BMW R 1200 GS : Review

If the adventure sports models are our discussions then it is not yet complete without considering ‘BMW R 1200 GS’. This pure German motorcycle first saw the road in 2004, since the launch this adventure motor alluring the auto market with record-breaking sales. BMW is well known for its durability and reliability so, from this opulent manufacturer the 1200 GS forayed to rule the roads with undisputed performance. With all the top-class technicalities and the increase of admiration for touring bikes in the country, BMW debuted the world-class underrated performer.

The design language of the bike creates the big impact in the auto market with the flamboyant fairings and stylish design cues. The BMW balanced the design and operation of the bike to give equal assurance in both departments. To draw the attention of the masses the bike gets an asymmetrical headlamp unit with LED daytime running lights appears to be stylish and unique when seen from the front angle. While the halogen headlight with optional LED auxiliary lights provides, even more, brighter vision and also gives elegant stance to the bike. The premium and prominent highlights like the front beak, radiator shrouds, headlamp cowl, sturdy fuel tank come as standard options to ease the rider & pillion.

In India, the BMW R 1200 GS get available in 2-variants; standard and adventure. The adventure version gets featured spoked wheels, long travel suspension, robust fuel tank, and off-road tyres. The R 1200 RS now gets improved suspension unit and driving dynamics to ensure both on-road & off-road capabilities. While the exhaust muffler, large split saddle, and forks elevate the authenticity of the bike.

As of the infotainment, it gets a semi-digital instrument console that displays useful info regarding all the significant parameters to the rider. it also gets a Hill Start Control system to prevent unusual rolling to back and forth, While the integrated ABS braking system offers good ergonomics to the rider.

To offer all the comfort with delightful feeling, it boasts a Semiactive Dynamic ESA suspension in which two sensors record the vertical movements wheel suspension and transmit the recorded data to a controller to offer fruitful rides.

While the Rain and Road riding modes offers Automatic Stability Control ASC for optimum traction. It also gets a Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), dynamic brake light and cornering ABS to assist the rider to attain stable conditions.

The new BMW R 1200 GS gets with Euro 4 emission compliance engine that gets all the power from a 1,170cc boxer, air/liquid-cooled engine that generates 126.7PS of peak power @ 7,750rpm and peak torque of 125Nm @ 6,500rpm. The transmission duties are carried by a 6-speed gearbox to ensure easy shifts and also to transfer churned power to rear wheel through shaft drive mechanism. The new catalytic converter works to keep the engine response good and also clean as well.

The tubular steel bridge-type chassis works duly to hold good in all situations and conditions. Hence durable and strong chassis offers good stability. For improved driving dynamics, it sports a Telelever front fork to endeavor the terrains.

To reduce the speed of the bike it carries a 305mm dia dual-disc brake clamped by 4-piston radial calipers at the front, while a 276mm dia disc with double-piston floating caliper works duly to provide best to the fullest.

Being an adventurous model with top-class features, and specs the BMW R 1200 GS and the R 1200 GSA are surely going to quake Indian auto market. This honest and pure extravagant model ensures blissful rides by not letting the image of the BMW. Hence with all the adorable technicalities, BMW R 1200 GS gets available in the market at the range of INR 15.9 lakh while the Dynamic+ cost us INR 19 lakh and the top-spec Pro version accessible at INR 19.5 lakh.

The standard BMW R 1200 GSA can be availed at INR 17.5 lakh while the Dynamic+ model got a price tag of INR 20.9 lakh and the Pro variant will be yours by spending INR 21.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Hence, the BMW R 1200 is a perfect Adventurous sports model that is going to check the fate of Indian auto market.

Also Read: BMW R 1200 GS Features, Specs & Details

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