BMW R1200GS review
BMW R1200GS is an adventure motorcycle, that makes the rider to love off roads, gravels, bad roads, mountains and pathless regions. The R1200GS will make the rider to stand and explore the road than being simply sitting on the saddle. The BMW R1200GS 2017 comes with many refinements and upgrades, making the adventurer even more exciting and tempting to tour.
With the BMW R1200GS, no need to think twice about the poor roads and becomes easy about the unexplored zones.
Outlook and design
The attractive feature of the BMW R1200GS 2017 is the newly designed front fender like the upper jaw of the alligator. The BMW Bikes famous squint eye appearance is even written on the GS 1200 BMW looks great. The front visor of this adventurer is placed high that allows the rider to evade from the wind and are transparent to have a clear vision of the path.
The air intake nostrils on the side fenders assist the engine radiator of the R1200GS to be relaxed and cool. The fuel tank of the GS 1200 BMW is improvised with the special structure, making it easier for the rider position.
The twin boxer engine protruding out of the BMW R1200GS is robust and integrates neatly with the trellis frame setup of the motorcycle. The rear loggy trek of the R1200GS is totally accessible and the rider’s luggage is fitted well and safe. BMW claims that the top box cases are like home travelling with the rider.
2017 BMW R1200GS Rallye edition
The BMW R1200GS is also offered in an additional variant called R1200GS Rallye. The R1200GS Rallye is more attractive compared to the standard GS variant.
The R1200GS Rallye is sporty with the lupin metallic blue and the racing graphic design on either side of the fuel tank. The paint scheme adds more value for the R1200GS Rallye and are the perfect choice for those who push hard the limits of the BMW Adventure type motorcycles.
The standard cross spoke wheels and the metal coat side mount exhaust of the R1200GS Rallye take more likes over the standard GS models.
The Air or liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, flat boxer twin, DOHC, EU-4 emission standard engine can produce a maximum power of 125 HP at 7,750 RPM and a peak torque of 125 NM at 6,500 RPM.
The engine is mated to a Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox and the rear wheel is powered by the shaft drive.
The engine of R1200GS Rallye is more engaging in off road riding compare to the exclusive BMW R1200GS variant, which is suitable for road and touring.
The BMW Motorrad patented Telelever, long suspension, stanchion diameter 37 mm in the front and the rear spring pre-load hydraulically handwheel adjustable with rebound damping adjustable keeps the off-road experience easy and fun riding.
Whereas, the suspensions that are powering the R1200GS Rallye’s is the sports suspensions. The forks are extremely well on the off roads and adjust the damping accordingly. The seat height of 20 mm is adjustable in the R1200GS Rallye suspensions.
BMW’s Dynamic ESA
The futuristic ESA feature of the BMW R1200GS monitors the pre-load and the damping force received from the off-road and bumps. The riding comfort is made free and easy accordingly by the sensors associated with the auto adjusting suspension.
In addition to the standard Rain and Road mode, the pro dynamic and Enduro modes are included. Switching to any of the modes offered, based on the path selected by the rider, this adventure motorcycle reacts immediately and coincides with the rider’s need.
The dynamic traction control (DTC) self-optimizes to the mode selected, and maintains different range of traction control.
Hill Start Control
As the Adventure is what we expect from the BMW R1200GS, the Hill start control is a very useful feature that retains the bike on the slopes of the mountain without rolling back.
The stopping power of the BMW R1200GS is the 305 mm diameter Dual disc with floating brake, 4-piston radial calipers in the front, while the rear wheel has the Single disc brake, 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper. A Disengage able, BMW Motorrad Integral ABS is available.
BMW R1200GS price in India
The standard variant of the R1200GS is priced around INR 16 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom) and the other variants like Dynamic+ and Pro is priced around INR 19 lakhs and 19.5 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom), respectively.