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Ever Try Jumping a BMW R1200GS?

 You have to be a little nuts to jump a 525 pound Adventure Bike.

Published on 05.02.2014
Nothing makes you feel like a kid again more than a little airtime.

A BMW R1200GS is one of the heaviest Adventure Bikes ever built. Weighing in at 525 pounds, it’s about 280 pounds more massive than your average dirt bike and has 5 inches less suspension travel. Jumping a BMW R1200GS is not really something it was designed for, so you have to be a little nuts to try it. If you fail you could be crushed, and the damage to your bank account could be even more punishing. This doesn’t stop some brave souls from giving it a try though. If you’ve never tried jumping one of these beasts, then you’re probably curious what it’s like to get one airborne.

We were curious, so we got to work scanning the web for videos of Big GS’s (R1100GS’s and R1150GS’s too) flying through the air. As you can imagine, a big GS in flight is not something that gets captured on film very often. But we were able to discover a few video clips.

There are definitely some riders in these videos that show impressive skills launching their GS’s into the air. While others… not so much. Nevertheless, its good to know what pain you might inflict on yourself (and your bike) next time you come across a perfectly groomed jump in the woods while riding a big GS. If you hear a little voice in your head telling you, “Go for it!” be wary.


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If you come across more videos of riders jumping a BMW R1200GS, feel free to share a link below in the comments.

Author: Rob Dabney
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