Once in a while, bike manufacturers will come up with a machine that simply takes your breath away. Before you even touch it, you want to just stand there and stare. You want to circle it and view it from every angle, and when you finally touch it, it feels perfect.

That is the BMW R 1200GS for you. This machine is a joy to behold. It is the one bike that does just about everything a biker could ever hope for in a bike. You will even find odes written to it! Some motorcycle enthusiasts feel it is too good to be true. It is, in a word, perfect.

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But is it really?

Favorite Features

The BMW R1200GS has many features that make it stand out from the competition. This beast is a best seller. Some its best features include the following:



The machine comes packed with power despite what the numbers (125HP) indicate. 125HP may seem like nothing compared to other bikes that read 200HP but don’t knock it until you try it. In fact, you cannot use up all the power packed in this beast out on the road. It will have you zooming up and down the street as you try to see how far you can push it.

The TFT Screen

If a screen ever qualified to be described as gorgeous, then this one is it. In addition to its beauty, it works excellently under any condition. It comes with transition animations which work in tandem with the engine, which is a delightful change from the age-old analog needles that you are used to.

Quick Shifting

Long-distance riding has never been as effortless and pleasurable as it is on the R1200GS. The operation is smooth and easy especially when you learn to do it right.


This BMW motorcycle comes packed with the following packages:

The Comfort Package

This includes the following features:

  • Handguards
  • Heated grips

The Touring Package

This includes features such as:

  • Electronic Suspension Adjustment
  • Cruise
  • Navigation
  • Panniers

Also, it provides a shift assistant pro which includes clutchless up and downward shifts.

Anakee 3 Tires

Their grip is excellent, which makes the bike safe even at high speeds. They will adjust between asphalt and gravel as if the surfaces have little choice but to cooperate. You will barely feel bumps and rainy and snowy rides are a cinch.

This is a machine you can trust to get you anywhere and through anything…except a wall, maybe.

Cruise Control

You can engage CC and free your throttle hand to scratch an itch or wave at the gawking folks on the road. As long as you keep your eyes on the road, you will be fine.

These accolades make the BMW R1200GS sound like the perfect machine and you should be as happy as a lark riding smoothly along. However, it is not all rosy although the few issues raised are mainly based on individual preferences. Here are a few of the issues that some riders feel are negatives.


Many bikers appreciate a machine that they have to conquer. The R1200GS does not give you that thrill. In fact, it is a little too comfortable. The machine is in control; not the rider.


Cruise Control

While this is a brilliant concept, it comes with power surges which can be a little unnerving. You cannot fully relax as you have to keep your eyes on the road and maintain even speed. The computer is not programmed to do that for you.

TFT Connectivity

You have Bluetooth features which allow you to browse and select music on your mobile device or even make a call. However, it only works if you follow BMW specifications. This requires you to have a helmet that is congruent with the bike’s Bluetooth. Some riders find this a slightly limiting.


The MBW R1200GS comes as close as a machine can get to perfection which some riders may describe as boring because it poses no challenges. However, its features and performance make it a machine that is far from boring.