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BMW R 1200 GS

Overall Rating

4.5 / 5
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Rider Rating - 64 Reviews

Value for money
4.4 / 5
Comfort
4.7 / 5
Brakes Handling
4.7 / 5
Engine
4.3 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5

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BMW R 1200 GS

The BMW R 1200 GS is the king of the Adventure segment in the UK and, despite a fairly steep list price, it is one of the bestselling bikes on the market.

That’s because of the 1200 GS’ go anywhere ability and comfort, things that are essential for an Adventure bike.

But you don’t have to take our word for it, you can read BMW R 1200 GS reviews from real owners, all of whom received their motorbike insurance quote from The Bike Insurer.

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BMW R1200 GS

We asked customers of The Bike Insurer to review their motorbikes. Real BMW R1200 GS owners gave their bikes a score of 4.5 out of 5 from 64 reviews.

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Keith
Overall rating
4/5
BMW R1200 GS
A solid dependable bike, you just feel the engineering under you working in synchronisation with the road.Its not the lightest bike but then Adventure biking is not for... A solid dependable bike, you just feel the engineering under you working in synchronisation with the road.Its not the lightest bike but then Adventure biking is not for pussies.

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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8 months ago
Martin
Overall rating
5/5
BMW R1200 GS
great all rounder very comfortable to ride and starts first time. great all rounder very comfortable to ride and starts first time.

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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9 months ago
Brian
Overall rating
5/5
BMW R1200 GS
I'm going to keep this review as simple as possible. I had never ridden a BMW R1200GS before I bought mine ( a 2005 model, but with only 6000 genuine miles and a full... I'm going to keep this review as simple as possible. I had never ridden a BMW R1200GS before I bought mine ( a 2005 model, but with only 6000 genuine miles and a full BMW service history ). I had always liked them, so, when I spotted this absolutely mint, very low mileage, one owner bike, I bought it! On my first run all I remember is I had a huge grin on my face from the moment I sat my bum on that big high and very comfortable saddle, until I climbed off it, this is an extremely enjoyable motorcycle to ride! In fact the best complement I can give it is that, on my return journey ( 50 miles ) the rain was absolutely pissing down, and I hate, hate, hate riding in the rain! Well I can honestly say I enjoyed the ride home so much I took the long way! I cant do it justice with my limited technical knowledge, but this is one well put together and well thought out bike, I know I'm going to be enjoying it for a long long time. Do yourself a favour, if you get the chance, check one out for yourself, you won't regret it!

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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10 months ago
Eduard
Overall rating
4/5
BMW R1200 GS
Excellent bike, if you're not on a tight budget. Plush seats and excellent suspension, easy to ride and very stable. Not the best for riding in traffic and/or if you're... Excellent bike, if you're not on a tight budget. Plush seats and excellent suspension, easy to ride and very stable. Not the best for riding in traffic and/or if you're on a limited budget, as repairs and parts are fairly expensive. Highly recommended!

Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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12 months ago
Anonymous
Overall rating
4/5
BMW R1200 GS
Fantastic bike, but 3rd water pump in 1 year generates concerns about quality. Fantastic bike, but 3rd water pump in 1 year generates concerns about quality.

Rider Rating

Value for money
3 / 5
Comfort
0 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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12 months ago
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