2010 BMW R1200GS (Adventure) Specs

2010 BMW R1200GS (Adventure) Specs

2010 BMW R1200GS (Adventure) Specs

New cylinder heads are the targeted area with each featuring four larger valves - the intakes are oversized 8.4% to 39mm and the sodium-filled exhaust valves increase by 6.6% to 33mm. Appropriately matching pistons form the new combustion chamber, though the compression ratio inside the 101 x 73mm bore/stroke sleeve remains unchanged at 12.0:1. A larger throttle manifold and revised air intake also contribute to what BMW claims is a higher rev ceiling of 8500 rpm and a 5% boost in horsepower to a claimed 110 hp and 88 lb-ft of torque. An electronic exhaust flap and new muffler internals promote the Boxer thump.

After a wonderful morning ride that featured all types of fast and slow roads, both paved and dirt, our grins became grimaces – and eventually chattering teeth – as the temperature dropped to 32 degrees with accompanying frigid precipitation. Rain turned to sleet, snow and eventually hail – and then ran back through the gamut (read our blog for more details on the nasty weather - 2010 BMW R1200GS in Snosemitie). As our ride focus became more about simply making it home, we were not able to hop on the 2009 version for a straight-up comparison of the new engine. But as far as we’re concerned, it’s the same GS – wonderfully smooth and plenty powerful.

Engine: Air/oil-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve/cylinder Boxer Twin
Displacement: 1170cc
Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
Bore x Stroke: 101 x 73mm
Fueling: Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission: 6-Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Clutch: Hydraulic
Front Suspension: Telelever, central spring strut, 5-position mechanical preload adjustment, 7.5 inches travel (8.3 in.)
Rear Suspension: Paralever, hydraulically adjustable preload (compression), 7.9 inches travel (8.7 in.)
Frame: Tubular steel with stressed engine
Front Brake: Dual 305mm rotors, 4-piston fixed calipers, optional ABS
Rear Brake: 265mm rotor, 2-piston floating caliper, optional ABS
Front Tire: 110/80 R 19
Rear Tire: 150/70 R 17
Wheelbase: 59.3 in. (59.5 in.)
Seat Height: 33.5 in. (35 in.)
Claimed Dry Weight: 448 lbs. (492 lbs.)
Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal. (8.7 gal.)
Available Colors: Magma Red, Ostra Grey, Sapphire Black, Alpine White (Shine Yellow, Smoke Grey)
MSRP: $14,950 ($17,000)

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