Changes Coming To BMW Workhorse

BMW stalwarts R1200GS, GS Adventure and R1200RT will be sporting their biggest engine redesign in years on 2010 models. The boxer twin will stay at 1170cc, but will have a new four-valve twin cam cylinder head design that was developed for the HP 2 Sportster.  If you just compare the numbers on the new engine versus old you probably won't be all that impressed. The change apparently shows up in the ride. The new engine makes the bikes faster, quicker away from the line, and more agile...all with no change in fuel burn. The baseline price for the GS seems to be a BMW web-guarded secret, but in Canada they're selling for $17,400, which converts to about $16,700 US. Expect the Adventures to be higher.

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