2016 BMW R 1200 GS | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

 2016 BMW R 1200 GS | Buyer's Guide
2016 BMW R 1200 GS

The latest version of the big BMW R 1200 GS boxer still utilizes air cooling, and has authentic cylinder fins to show for it, but water is used to strategically cool the hottest portions of the motor—the cylinder heads and parts of the cylinders.

Shift Assistant Pro and Keyless Ride are options, joining the optional dynamic suspension system. Traction control and various engine mapping options are standard.

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2016 BMW R 1200 GS Specs:

  • ENGINE
  • Type: Air-/liquid-cooled, DOHC, flat twin
  • Bore x stroke: 101 x 73mm
  • Displacement: 1170cc
  • Maximum power: 125 horsepower @ 7750 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 92 ft/lbs @ 6500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Engine management: EFI w/ ride-by-wire
  • Emissions control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, emission standard EU-3

PERFORMANCE

  • Maximum speed: 125+ mph
  • Fuel consumption: 57 mpg at a constant 55 mph
  • Fuel: Premium

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Alternator: 3-phase, 510 watts
  • Battery: 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free

TRANSMISSION

  • Clutch: Multi-plate wet, hydraulically operated
  • Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed w/ helical gear teeth
  • Drive: Shaft

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Continuous tubular steel bridge-type
  • Suspension
    Front: BMW Telelever 37mm forks w/ central spring strut; 7.5 inches of travel
  • Rear: Cast aluminum single-sided swingarm w/ BMW EVO Paralever, WAD strut, spring-preload and rebound damping adjustable; 7.9 inches of travel

WHEELS/TIRES/BRAKES

  • Type: Cast aluminum
  • Rims
  • Front: 3.00 x 19″
  • Rear: 4.50 x 17″
    Tire
  • Front: 120/70 R 19
  • Rear: 170/60 R 17
  • Brakes
  • Front: Dual floating 305mm discs w/ four-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear: 276mm disc, with dual-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Standard (defeatable)

DIMENSIONS

  • L x W x H: 87.0 x 37.5 x 55.9 inches
  • Wheelbase: 59.3 inches
  • Rake: 25.5°
    Trail: 3.9 inches
  • Seat height: 33.5 and 34.3 inches (standard choice); various optional seats available
  • Curb weight: 525 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gallons

2016 BMW R 1200 GS Colors:

  • Black Storm Metallic/Black/Agate Grey
  • Light White
  • Frozen Dark Blue Metallic
  • Racing Red

2016 BMW R 1200 GS Price:

  • MSRP From $16,495

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