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BMW R 1200 GS

Overall Rating

4.5 / 5
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Rider Rating - 61 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 61 reviews.

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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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1 month 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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1 month ago
David
Overall rating
5/5
BMW R1200 GS
Overall it's an excellent bike (this is my second GS) but does have some failings, notably:

Very "clunky" gear box
Quick shift Pro - doesn't work...
Overall it's an excellent bike (this is my second GS) but does have some failings, notably:

Very "clunky" gear box
Quick shift Pro - doesn't work very well going up, needs to be revved to the max - needs to be improved
Dash is a bit dated compared to the competition
No USB socket
Too many accessories many of which should come as standard (it's an "adventure" bike after all), as on say a Triumph explorer, and as such price comparisons are incorrect
Priced on the name, not the quality

Rider Rating

Value for money
0 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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3 months ago
Phil
Overall rating
5/5
BMW R1200 GS
Ive allways had motorbikes from 16 im 54 now are last 2bikes were a Zx9r and zx6r fantastic bikes but hard on the hips and knees we bidnt really know a lot about... Ive allways had motorbikes from 16 im 54 now are last 2bikes were a Zx9r and zx6r fantastic bikes but hard on the hips and knees we bidnt really know a lot about bmw1200gs but lots about so we got one abs wow what a stunning bike to ride just done 600 miles around wales last bank holiday and not a problem and no hip or knee problems fantastic bike

Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
0 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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5 months ago
Keith
Overall rating
5/5
BMW R1200 GS

Rider Rating

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