R1200GS From £12,185

Why is the GS the best sell­ing BMW boxer? Be­cause it is so good at do­ing any­thing asked of it, and be­cause it is very hard to find a rea­son not to own one.

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

BMW have evolved the GS into what is now a very com­fort­able sports-tourer, but which looks a bit like an en­duro. Ig­nore the fact it has a 19in front wheel, the GS will still keep up with any sport­s­tourer on the road thanks to its wide tyres and punchy boxer en­gine. This is one of those bikes that just feels right to ride, and when you have con­fi­dence in the bike, you ride faster and safer. Is it per­fect? Very nearly.

With a full tank, the GS’S long sus­pen­sion, tall bars and seat (which can all be low­ered) make it more top heavy than the RS or R, and it is a phys­i­cally im­pos­ing ma­chine, but that doesn’t put rid­ers off. Its only big draw­back is its pop­u­lar­ity (OK, and the midlife cri­sis con­no­ta­tions), but there’s a rea­son seem­ingly ev­ery­one ap­pears to have one.

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