BMW R 1200 GS Review
BMW R 1200 GS is manufactured for hard-core adventure purpose. Its body design is seamless and strong so the rider can run on any kind of surface. The front portion of the bike houses a unique design headlamp, which is fitted over high mounted front mudguard. Highly mounted handle bar and split seat completes the overall designing of the bike. This bike is equipped with 1,170cc engine that is combined with six-speed gearbox and exhales 125 hp and peak torque of 125 Nm.
BMW R 1200 GS is tourer bike of its segment that comes with various high technology features. The brand offered this bike with the similar engine of its series that can also be found in the other bike of its series. It is fitted with high performance suspension and braking system which keep the bike under control even at high speeds.
BMW R 1200GS carry pure adventure sports tourer traits. The front portion has smart dual headlights and a long visor, which are mounted just above the front mudguard. From the side it looks bulky due to its bold exhaust and the fairing on the fuel tank looks impressive with brand logo. The overall body gets completed with raised handlebar and well coushined step seat. This bike measures 2,210mm x 953mm x 1,450mm (LxWxH) and has a wheelbase of 1,507mm. It features BMW Motorrad integral ABS which is switchable in operation.
Engine, Economy & Performance:
BMW R1200 GS runs by a 1,170cc, air/liquid cooled, flat twin, four-stroke engine. This high power engine is matched with a 6-speed constant mesh transmission with a wet multiplate clutch assembly configuration. The whole configuration exhales total power of 125hp at 7,750rpm and a peak torque of 125Nm at 6,500rpm. For consistent throttle response its power-train is employed with electronic fuel injection system. The engine block has been incorporated with double overhead camshaft and a balancer shaft to amplify its performance. This motor is capable enough to attain the top speed of 200 kmph and provides fuel economy of 20 kmpl while running it on constant speed.
The series of BMW R1200 is fitted with tyre size of 120/70 ZR17 at front and 180/55 ZR17 at rear that are wrapped over alloy wheels. The high performance tubeless tyres are wrapped over the alloy in order to provide road hugging feel. To offer a comfortable and highly confident ride, this machine is fitted with telescopic forks at the front portion and spring loaded hydraulic monoshock at the rear that easily absorb the jerks smoothly and easily. Its suspension system plus tyres provides exceptional handling at the time of cornering also.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous:
For efficient braking it is equipped with a 320mm dual disc brake with four piston calliper at the front and 276mm single disc brake with twin piston calliper at the rear. To further enhance the braking it also has a switchable Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) that offers extreme safety and stability to the rider. Height of the seat can also be adjusted according to the comfort of the rider.
BMW R 1200 GS is a perfect combination of smart design, comfort and immense power, which make this a perfect tourer motorcycle. One of the key aspect of this bike is switchable ABS and adjustable seat that provides high comfort and confident ride to the rider.