Touratech BMW R1200GS 2011
Sale price: £8900 ≈ $11259 ≈ €10475 ≈ ₿0.390 btc
Item location: Ystradgynlais, UK
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Having shaped this class over decades. BMW's R1200GS is a standard in the adventure touring world. BMW has refined its iconic do-all motorcycle into a near perfect blend of durability and function. This may be the last year that BMW offers an air-cooled 1200GS. but it's still has to fend off the new wave of challengers.
BMW's Flat Twin uses dual camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The 101 x 73mm bore and stroke equate to 1170cc of unique displacement. Year after year our testers make note of the Boxer's torquey. soulful output. The Beemer is just a hair shy of 95 horsepower. missing the KTM's output by less than 0. 3 horsepower. On the dyno the GS curve isn't as smooth as the others. but our riders didn't mention any surges or lapses coming from their right wrists. Most riders shift before 7000 rpm. but the R1200 doesn't cut out until 8300. Maximum torque is 71. 26 lb-ft.
With an engine that riders enjoy on many levels. the BMW isn't as well-liked for its drivetrain. In typical GS form. the six-speed transmission is clunky by comparison and doesn't respond well to aggressive shifting. Multiple riders also noted a false neutral when upshifting from fifth to sixth. Also. while the single-sided swingarm with sealed shaft drive has earned a reliable reputation. Thanks to its suspension and low center of gravity afforded by the Boxer design. the BMW garners top marks for its handling. Riders who first sample the GS are given a false sense of bulk from its protruding cylinders. but the reality is a bike that's nimble and stable. Several riders commented that this was one of the machines they were most comfortable with carrying the highest cornering speeds. In addition to its excellent handling. German designers have infused the R1200GS with a high level of rider comfort. The adjustable windscreen is one of the better and amenities like heated grips. ESA and adjustable traction control and ABS give the rider ultimate control over the cockpit.
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