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….


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 55 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
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 preload with 5-position mechanical adjustment
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast 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 / rear 7.5/7.9 inches (190 mm/200 mm)
Wheelbase 59.3 inches (1,507 mm)
Castor 4 inches (101 mm)
Steering head angle 64.3°
Wheels Cast aluminum 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 87 inches (2,210 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 36 inches (915 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 57 inches (1,450 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 33.5/34.3 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 weight 970 lbs (440 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 465 lbs (211 kg)
Usable tank volume 5.3 gallons (20.0 liters)
Reserve Approx. 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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