2017 BMW R1200GS


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

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

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 horsepower. 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 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 machine into “his” or "hers" GS.

• UNBELIEVABLE: Even more protection. Even more safety. Even more reliability. An even better appearance. The new accessories for the R 1200 GS optimise the machine on a completely personalized level. Reworked cylinder protectors, top-case for two helmets, even off-road protective parts like cooler grills and frame guards or luggage systems. Making the GS your own.
• IRRESISTIBLE: It captivates people worldwide with its good looks. The new body elements of the R 1200 GS highlight the never-ending urge for adventure. The new trim panel components with the galvanized radiator cowling demonstrate the increased visual robustness. The styles are even made out of out of stainless steel. The main frame color can be selected in three different finishes. High-quality design elements and attractive colors make the new GS unique. Character-defining right from the first screw. But whether it's elegant tank trims, front wheel spray protection, GS logos or new frame and body colors – the R 1200 GS has never been as diverse as this.
Dynamic ESA
• ADAPTABLE: With the latest Dynamic ESA generation, the first class riding comfort has been increased once again. Optimal traction and the highest level of comfort on all terrain is ensured. Even with different loads, the optimal initial preload – and damping force at the spring elements – are provided. The sensor signals ensure that the suspension and damping also adapt to different loads. This makes it possible to achieve a level of damping comfort which was previously unfeasible and to keep the riding position optimal and sensitive at all times, which guarantees a noticeable plus when it comes to precision and stability in handling.
Hill Start Control
• UPHILL: Hill Start Control prevents uncontrolled rolling back on inclines by means of a targeted intervention in the partially integrated ABS brake system, without the brake lever having to be permanently depressed. When Hill Start Control is activated, the pressure in the rear brake system is built up so that the motorcycle remains stationary on an incline and the rider can touch the ground with both feet. Perfect for adventures in the mountains.
Riding Modes
• OUTGOING: The riding modes of the next generation ensure you always have the right grip at the right time. Alongside the two standard riding modes "Rain" and "Road", the new optional riding modes Pro (Dynamic and Enduro) take you over any bumpy terrain without a hitch. Here, the Dynamic Pro setting ensures a generally firmer damping and sporty riding is supported. Switching on Enduro Pro ensures the perfect drive for ambitioned Enduro riders. A soft throttle response and restrained control intervention of the Enduro ASC make riding on loose terrain easy. Simply by switching between the riding modes you can react in a matter of seconds to different terrain; for brake intervention, the suspension element and also the electronic control systems of the throttle response and the engine characteristics. With just one button, the right mode is selected or when using the riding mode Pro adapted to the drivers needs – because adventure doesn't need a break.
• DURABLE: The appearance of the R 1200 GS is not only a visual highlight but a functional one too. The optical robustness of the GS has been increased once again thanks to innovations like a spray guard and wind guiding wing elements. Numerous extras such as roll bars make it even more robust – for practically any adventure. Thanks to the latest technology, the sensors react even more accurately to the various conditions and in so doing, make the GS less susceptible to undesired situations.
Seat Height
• UNORTHODOX: Remaining seated is not a problem with the countless possibilities. Even when the experienced GS rider would rather ride around in the terrain standing up, it is worth sitting down. Because the seat heights and various comfort or rally seat benches leave nothing to be desired. From tall and sporty to comfortable and ideal for touring. You will always embark on an adventure in comfort, even as a pair.
• RALLYE OR TOUR: Long stretches or ambitioned off-road adventure? The new styles of the R 1200 GS make both possible. With high-quality materials and details the Exclusive style adds visual highlights and places the focus on touring. A comfortable seat bench and touring extras ensure the required level of comfort. Stainless steel and visual highlights ensure an elegant appearance at every look-out point. Those who opt for the Rallye style choose the adventure off the beaten track. An optionally heightened chassis, many functional off-road parts and black spoke rims with optional lugged tyres tempt you onto the dirt track. And the paintwork is an homage to the rally legend. The Rallye style is made for the off-road adventure. Regardless of which adventure you prefer, the genes of the R 1200 GS are behind both styles – a guarantor for the spirit of GS.


1200 GS. Icon meets progress, perfection meets passion.

The R 1200 GS is THE GS. This model founded the dual-sport motorcycle segment – and is still leading it confidently today. The versatile road performance and comfort in any terrain, combined with the legendary robustness and the expertise from over 36 years of GS development result in a motorcycle that does not shy away from competitors. Numerous test triumphs and technical magazine awards prove why it’s no accident that the “GS” model is one of the top-selling motorcycles worldwide in its category. The new model includes enhanced touring suitability and off-road performance. More comfort, more dynamics and more fun.

