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Test Drive: BMW R1200 GS


by Seth Brau
on 30 September 2009

While CH counts BMW among its top brands, I personally never truly experienced what they mean by "the ultimate driving machine" until they lent us the latest model of their BMW R 1200 GS to test drive for a couple weeks.

As a rider who's never handled much larger than a 750cc, I was a little intimidated standing over the 33.5-inch-tall bike (about six inches taller than most) that's named for its powerful 1200cc engine. After climbing on, I balanced on the tips of my toes over the 500-pound monster—ready for certain adventure. Continue reading after the jump.

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