BMW R 1200 GS (+ Adventure): review, history, specs

Class: adventure
Production: December 2002 – July 2018
Predecessor: BMW R1150GS
Successor: BMW R1250GS

BMW R 1200 GS (1st generation), 2002-2007
BMW R 1200 GS (2nd generation), 2006-2009
BMW R 1200 GS (3rd generation), 2008-2012
BMW R 1200 GS (4th generation), 2011-2016
BMW R 1200 GS (5th generation), 2015-2018
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (1st generation), 2005-2007
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (2nd generation), 2006-2009
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (3rd generation), 2008-2013
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (4th generation), 2012-2018

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeDecember 2002 – October 2007Name: BMW R1200GS (1st generation)
Model code: K25
Parts Catalog Code: 0307
EuropeNovember 2006 – September 2009Name: BMW R1200GS (2nd generation)
Model code: K25
Parts Catalog Code: 0303
EuropeOctober 2008 – December 2012Name: BMW R1200GS (3rd generation)
Model code: K25
Parts Catalog Code: 0450
EuropeOctober 2011 – December 2016Name: BMW R1200GS (4th generation)
Model code: K50
Parts Catalog Code: 0A01
EuropeNovember 2015 – July 2018Name: BMW R1200GS (5th generation)
Model code: K50
Parts Catalog Code: 0A51
EuropeMarch 2005 – September 2007Name: BMW R1200GS Adventure (1st generation)
Model code: K255
Parts Catalog Code: 0381
EuropeNovember 2006 – September 2009Name: BMW R1200GS Adventure (2nd generation)
Model code: K255
Parts Catalog Code: 0380
EuropeOctober 2008 – July 2013Name: BMW R1200GS Adventure (3rd generation)
Model code: K255
Parts Catalog Code: 0470
EuropeSeptember 2012 – July 2018Name: BMW R1200GS Adventure (4th generation)
Model code: K51
Parts Catalog Code: 0A02
USAMarch 2003 – September 2007Name: BMW R1200GS (1st generation)
Model code: K25
Parts Catalog Code: 0317
USANovember 2006 – September 2009Name: BMW R1200GS (2nd generation)
Model code: K25
Parts Catalog Code: 0313
USAOctober 2008 – September 2012Name: BMW R1200GS (3rd generation)
Model code: K25
Parts Catalog Code: 0460
USAOctober 2011 – November 2016Name: BMW R1200GS (4th generation)
Model code: K50
Parts Catalog Code: 0A11
USASeptember 2015 – July 2018Name: BMW R1200GS (5th generation)
Model code: K50
Parts Catalog Code: 0A61
USAMarch 2005 – September 2007Name: BMW R1200GS Adventure (1st generation)
Model code: K255
Parts Catalog Code: 0397
USANovember 2006 – September 2009Name: BMW R1200GS Adventure (2nd generation)
Model code: K255
Parts Catalog Code: 0390
USAOctober 2008 – July 2013Name: BMW R1200GS Adventure (3rd generation)
Model code: K255
Parts Catalog Code: 0480
USASeptember 2012 – July 2018Name: BMW R1200GS Adventure (4th generation)
Model code: K51
Parts Catalog Code: 0A12
BrazilJune 2014 – August 2018Name: BMW R1200GS + Adventure
Model code: K50, K51
Parts Catalog Code: 0A21, 0A41, 0A71, 0A22, 0A42
ThailandDecember 2014 – August 2018Name: BMW R1200GS + Adventure
Model code: K50, K51
Parts Catalog Code: 0A31, 0A81, 0A32

Electronic Aids BMW R1200GS (basic & optional):

• Integral ABS-I – R1200GS (to 08.2006)
• Integral ABS-II – R1200GS (from 08.2006)
• Integral ABS (next gen.) – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
• E-Gas (ride-by-wire) – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
• ASC (Automatic Stability Control) – R1200GS (from 2nd generation)
• ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) – R1200GS (from 2nd generation)
• RDC (tire pressure control) – R1200GS (from 2nd generation)
• Cruise Control – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
• Dynamic ESA – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
• Keyless Ride – R1200GS (from 5th generation)
• DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) – R1200GS (from 5th generation)
• Pro riding modes: ABS Pro, Dynamic & User riding modes, DTC – R1200GS (from 5th generation)
• Hill Start Control – R1200GS (from 5th generation)
• Shift Assist – R1200GS (from 5th generation)

Specifications


BMW R1200GS: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2210 mm / 87,0 in
2190 mm / 86,2 in – R1200GS (4th generation), Adventure
2207 mm / 86,9 in – R1200GS (5th generation)
2240 mm / 88,2 in – Adventure (2-3 generations)
2255 mm / 88,8 in – Adventure (4th generation)
Overall width940 mm / 37,0 in (with mirrors)
955 mm / 37,6 in (with mirrors) – R1200GS (4th generation), Adventure
952 mm / 37,5 in (with mirrors) – R1200GS (5th generation)
980 mm / 38,6 in – Adventure (from 2nd generation)
Overall height1430 mm / 56,3 in – R1200GS (1 & 5 generations)
1450 mm / 57,1 in – R1200GS (from 2nd generation), Adventure (4th generation)
1440 mm / 56,7 in – R1200GS (4th generation)
1470 mm / 57,9 in – Adventure (1st generation)
1525 mm / 60,0 in – Adventure (2 & 3 generations)
Seat height840/860 mm / 33,1/33,8 in – R1200GS (1st generation)
855/875 mm / 33,7/34,4 in – R1200GS (2nd generation)
850/870 mm / 33,5/34,2 in – R1200GS (from 3rd generation)
890/910 mm / 35,0/35,8 in – Adventure
Wheelbase1520 mm / 59,8 in – R1200GS K25
1507 mm / 59,3 in – R1200GS K50
Ground clearance187 mm / 7,0 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight225 kg / 496 lbs – R1200GS (1st generation)
229 kg / 505 lbs – R1200GS (2-3 generations)
238 kg / 525 lbs – R1200GS (4th generation)
244 kg / 538 lbs – R1200GS (5th generation)
256 kg / 564 lbs – Adventure
260 kg / 573 lbs – Adventure (4th generation)
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular steel frame with supporting drive unit, steel pipe rear frames
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever (adjustable spring pre-load), 190 mm / 7,5 in
BMW Telelever (adjustable spring pre-load), 210 mm / 8,3 in – Adventure
Rear suspension, travelBMW EVO Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 200 mm / 7,9 in
BMW EVO Paralever (fully adjustable), 220 mm / 8,7 in – Adventure
Front tire size110/80-19
120/70-19 – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
Rear tire size150/70-17
170/60-17 – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
Front brakeDouble disc, 305 mm, 4-piston calipers (Integral ABS-I) – R1200GS (to 08.2006)
Double disc, 305 mm, 4-piston calipers (Integral ABS-II) – R1200GS (from 08.2006)
Double disc, 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers (ABS) – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 265 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS-I) – R1200GS (to 08.2006)
Single disc, 265 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS-II) – R1200GS (from 08.2006)
Single disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS) – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
Fuel capacity20,0 l / 5,3 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l)
33,0 l / 8,7 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l) – Adventure
30,0 l / 7,9 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l) – Adventure (4th generation)
Fuel economy5,35 l / 100 km (44 mpg) – tested
ENGINE
Engine (type)Air&Oil-cooled 4-stroke
Air&Liquid-cooled 4-stroke – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
Cylinder arrangementFlat twin (boxer) with central counterbalance shaft
Bore & Stroke101,0 x 73,0 mm
Displacement1170 cm³ (71,4 cu in)
Compression ratio11.0:1 – R1200GS (1st generation)
12.0:1 – R1200GS (from 2nd generation)
12.5:1 – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
Valve trainChain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder – R1200GS (from 3rd generation)
Max. power100,0 hp (74,0 kW) / 7000 rpm – R1200GS (1st generation)
105,0 hp (77,0 kW) / 7500 rpm – R1200GS (2nd generation)
110,0 hp (81,0 kW) / 7750 rpm – R1200GS (3rd generation)
125,0 hp (92,0 kW) / 7750 rpm – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
Max. torque115,0 Nm (11,7 kg-m) / 5500 rpm – R1200GS (1st generation)
116,0 Nm (11,8 kg-m) / 5750 rpm – R1200GS (2nd generation)
120,0 Nm (12,2 kg-m) / 6000 rpm – R1200GS (3rd generation)
125,0 Nm (12,7 kg-m) / 6500 rpm – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)3,48 sec
Top speed220 km/h (137 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, hydraulic operated
Wet multi-plate, hydraulic operated – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
Transmission6-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

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ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemBMS-K
AlternatorBelt driven three-phase generator
Three-phase generator – R1200GS (from 4th generation)
Battery capacity12V-14Ah
12V-12Ah – R1200GS (from 4th generation)

Images


BMW R1200GS: images, gallery.

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BMW R1200GS (Adventure)

Videos


BMW R1200GS: video.

Manuals


BMW R1200GS: documentation.

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