750 rpm.

With superb suspension, supreme off-road rideability, long distance comfort and an engine that now delivers even more torque and response, it was made to explore new horizons.



 


 

2012 BMW R1200GS Advenutre Model Features and Benefits:

Standard Factory Equipment:

Special Features
Spring travel front 210mm/rear 220mm
Tank capacity (33 litres)
Wide footrests

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
Power socket
Hazard warning flasher
White Indicators
Alternator, strong

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
Two section dual seat with variable height rider’s seat
Skid plate

 

 

 


 

2012 BMW R1200GS Advenutre – American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $18,350 USD inc ABS

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 Advenutre – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $20,600 CDN

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 Advenutre – UK Specifications/Technical Details
Europe MSRP Price: £11,645 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 Advenutre – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AUS MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Engine R 1200 GS Adventure
Type: Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore Stroke: 101 mm x 73 mm.
Capacity: 1,170 ccm
Rated Output: 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 /rpm
Maximum Torque: 120 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Compression Ratio: 12.0 : 1
Carburetion: 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 R 1200 GS Adventure
Maximum Speed: Over 200 km/h (124 mph)
Fuel Consumption Over 100km @ 90kph: 4.6 l
Fuel Consumption Over 100 km @ 120kph: 6.1 l
Fuel Type: Unleaded super and premium, octane number 95-98 (RON)
Electrical System R 1200 GS Adventure
Generator: 720 W, three-phase alternator
Battery: 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power Transmission R 1200 GS Adventure
Clutch: Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive: Shaft drive
Chassis/brakes R 1200 GS Adventure
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
Travel Front/Rear: 210 mm / 220 mm
Wheelbase: 1,510 mm
Caster: 89 mm
Steering Head Angle: 65.2°
Wheels: Cross-spoked 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: 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 R 1200 GS Adventure
Seat Height Unladen: 890 / 910 mm
Unladen Road Ready Fully Fuelled: 256 kg
Dry Weight: 223 kg
Permitted Total Weight: 475 kg
Payload With Standard Equipment: 219 kg
Usable Tank Volume: 33 l
Reserve: Approx. 4.0 l
Length: 2,240 mm
Height Not Including Mirrors: 1,525 mm
Width Including Mirrors: 990 mm


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