By Edgar

For quite a few months I was a frequent visitor at – a Norwegian trading site similar to eBay. A number of GS Adventure bikes were evaluated, but it was not until early September 2010 that my dream bike appeared – a perfectly looked-after and equipped 2010 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – color Smoke Grey Metallic Matt!

My GS - well equipped and ready for an adventure!

My GS - well equipped and ready for an adventure!

My bike came with all of the standard factory equipment and most of the extra bells and whistles from BMW, as listed below:

BMW Standard Factory Equipment

Special Features

  • Spring travel front 210mm/rear 220mm
  • Tank capacity (33 litres)
  • Wide footrests


  • Air/oil cooled flat twin four stroke DOHC (with radial valves) engine
  • Digital engine managementwith twin-spark ignition system
  • Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
  • 6 Speed gearbox
  • Shaft drive
  • Complete stainless steel exhaust system
  • Magnesium cylinder head covers

Running Gear

  • BMW Motorrad telelever and paralever
  • Twin disk front brake (EVO, 305mm dia.)
  • Single disk rear brake
  • Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
  • 5-position mechanical front spring pre-load adjuster
  • Cross spoke Wheels
  • Prop stand with starter inhibit
  • Braided steel brake and clutch hoses
  • Handlebar conical, without cross support
  • Adjustable rear rebound damping


  • Permanent headlamp beam
  • Diagnostic interface
  • Electronic immobiliser
  • Low beam headlamp height adjustment
  • Info flat screen (digital clock, gear indicator, fuel gauge, coolant temperature and cruising range indicator, total 2 trip odometers and service indicator)
  • Instrument cluster with digital speedometer and revolution counter
  • LED rear light
  • Power socket
  • Hazard warning flasher
  • White Indicators
  • Alternator, strong


  • Toolkit
  • One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap, dual seat and helmet locks
  • Adjustable footbrake lever and gear lever
  • Stainless steel luggage rack
  • Handguards
  • Tank and engine protection bar
  • Aluminium valve cover protection system
  • Handbrake lever and clutch lever adjustable
  • Centre stand
  • Integral ignition switch and steering lock
  • Adjustable handlebar
  • Windshield adjustable
  • Two section dual seat with variable height rider’s seat
  • Skid plate

BMW Factory Fit Options

  • Additional Fog Lights
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Enduro Gearbox
  • ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
  • Heated Grips
  • Integral ABS (Partial)
  • L & R Pannier Fastenings for Aluminum Cases
  • LED Indicators
  • On-board Computer
  • TPC (Tyre Pressure Control)

Other Extras

  • Bagster Tank Cover
  • Fenda Extenda
My GS - well equipped and ready for an adventure!

My GS - well equipped and ready for an adventure!


For an overview of modifications I have done to my bike, please have a look at the Modifications page.

  1. Peter says:

    Hi Edgar,
    Great site. I found it while looking for some information on accessories for the R1200GS Adventure (mudsling, etc.). I have exactly the same as yours on order for delivery middle of March. After ten years and +100k Km on a R1150GS, it was time for a change.
    Keep up the good work on your site.
    Greetings from Belgium,

    • Edgar says:

      Thanks for your kind words Peter!

      It is still slippery on the roads of Norway, but I cannot wait until spring when I can bring my bike back on the road again. I only had a very brief riding season last year, 2011 should be good!

      Safe riding Peter!