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    BMW R1200 GS Adventure LC 2014

    This is my only motorcycle, so I'm pretty biased. I plan to put in a proper review...
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    BMW R1200 GS Adventure LC (2014)


    This is my only motorcycle, so I'm pretty biased. I plan to put in a proper review...
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    You like extreme and long tours? On rough roads, over stony tracks out in the wild, too? Tarmac, offroad, stones and sand: These are the challenges the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is longing to master with its easy and agile handling. A machine for those who want to test their limits and go beyond them. Or to put it briefly: A motorcycle for riders who are seeking real adventure and don't want to miss out on a great deal of riding pleasure in the process. Conquer any type of terrain on an adventure bike that meets all your practical needs. Two standard-fitted ride modes – "Rain" and "Road" – are available at the press of a button and offer two completely different, finely tuned riding experiences. It's like having two motorcycles in one. Further riding modes are also available as an option. 7.9 gallons in the fuel tank combined with the engine's optimized fuel efficiency really make you "unstoppable" on and off the road making unwanted stops a thing of the past. In addition the standard level of equipment was improved, e.g. to include an on-board computer. This enables perfect navigation and provides the rider with useful data such as fuel level, average speed and fuel consumption. This travel adventure machine is rounded off by a newly integrated compartment above the tank which allows you to keep small items within reach at all times. The R 1200 GS Adventure responds dynamically in any situation thanks to the legendary 92 lb-ft of flat-twin torque and 125 bhp delivered by the new, air/liquid-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine. The R 1200 GS is also characterized by its unmistakable design, further improved seating comfort, wind and weather protection and by its muscular presence. It is available in three color versions: Olive Matte, Racing Blue Metallic Matte and Alpine White. The R 1200 GS Adventure. Make an impression. Everywhere. FEATURES Displacement cc: 1170 Bore/stroke mm: 101/73 Output kW/hp: 92/125 at rpm 7750 Torque lb-ft 92 at rpm 6500 Engine Type: air/water-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine No. of cylinders: 2 Compression/fuel: 12.5:1, premium unleaded: (95 RON) Valve actuation: DOHC Valves per cylinder 4 Carburetion: BMS-X Emission control: closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter Electrical system: Alternator Battery V/Ah: 12/12 maintenance-free Power transmission: gearbox Clutch anti-hopping: wet clutch Gearbox constant: mesh 6-speed gearbox Primary ratio: 1.65 Rear wheel drive: cardan shaft Frame construction: type tubular steel bridge frame, engine self-supporting Suspension, front: BMW Telelever Suspension, rear: BMW EVO Paralever Spring travel, front/rear In (mm) 8.3 / 8.7 inches (210 / 220 mm) Wheel castor In (mm): 3.6 inches (92.7 mm) Wheelbase In (mm): 59.4 inches (1510 mm) Brakes front: hydraulically actuated twin-disc brake, Ø 305 mm Brakes rear: single-disc brake Ø 276 mm ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (standard, part integral, disengageable) Wheels: cross-spoke wheels front wheels 3.0 x 19" rear wheels 4.5 x 17" Tires front: 120/70 R19 Tires rear: 170/60 R17 Total length Inches (mm ): 88.8 inches (2255 mm) Total width with mirrors Inches (mm): 38.6 inches (980 mm) Seat height Inches (mm): 35.0 / 35.8 inches (890/910 mm) DIN unladen weight, road ready lbs (kg): 573 lbs (260 kg) Permitted total weight lbs (kg) 1,058 lbs (480 kg) Fuel tank capacity gal (l): 7.9 gal (30 l) Fuel consumption 55 mph 54.7 mpg 75 mph 39.9 mpg Acceleration: 0‒100 km/h (62 mph) Maximum speed >125 mph