Presentation of the Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler

Presentation of the Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler
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Presentation of the Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler

Presentation of the Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler

Presentation of the Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler

Presentation of the Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler

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Presentation of the Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler
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Touratech BMW R 1200 GS Rambler.

Presentation of the Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler

199 kilo adventure bike

May we introduce? The Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler. It was made from different BMW models and weighs only 199 kilograms despite the liquid-cooled 1200 cm³ boxer.

The Touratech engine R. 1200 GS Rambler comes from the R 1200 R, the cardan drive from the R 1200 GS. Parts from the F 800 GS were also used. The Rambler is rounded off by various components, most of which are manufactured by Touratech. The result: an extremely light adventure bike weighing just 199 kilograms with the 125 hp BMW boxer engine.

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Presentation of the Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler

Presentation of the Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler
199 kilo adventure bike

Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler to maintain the weight. The conversion should not be heavier than 200 kilograms with a full tank. The end result shows: the accessories expert from Niedereschach achieved the target with flying colors.

First test drive in Almeria

Touratech only made two copies of the Rambler. More will probably not be added. So if you want to enjoy such a rambler yourself, it will be difficult. After all, essential components from three different BMW motorcycles are required. There are also a large number of other, partly custom-made, external components. Touratech also made use of a number of BMW kits. For example, the rear light for the conversion comes from the kit for the BMW R nineT. A list of all materials used in the Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler can be found further down on this page.

If you want to find out more about the Touratech R 1200 GS Rambler, we recommend the upcoming MOTORRAD edition. Test editor Johannes Müller was allowed to try out the Touratech conversion himself in January 2017 in Almeria and reports on the first trip in the new MOTORRAD 3/2017. The issue will be available from Friday, January 20th, 2017 at the kiosk or digitally here.

Video: Johannes Müller on the Rambler

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Overview: All modifications and materials

  • Airbox: Carbon fiber reinforced plastic with original air filter (Touratech / TT-3D)
  • Cladding: Aluminum tube construction (Touratech)
  • Tank: Aluminum, deep-drawn side walls (capacity approx. 16.2 liters, Touratech / TT-3D)
  • Fuel pump: in a separate plastic tank (1.8 liters) under the main tank
  • Bench: Enduro rally seat made of PU foam (Touratech / TT-3D)
  • Frame: Removal of unnecessary brackets
  • Rear frame: Aluminum with partial load-bearing function (Touratech)
  • Handlebars & Fittings: Magura TX handlebar, very light and powerful radial pumps for clutch and brake (Magura HC3)
  • Fork bridge: High-strength aluminum, custom-made XTRIG
  • Stem: Aluminum tube construction (Touratech)
  • Brake: 1 x brake disc Ø 300 mm (front), 1 x brake disc Ø 276 mm (rear)
  • Brake lines: Steel braided
  • Bracket fork protector / brake hose guide: Aluminum (Touratech)
  • Holder for license plate / taillight / indicator: Plastic parts (Touratech / TT-3D)
  • Taillight: BMW R nineT modular system
  • Headlights: BMW construction kit G 450 X
  • Indicator: BMW R 1200 GS
  • Enduro exhaust system: Special production made of titanium and carbon fiber reinforced plastic from Akrapovic
  • Rear silencer bracket: Aluminum (Touratech)
  • Battery: Lithium-ion battery, 12V, 4.6 Ah
  • Rear fairing: carbon fiber reinforced plastic (Touratech / TT-3D)
  • Wheels: stable Haan Excel rims (custom-made) with Metzeler Karoo 3s tires; 21 x 2.15 with 90/90 R21 (front), 17 x 4.24 with 150/70 R17 (rear)
  • Underrun protection: carbon reinforced plastic (Touratech / TT-3D)
  • Sports fenders: carbon reinforced plastic (Touratech / TT-3D)
  • Landing gear: Custom-made rear shock absorber from Touratech Suspension (Extreme type with 200 mm suspension travel)
  • Forks: BMW original fork F 800 GS Adventure with Touratech Suspension Cartridge-Kit Extreme (230 mm travel)
  • Footrest system: Titanium footpegs, bracket and heel guard made of aluminum

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