2011 BMW R 1200 GS


Mediocre engineering at a premium price


Still burning oil at 8500 miles; about 1 qt/1000 miles.

Engine knocks occasionally on start-up.

General Comments:

Telelever appears to lack torsional rigidity and feedback, possible cause of pain between shoulders from continual steering correction on long freeway rides.

My and 2 friends 2011 R1200s all burn oil. Very disappointing. What other modern engine has this fundamental problem?

The riding position is comfortable. Not much bend to the knees.

It is a fast machine, but does not seem very refined. Great brakes though.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th February, 2013