Wherever you are, get ready for it: whether taking a quick trip to the nearest mountains or setting off for a different continent to discover faraway new cultures, the R 1200 GS Adventure will take you there. Range is not a problem with a tank capacity of 8.7 gallons. Robustness? The R 1200 GS Adventure looks as if it had invented the term - and it certainly has defined it in the motorcycle world.
This is partly due to the range of features which have become almost as legendary as the bike itself. On this machine you can take potholes with 1" more clearance than on the R 1200 GS. Perfect ergonomics, optimum gearing for every terrain, and a chassis which - whether fully loaded or not - will allow you to thrill your pillion passenger as well as surprise anyone ahead of you. The special equipment features off-road ESA and ASC continue to be unsurpassed, hence the motto: Unstoppable.
The bike’s unstoppable character is further enhanced with the new DOHC engine, which first displayed its impressive performance in the legendary HP2 Sport. For the R 1200 GS Adventure, torque was given higher priority than output in line with practical considerations. And you can feel it. 88 ft-lb of torque at the peak at 6000 rpm is one thing, but the consistently higher level of torque in the relevant range up to 5000 rpm can be fully experienced. The output has been increased to 110 hp at 7750 rpm.
The supreme riding pleasure is underscored by a powerful sound from the new exhaust system with exhaust flap – so take a test ride now!
2013 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
Model NameR 1200 GS
Generic Type (Primary)Dual Sport
Engine TypeAir/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Cylinders-Displacement (cc)1,170 cc
Engine Power110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm
Engine Torque88 ft-lb (120 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
Compression Ratio12.0 : 1
Mixture ControlElectronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
EmissionsClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Top SpeedOver 120 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel Usage, 100% LoadCity: 43.3 mpg (4.6 l Euro)/Highway: 51.1 mpg (6.1 l Euro)
Fuel TypeUnleaded super and premium, octane number 91-93
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Final DriveShaft drive
Frame TypeTwo-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load- bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front SuspensionBMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut, spring pre-load with 5-position mechanical adjustment
Rear SuspensionCast 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
Front Travel (in./cm.)8.2 inches (210 mm)
Rear Travel (in./cm.)8.6 inches (220 mm)
Wheelbase59.4 inches (1,510 mm)
Castor3.5 in (89 mm)
Front Wheel2.50 x 19" Cross-spoke wheels
Rear Wheel4.00 x 17" Cross-spoke wheels
Front Tire110/80 R 19
Rear Tire150/70 R 17
Front braking systemDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers