Mike M’s R1200GS Black Beauty

ADVRider Mike M’s 2006 BMW R1200GS

I bought my 2006 R1200GS at BMW of Denver here in Colorado in July of 2006. It currently has just over 15,000 miles on it and I have toured all over western Colorado, Utah and New Mexico on it. I have had a number of BMW motorcycles over the years but the 1200GS in my opinion, is the best all around machine I have owned. I also currently own a 2007 K1200GT in Dark Graphite, GS/GT: The Best of Both Worlds!
As you can see, I’ve had alot of fun hanging accessories on the 1200GS too!

…before the rocker covers were painted

Factory Equipment:

  • Cast Aluminum Wheels
  • Heated Hand Grips
  • Black Stock Seats
  • Chrome Exhaust Canister

There’s been quite a few changes from stock as you’ll see from the list below! Kind of absurd the number of accessories and updates that I have put into this machine but it has been a real fun process! 🙂

I’m not done yet…now I am changing out my PIAA 510 driving lights for a smaller Martin Fabrication light and adding some really trick looking Pazzo clutch and brake levers. I’ll see if I can organize the list and photos of all the gear I’ve added


  • Black Custom Painted Body Panels
  • BMW Navigator II GPS, Cradle
  • BMW Accessory Power Socket- Direct Connect
  • BMW Vario Side Cases
  • BMW Vario L&R Bag Liners
  • BMW HP2/R1200GS Adventure Driver Pegs
  • Remove BMW Rear Mudguard
  • Corbin Seats, Carbon Fiber Leather Seating Area, Front Heated
  • Corbin Oval Backrest
  • Hepco & Becker Engine Crash Bars-Black
  • Hex-Head Elf Pegs
  • Touratech Brake Lever Extension
  • Touratech Swingarm Pivot Cover-Black
  • Touratech TPS CAN Bus Helper System
  • Touratech Oil Cooler Guard- Black
  • Touratech Heel Guard
  • Touratech Side Covers Bolt Kit
  • RAM Bar Base w/ Short & Long Arm & Camera Platform
  • Front Fender Extender
  • Wunderlich Gap Bag
  • Wunderlich Adjustable Screen Mount
  • Clear Tail Light Lens with LED Light
  • Clear Turn Signal Lenses with LED Lights, Rear Brake LED Lights
  • Reflector Bracket Elimination Kit
  • Marsee Rack Bag, 22 Liter
  • Valentine1 Hard-Wired
  • Frame Mounted Helmet Lock
  • Remus Carbon Fiber Genesis Exhaust Canister
  • Remus Header Pipe with Jet-Hot Silver Ceramic Coating
  • Martin Fabrication (Black) Driving Lights
  • GMT Lightbar
  • Kaoko Throttle Lock
  • Stebel Nautilus Compact Air Horn Kit
  • Ilmberger Carbon Fiber Front Fender
  • Ilmberger Carbon Fiber Hugger
  • Ilmberger Carbon Fiber Side Panels
  • Ilmberger Carbon Fiber Alternator Cover
  • Ohlins Front and Rear Shocks (Spring:One-up from Stock for 205 lbs.)
  • ZTechnik Right Mirror Mount
  • Alloy Wheels/Valve Covers Powdercoated Black
  • Billet Aluminum Black Anodized Gas Cap
  • Jollify Carbon Fiber “GS” Side Panel Logo’s
  • Pazzo Clutch & Brake Levers-Black w/Red Adjuster (Short)