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2012 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure vs. 2012 Suzuki DR 650SE vs. 2012 Zero DS ZF9 Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure vs 2012 Suzuki DR 650SE vs 2012 Zero DS ZF9. The 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has an MSRP of $18,350, while the 2012 Suzuki DR 650SE has an MSRP of $5,999, 2012 Zero DS ZF9 has an MSRP of $13,995.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer BMW Suzuki Zero
Model R DR DS
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
Country of Origin Germany Japan USA
MSRP $18,350

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$5,999

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$13,995

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PRICE
     
Warranty 36 months 12 months 24 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 2 1
Compression Ratio 12.0:1 9.5:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1170 644
Valve Configuration DOHC SOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Air / Oil Air / Oil
Engine Type Flat Twin Single-Cylinder Electric
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 1
Seat Height (in) 35 34.8 34.8
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6
Front Travel (in) 8.2 10.2 9.4
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Inverted Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 8.6 10.2 7.7
Rear Suspension Brand Name Paralever
Rear Suspension Type Single Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 10.4
Trail (in) 3.5 3.5
Width (in) 39 34.1
Wheelbase (in) 59.4 58.7 57.3
Length (in) 88 88.8
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 8.7 3.4
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2010 2012
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Germany Japan USA
Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 496 341
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 6 5 1
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Shaft Chain Belt
Transmission Type Manual Manual Automatic
Reverse No No No
 
Brakes
     
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 150/70 HR17 120/90 R17 64S 110/90 - 16
Front Tire (Full Spec) 110/80 HR19 90/90 R21 54S 100/80 - 17
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2012 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure vs 2012 Suzuki DR 650SE vs 2012 Zero DS ZF9