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2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure



2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure Review

2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure on www.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.

 

 

 


2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

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.

 

 

 

2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Motorcycle accessories for R 1200 GS Adventure

Aluminium luggage system

• Aluminium cases and topcase, robust and suitable for off-roading
• Capacity:
– Cases: Approx. 36 l (right), approx. 44 l (left)
– Topcase: Approx. 32 l
• Maximum payload: 10 kg (per case), 5 kg (topcase)
• Recommended top speed with case(s) or topcase installed: 180 km/h
• Looks match those of the motorcycle
• Supplied without case carrier and without lock barrels
• Optional:
– Liner for cases and topcase
– Backrest pad for topcase
– Carry handle for cases and topcase

Liner for aluminium cases and topcase

• Waterproof liner made of tarpaulin material
• Capacity matched to the aluminium cases and topcase
• Roll-and-seal closure with bayonet buckle
• Carry handles and removable shoulder strap
• 4 outside snap fasteners on sides for securing the liners to the cases or topcase with carry-handle set
• Large GS logotype
• Colour: Black/grey

Carry handle for aluminium cases and topcase

• Carry handle makes it easy to carry the aluminium case and topcase
• Can also be used to secure items of luggage, e.g. liners, to top of case/topcase
• Scope of supply: 1 handle, 4 straps, instructions
• The straps attach to the eyelets on the case or topcase

Luggage plate

• Luggage plate made of black painted plastic
• Installs instead of the rear seat
• Better weight distribution with items of luggage set closer to the vehicle’s centre of gravity
• Together with the cases, creates a large area for attaching bulky items of luggage (note: luggage plate approx. 12 mm lower than the top of the case lids).
• Easy access to standard on-board toolkit under hinged plate (with large GS logotype)
• Not in combination with Rallye seat with luggage plate

Tank rucksack

• Highly functional tank rucksack
• Hard-wearing PVC-coated polyester fabric
• Bottom is moulded EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), shaped for a snug fit on the fuel tank and with an anti-slip PU surface layer
• Waterproof main compartment:
– Capacity: Approx.12 l, extendible to approx. 16 l
– Liner made of nylon fabric with PU coating
– Waterproof with roll-and-seal closure with bayonet buckle and taped seams
– Zipper is lockable (lock not included in the scope of supply)
• Highly water-repellent map pocket:
– Opens wide for access by two-way zipper (in main compartment)
– Anti-slip PU coating on inside
• Water-repellent zippered outside pocket with bottle-holder function
– A pullcord on the inside secures a 0.5 l PET bottle where it is quickly accessible on a short stop.
• Carry handle and removable shoulder strap
• GS logotype on side
• Colour: Black/grey
• Optional: Vario insert for tank rucksack provides a variable means of dividing the capacity of the main compartment

Vario insert

• Flexible division of the space available inside the tank rucksack:
– Flexible outer ring, width adjustable by Velcro-type fastener (LxH: approx. 100×13 cm)
– Flexible interior compartmentalisation consisting of 2 long and 2 short flexible wall inserts, each with a Velcro-type fastener at both ends. The wall inserts offer the opportunity to divide the interior flexibly into smaller compartments.
• Small zippered pocket attaches by Velcro, with BMW Motorrad logotype
• Suitable for BMW Motorrad tank rucksacks with overall capacity of 11 litres or more
• Material: flexible ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), with self-attaching polyester covering
• Colour: Grey

Other useful luggage solutions

• Softbag 2 large, 55 l
• Softbag 2 small, 31-36 l
• Stuffbag 2, 50 l
• Strap
• bungee-cord spider

LED flashing turn indicators

• Attractive flashing turn indicators on stalks, with LED technology
• White turn indicator glass with 2 LEDs per turn indicator
• Enhanced safety on the road, provided by virtually zero-wear LED lights
• Considerable reduction in current drain:
– The flash frequency has to be changed when LED turn indicators are fitted. In BMW Motorrad’s case this takes place via the CAN bus. All aftermarket LED flashing turn indicators require the installation of a resistor (which means there is no reduction in power consumption)
• Installation and enabling by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers only; installation instructions on the RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD
• Note: No approval for the USA market

Covers for grab-handle holes

• Black plastic covers
• Covers hiding holes for rear grab handles when grab handles not installed
• Visual enhancement and corrosion protection for tapped holes
• Scope of supply: 4 covers (front and rear, right and left), installation instructions
• Practical addition to the accessory luggage plate (part number 77 44 8 523 742) and Rallye seat with luggage plate (part number 77 34 8 523 744), if the standard rear grab handles are removed

