2016 – 2017 BMW R 1200 GS / R 1200 GS Adventure Review

BMW continues its GS legacy into 2017 with the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure. With a new cooling concept integrated into the muscle-up-front design from last year, the R 1200 GS looks even more ready and capable to carry you on the adventure of your choosing.

Standard with disengageable integral ABS, traction control, an on-board computer, a height-adjustable saddle, stepless adjustable windscreen, a pillion adjustable fore and aft, and removable passenger pegs, the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure are great choices for on-road and off-road touring.


The R 1200 GS comes with what I consider a pretty standard 5.3-gallon tank — fairly standard for a tourer, yeah? — but the R 1200 GS Adventure has a fuel capacity of almost eight gallons. While that is a whopping amount of fuel, when you think about the bike’s intended purpose, it makes sense.

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