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Old 10-03-2012, 07:37 AM   #2620
RL Lemke
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An overview of highlights of the new BMW R 1200 GS.

• Completely newly designed engine for top-level riding dynamics within the travel enduro segment.
• Capacity 1170 cc, rated output 92 kW (125 bhp) at 7700 rpm and a maximum torque of 125 Nm at 6500 rpm.
• Cylinder heads with vertical through-flow for increased efficiency and performance.
• Compact air/water cooling for optimum heat management.
• Basic engine with compact, light and yet rigidity-optimised crankshaft.
• Vertically separated case in open deck construction.
• 6-speed gearbox integrated in engine housing, including wet clutch with anti-hopping function and reduced lever operation force.
• New intake system for optimum output and torque with 52 mm throttle valve diameter.
• E-gas for improved ridability, running smoothness and special functions.
• Innovative exhaust gas system with electronically controlled exhaust flap for optimum performance characteristics and an earthy boxer sound.
• Freely selectable riding modes “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”, “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” with three different electromotive throttle actuator settings in conjunction with ASC (Automatic Stability Control), ABS and ASC settings for off-road riding as well as different mode-specific Dynamic ESA settings (option ex works).
• New suspension with torsionally stiff tubular steel bridge frame and bolt-on rear frame.
• Optimised lightweight cardan shaft drive now running on the left-hand side.
• Newly developed and optimised Telelever at front and EVO Paralever at rear for an even more precise ride feel.
• Refined master chassis geometry data and long swingarm for excellent traction.
• Optimised seating width and position, and adjustable handlebars for even greater comfort.
• Optimised ground reach for rider (inner leg length).
• Tyre/wheel dimensions of 120/70 R19 at front and 170/60 R17 at rear as a world first, tailored specially to the R 1200 GS.
• Revised BMW Motorrad brake system with radially mounted Brembo Monobloc brake calipers at front and 2-piston floating caliper with enlarged brake disc at rear (Ψ 276mm, previously 265mm).
• BMW Motorrad Integral ABS as standard.
• Semiactive suspension Dynamic ESA (ex works option).
• Main headlight with optimised light efficiency and LED daytime running light (ex works option).
• World’s first motorcycle with LED main headlight featuring integrated daytime running light (ex works option).
• New vehicle electrical system with partitioning of functions.
• Extended electric switch units.
• Electronic cruise control (ex works option).
• Preparation for navigation unit with Multi-Controller to operate the BMW Motorrad Navigator IV (ex works option).
• Windshield with one-hand operation for excellent wind and weather protection.
• Seat with multiple adjustment functions for perfect ergonomics.
• Number plate carriers quick to dismount for off-road riding.
• Increased ground clearance (+ 8 mm)
• New instrument cluster with on-board computer as standard. PRO on-board computer as an option.
• Four main paint finishes to choose from:
Alpine White, Racing Red, Blue Fire and Thunder Grey Metallic.
 Extensive range of special accessories and rider equipment

Options and special accessories for a wide range of customisation opportunities.

An even more comprehensive BMW Motorrad program of options and special accessories will be available for further customisation of the new R 1200 GS in future.

Options are supplied directly ex works and are integrated in the production process. Special accessories are installed by the BMW Motorrad dealer or by customers themselves. These are features which can also be retrofitted.

• ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and ride modes.
• Tyre pressure control (RDC).
• Semiactive suspension Dynamic ESA.
• Preparation for navigation unit.
• Alarm system.
• Heated grips.
• White LED white turn indicators.
• Exhaust system, chrome-plated.
• Rider’s seat, low (820 mm).
• Lowered suspension.
• Cross-spoke wheels.
• LED headlight with daytime running light.
• Daytime running light.
• On-board computer PRO.
• Case holder left/right.
• Hand protector
• Cruise control.

Active package.
• ASC and ride modes.
• Cruise control.
• Daytime running light.

Comfort package.
• Case holder left/right.
• White LED turn indicators.
• Hand protectors.
• RDC.

Touring package.
• Dynamic ESA.
• Case holder left/right.
• Exhaust system chrome-plated.
• Heated grips.
• On-board computer PRO.
• White LED turn indicators.
• Hand protectors.
• Preparation for navigation unit.

Dynamic package.
• Dynamic ESA.
• ASC.
• Ride modes.
• Preparation for navigation unit.
• LED headlight.
• LED white turn indicators.
• On-board computer PRO.

Special accessories.

• Enduro crash bars.
• Enduro engine guard.
• Safety screw for oil filler neck.
• Alarm system.
• Headlight guard (for off-road use only).
• Hand protectors.

Storage program.
• Vario case left/right.
• Vario topcase.
• Topcase holder for luggage carrier.
• Luggage carrier instead of passenger seat.
• Liners for Vario case.
• Liner for Vario topcase.
• Back pads for Vario topcase.
• Case holder for Vario case.
• Tank rucksack large, waterproof.
• Tank rucksack small, waterproof.

• White LED turn indicators.
• LED additional headlight.

• Akrapović sports silencer .

Ergonomics and comfort.
• Rallye seat with luggage panel (890 mm, not adjustable).
• Rider’s seat (850 / 870 mm).
• Rider’s seat, (830 / 850 mm).
• Rider’s seat high (870mm / 890 mm).
• Footbrake lever, adjustable.
• Rider footrests with sprung interior panel, adjustable.
• Wide footrests.
• Windshield, tinted.
• Heated grips.

Navigation and communication.
• BMW Motorrad Navigator IV.
• Function Navigator pouch.

Maintenance and technology.
• Additional power socket.
• LED lamp for charging socket.
• On-board toolkit.
• Paddock stand.
• Battery charger.
• Lock barrel repair kit.
RL Lemke
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