See How the BMW R1200GS Bikes Are Being Built

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Now, that’s a fine piece of bike-making footage: a video tour of the Berlin plant where the acclaimed new BMW R1200GS machines are being assembled.
The new R1200GS, also known by the LC suffix often attached to its name, is a true milestone in BMW’s history, as it represents the first liquid cooled boxer machine for the Bavarian manufacturer. At the same time, the R nineT represents the end of the air-cooled era, and a pretty glorious one, if I may say so. The nineT is already a star, but not because is the last air-cooled boxer machine, but because its amazing customization potential.

This nifty 9-minute video will also show you more BMW sweetness in the shape of the police-spec bikes, or the insanely aggressive S1000RR sport bike. Still, the R1200GS, which is the most loved big-bore adventure machine in the US, represents the manufacturer’s absolute star.

BMW sold almost 30,000 R1200GS machines in the US alone in 2013, with strong sales expected for the uber-GS, Adventure version. 2013 was the best-ever first year for a BMW bike. Enjoy the video and check your bank account, spring is coming!

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