about BMW k1300

The BMW R1200GS breezed into the motorcycle world in 2004 and changed it forever. It’s a genuine all-round motorcycle that’s equally at home on a trackday as it is on a grand tour. The BMW R1200GS’ 1170cc Boxer engine is a pleasure to use, while the handling, braking, usability and comfort put this motorcycle in a class of one.

The BMW R1200GS exudes perennially unflustered excellence. The chassis is superb. The Telelever front end initially feels remote, but once you’re dialled in to the motorcycle and confident the BMW R1200GS can be leant and leant and leant. It’s 30kg lighter than the preceding model, the BMW R1150GS, and the servo-assisted brakes and (optional) ABS help haul the BMW R1200GS up with ease.

The BMW R1200GS’ trusty oil/air-cooled SOHC Boxer motor is flexible, punchy and revvy all at the same time. The motorcycle’s throttle is light, the response is instant and the power is all you could hopefully use in the real world. There are pleasantly few vibes, too, thanks to new-for-BMW balance shaft fitted to the BMW R1200GS.

Engine size1170cc
Engine type8v Boxer-twin, 6 gears
Frame typeSteel trellis subframe
Fuel capacity20 litres
Seat height850mm
Bike weight199kg
Front suspensionPreload ,rebound ESA 36MM shock
Rear suspensionPreload, rebound,ESA 46MM shock PDS
Front brakeTwin 320mm discs
Rear brake220mm disc
Front tyre size110/80 x 19
Rear tyre size150/70 x 17

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