The Rally Edition GS makes an unmistakable visual impact with its beautiful Alpine White paint, accented with BMW’s distinctive Motorsport graphics, and offset by the bright RED frame. It always stands out from the crowd, as will YOU when you’re seen on this bike. In recent years we’ve had a couple of these to offer and neither one spent a very long time making our showroom pretty because buyers were so eager to snap them up. This one, a single-owner bike that was sold new at Bob’s and had most of its maintenance done here too, is in excellent condition mechanically and cosmetically, with moderately low mileage, and attractively priced. Our advice: DON’T HESITATE!
The special 2012 Rally GS edition marked the culmination of the air/oil-cooled boxer engine. By this time the model boasted many improvements such as double overhead cams, which resulted in both higher torque and higher horsepower, the “EVO” ABS II brake system, and the twin spark ignition system, as well as proven components like the Telelever front and Paralever rear suspension systems, and cross-spoke wheels that accept tubeless tires. For the R1200GS, torque was given higher priority than output in line with practical considerations — and you can feel it. Then there was the wide range of special equipment features such as the unique off-road ESA Electronic Suspension Adjustment). As Total Cycle put it in their review, the 2012 R1200GS… “is not just able to handle everything, it is actually built to do so. And in this synthesis of easy handling, supreme touring suitability, off-road potential and comfort for rider and pillion passenger, there’s simply no other motorcycle which does it better. That’s not just what we think: it’s the result of independent tests worldwide.”
This beauty is well equipped with nice EXTRA FEATURES as well. It has a Remus Hexacone stainless steel and carbon fiber muffler, AltRider headlight guard, TWO sets of auxiliary PIAA fog/driving lights with easily accessible handlebar-mounted PIAA switch controls, a larger and more protective ZTechnik V-Stream windscreen, and the exceedingly durable Touratech cylinder head protection covers. Add to that the stock amenities such as Heated Grips and Hand Guards, and you have an adventure bike capable of taking you anywhere you want to go with confidence, and in comfort as well. Really, the only other thing you would need before embarking on serious travel is luggage. Luckily, our Parts/Accessory Team can show you any of the several excellent luggage systems made to fit this motorcycle, and help you choose the system that meets your needs and fits your budget. Then, it’s simply a matter of GOING!
Cosmetically, the bike is nearly impeccable. We’re qualifying our assessment only because of one small issue: on the gas tank there are two little nicks in the paint. These have both been touched up by the previous owner but are still visible if you look closely. (You can see it in the close-up photo attached.) These are not serious blemishes and probably could be made to look even better with a bit more careful touch up work. Otherwise, this bike is flawless and shines like new. This motorcycle had obviously been well cared for by its previous owner, nevertheless, our in-house pro detailer managed to erase nearly all evidence of its first life. You begin your adventure with a clean slate.
This motorcycle doesn’t only shine like new, it RUNS like new too! When it came into our Service Department for a pre-purchase workout, we left no stone unturned in our very thorough inspection and diagnostic examination, and we’re happy to report that we found no signs of abuse or unusual wear. We then performed the usual maintenance on it: a Bi-Annual Service that includes changing engine oil & filter, final drive oil, and brake fluid, checking valve adjustment and throttle body sync. We thought it was time for a new Alternator Belt so we did that work too. New tires had been installed quite recently and still have plenty of tread. To extend their wear and improve performance we filled them with nitrogen. After all service was complete, we did an extended test ride to be sure all functions met BMW performance standards (or better). Finally, we completed a full Maryland State Inspection which it passed with flying colors. Its next lucky owner will have no concerns as to the complete safety and road-worthiness of this machine.
Being fully serviced and in such great cosmetic and mechanical condition this R1200GS Rallye is a Bob’s BMW Advantage Certified Bike. That means that, as its next owner, you are entitled to a service loaner at no charge on your first visit, plus significant discounts on a Tire and Wheel Policy and/or a Vehicle Service Contract from Zurich, and if either policy is purchased, the no-cost service loaner benefit would continue for the full time period of the policy. The bike comes with 2 keys, the original owner’s books, and the factory tool kit. Contact one of our certified BMW sales advisors TODAY!