BMW R 1200 GS Adventure


TypeAir/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine with balancer shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, wet sump lubrication

Bore x stroke101 mm x 73 mm

Capacity1,170 cc

Rated output125 hp (92 kW) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque92 lb-ft (125 Nm) at 6,500 rpm

Compression ratio12.5 : 1

Mixture control / engine managementElectronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system

Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

Performance / fuel consumption 

Maximum speedOver 125 mph

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h55 mpg at a constant 55 mph (4.3 l)

Fuel typePremium Unleaded

Electrical system 

AlternatorThree-phase 510 W generator

Battery12 V / 11,8 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission 

ClutchMulti-plate wet clutch, hydraulically operated

GearboxConstant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears

DriveShaft drive 2.91:1

Chassis / brakes 

FrameContinuous tubular steel bridge-type frame

Front wheel location / suspensionBMW Telelever, Ø 37 mm, central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspensionCast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW EVO Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable via handwheel

Suspension travel front / rear8.3" / 8.7" (210 mm / 220 mm)

Wheelbase59.4" (1,510 mm)

Castor3.6" (92.7 mm)

Steering head angle65.5°

WheelsCross spoke wheels

Rim, front3.00 x 19"

Rim, rear4.50 x 17"

Tyres, front120/70 R 19

Tyres, rear170/60 R 17

Brake, frontDual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 305 mm

Brake, rearSingle disc brake, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper

ABSBMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral, can be switched off)

Dimensions / weights 

Length88.8" (2,255 mm)

Width (incl. mirrors)38.6" (980 mm)

Height (excl. mirrors)57.1" (1,450 mm)

Seat height, unladen weight35.0" / 35.8" (890 / 910 mm; adjustable seat height) Standard; variable seat heights available between 31.1" (790 mm) and 35.8" (910 mm) (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight76.8" / 78.3" (1,950 / 1,990 mm; adjustable seat height) Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 68.9" (1,750 mm) and 78.3" (1,990 mm) (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)573 lbs (260 kg)

Permitted total weight1,058 lbs (480 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment)485 lbs (220 kg)

Usable tank volume7.9 gal (30 l)

ReserveApprox. 1 gal (4.0 l)

  • Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)

  • 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume