2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle Review

2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle Review
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The BMW bikes are the most favorite, stylish and likable bikes of all times. The BMW brand always prefers the needs and feedback from its customers. This year it has launched the new 2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle for those who have the craze of dual-sport riding with style. This adventure bike is best known for its comfort, style, performance, and robustness. The experts of BMW are manufacturing the GS lineup for more than 36 years and this 2018 model is the best model among them. The new 2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle has won the heart of many people due to its ultimate performance and stylish ride. The GS line is the top selling bike lineup worldwide and the reason is its performance and style. This model is best in terms of comfort, off-road performance, and dynamics. The review of new 2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle with its price and specifications are given below.

2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle – Features and Price

2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle

Engine

The new 2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle comes with the powerful twin-cylinder boxer engine with the 125 HP or 92 kW. Like the older 2017 BMW R 1200 GS, this model is able to deliver the powerful torque and high-quality efficiency. This adventure has the ability to tackle all kinds of situations easily. This boxer model is best known for its reliability and strength. This adventure bike contains an extremely responsive engine. The latest wet clutch with anti-hopping function and latest electric throttle facilitates the fine dosage of power.

2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle

Handling

The new 2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle contains the lightweight frame with a perfectly set low center of gravity better than 2018 BMW S 1000 XR. This thing helps in achieving the better handling experience of all times. The new paralever and telelever suspension enable the rider to perfectly tuned damping performance overall kinds of terrain. Above all, the new electronic pack ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) has set the benchmarks for riding and enjoyment. The two riding modes come as standard i.e. Rain and Road with ASC (Automatic Stability Control), which comes as standard.

2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle

There is another optional accessory riding modes Pro that ensure to give even more scope for adjusting and handling according to personal riding style i.e. Enduro and Dynamics. The latest Hill Start Control makes it much easier for the rider to start on the slope plus the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) that guarantees to have sensitively intervene when in a lean. It also ensures that maximum safety and riding dynamics. The latest ABS Pro also ensure to help when learning to apply the brakes in doses.

 Personalization

The new 2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle features the most amazing chassis of all times. It comes with an ultimate dynamics and characteristics. The new paint finishing with high-quality surfaces also highlights the striking GS design. The latest elegant tank trims, front wheel spray protection adds another outstanding thing to the new frame and body color.

2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle

The new exclusive style adds other incredible visual highlights and it places the focus on the confident appearance and touring with the high-quality materials and details. The new Rallye style provides an amazing view that always demands another look. There is the number of an amazing range of optional accessories including Keyless Ride, off-road accessories, and other luggage systems.

2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle – Price

The new 2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle is available with the price of $20,300 only.

2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle – Technical Specifications

Engine

Type Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 92 kW (125 hp) @ 7,750 rpm
Max. Torque 125 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5: 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4

2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle Specs

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system

Alternator Three-phase alternator 510 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 11,8 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh having 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive

2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle Specs

Chassis/brakes

Frame Two-section frame with front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location/suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location/suspension Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load with hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at hand wheel
Suspension travel front/rear 190 mm / 200 mm
Wheelbase 1.507 mm
Castor 99.6 mm
Steering head angle 64.5°
Wheels Aluminium-Gussräder
Rim, front 3,00x 19″
Rim, rear 4,50x 17″
Tires, front 120/70 R 19
Tires, rear 170/60 R 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake containing floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm containing double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), disengage-able

2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle Specs

Dimensions / weights

Length 2.207 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 952.5 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1.412 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 850 / 870 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1870 / 1910 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 244 kg
Permitted total weight 460 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 216 kg
Usable tank volume 20 l
Reserve Approx. 4 l

2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle

Conclusion

The new 2018 R 1200 GS BMW Powerful Adventure Motorcycle is one of the best adventure bikes and it is covered under www.bikescatalog.com. This adventure bike comes with the powerful engine that has been specially developed for the best performance under all conditions. This bike features an incredibly lightweight chassis and strong frame offering incredible riding experience. The seat provides an awesome riding experience of all times. The braking and suspension system is working fine and one will fall in love if he starts riding this powerful adventure over a variety of terrain.

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