BMW Releases Pricing for New R 1200 GS


Feb 21, 2013 by RoadRUNNER

BMW Releases Pricing for New R 1200 GSWell, the suspense is over, we can now tell you just how many of your hard earned Washingtons it’s going to take to place a shiny new water-cooled BMW R 1200 GS in your garage. If you can exercise almost super-human self-control when it comes to checking off option boxes, you can ride off into the sunset on BMW’s latest and greatest for $15,800. Thankfully this base model comes well equipped with ABS, center stand, engine guard, height adjustable seat and windscreen, power socket, LED rear light, and more. Moving up the spec sheet, the Standard Package ($16,600) adds heated grips, cruise control, and saddlebag mounts. Next up is the Premium Package ($17,990), which includes the Touring Package ($1,450) and the Active Package ($740). The Touring Package adds Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), upgraded onboard computer, GPS preparation, chrome exhaust, heated grips, hand protection, and saddlebag mounts, while the Active Package tacks on Enduro ASC (Automatic Stability Control) with riding modes and cruise control. If you’re not too confused yet, the Premium Plus Package ($18,870) is a combination of the Comfort Package ($620), the Dynamic Package ($2,100), and cruise control ($350). To keep things simple we’ll just say that the Premium Plus Package includes everything in the previous packages plus a tire pressure monitor and LED headlight. The new GS will be available in Fire Blue, Racing Red, Thunder Gray Metallic, and Alpine White.

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5 thoughts on “BMW Releases Pricing for New R 1200 GS

  1. Some of you may remember that I live in Guatemala, a place where the weather, the roads and even the authorities make it a sort of motorcycling heaven. On the other hand, a basic 2012 R1200GS retailed for $19,000, and the only BMW Motorrad dealer here is quoting a 2013 R1200GS for $26,000 if paid cash. I am not sure if you get an extraordinary discount or if our dealer is taking unfair advantage of his monopolistic position. Anyway, a motorcycle as long-legged as this deserves traveling abroad with the excuse of getting the best possible price and then riding it home, to speed the break-in process. The downside would be the huge risk of being stranded in the middle of nowhere because first-generation models sometimes give nasty surprises. Let us hope that this iteration is better tested than the 2000 one, plagued with fuel delivery and braking problems, to name the more serious.
    Cheers to all.

  2. The best deal out here if you want all the goodies is the TE (touring edition) version which has every option apart from alarm (£205) and spoked wheels (£355) and saves about £200 over speccing up the regular model, all for £13,815. The only thing to add really are the panniers which run around £1,000. Our pricing includes all taxes and OTR costs (shipping, predelivery inspection, licencing fees, numberplates etc). This converts to roughly $CAD21,500 (today).

    They’ve also just released the Enduro version which comes with the Enduro ASC/ABS, LED running light (not full headlamp), cruise control, spoked wheels, hand guards and pannier fastenings for a rather reasonable £12,435/$19,300 OTR or £10,000/$15,600 base.

    The stripped out basic version is £11,395/$17,700 OTR or £9,200/$14,291 base.

    Our pricing seems slightly cheaper than Canadian pricing at $CAD17,420 before taxes/OTR but we are only a 7 hour drive from the factory in Germany… that said, shipping to Canada doesn’t quite justify the extra $1,500 difference (I’m considering taking my bike for a tour of North America and quotes have come back at around $US500 from UK to New York). On the other hand, models exported outside the EU require localisation specific for the market they will be sold in, which adds a premium to the pricing. For example North American models will have different headlamp lenses because DOT/FMVSS regs on the beam pattern differs from the ECE regs. Also NA models require additional side reflectors and longer indicator mounts, as well as additional emissions equipment—I’m sure there are many more differences than these!

    Hans – I know nothing about the tax structure in your country or what levies they apply to imported and/or ‘luxury’ products, but it’s also possible that your local BMW dealership(s) are bumping up their profit margins because they know they can get away with it.

    • Ack, can’t edit my previous post! To clarify, the 4th para refers to the top of the range TE version compared to the Canadian Premium Plus version. But across the full range, there is consistently a $1,500 difference between UK and Canadian versions.

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