2011 BMW R 1200 GS Premium

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R 1200 GS Premium



What a motorcycle. For some people it's a universal tool which practically never fails them - whether on a local run, the daily journey to work or weekend trips with or without gravel passages. For others it's a way of life - just the right machine for every tour, whether a one-week trip for two into local motorcycling territory or fulfilling the dream of a lifetime thousands of miles away from home. The “GS” is not just able to handle everything, it is actually built to do so. And in this synthesis of easy handling, supreme touring suitability, off-road potential and comfort for rider and pillion passenger, there's simply no other motorcycle which does it better. That's not just what we think: it's the result of independent tests worldwide.

Yet the current version goes one step further still - with a level of 2-cylinder power which is unsurpassed, and not just within its own segment. The reason is the new DOHC engine, which first displayed its impressive performance in the legendary HP2 Sport. For the R 1200 GS, torque was given higher priority than output in line with practical considerations. And you can feel it. 120 Nm at the peak at 6000 rpm is one thing, but the consistently higher level of torque in the relevant range up to 5000 rpm can be fully experienced. The output has been increased to 81 kW (110 bhp) at 7750 rpm.

The supreme riding pleasure is underscored by a powerful sound from the new exhaust system with exhaust flap which will everyone will love. Together with the new paint finishes, a wide range of special equipment features such as the unique off-road ESA and ASC and extensive motorcycle fittings, there is virtually no situation in which the R 1200 GS doesn't fit perfectly. And that applies to all riders - so take a test ride now!

  • Type: Air/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
  • Bore x stroke: 101 mm x 73 mm
  • Capacity: 1,170 cc
  • Rated output: 110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm
  • Max. torque: 88 ft-lb (120 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.0 : 1
  • Mixture control / engine management: Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
  • Emission control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance/Fuel Consumption
  • Maximum speed: over 120 mph (200 km/h)
  • Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h: City: 43.4 mpg (4.3 l Euro)
  • Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h: Highway: 57.4 mpg (5.5 l Euro)
  • Fuel type: Unleaded super and premium, octane number 91-93
Electrical System
  • Alternator: three-phase alternator 720 W
  • Battery: 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power Transmission
  • Clutch: Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
  • Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
  • Drive: Shaft drive
  • Frame: Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load- bearing engine-gearbox unit
  • Front wheel location / suspension: BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut, spring preload with 5-position mechanical adjustment
  • Rear wheel location / suspension: Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
  • Suspension travel front / rear: 7.5/7.9 inches (190/200 mm)
  • Wheelbase: 59.3 inches (1,507 mm)
  • Castor: 101 mm
  • Steering head angle: 64.3°
  • Wheels: Cast aluminium wheels
  • Rim, front: 2.50 x 19"
  • Rim, rear: 4.00 x 17"
  • Tires, front: 110/80 R 19
  • Tires, rear: 150/70 R 17
  • Brake, front: Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
  • Brake, rear: Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off
  • Length: 2,210 mm
  • Width (incl. mirrors): 915 mm
  • Height (excl. mirrors): 1,450 mm
  • Seat height, unladen weight: 33.5/34.2 inches (850 / 870 mm), low seat 32.3" (820 mm), lowered suspension 31" (790 mm)
  • Inner leg curve, unladen weight: 1,890 / 1,940 mm (low seat 1,820 mm, lowered suspension 1,760 mm)
  • Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled: 504 lbs (229 kg) (According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume)
  • Dry weight: 447 lbs (203 kg) (Unladen weight without fluids)
  • Permitted total weight: 970 lbs (440 kg)
  • Payload (with standard equipment): 465 lbs (211 kg)
  • Usable tank volume: 5.3 gallons (20 l)
  • Reserve: approx 1 gallon (4.0 l)



Engine Type
Flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke engine, two camshafts, four valves per cylinder
1170 cc
Bore and Stroke
101.0 mm x 73.0 mm
Air-cooled / oil-cooled
Compression Ratio
12.0 : 1
Fuel System
Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management


Front Suspension
BMW Motorrad Telelever
Rear Suspension
Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front Brakes
Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers/ABS
Rear Brakes
Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper/ABS
Front Tire
Rear Tire


59.3 in.
Seat Height
33.5/34.2 in.
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal
Dry Weight
447 lbs.


6 Speed
Final Drive
Shaft drive


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