BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS


THE BMW R 1200 GS. More GS is impossible. It founded the dual-sport motorcycle segment – and is still leading it confidently today. The diversity – roads, cross-country, urban, countryside, comfort, performance – combined with the legendary robustness and the expertise from over 36 years of GS development result in a motorcycle which shies away from no competitors. A great many test triumphs and awards in technical magazines provide impressive proof of this. The R 1200 GS has always been inspiring. The new model goes one better: both in terms of its touring suitability and off-road performance. Which means for you: increased comfort, dynamics and more fun. In short: yet more adventure.

• Available in: Light White – Black Storm Metallic

• Hand Guards

• L & R Pannier fastenings

• ASC • Riding Modes Rain and Road

Robust. Dynamic. Strong character.

Wherever the journey takes you, the R 1200 GS is bound to draw all the looks. From the front to the back – the striking GS line style signalises its unquenchable thirst for adventure. High-quality design elements and attractive colours and styles make the new GS irreplaceable. The main frame colour can be selected in three different finishes. Details like the galvanised radiator cowl allude to the increased visual robustness. Even stainless steel is used in the styles. Furthermore, the Exclusive and Rallye styles have their own, style-forming accents: from the tank trim right up to the GS lettering. The R 1200 GS has never been more individual – just like you. 

Ready for everything that is to come.

Innovations like the front spray guard, wind guiding wing elements and offroad protective parts make your GS even more robust. In doing so, the latest technology reacts even more acutely to the different conditions and supports you in difficult situations. Equipped as robustly as this, you can conquer every corner of the globe with your GS.

An icon meets technology.

The R 1200 GS, has the latest developments when it comes to technology, comfort and safety fitted. And so the riding modes "Rain" and "Road" as well as the "Automatic Stability Control" are available right from the entry-level model. As special equipment, you get countless other assistance and safety systems – like for instance the electronically controlled dynamic ESA chassis of the next generation. Further, the special equipment Pro riding modes offer many other assistance and safety systems. Like for instance start control, which among other things also makes it easier to start when on an incline. The dynamic traction control DTC also sensitively intervenes when on inclines and ensures increased safety and riding dynamics. ABS Pro also helps when leaning to apply the brakes in doses and in so doing diffusing hazardous situations. And the dynamic brake light warns traffic behind in the case of reflex braking.

Riding Modes. Encounter different sub surfaces head-on.

With the latest generation of riding modes, you always have the right grip. Alongside the standard riding modes "Rain" and "Road", you can personalise your motorcycle for even more sub surfaces with the additionally available riding modes (dynamic and Enduro). With just one button, you have the right mode set in a matter of seconds, because your adventure shouldn't come with any breaks.

Hill Start Control. For increased riding fun on inclines.

The Hill Start Control makes starting on inclines and descents easier. By intervening into the partially integrated ABS brake system, the brake pressure in the rear brake system is held automatically. Your advantage: you no longer have to actuate the brake lever the whole time in order to avoid the vehicle from inadvertently rolling back. Ideal for adventure in the mountains.

Dynamic ESA. A new dimension of motorcycling.

With the latest Dynamic ESA generation, the first class riding comfort has been increased once again. Dynamic ESA adjusts the suspension depending on the riding status and riding manoeuvres automatically to suit the conditions. Even with different loads, the optimal initial spring pre-tension on the rear spring strut and the corresponding damping force at the spring elements are provided always ensured. For even more stability, safety, performance and comfort when riding.

More individuality

Even more protection. Even more safety. Even more reliability. An even better appearance. With the extensive range of equipment and special accessories, you can optimise your machine exactly how you need it. Reworked cylinder protectors, topcase for two helmets, even off-road protective parts like cooler grills and frame guards or luggage systems. Making the GS your own.

Engine protection bar. 

The firm main frame with the engine as a supporting element ensures a low centre of gravity and in turn alleviates handling while at the same time enormous lane stability. The paralever and telelever suspension elements enable a perfectly tuned riding performance on any terrain.

Engine Type

Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft

Displacement CC


Bore X Stroke

101 mm x 73 mm

Compression Ratio


Max Power Output

92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm

Max Torque

125 Nm at 6,500 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity

20 L

Dimensions LxWxH

2207 mm x 952.5 mm x 1412 mm


1507 mm

Seat Height

850 / 870 mm (lowered suspension* 800 / 820 mm)

Kerb Weight

244 kg

Tyre Size Front

120/70 R 19

Tyre Size Rear

170/60 R 17

Brakes Type Front

Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers

Brakes Type Rear

Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper