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2006 BMW R1200 GS

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Was $5,999.00

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R1200 GS



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If off-road riding courses through your veins, the R 1200 GS may just make your blood boil. Boasting a 15% increase in both power output and torque, this lean (496lbs.) and mean (1200cc, 100bhp) machine features BMW's newly updated boxer engine and a host of features that make it the ultimate answer to the call of the wild.

For those who dream of riding every curve to the edge of civilization, the R 1200 GS's extra-stiff running gear offers superior riding safety, outstanding handling, and unprecedented accuracy on mountain switchbacks and rugged riverbed bends.

Back on paved ground the R 1200 GS rides smooth owing to an all-new six-speed gear box and newly optimized lightweight Paralever and Telelver suspension. Fuel consumption has been reduced by 8% - a definite benefit in remote parts of the world. And once again BMW has set a new standard in environmental compatibility.

With increased agility and amplified output the new R 1200 GS is BMW's latest evolution in Enduro touring… a category it invented 25 years ago.

  • Exceptional braking capability: BMW's travel tested EVO braking system allows for maximum deceleration with reduced lever effort and accurate control of braking power. Optional integral ABS, which can be switched-off for off-road riding, is also available. Like the suspension components and engine, the braking system has been weight optimized
  • Weight-optimized telever front suspension: Combining a conventional telescoping from fork with a leading link, the Telever system divides and optimally handles wheel location and suspension tasks. This newly designed light-weight version is partially responsible for the 66lb overall weight reduction compared to the previous enduro model.
  • New headlight unit: The front headlight assembly of the R1200 GS is completely redesigned. The low (dipped) beam unit and the high (main) beam (with oval free-form reflector and large light-emission area) provide effective illumination while contributing to the motorcycle's aggressive styling.
  • High windshield: Redesigned for improved wind and weather protection, the new windshield design features five tilt-angle positions to accommodate various sizes.
  • New instrument cluster design: The R 1200 GS has a completely new instrument cluster using digital technology. Additional, the now-standard Info Flat Screen displays distance, oil temperature, fuel laver, gear selection and distance before required refueling. The entire cluster is powered by a photo cell and illuminates after dark.
  • Next-generation switches: Completely designed handle bar and switch assemblies are easier to operate and designed for greater clarity. The R1200 GS also features ergonomically optimized clutch and brake levers and a reduced grip diameter that makes the motorcycle easier to control
  • New BMW flat twin engine: With 15% more power and torque but 10% less weight, the new boxer engine has an increased maximum engine speed but with minimized vibration. The new balance shaft also gives the R1200 GS an optimally smooth ride.
  • Rider's seat: Using an 'inner leg curve' measurement standard, the height of the two-section dual-seat can now be measured in absolute terms (inner leg curve). This provides the rider with a more precise fit among a range of seat heights from 820mm-900mm (1,800mm to 1,900mm inner leg curve).
  • Abundant accessories: Continuing BMW's tradition of offering exceptional add-ons to meet any riding need, the R 1200 GS has a large menu of available accessories including high and low rider's seats, the BMW Motorrad Navigational System, pannier cases, an anti-theft alarm, small and large cylinder guards, hand protection, a power socket and more.
  • Luggage rack: Completely redesigned, the luggage rack system provides ample surface for additional gear which can be easily secured via the integral lugs.
  • Optimized suspension struts: Designed to accommodate grueling terrain requirements, the front and rear spring struts provide long suspension travel (190mm and 200mm respectively). The gas-filled front strut features 9 mechanically adjusted spring preload settings while the rear provides progressive damping directly linked to spring travel.
  • Center and side stand: Newly designed center and side stands allow you to keep the bike stable wherever you park it.
  • Weight-optimized paralever rear suspension: The Paralever suspension system prevents the motorcycle from rising as a result of torque transmission from the drive shaft to the rear wheel. The rear-wheel drive and torque reaction strut have been redesigned especially for the R1200 GS and the entire assembly is both lighter (contributing to the bikes uniquely low 496lb weight) and more rigid.
  • New cast-alloy wheels: Lighter weight and featuring 5 double spokes each, the new wheels on the R1200 GS make it more agile and easier to handle without restricting off-road capabilities. For heightened hard-terrain riding, optional cross-spoke wheels are available.
  • Type: Air-cooled/oil-cooled flat twin four-stroke
  • Bore x stroke: 101.0 mm x 73.0 mm
  • Displacement: 1170 cc
  • Horsepower: 100 bhp @ 7,000 rpm
  • Torque: 85 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 11.0:1
  • Valve gear: HC
  • Valves: 2 x 36 mm intake / 2 x 31 mm exhaust
  • Valves / cylinder: Four
  • Engine oil capacity: 4.0 quarts
  • Management: BMS-K
  • Fuel requirements: Premium unleaded
  • Fuel capacity: 5.2 U.S. gallons
  • Charging system: 600 Watts @ 12 Volts
  • Battery: 12 Volts 14 Amps/hour
  • Cooling system: Air and thermostatically controlled oil cooling
  • Primary drive: 1:1.823
  • Clutch: 180-mm single dry plate
  • Gear ratios: 1st: 2.27:1, 2nd: 1.58:1, 3rd: 1.26:1, 4th: 1.03:1, 5th: 0.90:1, 6th: 0.81:1
  • Final drive system: Enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints
  • Final drive ratio: 2.82:1
Frame and suspension
  • Frame: Tubular spaceframe, engine load-bearing
  • Front suspension: BMW Telelever
  • Front travel: 7.5 inches
  • Rear suspension: BMW Paralever
  • Rear travel: 7.9 inches
  • Brake system: BMW EVO partial-integral ABS
  • Front brakes: Two, four-piston fixed calipers
  • Front rotor: 12.0 inch dual floating rotors
  • Rear brakes: Single, two-piston floating caliper
  • Rear rotor: 10.4 inch single, fixed rotor
  • Actuation: Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type
Wheels and tires
  • Front wheel: 2.50 x 19 cast alloy, five double-spoke
  • Rear wheel: 4.00 x 17 cast alloy, five double-spoke
  • Front tire: 110/80 x 19 tubeless
  • Rear tire: 150/70 x 17 tubeless
  • Overall length: 87.0 inches Overall width: 36.0 inches w/ mirrors Wheelbase: 59.8 inches Seat height: 33.0 inches - 34 inches Steering angle: 63 degrees Weight - Dry: 439 lbs. excluding options and accerrories. Weight - Wet: 496 lbs. excluding options and accerrories. Maximum load: 937 lbs. GVWR
Standard equipment
  • Hazard warning flashers
  • Single key locks
  • Closed loop 3-way catalytic converter
  • Stainless steel exhaust system
  • Magnesium cylinder head covers
  • Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
  • Front spring preload mechanically adjustable (9 settings)
  • Cast wheel double spoke design
  • Prob stand with starter inhibit
  • Stainless steel brake and clutch lines
  • Rear suspension strut with travel-dependent damping (WAD)
  • Diagnostic interface
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Low-beam headlamp height adjustment
  • Info flat screen
  • Power socket
  • Tool kit
  • Luggage rack
  • Adjustable handbrake and clutch levers
  • Side stand with starter interlock
  • Integral ignition switch and steering lock
  • Two-section adjustable dual rider seat
  • Adjustable windshield
Available equipment
  • BMW EVO partial Integral ABS (switchable)
  • Saddlebag mounts
  • Hand protection
  • Cross-spoke wheels
  • Heated handgrips
  • Anti-theft alarm
Available accessories
  • Saddlebags
  • Topcase
  • Inner bags
  • Tank bag
  • Engine guards
  • Cylinder head protection covers
  • Low rider's seat
  • Anti-theft alarm
  • Accessory power socket
  • BMW Navigator
  • Dust cover
  • Luggage rack



Engine Type
Flat twin four-stroke
1170 cc
Bore and Stroke
101.0 x 73.0 mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System


Front Suspension
BMW Telelever
Rear Suspension
BMW Paralever
Front Brakes
Two, four-piston fixed calipers
Rear Brakes
Single, two-piston floating caliper
Front Tire
110/80 x 19 tubeless
Rear Tire
150/70 x 17 tubeless


59.8 in.
Seat Height
33.0 inches - 34 inches
Fuel Capacity
5.2 U.S. gallons
Dry Weight
439 lbs. excluding options and accerrories.


Final Drive
Enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints


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