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BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

4.4 from 14 reviews · View Statistics
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4.4
14 reviews
  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Mileage 75,000 km
  • Noise Level
    5.0 (1)
  • Braking
    5.0 (1)
  • Acceleration / Power
    5.0 (1)
  • Gear Shifting
    3.0 (1)
  • Suspension
    3.0 (1)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    5.0 (1)
  • Comfort
    4.0 (1)
  • Handling
    4.0 (1)
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Hitower
HitowerCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC
  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

Love this bike

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Purchased low km 2018 triple black to ride highway one with my son on retirement and then sell to go back to "normal" bike. 7 weeks later on return home the selling decision cancelled as over the 7 weeks i fell in love with every aspect of the bike (other than dropping if loaded with gear) and now plan to do more touring with it. In the two years ive had it ive put on 35k of the best trouble free absolute bloody enjoyable riding over my entire 43 years of riding bikes of all shspes and sizes. biggest day on the trip was 1070km and got off fresh as. This ones a keeper and will be passed on to family when the time comes even as planned i buy a new one in two years time. They are that good.

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Rob
RobMelbourne
  • 18 reviews
  • 14 likes

Very good but heavy

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Fred
FredMelbourne
  • 13 reviews
  • 11 likes

Best bike I have ever owned!

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I purchased a 2017 R1200GS Rallye Low in June 2017 (delivered August 2017) from Southbank Motorcycles, as an upgrade to the R1200R. I was familiar with the motor, but wanted more wind protection and different accessories, as my riding has gone more towards touring. I don't go off road, but the GS is a very capable touring bike and so much lighter than a RT.
The bike is now accessorised, has done 11,000km in just under a year and has not missed a beat.
Despite all the horror stories out there, it is a great bike and I would purchase it again.

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Lou
LouTasmania
  • 27 reviews
  • 9 likes

A perfect bike made better than before.

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This is my 3rd BMW GS motorcycle I purchased new. I travelled to Melbourne to purchase it and paid cash. The dealer offered and instant $2,000 off the retail price. I travelled to Ballarat, & Leeton before returning to the dealer for it's first service. No cost at all!! On the Spirit to get home & the bike has remained completely problem free. It loves dirt roads as I do. It's a bit heavy to take in the trees and over steep terrain but for the cruising and back road riding I do, it's perfect for me. 2 up, great. I love my new BMW and could not fault it at all.

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Morgan
Morgan
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like
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Amazing Versitility and a Dam Good Bike!

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gas
gas
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Class leader - maybe not Off-Road!

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Daz
Daz
  • 7 reviews
  • 4 likes

325,000 k's and still strong

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pb848
pb848Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 5 reviews
  • 5 likes

The only bike to have

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5 years on and still going like cut snake!

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Andy1969
Andy1969
  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

Versatile all-rounder

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I am 6'6" tall, so this bike is great for me!

I love the flexibility, being able to tour bitumen and dirt roads. I've even ridden in through rough bush track on dual-purpose tyres.

You can load up a heap of gear and do some big distances. Others may criticise the weight, but with smaller bikes you can't carry as much, and it won't be as comfortable. Horses for courses - this is a bike to ride around Australia on.

The twin cam motor is a vast improvement over the 2009 model (much to the annoyance of a mate who has a 2009 GSA). Lively motor and fantastic sounding exhaust.
magic engine and exhaust note!
accessory prices

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Fipsy
FipsyMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 16 reviews
  • 18 likes
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Go anywhere - Almost!

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Gus14
Gus14

Really good review and helpful. Thanks.

ian crocker
ian crocker

I agree with everything you wrote,i recently rode around oz a lot of off rode on a gsa, its a fantastic bike..

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OK

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B.M.W won,t admit there could be anything wrong with there bikes or there computer/technicians . Has anyone had similiar problems
good on the road and forest tracks,but nothing to heavy
2009 model Had problems with the engine labouring when under load,e.g your in 3rd and open the throttle going up a hill the engine labours and is pinking . B.M.W say its o.k !

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frankD
frankDAU
  • 7 reviews
  • 11 likes

Bad

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Electrical system (EWS) immobilisation activates requiring dealer contact. Risk of bike not starting anytime, anywhere is a constant concern and limits the freedom this bike is built for.
Everything mentioned in all other positive reviews
Electrical system not reliable.

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Excellent

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The best bike ever built
Good because you can carry stuff like a truck.
Good for trips
Good on petrol

engine pinging under load especially with petrol 95 from BP or CALTEX. I tried with 98 octane from mobil and is way better

Your right there what you say about the pinging under load using a lower octain , I have a 2009 GS/A , and always try to run it on the highest octane as they run so much better , and get better fuel economy .

Ride safe .

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Questions & Answers

Mick Malone
Mick Maloneasked

How many km out tank of fuel

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Battleaxe
Battleaxeasked

Hi Guys I currently own a R1200RT. It is a awesome ride on a highway. ... but i stay in town now and the bike is really like a bus. Im planning to tour Australia for 6 months in January. I am thinking to switch over to a GS1200. But will it tow a trailer as good as my trusty RT. Is the ride also comfy like a RT. Has anyone rode both and can tell me what they think. Cheers
Battleaxe

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André
Andréasked

planning a trip in Simpson désert with a 1200gsa, have soft sand experience with motorcycle half this size but never with a 1200! how this truck respond to soft sand dunes? do y ou need to reduce tyre pressure ?

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Fipsy
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Older_Rider
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Older_Rider
Older_Rider

Andre, almost forgot, yes you will need to drop the pressure to about 20lbs so take a pump!

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CategoryEnduro Bikes
Price (RRP)17000
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