BMW R1200GS For Sale
The 2004 BMW R1200GS is a premium adventure bike which can be spec'd up with all the toys and is powered by a 1,170cc Boxer engine which puts out 100bhp. It replaced the R1150GS and was updated in 2013 and 2017.
- Comfort, suspension, handling, brakes, expanding Vario cases
- Large, heavy, screen, seat, vibes, can get hot at slow speeds
What Is It?
Launched in 2004 the R1200GS revolutionised the motorbike market with genuine all round capabilities. It was powered by BMW's 1170cc oil-cooled 20v Boxer engine and compared to the outgoing R1150GS it was 30kg lighter and 20% more powerful. Maximum power was achieved at 7,000 rpm.
In 2008 it gained an extra 5bhp up to 105bhp, ABS2, comfier seat and single spoke wheels (double spokes from launch). Maximum power was now achieved at 7,500rpm. Options were plentiful and included electronic suspension adjustment (ESA) and traction control (ASC).
In 2010 BMW revised the cylinder heads with double overhead cams, added another 5bhp up to 110bhp and increased the red line to 8,500rpm. Other changes included an electronically controlled exhaust flap for better sound and optional LED headlights.
- Telelever front end
- Dual 305mm discs up front with 2 piston fixed calipers
- 265mm disc at the rear with single piston floating caliper
- 41mm adjustable forks with 190mm travel
- Servo assisted brakes
- Ignition based immobiliser
- Height adjustable seat
- 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. In 2006 is was the best selling bike in the UK, ahead of the Honda Fireblade
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