Comfort & ergonomics


The optimizing of aerodynamic, wind and weather protection have been a major concern for the developers at BMW Motorrad for decades. Thus, for example, the new windshield of the R 1200 GS offers improved wind and weather protection and can also be simply adjusted by means of an easily accessible wheel in the area of the instrument cluster, which was developed according to ergonomic principles. Technically speaking, the adjustment is effected by means of a worm gear mechanism patented by BMW Motorrad. By means of intensive work in the wind tunnel it was possible to significantly reduce noise (-5dB(A) at 180 km/h with the windshield up) and turbulence in the head area of the rider and passenger. For example, the new R 1200 GS can be customised with a tinted windshield.