Bikes

2017 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

I bought my second GSA ever so slightly used (1700 km) by a previous owner who purchased the bike for a long-awaited European tour that was cancelled. The bike was mint, with only a few minor upgrades done to it.

My new bike.

The “Triple Black” Special Model

The “Triple Black” special version of the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has established its own tradition and the name once again says it all. BMW Motorrad is responding to a wish expressed by many customers by bringing out a special model of the 2017 GS Adventure in a virtually all-black finish.

The central fuel tank cover, storage compartment lid and front mudguard in Blackstorm metallic together with fuel tank side panels in Dark Slate metallic give the R 1200 GS Adventure a strikingly masculine look. Powerful technical accentuations are provided by the front and rear frame in Agate Grey in combination with the black engine, gearbox and swinging arm.

A new black seat with GS embossment on the passenger section rounds off the striking appearance of the new 2017 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black.

Additional changes and tweaks

New features for the 2017 R 1200 GS Adventure model also include a revised selector drum actuator, transmission shafts and transmission shaft bearing. An OBD indicator lamp in the cockpit has been added to meet EU4 requirements. In addition, the instrument panel features a revised design.

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

  • ABS
  • ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
  • ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Turn Signal Lights
  • Keyless

BMW Factory Fit Options

  • Additional Fog Lights
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Heated Grips
  • L & R Pannier Fastenings for Aluminum Cases
  • LED Indicators
  • On-board Computer
  • TPC (Tyre Pressure Control)
  • BMW Navigator V GPS
  • Top, Right and Left Panniers (with waterproof inner bags)

Other Extras

  • GoPro Mount by the front left indicator
  • Givi Tank Lock Ring

Modifications

For an overview of modifications I have done to my 2017 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, please have a look at the Mods page.


2010 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

For quite a few months I was a frequent visitor at Finn.no – 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

Engine/Driveline

  • 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

Electronics

  • 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

Equipment

  • 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!

Modifications

For an overview of modifications I have done to my 2010 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, please have a look at the Mods page.

2 Replies to “Bikes”

  1. 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,
    Peter

    1. 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!

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