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2014 BMW R1200GS
2014 BMW R1200GS

2014 BMW R1200GS
2014 BMW R1200GS

2014 BMW R1200GS
2014 BMW R1200GS



2014 BMW R1200GS Review

2014 BMW R1200GS on Totalmotorcycle.com

THE PERFECTION OF AN ICON – THE ALL-NEW R 1200 GS…

One R 1200 GS. One Mission – The best GS of all times.

The BMW R 1200 GS – the icon of all travel enduros. For 32 years “the GS” has been defining its segment and has proven to be the trusty companion on any motorcycle adventure. BMW Motorrad is now embarking on a new chapter of its success story and is yet again perfecting the iconic R 1200 GS.

At the launch of the new R 1200 GS, BMW Motorrad will be setting a unique test ride in motion. In the “One World. One R 1200 GS.” event, BMW Motorrad will be sending five enduro adventurers on the redefined icon R 1200 GS on five tours all around the world. The first of its kind in the world, this project will be putting “the new one” to a gruelling test – and, with a little luck, give you too the opportunity for the tour of your life.

Enjoy the ‘One World. One R 1200 GS’ round-the-world tour with photograps, films and daily blogs now available to view online. Visit www.bmw-motorrad.com/gs.

For 32 years, the BMW Motorrad GS has been defining and dominating the segment of travel enduros. No other motorcycle is such an uncompromising embodiment of freedom and adventure, reliability and riding dynamics, and ultimately pure riding pleasure both on and off the road. BMW Motorrad is now embarking on the next chapter of its success story – with the new R 1200 GS.

This was not an easy task for the developers and engineers at BMW Motorrad. How can you improve on a living motorcycle legend and a travel enduro that is already outstanding to start with? However, through a continuous drive for refinement and evolution, the hard work has paid off. The result: the perfection of an icon.

At first glance, the new R 1200 GS too is a genuine GS: robust, dynamic, and full of character. Virtually all surfaces were revised, and all materials provided with a better finish. The two-cylinder opposed twin engine merges harmoniously into the unmistakable GS flyline.
A new feature for the R 1200 GS is the water-cooled boxer engine. This has allowed us to sculpt revolutionary vertical contours – a masterpiece of lightness and aerodynamics. With its 125 hp (92 kW) and 125 Nm torque, the two-cylinder opposed twin engine promises power in every situation. Based on a new concept of combined air and liquid cooling and vertical flows through the cylinders, the engine operates efficiently, reliably, and with high torques at all times. Further improvements like the new wet clutch with anti-hopping feature and the electromotive throttle actuator E-Gas make the opposed twin engine the perfect drive solution at the heart of the new R 1200 GS.

The field potential of the new R 1200 GS was further expanded with a new, more rigid main frame and suspension elements mounted on a stiffer bearing. Also improved were the Paralever and Telelever for perceptibly better GS riding precision. The more sensitive response now gives the rider much greater feedback on uneven roads.

The standard model here in the UK comes complete with ABS, handguards and pannier fastenings. A range of optional extras are also available including cruise control, Enduro Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA), Heated Handlebar grips and Automatic stability control (ASC).

Here in the UK, we offer a special R 1200 GS ‘Touring Edition’, which comes standard with all of the features above, and more. Please see the R 1200 GS TE model page for further information, or visit the R 1200 GS ‘Prices & Specification’ page for a full list of options on the standard model. We will also launch a special R 1200 GS Enduro edition which will include cross spoke wheels, cruise control and Enduro ASC as standard.




 

2014 BMW R1200GS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features


Special Features
Hand Guards
Left and Right Pannier Fastenings
Main Centre Stand
White Indicators
BMW Motorrad ABS
ASC, Rain and Road Riding Modes
Engine/Driveline
4 Valve Cylinder heads
6 Speed gearbox, helical toothed
Magnesium cylinder head covers
Stainless steel exhaust system with acoustic system
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
Shaft Drive
Air/Liquid cooled flat twin four stroke engine with two over head, gear driven camshafts and balance shaft
Running Gear
BMW Motorrad partial integral ABS (switchable)
ASC, Rain & Road Riding Modes
Adjustable rear rebound damping
Rear suspension strut with travel dependent damping (WAD)
Braided steel clutch hoses
Braided steel brake hoses
Prop stand with starter inhibit
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Single disc rear brake
Twin disc front brake (EVO, 305mm dia.)
Cast aluminium wheels
BMW Motorrad Telelever and Paralever (EVO)
Handlebar conical, without cross support
Electronics
Permanent headlamp beam
Hazard warning flasher
Power socket
Single wire system (Can-Bus)
LED tail light
Speedometer and revolution counter
Info flat screen
Low beam headlamp height adjustment
Free-form surface headlights
Electronic immobiliser
Diagnostic interface
White Indicators
Equipment
Toolkit
Passenger seat longitudinal adjustable in two positions
Two section dual seat with variable height rider’s seat
Windshield adjustable stepless by wheel
Adjustable handlebar
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
Centre stand
Adjustable handbrake lever and clutch lever
Luggage rack
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap, dual seat locks
Aluminium Sump guard


 

2014 BMW R1200GS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

One R 1200 GS. One Feeling – Power in every situation.

Powerful, refined, and high revving. The R 1200 GS is powered by a new opposed twin engine design delivering 125 hp. Based on a new concept of combined air and liquid cooling and vertical flows through the cylinders, the engine operates efficiently, reliably, and with high torques at all times. Further improvements like the new wet clutch with antihopping feature, the electromotive throttle actuator E-Gas, and the optional “riding modes” make the opposed twin engine the perfect drive solution at the heart of the new R 1200 GS.

One R 1200 GS. One Emotion – Supreme control

The new R 1200 GS is ready for any terrain, thanks to the greater rigidity of its main frame and its enhanced Paralever and Telelever for even greater enduro steering accuracy. The optional Dynamic ESA configures the suspension automatically to the terrain and load conditions. The GS provides even more functions with the optional “riding modes”, a set of four different configurations that can be selected at the push of a button.

One R 1200 GS. One Impression – Strong individuality.

At first glance, the “new one” too is a genuine GS: robust, dynamic, and full of character. New body panels with a perfect finish underscore its high quality character. The new cooling concept was integrated seamlessly into the distinctive design, and the visual emphasis moved to the front. The new R 1200 GS now gives the impression of more balance and power. Thanks to its extensive range of options, the R 1200 GS is absolutely unique. With an innovative, unique LED headlamp, cross spoke wheels, and a wide choice of options and packages, everyone can convert this enduro into “his” or “her” GS.

One World. One R 1200 GS – The tour of your life.


 

 

 


 

2014 BMW R1200GS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $16,100 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
57 mpg at a constant 56 mph (4.1 l)

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h

Fuel type
Premium Unleaded


Electrical system

Alternator
three-phase alternator 510 W (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, 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) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable via handwheel

Suspension travel front / rear
7.5 in/7.9 in (190 mm / 200 mm)

Wheelbase
59.3 in (1,507 mm)

Castor
3.9 in (99.6 mm)

Steering head angle
64.5°

Wheels
Cast aluminum 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
87.0 in (2.210 mm)

Width (incl. mirrors)
37.5 in (953 mm)

Height (excl. mirrors)
55.9 in (1,412 mm)

Seat height, unladen weight
33.5/34.3 inches (adjustable seat height) Standard; variable seat heights available between 31.1 inches and 35.0 inches (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight
73.6/75.2 inches (adjustable seat height) Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 69.7 and 76.8 inches (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)
525 lbs (238 kg)

Dry weight

Permitted total weight
992 lbs (450 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment)
467 lbs (212 kg)

Usable tank volume
5.3 gal

Reserve
approx. 1 gal

 

 


 

2014 BMW R1200GS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $19,200 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 / 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 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
4,1 l

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

Fuel type
Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)


Electrical system

Alternator
three-phase alternator 580 W (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
190 mm / 200 mm

Wheelbase
1.507 mm

Castor
99.6 mm

Steering head angle
64.5°

Wheels
Cast aluminium 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
2.210 mm

Width (incl. mirrors)
953 mm

Height (excl. mirrors)
1.450 mm

Seat height, unladen weight
850 / 870 mm (low seat* 820 / 840 mm, lowered suspension* 790 / 810 mm) *OE

Inner leg curve, unladen weight
1870 / 1910 mm (low seat* 1820/1860 mm, lowered suspension* 1770 / 1810 mm) *OE

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

Dry weight

Permitted total weight
450 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)
212 kg

Usable tank volume
20 l

Reserve
approx. 4 l


 

 


 

2014 BMW R1200GS – Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £11,650.00 GBP (On The Road).

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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 bhp) 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/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 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4,1 litres
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5,5 litres
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)
Electrical System
Alternator three-phase alternator 580 W (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 Twin-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame,load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37mm, central spring strut.
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single swingarm 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 190 mm / 200 mm
Wheelbase 1,507 mm
Castor 99.6 mm
Steering head angle 64.5 degrees
Wheels Cast aluminium
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 brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers
Brake, rear Single-disc brake, diameter 276mm, double piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,210 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 953 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,450 mm
Seat height, unladen weight Standard Seat: 850mm – 870mm. Low Seat: 820mm – 840mm. Lowered Suspension Option 790mm – 810mm.
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,870 / 1,910 mm (low seat 1,820/1860 mm, lowered suspension 1770 / 1810 mm) *OE
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 238 kg
Dry weight
Permitted total weight 450 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 212 kg
Usable tank volume 20.0 Litres
Reserve Approx 4.0 Litres

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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