HP sports silencer by Akrapovic

• Slip-on silencer for throaty sound and sporty looks
• More torque at low to midrange rpm, power at the level of the standard configuration
• Hexagonal-asymmetric shape, exclusive design for BMW Motorrad.
• Material is all-titanium (shell, connecting pipe and internals)
• Carbon end cap and heat shield
• Weight: approx. 4.7 kg including mounted parts (marginally (< 0.5 kg) lighter than the standard part)
• HP logotype large and Akrapovic logotype small lasered into side face
• Approved for road use (EU General Operating Permit)¹
• Supplied complete with installation instructions

¹ Always comply with the conditions for approval applicable in the country of use.

Windscreen, tinted

• Windscreen of the R 1200 GS (K50) as smaller alternative to the standard windscreen
• Scratchproof coating for unimpaired long-term transparency
• Installation only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the RSD (Repair Service Data BMW Motorrad) service data DVD
• General Operating Permit¹

¹ Always comply with the conditions for approval applicable in the country of use.

Windscreen, high, tinted

• Tinted windscreen for visual enhancement and customisation of the motorcycle
• Shape identical to standard windscreen of the R 1200 GS Adventure (K51)
• Scratchproof coating for unimpaired long-term transparency
• Installation only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the RSD (Repair Service Data BMW Motorrad) service data DVD
• General Operating Permit¹

¹ Always comply with the conditions for approval applicable in the country of use.

Slipstream deflectors, tinted

• Tinted slipstream deflectors, left and right, for visual enhancement and customisation of the motorcycle
• In shape, identical to the standard slipstream deflectors of the R 1200 GS Adventure (K51)
• Workshop installation instructions available for download from ASAP

Front footrests, adjustable

• High-quality CNC-milled footrests, anodised gold finish.
• 3 positions selectable for height of front footrest:
– Top position same as standard footrest, 2 other, lower positions selectable (10 mm difference between settings)
– Easy to adjust by screw
• Spring-mounted footplate:
– Comfortable spring shock absorption for seated riding
– When the rider stands on the footrests the extra weight presses the footplate down flush with the footrest. The serrated outside contour exposed in this way offers a better stance and therefore more control over the motorcycle.
• Replaceable plastic contact guard
• Width of the tread: 4.8 cm (standard K50: 3.0 cm; standard K51: 5.0 cm)
• Length of the tread: 10.5 cm (standard K50: 9.2 cm; standard K51: 10.4 cm)
• Lasered BMW Motorrad logotype
• Installation only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the RSD (Repair Service Data BMW Motorrad) service data DVD

Seat versions

• Front seat, olive grey/black or blue/black, height-adjustable (Figs. 1 and 2):
– Standard seat
• Front seat, low, black, height-adjustable:
– Optional extra (ex works) or accessory
– Easier for rider to put his/her feet on the ground, so motorcycle easier to balance when stopped
• Rallye seat with luggage plate, black/white grey (in picture):
– Accessory seat (not available as optional extra)
– Seated position and seat hardness adapted for off-roading
– Slim, narrow silhouette underscores the enduro looks.
– Small luggage plate with GS logotype
– Approved for 2 persons (two-up riding)
– Optional: Covers for grab-handle holes
– Not in combination with accessory luggage plate

Seat heights
• Front seat (standard): 890 / 910 mm
• Rallye seat: 895 mm
• Front seat, low: 840 / 860 mm

Seated-arc lengths
• Front seat (standard): 1950 / 1990 mm
• Rallye seat: 1970 mm
• Front seat, low: 1850 / 1890 mm

Heated handlebar grips

• Replacements for the existing grips (multifunction switch for right handlebar fitting also has to be replaced).
• Installation and enabling only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers (installation instructions on the RSD (Repair Service Data BMW Motorrad) service-data DVD).

