BMWR1200 RT, GS, GS Adventure
where we rode the RT and the Mt Buller dirt roads where the GS and GSA showed their full potential.
The R series bikes also get minor styling changes, BMW’s latest on-the-fly electronic suspension adjustment (ESA) and a new stereo. with iPod interface on the RT.
There are a range of factory options available, but BMW supplies the standard bikes in Australia with a suite of features. Prices: from $30,900 (RT), $21,925 (GS), $26,950 (GSA) Engine: 1170cc boxer flat twin Power: 81kW at 7750 revs Torque: 120Nm at 6000revs Transmission: six-speed, shaft drive Seat height: 770/830mm (RT), 850/870mm (GS), 890/910mm(GSA) Weight: 223kg (RT), 229kg (GS), 256kg (GSA) Warranty: Two years/unlimited km
Sweet spot: the BMWR1200 GS produces a peak of 81kW at 7750 revs.