BMW Motorrad showcased R1200 GS & 2012 S1000 RR at Auto Expo 2012

BMW Motorrad, a luxury motorcycle manufacturer from Germany, showcased its two motorcycles at Auto Expo 2012. BMW showcased R1200GS and 2012 S1000RR. Both the motorcycles are currently sold by BMW Mottard in India along with several other motorcycle models. However, the 2012 S1000RR is an upgraded version of 2011 S1000RR which is something new. BMW S1000RR is known worldwide for its power to weight ratio. Let’s have a look at both the motorcycles.

2012 S1000RR

When we talk about liter class motorcycle, there is no match of 2012 S1000RR. A perfect liter class motorcycle from BMW Motorrad to the world. This is a German motorcycle which has won Japanese bike of the year award in 2011.

S1000RR is a perfect racing motorcycle meant to rule the race track. It comes with 999cc, water/oil cooled 4-stroke in line four cylinder engine with four titan valves per cylinder which generates maximum power of 193 bhp @13,000 rpm and maximum torque of 112Nm @9,750 rpm.  With high compression ratio this motorcycle is meant for revving hard. The superior power generation capacity gives its power to weight ratio of close to 1,000 ton / bhp, which is tremendous and only behind to Kawasaki ZX-10R in a liter class motorcycle.

2012 S1000RR incorporates host of changes in every department. innovative high performance exhaust system,  multifunctional instrument cluster with innovative features such as new dial design, revised display, heated grips with two levels, speed warning, best lap in progress, lamp fault display with deactivate option, backlighting with five levels, revised rain, sport, race, and slick modes, innovative suspension technology for supersports performance, considerable revisions to the geometries of the fork, fork bridges, and steering head  for better riding and handling capabilities then the previous version, revised  DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), race ABS, hp shift assistant, and antihopping clutch.


R1200 GS is all purpose motorcycle (Enduro) from BMW Motorrad. Whether it’s daily journey, a long trip, weekend trip or a weeklong trip, the motorcycle is right machine for every kind of journey. It has both on road and off road capabilities. It comes with 1170 cc, air/oil cooled twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke engine which generates maximum power of 110 bhp and maximum torque of 120 Nm. The engine is more tuned for torque as its touring motorcycle. It can achieve top speed of over 200 km/h. The riding pleasure is enhanced by exhaust note which is unique.

It comes with a wide range of special equipment features such as the off road ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and extensive motorcycle fittings such as on-board computer, bag holder, heated grips which makes this motorcycle perfect for every situation.

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