2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Review

2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure ReviewBMW continues its GS legacy to 2017 with R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure. With a new cooling concept integrated into the front-end muscle design of the past year, the R 1200 GS looks more prepared and is able to take you on the adventure you choose. Standard with integral integral ABS, traction control, on-board computer, adjustable height saddle, adjustable stepless windshield, customizable front and rear adjustable, and removable passenger pegs, R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure is optional right for on-road and off-road tours.

The R 1200 GS adventure is not far from the adventure. At least all the challenges. And you can tell by looking at it. The first impression alone underlines his character: the design is strong, strong and dynamic. Great wind, weather and machine protection is greatly carved.

2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Review
2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

The visual focus of the machine is folded forward. Complete with heavy spray protection, the R 1200 GS Adventure looks positively aggressive. Always ready to overcome further difficulties. The weighted 30-liter tank radiates a strong presence. And underpin promises that you should not just give up – regardless of how likely it is to be stacked as you see fit.

2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Review

2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – Engine Performances

Regardless of where you go to: The 2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has always been a dynamic companion. And inspired by boxing boxing legend 125 Nm and 92 kW (125 HP) from a water-cooled four-stroke twin-cylinder engine. The cooling concept lies in the combination of air and fluid cooling. Generate efficiency, high torque and most importantly: reliability.

Wet clutch with anti-hopping and electric throttle function makes R 1200 GS Adventure an ideal companion for those who are not too far away – or two rocky. Whatever else and GS Adventure is one thing first and foremost: a great all-round road bike. That’s the key to its widespread appeal, no off-road potential. And the key among the features that make it such a great road motor is the twin Bavarian boxer engine, in liquid-cooled form, 125hp since 2013.

It’s very flexible, pulling 263kg bikes with a roaring enthusiasm from under 4,000 rpm in third gear, so it does not matter how much your teeth are coming out of the bend. It sounds and feels like a proper motor engine and is not reconstructed when it rises to its peak torque of 92lbft at 6,500 rpm, with an occasional fuss when you turn it off.

On the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure barrel highway easily, twin flat boxer 1170cc rotates at a relaxed 3750rpm at a distance of 100 km / h in the sixth gear. This machine has undergone such improvements for decades now it is hard to see how it can be improved. These days the vibrations are minimal – only slightly through the large beartrap-style footrests – and the spread of torque extends through most of its revision range. Importantly, there is a pile of torque that can be used low and through the midrange. There is little reason to reverse the ring, but if you do, there is still a lot of snobbery above – it does not seem to run out of fuel.

2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Review

2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – Features


With BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, you can master any terrain. Because the Enduro does not leave anything to be desired with its practical equipment: two standard riding modes – “Rain” and “Road” – can be selected at the touch of a button and give you two different and ideal driving characteristics. There are also other modes available as optional enhancements.

The tank volume of 30 liters makes you really unstoppable on a long journey without any unwanted breaks. You also have an on-board computer as part of standard equipment: for perfect navigation and important data views such as fuel rates, speed and consumption. Just like the practical: on the tank there is a storage compartment. Means you have a smaller object at your fingertips soon and all the time.

BMW goes with a rather minimal frame designed to help keep the overall weight low while providing toughness and toughness. Tubular steel bridge type frames are continuously using the machine as a depressed member, and the milling is actually composed mostly of the entire assembly.

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure come with slip plates to protect the machine in the position proffered beneath the frame, an important feature that gives the purpose of this rides as an on-or off-road engine. Expanded machine guards and slippers are available in accessory catalogs, and I highly recommend that you check if you plan on doing a “Long Way Down / Round” job with it.

The frame design varies slightly but slightly between the two models, with a steering angle of 64.5 degrees steering at GS and an angle of 65.5 degrees on the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure. Bayerische Motoren Werke measures the angle of the rake from horizontal, not vertical like the manufacturer of the U.S. do so this means 25.5 degrees on GS and 24.5 degrees on R 1200 GS Adventure.

Suspension and shifting gears divide between models. While they both run 37 mm, front-front forks, the GS suspension provides 7.5 inches of travel ahead, versus an 8.3-inch ride at the GS Adventure.

Swingarm rides have aluminum and one side on the rear shocks of the EVO Paralever BMW, and both bikes also share the wheel features for rear preload and damping adjustments to fast-track your trip. Back shock floats GS on 7.9 inch journey and R 1200 GS Adventure on 8.7 inch journey.

The Rim style also varies, with a more up-tastic GS rising above the cast wheel for stability of road handling, and the incorrect R 1200 GS Adventure on the mixed rim for a little extra mitochrome bump. As you can imagine, both run with very different circles. While both rolled the 19-inch tires in front and 17-inch tires on the back, the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has more tires leading to road use, while the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has deep knobbies with generous street flats for a more convenient journey.

2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Review
2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

ABS Integral BMW itself modulate brake pressure to prevent loss of attraction on both wheels. ABS works with four-pot calipers and 305 mm disc discs and front and single pot caliper and 276 mm discs on the back. If you prefer a more traditional brake and brake response, you can disable ABS and only use raw brakes and not offset.

BMW Classic Motorrad integral part of ABS comes as standard with this series. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider and  this safety feature makes braking easier and safer in wet conditions, in emergency situations, when you ride with a passenger and when carrying luggage – in essence, under any circumstances. This gives the driver the optimal stopping distance at any time without wheel lock. For offroad use, ABS can be turned off.