Thursday, November 20, 2014

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Ride


Americans like big stuff. Big pickup trucks. Big houses. Big portions at the restaurant table. And, yes, big motorcycles too. Examples of the bigger-is-better trend in bikes are everywhere. Cruisers, sportbikes, dirt bikes… for good or ill, larger bikes sell and the trend has encroached on the popular Adventure market too. BMW has long defined the AT segment with its R1200GS, the popularity of which spurred several manufacturers to follow suit with their own 1200cc ADV platform. BMW’s R1200GS Adventure ups the ante further, bulking up 50 pounds with its off-road accessories and a massive fuel load. It’s as if someone said, “Sure, the GS is nice, but make it bigger.” 

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