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BMW R 1200 GS

Overall Rating

4.5 / 5
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Driver 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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Why choose the 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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David
Overall rating
4/5
BMW R1200 GS
Love the GS to bits. Would get another one tomorrow if I could afford it. Love the GS to bits. Would get another one tomorrow if I could afford it.

Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5
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3 years ago
Michael
Overall rating
4/5
BMW R1200 GS

Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
4 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5
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3 years ago
Alex
Overall rating
1/5
BMW R1200 GS
For first 2 years of ownership almost every other weekend was spent taking bike back to dealers : warped discs, dodgy electrics, gearbox seal (gearbox removal required).... For first 2 years of ownership almost every other weekend was spent taking bike back to dealers : warped discs, dodgy electrics, gearbox seal (gearbox removal required). Now 11 years after purchase I am still getting recall notices, one last year (2 weekends spent taking it to the dealers and getting it back as they did not have the part for the recall !) and one this which I just ignore now. Only do c 100 miles a year on the junk and most of that is to do recalls and get an MOT, otherwise would not trust it to take it to the shops.

Rider Rating

Value for money
1 / 5
Comfort
1 / 5
Brakes Handling
1 / 5
Engine
1 / 5
Quality Reliability
1 / 5
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3 years ago
Trevor
Overall rating
5/5
BMW R1200 GS
Best all round bike I have owned and most enjoyable to ride So impressed I'm going to trade up to a local version when I can afford Just as it's even better . Drove a... Best all round bike I have owned and most enjoyable to ride
So impressed I'm going to trade up to a local version when I can afford
Just as it's even better .
Drove a 1000 mile journey with limited stops in some of the worse weather possible ,was still dry and got off with out. Single ache and pain .
Not designed for the shorter rider but don't be put off I'm 5ft 3 and with some slight adjustments It's great .


Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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4 years ago
Nicholas
Overall rating
5/5
BMW R1200 GS
Excellent touring machine. Excellent handling and great engine. Very well built and reliable. Only criticisms:Standard screen offers little protection for taller people,... Excellent touring machine. Excellent handling and great engine. Very well built and reliable. Only criticisms:Standard screen offers little protection for taller people, and the boxer twin is not perfectly smooth at slow walking speed

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
5 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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4 years ago
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