2012 BMW R1200GS Rallye Review
Whether stony terrain or winding road: with the new special model R 1200 GS Rallye in a new colour combination you will leave a lasting impression wherever you go.
The tank cover is finished in Alpine White, while the rear frame is in a powerful Magma Red - all in memory of the legendary and victorious Dakar GS machines. The overall sporty impression is rounded off by the cylinder head cover in Granite Grey metallic and the aluminium die-cast single-sided swing arm in Asphalt Grey metallic. Contrast is provided by the engine finished in black and the fork of the same colour, as well as the seat in black/off-white with red inlaid seams.
The paint finish of the special model available from next season is rounded off with an extensive range of equipment: the on-board computer, bag holder, heated grips and Enduro ESA provide unsurpassed ride comfort, while the hand protector in exclusive white and the chrome exhaust ensures a conspicuous appearance.
The special model R 1200 GS Rallye - no fan will ever want to be without this unique special series of the GS legend.
Introducing the 2012 R 1200 GS Rallye special edition, inspired by the Dakar winning GS bikes. This new special model comes in Alpine White body with Magma Red frame. The legendary Dakar winning looks are rounded off by the cylinder head covers in Granite Grey metallic and the aluminum die-cast single-sided swing arm in Asphalt Grey metallic. Contrast is provided by the engine finished in black as well as the seat in black/off-white with red inlaid seams.
Extended tours, long distance travels, and even journeys to the remote places of our planet run like a thread through the history of BMW GS, just like spectacular adventure rallies and magnificent sporting success. All of this now finds the ultimate testimony in the special model R 1200 GS Rallye from BMW Motorrad.
Body parts in solid Alpine white, graphics in the legendary BMW Motorrad Motorsports colours, and fork and engine in black lend the R 1200 GS Rallye its especially sporting, adventurous character. The Paralever swingarm in Asphalt grey metallic, cylinder head covers in Granite grey metallic, and an all chrome exhaust system provide a powerful contrast of engineering. A particular eyecatcher is presented by the rear frame with Magma red paintwork.
The sporting look of the 81 kW / 100 hp travel enduro is underscored by the seat in black and white. Cross spoke wheels, heated grips, hand protectors in white, case holder, onboard computer, and the electronic suspension adjustment Enduro ESA make this extraordinary GS ideal for a very wide range of applications.
2012 BMW R1200GS Rallye - Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: TBA
(2012 BMW R1200GS specs shown)
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 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 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 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.3 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.5 l
Fuel type Unleaded super and premium, octane number 95-98 (RON) (knock sensor; rated output at 98 RON); optional extra 91 (RON) available
Alternator three-phase alternator 720 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
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 190 mm / 200 mm
Wheelbase 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"
Tyres, front 110/80 R 19
Tyres, 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
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,210 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 915 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,450 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 850 / 870 mm (low seat 820 mm, lowered suspension 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 1) 234 kg
Dry weight 2) 209 kg
Permitted total weight 440 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 206 kg
Usable tank volume 20 l
Reserve approx 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
" 2) Unladen weight without fluids