With inspiration from the victorious GS bikes and capitalizing on the robust success of triple black GS, this year BMW has launched the limited edition of BMW R1200GS Rallye 2012 bikes, for rally racing lovers.The R 1200 GS Rallye is the perfect combination of imagination and ultramodern technology. From stony terrain to winding roads, with this new special model , you can conquer it all .
The changes from the craggy ugly duckling exterior of the R1200GS to this new model are mostly cosmetic in nature. However it is not only the looks that boost up the image of the machine , but it’s new matchless features like on-board computer, bag holder and heated grips etc. also contribute equally.
This bike is bound to steal your heart and make you fall in love with it. It is no less than a biker’s dream come true – giving you as it does the ultimate adrenaline rush, immense biking bliss and complete comfort.The fact that this clubs proven technology with brand value makes Rallye a leader in it’s league of bikes in the truest sense of the word.Here are the highlights and other specifications of BMW R1200GS Rallye 2012 for your ready reference .
Featurea Of BMW R1200GS Rallye Bike
The bike comes with an eye catching contrast of black, white and red that is bound to be a rage with biking addicts. The Alpine white body parts, the black engine and the magma red colored rear frame further enhance the aesthetics to the extent that you simply cannot resist the temptation of owning this exciting machine.
There are some other special features such as cross spoke wheels, all chrome exhaust system, aluminum die-cast, asphalt grey metallic Para lever and swing arms and granite grey metallic cylinder head covers which lend to it a powerfully effective style of its own. It also comes with traction package, which consists of switchable ABS , stability and tyre pressure control.
The panniers , top box , tank bag and Garmin Zumo 660 satnav are the other accessories that can be fitted to standard model additionally to enhance it’s looks. You can go for these if you find them attractive and necessary.The graphics in BMW’s renowned motorrad motorsports color, black fork slider tubes and exclusive white hand protectors are some of the other features that can turn into a huge rage with bikers.
Engine, Fuel Economy And Transmission
With a 110 horsepower @ 7750 rpm , air cooled , flat twin Boxer 4-stroke engine that has tremendous power and a zooming acceleration , the BMWR 1200 GS Rallye is certainly no less than a superbike . The engine offers jaw-dropping torque ,120 Nm at 6,000 rpm and amazing sound as up to the speed of 200 km/hr, the engine growls smoothly. Other features of the engine include twin spark ignition ,over run fuel cut-off system and total digital engine management.
The bike can gain a maximum speed of over 200 km/h in four seconds. It consumes 4.3 to 5.5 liters of fuel per one hundred kilometer at a speed of 90-120 km/hr. The twenty liter capacity fuel tank is well placedThe shaft driven power transmission system , hydraulic clutch plate and six speed gearbox with helical teeth provide tremendous power to this bike . Hats off to BMW research team ,as this engine is superb in technology and gives great power, unbelievable torque and low fuel economy.
The frame consist of front and rear sections , and bears the load of engine and gearbox unit well.BMW R1200GS Rallye 2012 comes with Enduro ESA, which is an electronic suspension adjustment technology, that adjusts ride heights, spring rate and shock absorbers according to the riding conditions ( luggage, passenger’s weight and road conditions). This system works brilliantly and makes the bike an almost all terrain safe machine.With option to adjust seat height ranging from 790mm to 870mm , these bikes naturally attract a lot of riders on this basis alone!
Wheels, Tyres And Brakes
The Dunlop TrailMax TR91 tyres with aluminum casted wheels are adequate on road, not causing too much wheel spin. You can go miles without tiring. Again, a word of caution :- on some terribly bad roads, the tyres are not suitable enough, making the bike ill-quipped to avoid skidding and tripping when on unfriendly stretches.
ABS , an anti locking brake system is optional and it can be switched off as per choice. The front brakes on this bike are 305 mm dual discs with four piston fixed caliper and The rear brakes are 265mm single disc double-piston floating caliper. Both brakes in combination offer good braking on all types of surfaces.
It is a secure and safe sports bike which glides along smoothly on the zigzag roads as well as it thrashes competitors on long straight tracks. It is capable of pulling loads of gear and a pillion with excellent fuel economy due to its lean-burn engine. Its adjustable sitting provides a lot of comfort while driving which makes you want to go on and on and on, without stopping!
The bike facilitates long distance travel and comfortable as well as enjoyable journeys to the remote places . It also makes possible spectacular adventure rallies and magnificent sporting success. The avenues that it opens for bike lovers of all categories are another contributing factor to its instant success.
Beside slippery pegs and tyres , there seems to be nothing negative about the bike, which definitely works all the more in its favor.
Price Of BMW R1200GS Rallye Bike
The standard model of bike with ABS will cost you approximately $26,250, on-road, a massive fifteen percent more than the standard GS models, but for a one of it’s kind bike like this one, it is definitely worth it.
The perfect blending of design ,technology, features and comfort along with reasonable pricing has made the bike a resounding hit amongst the masses and propelled it into the elite club of the best bikes available quickly and easily!. This bike is probably the last of the GS series from BMW.