R1200GS Information Resource
Information for BMW R1200GS riders / owners - see the menu on the left and the links below. Don't forget the GPS & Sat Nav section and the General Bike Stuff section for non R1200GS specific 'How to' articles/information.
See also: BMW R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure and other BMW motorcycle related downloads (including Rider's Manuals)
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GS-911 BMW Diagnostic Tool (updated)
ECM's Biking History and Modified Custom BMW R1200GS
R1200GS Model Changes 2004 to 2007
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BMW celebrates the production of the 100,000th BMW R1200GS - see below
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Motorcycle Manuals & Parts Fiche
If you're doing your own motorcycle service and maintenance work then a workshop manual is always handy! Needless to say I recommend you go out and buy a legitimate workshop / service / repair manual but there's a huge array of motorcycle workshop manuals available for download online FREE!
BMW R1200GS Photo Galleries
The Image Gallery facility provided by my website host is somewhat limited so some time back I expanded the Photo Galleries to SmugMug - click the link above for lots of R1200GS motorcycle photo galleries with hundreds of photos!
Breakdowns Abroad - key phrase translation sheets
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Parts & Accessories
Motorcycle.com - good general overview
totalmotorcycle.com - BMW bike parts and guides
BMW history - beyond BMW auto parts
parts.geek.com - source for BMW auto parts, bike parts, manuals
BMW Motorcycle Manuals & Parts Fiche - links to free online resources and downloads
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R1200GS section sub-categories
'How to' & FAQs
Articles on how to carry out various tasks on your R1200GS - guides and instruction on carrying out service and repairs, fitting/installing after-market parts, performance tweaks and modifications
Kind of self explanatory! - R1200GS Reviews
You'll find all the technical data here for you R1200GS - torque values, service schedules, wiring diagrams etc etc
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BMW R 1200 GS - The most successful BMW of all time
Copied from the BMW press site Aug2007
BMW Motorrad celebrated an impressive record on 27 July as the 100,000th R 1200 GS rolled off the production line in Berlin, Germany. Since the introduction of the all-new, lighter and more powerful R 1200 GS in 2004, a staggering 84,373 units have been built, plus an additional 15,627 of its model variant, the R 1200 GS Adventure.
No other BMW motorcycle has been built in such volume and within such a short space of time, thus making the R 1200 GS the most successful BMW motorcycle of all time.
The R 1200 GS is as popular today as it was back then. In 2006, 31,138 units were sold worldwide, making it BMW’s best selling model.
The popularity, supremacy and high volume of sales all underline the unique and universal appeal of the GS ‘Gelande Strasse’ (on/off-road) concept. Until fairly recently, BMW’s GS range of motorcycles was considered a rather niche proposition, used mainly by globetrotters and desert racers. However, the legendary genre has now firmly entered the mainstream, buoyed by a realisation that road-specific suspension, ergonomic efficiency and all-day comfort make more sense in the real world of high insurance premiums, poorly maintained roads and traffic congestion.
Tony Jakeman, Marketing Manager for BMW Motorrad UK, commented, “Here in the UK the GS and GS Adventure have been the best selling bikes, in the Adventure category, for several years. In 2006, the number of GS and GS Adventure registrations, at 2277, made it the best selling motorcycle in the country, so we’re delighted to be celebrating the production of the 100,000th R 1200 GS.
"Sales are looking strong again in 2007, with more and more riders discovering the joys of BMW GS ownership. The R 1200 GS and Adventure version work equally well as everyday commuters, weekend sports bikes and long-distance tourers.”
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