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BMW R1200GS SE: LIMITED EDITION NEW ENDURO SPECIAL EDITION MOTORCYCLE RELEASE

By • May 25th, 2009 • Category: ! Daily Info & Reviews, Vehicles

BMW R1200GS SE: LIMITED EDITION NEW ENDURO SPECIAL EDITION MOTORCYCLE RELEASE

BMW Motorrad has launched a Special Edition version of the R1200GS, to celebrate the 15th year of the four-valve GS boxer twin. This limited edition bike comes in Alpine White, with a dual-colour seat, black front mudguard, black cross-spoke wheels, protective aluminium head covers and a tinted screen as standard equipment. The BMW R1200GS SE also gets a set of panniers, anti-lock brakes (ABS), Automatic Stability Control (ASC), Tyre Pressure Control, Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA II), heated handlebar grips, an on-board computer and LED indicators as standard equipment. The bike costs £11,400 (US$18,140) and the first of these bikes will be delivered to customers in July 2009.

BMW R1200GS SE: LIMITED EDITION NEW ENDURO SPECIAL EDITION MOTORCYCLE RELEASE

A striking Special Edition version of the R 1200 GS, the UK’s favourite all-round motorcycle limited edition model comes in Alpine white with a dual-colour seat and a distinctive black front ‘beak’. To stand out from the ever-popular standard model, the SE version is supplied with black cross spoke wheels, protective aluminium head covers and a tinted screen as standard.

The high-standard specification of the R 1200 GS SE represents great value for money. Not only does the SE benefit from the free pannier promotion, on offer to purchasers of GS and GS Adventure models until 30 September, but it also comes complete with both Dynamic and Premium specification packages, saving customers more than £1,100 over a standard model with these additions.

The factory-fitted Dynamic package offers customers piece of mind with the best safety options available from BMW Motorrad. These are ABS, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Tyre Pressure Control. For added rider comfort and fun, the Premium package offers BMW’s highly acclaimed and industry leading Enduro Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA II). The unique Enduro ESA is easy to use, enabling the rider to adjust the suspension of the bike to suit load or terrain, by simply pressing a button on the handlebar controls. Also available in the Premium pack are heated handlebar grips, an on-board computer, chrome exhaust pipe and LED indicators.

The R 1200 GS SE is built to order at a cost of just £11,400 OTR. BMW Motorrad dealers are taking orders now, with the first bikes being delivered to customers in July 2009.

R 1200 GS SE additional features:

Striking Alpine White paintwork
Black cross-spoke wheels
Tinted screen
Dual-colour seat
Aluminium cylinder head protectors
Complimentary panniers and fittings (until 30 September)
Factory fitted Premium and Dynamic specification packages

R 1200 GS spec

ENGINE 
 Engine :  Air-cooled/oil-cooled flat twin 4-stroke 
 Gross Horsepower :  100 bhp @ 7,000 rpm 
 Displacement :  1170 cc 
 Bore x Stroke  : 101.0 mm x 73.0 mm 
 Torque :  85 lb.-ft. @ 5,500 rpm 
 Compression Ratio :  11.0:1 
 Fuel System :  BMS-K 
 Clutch :  180-mm single dry plate
 
DIMENSIONS 
 Length :  87.0 in. 
 Width :  36.0 in. with mirrors 
 Weight :  439 lbs. excluding options and accessories 
 Frame  : Tubular spaceframe, engine load-bearing 
 Wheelbase : 59.8 in. 
 Fuel Capacity :  5.2 gal. 
 Seat Height  : 33.0 in. – 34.0 in.
 
DRIVETRAIN 
 Transmission:   Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gearing 
 Final Drive :  Enclosed driveshaft with 2 universal joints; 2.82:1 
 Suspension : 
Front: Telelever; 7.5 in. travel
Rear: Paralever; 7.9 in. travel 
 
BRAKES/WHEELS/TIRES 
 Brakes :  EVO partial-integral ABS
Front: 2, 4-piston fixed calipers; 12.0 in. dual floating rotors
Rear: 1, 2-piston floating caliper; 10.4 in. single, fixed rotor; Actuation: Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type 
 
 Tires 
Front: 110/80 x 19 tubeless
Rear: 150/70 x 17 tubeless

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