2012 BMW R1200GS RallyeNov 08, 2011
BMW Motorrad has just released details on its new R1200GS Rallye, a limited edition GS similar to last year's Triple Black model.
No price has been announced yet, however BMW dealers can expect to have this limited edition R1200GS Rallye on their showroom floors by January of 2012.
To create the 2012 R1200GS Rallye, BMW made a number of changes to include a custom graphics package, Enduro ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) and an eye-catching black and red engine/frame combo that any BMW Motorrad Motorsport fan is sure to appreciate.
Additional form and functional changes that differentiate the 2012 BMW R1200GS Rallye from other GS motorcycles include:
- Alpine White with BMW Motorrad Motorsport graphics
- Black engine with matching black fork slider tubes
- Red frame
- Black and white covered seat
- Enduro ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
- Chromed exhaust system
- Wire-spoked wheels
- Heated grips
- Onboard computer
another feeble attempt to sell 'old' air cooled GS before the next generation comes in
By kawanut on Nov 30, 2011 at 05:11:45 PM
I wouldn't call it feeble. Earth shaking, no, but no different from "bold new graphics" from the Japanese manufacturers. If you're in the market, buy it because you like it, but not because of some illusion of exclusivity or special value.
By dmac on Jan 09, 2012 at 12:01:03 PM
soy amante de la gs, tengo una 2008, me gustaria mucho poder tener una 2012 aniversario, pero el govierno de mi pais tiene proibicion de entrada de motos bmw viovo en venezuela. gracias
By roberto chiavone on Jan 11, 2012 at 04:01:04 PM
Good try at selling old technology but looks cheap. personally I think this is a let down to BMW ingenuity. Focus should be n upgrading the model period, not trying to disguise old technology, people are not that guilable so it's also a slap in the face to the customer. Shame, I was starting to seriously consider an RGS but now re-considering the Triumph options.
By beemerfan on Jan 13, 2012 at 02:01:40 PM
Different color combo that I like. Enough that I'm replacing my white 2002 GS with this. It looks better in person than it does in the photos. Like the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... GSes are ugly no matter what but I like this one.
By Gerg on Jan 22, 2012 at 10:01:52 AM
There really is no replacement for the almighty GS series, that said, the Triumph options are looking better all the time. My new 800 is quite the bike. Let the spending begin.
By Dave on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:01:01 AM
Great bike still! The Tiger and Multistrada have great attraction, sure, but head-to-head the GS is still the most reliable, versatile, enjoyable bike on the planet. This new color scheme adds panache!
By Mike on Feb 09, 2012 at 08:02:15 AM
I'm that gullible. This bike will replace my 2009 R1200GS now at 142,000 kms
By profoundly_disturbed on Feb 27, 2012 at 10:02:33 PM
It's like an English bulldog... so ugly it's cute. Actually I like the looks. The red frame really accents well. But alas, I STILL LOVE my FG800GS.
By EdTheZ on May 07, 2012 at 04:05:42 AM
been to triumph and to honda also ducatti leave me in the bmw showroom i am happy
By ian everall on Jun 02, 2012 at 03:06:23 PM
I prefer "handsomely rugged" rather than ugly for my GSA. And as for upgrading the technology etc. I will take the tried and true GS. Just bought a new one in March. Rather than wait and see what comes in 2013. No way am I shelling out the cash for a first model year with major changes.
By Mark Ritz on Jun 10, 2012 at 01:06:59 PM
Well, I guess I liked it as I went out and bought one just yesterday. On appearance, in a way it is slightly ugly but that is one of the things I like about it. "There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion" - Francis Bacon
By Dwayne Walker on Jun 28, 2012 at 01:06:10 PM
to myself Wow these guys rieppd off Honda and Harley For me it is not so much that the bike is ugly, but that it is so unoriginal design. The whole fairing is a big version of a Honda ST1300.The BSA Rocket 3 however with rayguns not triple muffler extensions as the author calls them is an original design. And that bike paved the way for the Craig Vetter Triumph Hurricane which is one of the most beautiful bike designs of all time.
By Antonia on Oct 28, 2013 at 05:10:08 AM