BMW R1200GS For Sale

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BMW R1200GS
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Current Prices: £7,650–£3,650
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.

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

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)

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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

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.

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2012
£7,650
£6,150
£5,350
13,900
2011
£7,050
£5,650
£4,950
15,500
2010
£6,500
£5,200
£4,550
16,900
2009
£6,050
£4,850
£4,250
18,300
2008
£5,600
£4,500
£3,950
19,500
2007
£5,250
£4,200
£3,700
20,600
2006
£4,950
£3,950
£3,500
21,600
2005
£4,700
£3,750
£3,300
22,500
2004
£4,550
£3,650
£3,200
23,300
Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2012
465
121
586
240 / month
2011
423
151
574
100 / month
2010
538
174
712
59 / month
2009
445
162
607
140 / month
2008
483
184
667
270 / month
2007
554
227
781
270 / month
2006
671
264
935
140 / month
2005
826
383
1,209
200 / month
2004
492
268
760
45 / month

Source: DVLA

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