BMW R1200GS For Sale

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BMW R1200GS
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Current Prices: £7,400–£3,500
Insurance Costs: 8 of 10

What Is It?

The BMW R1200GS is a premium adventure bike which can be spec'd up with all the toys and is powered by an air / liquid cooled 1,170 cc Boxer engine, producing 96.6 bhp at 7,000 rpm and maximum torque at 5,500 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame and shaft drive
  • Dual 305 mm discs up front with four piston calipers
  • 265 mm disc at the rear with two piston caliper
  • Steel braided brake lines
  • Adjustable 41 mm Telelever front suspension with 190 mm travel
  • Adjustable Paralever rear suspension with 200 mm travel
  • 840 mm / 860 mm adjustable seat
  • 5-level adjustable screen
  • Luggage rack
  • 6 speed gearbox

Compared to the R1150GS there's a 40 cc increase in capacity, 12 bhp more power, a balancer shaft for less vibes, new lighter gearbox design, new lighter exhaust, improved handling from a new frame plus a massive 30 kg shaved off the weight.

The 5-spoke 19" front wheel takes a 110/80 tyre and the rear 17" a 150/70.

Accessories include C-ABS, handguards, panniers, top case, fog lights, heated grips, spoked wheels, tinted screen, high seat, low seat, and cylinder head covers.

  • 2004-2006: Blue, red, yellow
  • 2007: Black, red, yellow, grey, silver
  • 2008-2012: Blue, grey, orange, silver, black, red
Did You Know?

In 2007 the R1200GS became BMW's best selling motorbike globally and in 2006 is was the best selling bike in the UK, ahead of the Honda Fireblade.

Updates

2008: Power up to 105 bhp at 7,500 rpm, new ABS system, comfier seat and new wheel design. Key options include Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) and traction control (ASC).

2010: Revised cylinder heads with double overhead cams, power up to 110 bhp, higher 8,500 rpm red line, electronically controlled exhaust flap for better sound and optional LED headlights.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Expanding Vario cases
  • Suspension
  • Handling
  • Comfort
  • Brakes

Any Downsides?

  • Can get hot at slow speeds
  • Large and heavy
  • Screen
  • Vibes
  • Seat

Specs

Capacity: 1,170 cc (very high)

Power: 97 bhp / 72 kW (average)

Red Line: 8,000 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 125 mph / 201 km/h (high)

Economy: 45 mpg / 6.3 L/100km (average)

Range: 200 miles / 322 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 20.0 litres / 4.4 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 840 mm / 33.1 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 225 kg / 496 pounds (heavy)

Dry Weight: 199 kg / 439 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.431 bhp/kg / 0.321 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2004
£4,350
£3,500
£3,050
24,400
2005
£4,500
£3,600
£3,150
23,500
2006
£4,700
£3,750
£3,300
22,600
2007
£4,950
£3,950
£3,500
21,500
2008
£5,300
£4,250
£3,700
20,300
2009
£5,700
£4,600
£4,000
18,900
2010
£6,200
£4,950
£4,350
17,400
2011
£6,750
£5,400
£4,750
15,700
2012
£7,400
£5,900
£5,200
13,900
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2004
527
242
769
58 / month
2005
856
371
1,227
140 / month
2006
705
244
949
120 / month
2007
573
223
796
180 / month
2008
527
161
688
99 / month
2009
473
151
624
140 / month
2010
585
139
724
54 / month
2011
472
133
605
73 / month
2012
500
117
617
60 / month

Source: DVLA