The engine – indescribable.

Tried, tested and proven under the highest strain again and again: the twin-cylinder boxer engine with 125 HP (92 kW) is noticeably efficient and has very high torque – for noticeable riding enjoyment in any situation. The boxer is not only legendary for its reliability, it is also known for being extremely good-natured. The wet clutch with anti-hopping function and the electronic throttle facilitate a fine dosage of power. Why not try it out on a test ride?

The handling – unmatched.

The firm main frame with the engine as a supporting element ensures a low center of gravity. This in turn alleviates handling while at the same time retaining enormous lane stability. The paralever and telelever suspension elements provide perfectly tuned damping performance on a variety of terrain. And with the new electronic riding support systems like the reworked Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA), the R 1200 GS once again sets benchmarks for riding enjoyment at the touch of a button.

Rain and Road riding modes as well as the automatic stability control (ASC) are standard and allow the motorcycle to adapt and optimally suit the circumstances. Optional Ride Modes Pro, like the Enduro and Dynamic modes, provide even more opportunities for adjusting the riding characteristics to your personal riding style. It also includes Hill Start Control, which prevents the bike from rolling backwards on an incline, and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), which also accounts for the bike’s lean-angle, supporting safety and riding dynamics. ABS Pro is also included in the Ride Modes Pro option, which helps when cornering to apply the proper amount of ABS braking to assist in diffusing hazardous situations.

Personalization – irreplaceable.

One thing always remains the same: the R 1200 GS is robust, dynamic and full of character. New paint finishes and high-quality surfaces also highlight the striking GS design. And this is a good thing. But whether it's elegant tank trims, front wheel spray protection, GS moldings or new frame and body colors – the R 1200 GS has never been as diverse as this. The 2017 model adds new styles and package options. The Exclusive style adds visual highlights and places the focus on a confident appearance and touring with high-quality materials and details. The Rallye style does exactly what you would expect, and ambitious off-road riders will be very pleased. An extensive range of optional accessories, including Keyless Ride, useful off-road accessories, and even luggage systems are now available to better adjust the GS to your own desires.

  • Type: Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine with balancer shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, wet sump lubrication
  • Bore x stroke: 101 mm x 73 mm
  • Capacity: 1,170 cc
  • Rated output: 125 hp (92 kW) 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 (200 km/h)
  • 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 cut gears
  • 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: 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 deg.
  • Wheels: Cast aluminum wheels
  • Rim, front: 3.00 x 19 in.
  • Rim, rear: 4.50 x 17 in.
  • Tires, front: 120/70 R 19
  • Tires, 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: 87.0 in. (2,210 mm)
  • Width (incl. mirrors): 37.5 in. (953 mm)
  • Height (excl. mirrors): 55.9 in. (1,450 mm)
  • Seat height, unladen weight: 33.5 in. / 34.3 in. (850 / 870 mm; adjustable seat height) Standard; variable seat heights available between 31.5 in. (800 mm) and 35.8 in. (910 mm) (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
  • Inner leg curve, unladen weight: 73.6 in. / 75.2 in. (1,870 / 1,910 mm; adjustable seat height) Standard; variable in.ner leg curve (inseam) between 68.9 in. (1,750 mm) and 76.8 in. (1,950 mm) (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
  • Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled: 525 lb. (238 kg)
  • Permitted total weight: 992 lb. (450 kg)
  • Payload (with standard equipment): 467 lb. (212 kg)
  • Usable tank volume: 5.3 gal. (20 L)
  • Reserve: Approx. 1 gal. (4.0 L)



Engine Type
4-stroke flat twin engine with balancer shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, wet sump lubrication
1,170 cc
Bore and Stroke
101 mm x 73 mm
Compression Ratio
12.5 : 1
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system


Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Final Drive
Shaft drive 2.91:1


Front Suspension
BMW Telelever, Ø 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear Suspension
Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW EVO Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable via handwheel
Front Brakes
Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 305 mm
Rear Brakes
Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper
Front Tire
120/70 R 19
Rear Tire
170/60 R 17


59.3 in. (1,507 mm)
Seat Height
33.5 in. / 34.3 in. (850 / 870 mm)
3.9 in. (99.6 mm)
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal. (20 L)
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 525 lb. (238 kg)


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