R1200GS Information Resource

R1200GS Information Resource

Special motorcycleinfo.co.uk offer – Click here for discounted motorcycle helmets

General BMW GS Content

Recommended Motorcycle Related Stuff – BMW Motorcycle Specific

R1200GS Brochures and Catalogues

History of BMW Boxer Twin Motorcycles

BMW and their influence on motorbike suspension

GS Owner Websites

Weird and Wonderful world of GS motorcycles

R1200GS Model Info

BMW Motorcycle Naming History

GS Series Brief History

R1200GS Model Changes 2004 to 2007

2008 1200GS – What’s different

R1200GS Model Changes 2008 / 2009

2010 R1200GS / R1200 DOHC

BMW GS Series – a brief history History of the BMW Roundel BMW Motorcycle Name History BMW Boxer Twins History R1200GS madness! 🙂
One man’s great idea is just plain crazy to someone else!

History of BMW Boxer Twin Motorcycles

R1200GS Technical Specificatons


Technical Info

Motorcycle Manuals & Parts Fiche
If you’re doing your own motorcycle service and maintenance work then a workshop manual is always handy! Needless to say I recommend you go out and buy a legitimate workshop / service / repair manual but there’s a huge array of motorcycle workshop manuals available for download online FREE!

BMW Motorcycle Manuals & Parts Fiche – links to free online resources and downloads

Technical Info and Data Resources

R1200GS Technical Data – Massive list of resources

Servicing Info

You’ll find all the technical data here for you R1200GS – torque values, service schedules, wiring diagrams etc etc

‘How to’ & FAQs
Articles on how to carry out various tasks on your R1200GS – guides and instruction on carrying out service and repairs, fitting/installing after-market parts, performance tweaks and modifications

R1200GS Parts & Accessories

R1200GS Extended Warranty & Warranty Insurance Policies

Upgrades / Accessories

Accessories Parts and Servicing hub page

For a great range of stainless steel accessories click here

Gallery / Featured Bikes

List of Modified BMW R1200GS models


BMW R1200GS Reviews

R1200GS Group Tests and Comparisons

2004 BMW R1200GS First Ride – Kev Ash

2006 BMW R1200GS Review – Kev Ash

2007 R1200GS Review – Chris Moss

MCN 2004 – 2012 Review

MCN R1200GS Adventure 2010 Review

Rhisiart R1200GS Review

Motorcyclist R1200GS First Ride

2006 R1200GS Review – Short Way Around

2006 vs 2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure

MCN 2006 R1200GS Adventure Review

Inside Bikes 2004 R1200GS Review

BMW HP2 Megamoto Review

2008 BMW R1200GS and GS Adventure Review

motorcycle.com 2008 GS and Adventure review



Useful Links


Information for BMW R1200GS riders / owners 

Don’t forget the GPS & Sat Nav section and the General Bike Stuff section for non R1200GS specific ‘How to’ articles/information.

See also: BMW R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure and other BMW motorcycle related downloads(including Rider’s Manuals)


Latest additions / updates:

Re-keying Vario System Pannier & Cases locks (New)

GS-911 BMW Diagnostic Tool (updated)ECM’s Biking History and Modified Custom BMW R1200GS

R1200GS Model Changes 2004 to 2007

…and don’t forget the BMW / R1200GS photo galleries (1400+ images!)

…and my R1200GS video playlist on YouTube (25 videos)

Breakdowns Abroad – key phrase translation sheets
Ask for help in the local language!



SPORTSBIKESHOP.co.uk – the uk’s widest range of motorcycle helmets, clothing & accessories.



BMW R 1200 GS – The most successful BMW of all time

27/07/2007 - the 100,000th BMW R1200GS is produced

BMW Motorrad celebrated an impressive record on 27 July as the 100,000th R 1200 GS rolled off the production line in Berlin, Germany. Since the introduction of the all-new, lighter and more powerful R 1200 GS in 2004, a staggering 84,373 units have been built, plus an additional 15,627 of its model variant, the R 1200 GS Adventure.
No other BMW motorcycle has been built in such volume and within such a short space of time, thus making the R 1200 GS the most successful BMW motorcycle of all time.
The R 1200 GS is as popular today as it was back then. In 2006, 31,138 units were sold worldwide, making it BMW’s best selling model.
The popularity, supremacy and high volume of sales all underline the unique and universal appeal of the GS ‘Gelande Strasse’ (on/off-road) concept. Until fairly recently, BMW’s GS range of motorcycles was considered a rather niche proposition, used mainly by globetrotters and desert racers. However, the legendary genre has now firmly entered the mainstream, buoyed by a realisation that road-specific suspension, ergonomic efficiency and all-day comfort make more sense in the real world of high insurance premiums, poorly maintained roads and traffic congestion.
Tony Jakeman, Marketing Manager for BMW Motorrad UK, commented, “Here in the UK the GS and GS Adventure have been the best selling bikes, in the Adventure category, for several years. In 2006, the number of GS and GS Adventure registrations, at 2277, made it the best selling motorcycle in the country, so we’re delighted to be celebrating the production of the 100,000th R 1200 GS.

“Sales are looking strong again in 2007, with more and more riders discovering the joys of BMW GS ownership. The R 1200 GS and Adventure version work equally well as everyday commuters, weekend sports bikes and long-distance tourers.”

Disclaimer (full site Disclaimer here)
Just in case!…………use of any information from this site is totally at your discretion and you must take full responsibility for any unforeseen consequences or incident resulting from use of any such information found here. (i.e. I and all other contributors cannot accept any responsibility or liability!)  You should not assume any information here to be absolute fact as I cannot guarantee that to be the case although care has been taken in selecting content.  All information here has come from reliable sources and any information / instruction / recommendation I or others have quoted has been given in good faith ……..but no one is infallible!

You have been warned!