Bike of the day: BMW R1200GS

Published: 05 July 2018

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The BMW R1200GS is a genuine all-rounder, capable of long-distance tours across Europe, as well as scratching that hooligan itch along your favourite back road. They've even been known to frequent trackdays, too!

At its launch, the 2004 to 2012 model was incredibly well-recieved, with former MCN Editor Marc Potter saying: "The BMW R1200GS's 1170cc Boxer engine is a pleasure to use, while the handling, braking, usability and comfort put this motorcycle in a class of one.

"BMW R1200GSs typically command top dollar for either new or secondhand motorcycles. But, the good news is that you get back much more of your money when you sell the motorcyclethan virtually any other motorcycle brand.

"Mileage is normally the bugbear of residuals, but BMW R1200GS buyers are much more tolerant, with only motorcycles showing over 50,000 considered high mileage."

These bikes tend to be meticulously cared-for, meaning used values remain high. However, if you're prepared to spend the money, then you could end up with the perfect do-it-all motorcycle. Find yours on MCN Bikes For Sale today.


What the seller says

"Here is my awesome 2006 BMW GS. With only 24,707 miles on the clock. It's been mostly used for summer trips to Europe where it never missed a beat.

"Never used in winter, so it's currently SORNed and has MOT until March 2019, with currently no advisories. My wife’s knee replacement forces the sale.

"Extras include crash bars, EBC brake pads, almost new Continental Trail Attack 2 tyres, a gel battery, brake pedal extender, heated grips, beak extender and fender extender.

"All services are by BMW except one when oil and filters were changed by me. It had a major service by Pidcocks prior to SORN. It's a non-ABS model so no expensive ABS repairs to look forward to, either!"

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