2012 BMW R 1200 GS Price in USA, Review, Test Ride, Specifications, Features, Mileage and Picture Gallery

BMW Motorrad brings you the most stylish and powerful bike combining innovative technology and safety in price tag of  $16,150 (incl. ABS). I am talking about new 2012 BMW R 1200 GS.

New 2012 BMW R1200 GS is powered by a 1,170 CC, Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft PRODUCING PEAK POWER OF 110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm and peak torque of 89 ft-lb (120 Nm) at 6,000 rpm fitted with a 5.3 gallons (20.0 liters) fuel tank and offers you fuel economy of 55 mpg, at a constant 55 mph.

The supreme riding pleasure is underscored by a powerful sound from the new exhaust system with exhaust flap which will everyone will love. Together with the new paint finishes, a wide range of special equipment features such as the unique off-road ESA and ASC and extensive motorcycle fittings, there is virtually no situation in which the R 1200 GS doesn’t fit perfectly. It magnificently designed  for easy handling, supreme touring suitability, off-road potential and comfort for rider and pillion passenger. Now what more you can get, let’s check out….


TypeAir/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity1,170 cc
Rated output110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque89 ft-lb (120 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
Compression ratio12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine managementElectronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speedOver 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h55 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel typeUnleaded super and premium.
Electrical system
Alternatorthree-phase alternator 720 W
Battery12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
ClutchSingle dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
DriveShaft drive
Chassis / brakes
FrameTwo-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load- bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspensionBMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut, spring preload with 5-position mechanical adjustment
Rear wheel location / suspensionCast aluminum 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 / rear7.5/7.9 inches (190 mm/200 mm)
Wheelbase59.3 inches (1,507 mm)
Castor4 inches (101 mm)
Steering head angle64.3°
WheelsCast aluminum wheels
Rim, front2.50 x 19″
Rim, rear4.00 x 17″
Tyres, front110/80 R 19
Tyres, rear150/70 R 17
Brake, frontDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rearSingle disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABSOptional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off
Dimensions / weights
Length87 inches (2,210 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors)36 inches (915 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors)57 inches (1,450 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight33.5/34.3 inches (850/870 mm) low seat: 32.3 inches
(820 mm), lowered suspension: 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)504 lbs (229 kg)
Dry weight 2)461 lbs (209 kg)
Permitted total weight970 lbs (440 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment)465 lbs (211 kg)
Usable tank volume5.3 gallons (20.0 liters)
ReserveApprox. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)
At last I would like to say that new 2012 BMW R1200 GS is the perfect combination of style ,power and safety with mind blowing off-road and on-road performance. What you think? Please be open to give your view.
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