2010 BMW R1200GS | First Ride

Double stuffed

By Roland Brown, Photography by Paul Bryant, Jason Critchell

The same tried-and-true GS, now with DOHC cams and a tad more power.

Ducati Multistrada, KTM 990 Adventure, Suzuki V-Strom DL1000.

Price $14,950
Engine type a/o-c opposed twin
Valve train DOHC, 8v
Displacement 1170cc
Bore x stroke 101.0 x 73.0mm
Compression 12.0:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Dry, single-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 110 bhp @ 7750 rpm
Claimed torque 88 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel trellis with single-sided swingarm
Front suspension Telelever incorporating a Showa shock with adjustable rebound damping, optional ESA
Rear suspension Paralever incorporating a Showa shock with adjustable spring preload, optional ESA
Front brake Dual BMW four-piston calipers, 320mm discs, optional ABS
Rear brake BMW two-piston caliper, 265mm disc, optional ABS
Front tire 110/80-R19 Bridgestone Battle Wing
Rear tire 150/70-R17 Bridgestone Battle Wing
Rake/trail 25.7°/4.0 in.
Seat height 33.4/34.3 in.
Wheelbase 59.3 in.
Fuel capacity 5.3 gal.
Claimed dry weight 473 lbs.
Colors Red, gray, white, black
Available Now
Warranty 3 yrs., 36,000 mi.

BMW of North America
P.O. Box 1227
Westwood, NJ 07575

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
There are many good reasons why this is one of the best-selling motorcycles on earth.

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