About BMW R1200
The BMW R1200 series, through its four motorcycle models, caters to three completely different segments - adventure, tourer and naked. The four motorcycle models offered in India in the R1200 series are- R1200 R, R1200 GS, R1200 GS Adventure and the R1200 RT.
The R1200 series is powered by a four-stroke 1170cc flat-twin ‘Boxer’ engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox through a single dry plate clutch. This liquid-cooled engine produces 124bhp and 125Nm of torque. The R1200 series is equipped with modern equipment like ABS, automatic stability control (ASC), tyre pressure monitoring and ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment).
The R1200 R is a naked bike and the 2014 model has been given style improvements like new circular instrument cluster, new forks, double-butted aluminum handlebars, new wheels and a chrome exhaust manifold.
The R1200 RT, being a tourer, gets extra creature comforts like an audio system and a multi-controller which controls almost all commands from a single unit. It offers good wind and weather protection with optimum ergonomics for comfortable long distance travels.
The R1200 GS and R1200 GS Adventure are dual-sport adventure motorcycles, built to tour across any kind of terrain and deal with harsh conditions. The R1200 GS Adventure model gets extra modifications to make it tougher than the standard R1200 GS. It gets a larger seat, bigger fuel tank and suspension travel has been increased.