Hogs in the ‘hood: BMW R1200 GS

The world tour ready BMW R1200 GS

The world tour ready BMW R1200 GS

We have been seeing more and more of the BMW adventure bikes around the ‘hood, but this BMW R1200 GS, decked in white is a nice departure from the typical BMW gray…

Set up for a trip HALF-way around the world...

Set up for a trip HALF-way around the world…

The BMW R 1200 GS, and it’s cousin the “Adventure” model (introduced late 2005), have been selling at an incredible rate since its introduction in 2004.  Despite many owners never utilizing the nature of this beast, it is built for long hauls, and made to perform while traversing the world.

The BMW R1200 GS accounts for 1/3 of all BMW Motorcycle sales, and has cemented itself as the premiere adventure bike in the world.  While other companies have jumped on the bandwagon, introducing competition for this pioneer, most folks still visualize this bike when discussing the adventure genre.

Plagued by recalls for brakes, throttle cables, clutches and fuel pumps, the popularity of this model has not waned.  Just take a look at the ADVRider forum, to see how prevalent these bikes are n the world of long distance motorcycle travel…

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