BMW second generation "Adventure" with this variation of the 1200 GS. With the number of backpackers and adventurers which continues to increase, the manufacturer had to bring a descendant worthy of the name to the R 1150 GS Adventure. With the technological innovation brought to the 1200, the new motorcycle "ready-for-the-world-tour" of the Bavarian builder feels growing wings.
The Adventure is not a vulgar big trail grafted with 2 suitcases. It is a real development of GS, prepared to take you to the borders of civilization. Based on the 1200, this offroad version is equipped with a 33 liter tank, tubular profiles protecting the tank and the cylinders, a larger screen, a suspension travel increased by 20 mm, footrests larger combined with a adjustable brake pedal and gear selector and height adjustable saddle.
We obviously find the technical specificities of the 1200 GS, such as the excellent Boxer engine of 1170 cm3, the new version of the Telelever, the new Paralever swingarm as well as the new on-board electronics. As a result, the new Adventure is lighter than the 1150 although more equipped, and much more efficient (+ 15% power) with the new flat twin..
Design level, BM has taken the lively style of the standard 1200 by sticking a trekking suit. We immediately want to go for a walk in the African trails or in the Australian countryside.
Some points to emphasize:
the tank carries 3 liters more than the old 1150 Adventure and 13 additional liters compared to the base 1200, which gives it a theoretical autonomy of 750 km while driving at 90 km / h.
In addition to the tank guards and cylinder guards, small aluminum guards protect the cylinder head covers.
The motorcycle has a generous and rigid luggage rack, made of stainless steel, which can accommodate an optional aluminum top case. Large aluminum side cases are also available as an option for longer trips..
The light alloy handlebars are provided with shock-absorbing foam protection coated with plastic. Hand guards are standard.
The R 1200 GS Adventure comes standard with proven, robust cross-spoke wheels.
The alternator delivers 120 W more.
Some options will allow you to further increase the potential of the Adventure:
• BMW Motorrad Sport Integral ABS (disengageable).
• Off-road tires (at no extra cost).
• Anti-theft alarm.
• Chrome exhaust.
• Heated grips.
• White turn signals.
• Luggage rack for aluminum cases.
• Additional spotlights.
• Board computer.
How about doing a piece of Camel-Trophy with this bike? Surely she would like to go further.
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R 1150 GS ADVENTURE 2005
Model marketed in
0 to 100: 3.40 s
medium: 6.10 l
200 km / h
The technical aspect
BMW R 1200 GS ADVENTURE 2006
- Tank: 33 liters
- Width: 955 mm
- Height: 1,470 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,519 mm
- Dry weight: 223 kg
- Weight in running order: 256 kg
- Train before
- Final drive shaft
- Rear axle
(101 x 73 mm)
at 7,000 rpm
at 5,500 rpm