The BMW R1200 series, through its four motorcycle models, caters to three completely different segments - adventure, tourer and naked. The BMW R1200 series is powered by a four-stroke 1170cc flat-twin Boxer engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox through a single dry plate clutch. This liquid-cooled engine produces 108bhp and 119Nm of torque in the R1200 R and 123bhp and 125Nm of torque in the other three models. The R1200 series is equipped with modern equipment like ABS, automatic stability control (ASC), tyre pressure monitoring and ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment).
The BMW R1200 RT, being a tourer, gets extra creature comforts like an audio system and a multi-controller which controls almost all commands from a single unit. It offers good wind and weather protection with optimum ergonomics for comfortable long distance travels. The BMW R1200 GS and R1200 GS Adventure are dual-sport adventure motorcycles, built to tour across any kind of terrain and deal with harsh conditions. The R1200 GS Adventure model gets extra modifications to make it tougher than the standard R1200 GS. It gets a larger seat, bigger fuel tank and suspension travel has been increased.
BMW R1200 series competes Aprilia Caponord 1200, Ducati Multistrada and Kawasaki Versys.