BMW R1200GS Triple Black 2011 Edition

The upcoming BMW R1200GS Triple Black is exclusive version of the usual R1200GS series. It was presented for first time in EICMA-2010, Milan. It will be produced in very limited amounts and still, not much information about technical upgrades was uncovered.

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R1200GS features sapphire black metallic body color, with dozens of specifically designed dark components, limited exclusively to this model.

Altogether it creates dark and distinctive looks with unmistakable presence on or off the road.

Triple Black features include:

  • Sapphire Black Metallic Body Color
  • Black Cross Spoke Wheels
  • Special Asphalt Grey Metallic Swing Arm, Rear Frame and Valve Covers
  • Black Front Fork and Engine
  • Black Seat with Embroidered GS logo

The Triple Black motorcycle is based on the new R1200GS/Adventure, which now can deliver 110bhp of pure power @ 7 750rpm. Torque is even more solid – 120Nm @ 6 000rpm.

The new series of GS bikes are even more dynamic and powerful in terms of torque & acceleration throughout the entire speed range. Once again BMW is setting a standard for the grand touring enduro in terms of performance and riding dynamics.

Designed and built for higher engine speed, the new engine in the R1200 GS motorcycle is like the power unit featured in the BMW HP2 Sport – it comes with 2 overhead, chain-driven camshafts per cylinder (DOHC).

The valves in these engines are operated by special very light rocker arms, which are able to cope with incredible engine speeds through their low weight alone.

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Power is transmitted by the proven 6-speed transmission with bigger bearing diameters and modified distance between the individual shafts. Gear ratios were adjusted once again, and now the drive ratio is – 2.91:1. Most likely Triple Black motorcycle will feature first-gear ratio from R1200GS not R1200GS Adventure, which is a bit longer at 2.38:1.

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS is extremely powerful brakes, which contribute greatly to maximum safety even in critical situations.

Also important feature is that these bikes (Triple Black also) offer both on-road and off-road mode. The rider can choose specific settings for the spring base and damping, and of course able to adjust the suspension very precisely for all kind of needs and requirements.

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When motorcycle is riding off-road, BMW Enduro ESA system ensures a far smoother ride without losing traction and experiencing other disadvantages, such as shorter negative spring travel or greater seat height.

Fuel economy of the 1200GS series is about 20-25kmpl, depending on the road conditions and the riding speed and technique. The price for BMW R1200GS Triple Black is $18,385, the price for shipping and handling included, and it includes all premium package equipment.