The BMW R1200GS is the most successful model in the German manufacturer’s history which has become the modern standard for long-haul travelling both on- and off-road.
It is the best-selling motorcycle of BMW Motorrad, which has been repeatedly winning the record sales battles in the US and UK markets. The Germans succeeded in making the GS bike so easy to drive, together with being comfortable for the driver and safely ridden on all kinds of road, that it has become the best-selling motorcycle model in many countries.
In 2007, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rode their GSA from Scotland to South Africa; that journey was documented in great "Long Way Down" TV series.
BMW's Adventure series of GS models were first launched in 2001 and were based on the BMW R1150GS. From the very beginning, they are used during the long journeys on any roads, and even without them. Larger tank and long-stroke suspension are the calling card of Adventure motorcycles.
The bike is equipped with a full complement of electronics: the integrated ABS, Enduro ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and tire pressure sensors.