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Group Tests & Comparisons

Motorcycle group tests featuring the BMW R1200GS / R1200GSA and back to back ride tests to compare the BMW R1200GS and R1200 GS Adventure against other bikes.
NB: Please let me know if you find similar review articles, motorcycle magazine group tests and shoot outs featuring the R1200GS.....thanks

Bike mag Jul2008 - R1200GS performance comparison

1200GS vs 1200GSA (and RT)

1200GS vs KTM 990 Adventure

1200GS vs Buell Ulysses

1200GS vs Triumph Tiger 1050

Comparison reviews by ukGSer GSmonkey Oct2007

4 'articles' posted on the ukGSer forum - not only do you get the views of the 'author' of the articles but subsequest comments by other ukGSer forum members. Great idea Jonathan (GSmonkey) :-)

Bike Magazine July 2008 www.BikeMagazine.co.uk
Adventure Bikes Group Test - BMW R1200GS, BMW F800GS, KTM Adventure & Moto Guzzi Stelvio. Bikes tested on the new 'Bike' test route, 3 sections, 501 miles in all. Technological highlights, In-depth testing, Dyno and Specifications.
Growing in popularity and cooler than ever before, adventure bikes are the machines of the moment. Moto Guzzi's new Stelvio and BMW's F800GS upstart tackle the revised BMW R1200GS and the consumate KTM Adventure. Highlights...

2008 R1200GS review - Bike magazine group test  F800GS review - Bike magazine group test  R1200GS Bike magazine group test verdict

See the full article: Bike_Magazine_Adventure_Big_Traillies_test_july08.pdf (15.6mb)

2007 Adventure Touring Comparo II - The contenders, BMW 1200GS, Triumph Tiger, Suzuki V-Strom and Ducati Multistrada 1100s (External link)

2006 Adventure Touring Comparo (External link)
First Place: BMW R1200GS (86.5%)
Second Place: KTM 950 Adventure S (80.0%)
Third Place: Ducati Multistrada 1000S (77.6%)
Fourth Place: Buell Ulysses (73.3%)
Fifth Place: Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom (72.8%)
Sixth Place: Aprilia EVT1000 Caponord (62.8%)

MCN Group Test (Feb2006) - BMW R1200GS, KTM 990 Adventure & Buell Ulysses

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R1200GS - What's New
R1200GS - What's New
R1200GS - Mini test
R1200GS - First Rides Alts
R1200GS - Hot List New
R1200GS 2005 - Our Bikes
GS Trailia - 25 Years of
R1200GS 2005 - Our Bikes
R1200GS - BvB
R1200GS - New Metal
R1200GS - Mile Muncher

 
Source:
www.ridetriangles.com
Spreadsheet available
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(complete index for every motorcycle road test that
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May 2007)

 

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