Introducing the new BMW R 1200 GS and the new R 1200 GS Adventure, BMW Motorrad is opening up yet another chapter in the story of highly successful GS models which, for almost three decades, have been the epitome of the large-capacity grand touring enduro.

Moving on from the former generation of the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure, which already offered class leading power and performance, the new GS has an even more powerful drivetrain with more torque for even greater riding dynamics both whether it be on or off road.

In its construction and layout the new flat-twin power unit is the same as the DOHC engine on the race bred BMW HP2 Sport but the new generation GS engine has been carefully updated and optimised to the specific requirements of a grand touring enduro.

With an even broader range of engine speed, the new GS models are even more dynamic, powerful and muscular in terms of both torque and acceleration throughout the entire speed range, thus setting a new benchmark for grand touring enduro and riding dynamics.

A major development over the previous generation is the addition of two overhead, chain-driven camshafts (DOHC) per cylinder for an even more efficient cylinder charge. The horizontal arrangement of the camshafts in the direction of travel gives the new flat-twin power plant a direct increase in both power and torque.

The engine now develops a maximum power output of 81 kW/110 PS at 7,750 rpm with peak torque of 120 Nm at 6,000 rpm.

In true BMW style, technology such as switchable ABS and Enduro ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) Tyre Pressure Control and Automatic Stability Control will be available, as will an extensive range of equipment and luggage solutions to best suit your riding demands.

The new BMW R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure will arrive on Australian shores in the first quarter 2010. Pricing details will be announced closer to market introduction.

A taste of what's to come:

  • New, even more dynamic drivetrain now with two overhead camshafts per cylinder and valves in radial arrangement.
  • Increase in engine output by 5 per cent to 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm and maximum torque to 120 Nm at 6,000 rpm.
  • Increase in maximum engine speed from 8,000 to 8,500 rpm with an even wider range of useful engine speed.
  • Significantly better acceleration, torque and pulling power.
  • Electronically controlled exhaust flap for even more muscular sound.
  • Colour variants of the R 1200 GS: Alpine White non-metallic, Magma Red non-metallic, Ostra Grey matt metallic, Sapphire Black metallic.
  • Colour variants of the R 1200 GS Adventure: Smoke Grey matt metallic, Brilliant Yellow metallic.

For further press/media information contact:

Tim James
Product Communications Manager
BMW Group Australia
Phone: 03 9264 4150
Fax: 03 9562 2799
Mobile: 0439 568 819