BMW Motorrad Navigator V

• Bluetooth-compatible GPS satnav device optimised for use on motorcycles
• Large, bright 5″ display
• Available either with map data for Europe or North America¹, or without preinstalled map data
• Free lifelong map updates (only for the options with preinstalled map data)
• 8 GB integrated memory (world unit 4 GB), and with slot for SD card
• Optional Garmin Smartphone Link for congestion information in real time, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and more
• Specially for K50 and K51:
– Extended data interchange via LIN bus (My Motorcycle pages, warnings)
– Optimised and extended HMI control options by means of the Multi-Controller
– Only in combination with optional extra 0272 “Preparation for navigation system” (retrofit technically possible)
• See separate product information bulletin for more detailed information on the Navigator V

¹ Available only in USA

Aluminium enduro engine guard

• Robust shield made of aluminium, 2 mm thick, anodised
• Bracket is made of special steel
• Protects the bottom of the engine against flying stones and contact with the ground or obstacles
• Considerably wider and longer than the standard engine guard
• Enhances the machine’s off-road character
• Weight: Approx. 1.5 kg
• Installation only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) service data DVD

Headlight guard

• Protects the headlight against flying stones when the motorcycle is used for off-roading.
• Snap-lock system for straightforward, speedy installation and removal
• For off-roading only
• Initial installation of the brackets only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the current RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD

LED auxiliary headlights

• Powerful LED auxiliary headlight in die-cast aluminium housing
• Vehicle’s visibility profile is better
• More safety on the road
• Modern LED technology:
– LEDs are so long-lasting as to be virtually wear-free, so operation is fault-free and maintenance-free as well
– White LEDs emit light of a colour very close to that of daylight for differentiated illumination of the road ahead
• Diameter approx. 70 mm, length approx. 110 mm
• Worldwide homologation, no technical inspection or approval required (CE/SAE mark of conformity)
• Installation and enabling by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers only; installation instructions on the RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD

Retrofitting optional extras

It is technically possible to retrofit the following optional extras. See the ETK/EPC for details of all the parts needed for retrofits.
• Daytime running light
• LED headlight
• Tyre pressure monitoring (RDC)
• Cruise-control system

Note: Automatic stability control (ASC) and riding modes are standard.

Anti-theft alarm

• Acoustic and visual signals as alarm in the event of change of position or vibration
• Locking the motorcycle activates the anti-theft alarm
– No remote control needed

Safety plug for oil filler neck

• Cap for oil filler neck, lockable with special cranked-tip tool
• Protection against theft of the cap and also to keep foreign substances from entering the oil system
• Aluminium, milled, surface anodised silver
• BMW Boxer logotype
• Supplied complete with special cranked-tip tool and O-ring

On-board toolkit service kit

• On-board toolkit service kit for simple maintenance work and upkeep
• Small, light and multifunctional:
– Quicker and easier to snap together and take apart, with snap adapter and ball lock
– Standard bit adapter and standard tool adapter (9×12 mm and 3/8″) mean that other components can be added to the kit in accordance with individual preference.
• Tool quality and finish (surface, harness, etc.) are of course outstanding
• Including practical tools wallet in black artificial leather
• Scope of supply:
– Spark plug wrench, telescopic, w/f 14
– Allen key, w/f 19 3/8″
– Bit adapter 3/8″ square – 1/4″ hex
– Adapter, adjustable 3/8″ – 9×12 mm
– Open-ended spanner, w/f 10 and 14 – 9×12 mm
– Ring spanner, w/f 17 – 9×12 mm
– Bits, cross-head PH1 and PH2 – 1/4″ hex
– Bit, plain 6 mm – 1/4″ hex
– Bits, Torx 25, 30, 40, 45 and 50 – 1/4″ hex
– Socket wrench insert, w/f 13 – 3/8″ square
– LED flashlight (without battery¹)
– Wallet for on-board toolkit service kit
– Operating instructions
• The adapter for the direct ignition coil must be ordered separately. The tools wallet has an empty slot to accommodate this optional tool.

¹ The device takes 4 button cells, 1.5 V, type LR-41.

Paddock Stand

• Paddock Stand for rear wheel swinging arm, made of strong rectangular-section special-steel tubing, welded
• For lifting the motorcycle quickly and holding it securely in position
• Universal for many BMW Motorrad models (K2x, K4x, K71, K5x)
• How it works: The tubular holder of the Paddock Stand is simply pushed through the hollow rear axle and pressure is then applied to the lever to lift the rear wheel. There is an adapter for matching the diameters of tubular holder and hollow rear axle.

Other useful accessories

• Extra socket
• LED light for socket, 410 mm
• Battery charger
• Repair kit for tubeless tyres
• Motorcycle cover
• Motorcycle cleaner
• Engine oil


 

 


 

2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $18,340 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
” 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




 


 

2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $21600 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
” 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


 


 

2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
UK/Europe MSRP Price: £ GBP

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
” 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

 

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