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BMW R1200 GS (2018) Motorcycle Hire

BMW R1200 GS (2018) BMW R1200 GS (2018)

BMW R1200 GS (2018) BMW R1200 GS (2018) Side

THE PERFECTION OF AN ICON - THE R 1200 GS. At first glance, the BMW R 1200 GS is a genuine GS: robust, dynamic, and full of character. Virtually all surfaces were revised, and all materials provided with a better finish. The two-cylinder opposed twin engine merges harmoniously into the unmistakable GS flyline. A new feature for the BMW R 1200 GS is the water-cooled boxer engine. This has allowed us to sculpt revolutionary vertical contours - a masterpiece of lightness and aerodynamics. With its 125 hp (92 kW) and 125 Nm torque, the two-cylinder opposed twin engine promises power in every situation. Based on a new concept of combined air and liquid cooling and vertical flows through the cylinders, the engine operates efficiently, reliably, and with high torques at all times. Further improvements like the new wet clutch with anti-hopping feature and the electromotive throttle actuator E-Gas make the opposed twin engine the perfect drive solution at the heart of the new R 1200 GS. The field potential of the new BMW R 1200 GS was further expanded with a new, more rigid main frame and suspension elements mounted on a stiffer bearing. Also improved were the Paralever and Telelever for perceptibly better GS riding precision. The more sensitive response now gives the rider much greater feedback on uneven roads. At Superbike Rental the BMW R1200 GS comes complete with ABS, handguards and pannier fastenings, cruise control, Enduro Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA), Heated Handlebar grips and Automatic stability control (ASC).

MCN Review

If you decide you fancy a 2017-onwards BMW R1200GS, you'd better be prepared to do some serious research first. There are versions upon versions to choose from. In the road-biased side, you can opt for the standard model, a TE or a TE Exclusive. If you fancy tackling the dirty stuff, there's the Rallye and the Rallye TE.

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Minimum hire age 24 - All prices include VAT and fully comprehensive insurance
European motorbike hire available at an additional charge »

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Accessory Hire

SuperBike Rental has a great selection of accessories to hire alongside our motorcycles.
We have protective jackets, trousers, helmets and gloves in all sizes. All of our bikes can be fitted with some sort of luggage option, such as hard lockable panniers and top box or the Ventura luggage system. We have tank bags to fit some models and GPS/Sat Navs to fit all of our bikes.


Hard Panniers Hire

Hard panniers are available for hire. Only suitable for some bikes. These are great, built for the purpose, strong, secure and lockable


Hard Top Box Hire

Top boxes are available and can be fitted to some models. Again strong, secure and lockable


Sat Nav Hire

Take the stress out of map reading and rent a Sat Nav.
We have available to hire, the Tom Tom Rider and the BMW Navigator. They both have mapping for the UK and Europe.

A great way to tour.


Helmet Hire

We have a range of helmets available in the following sizes, extra small, small, medium, large and extra large. They are all Euro ECE-R 2205 and ACU Gold approved


Gloves Hire

We have a range of gloves, Summer and Winter available to hire. Sizes from extra small to extra large



If you are looking for a little more of the technical information or want to know a seat height on a bike, the section below will be very useful. The information in this section will assist you in your choice of motorcycle and ensure that you choose the right model to suit your riding experience.


Top Speed - 200+ km/h

Power - 125 bhp

Torque - 200+ km/h

Weight - 238 kg

Seat Height - 850 mm - 870 mm

Fuel Tank - 20 litres

Engine Size - 1170 cc

Engine Spec - Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft

Frame - Twin-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame,load-bearing engine

Front Suspension - BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37mm, central spring strut.

Rear Suspension - WAD strut (travel related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel.

Front Breaks - Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers

Rear Brakes - Single-disc brake, diameter 276mm, double piston floating caliper

Front tyres - 120/70 R 19

Rear Tyres - 170/60 R 17


Below are the testimonials we've had relating to our BMW R1200 GS (2018). If you would like to see all our testimonials please click here ›


Name - Alex Cajkovich
Country - USA
Date - August 2016
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Had an absolute great experience. Everything from the bike and service down to you guys waiting patiently for my friend to come by with the panniers. The lift to the local pub was much appreciated as well as we were thirsty from our travels. In fact, I enjoyed the bike so much I ended up getting a 1200gs when I got back


Name - Gordon Greenland
Country - Michigan, USA
Date - July 2016
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Excellent service from Superbike Rental. I travelled from the USA to take a trip to the Alps with a couple of UK based buddies. Trina was extremely helpful and made the reservation process easy. She was good enough to provide some local knowledge in terms of places to eat. I arrived early to pick up the bike - no problem for them, the GS was prepped and ready to go. Great trip - I'll be back next year (don't tell the wife!)


Name - Glynn Stuart
Country - Abu Dhabi
Date - July 2015
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Hiring a bike from you guys was really awesome, the service and the professionalism was of a very high Standard. Riding the 1200 Adventure was amazing really handles well, we rode through to Morzine to check out the Harley Davidson Rally, really a cool experience.

We are planning a trip again next year so will be seeing you guys soon

Once again thanks a million


Name - Andrew McCann
Country - UK
Date - October 2014
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

I hired the BMW 1200 GS for 5 days to travel to La Rochelle in France and back. Superbike Rentals were extremely helpful, professional and basically could not have helped me more from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble for them, despite my every changing requests for SatNav, topbox etc.

The bike was all ready for me when I arrived at Superbike Rental, the time and attention to detail given to me to ensure I was all set for my trip was excellent.

I covered almost 1200 miles on my trip which I absolutely loved, and the bike handled superbly, to be honest I didn't want to give the bike back, but all good things have to come to an end.

I would absolutely recommend Superbike Rentals to anyone that is looking for excellent customer server, which comes with an excellent standard of bike, for a short or long rental.

These guys have cracked it!


Name - Nick McCune
Country - USA
Date - October 2014
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Thanks to all at SuperBike for their superb customer service and quality of delivery. The process was seamless and I appreciate the extra effort to get me on my way. I had a blast and the bike was superb


Name - Gary Reinhart
Country - USA
Date - July 2014
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

I had a great experience with Superbike Rental during my July 2014 2 week tour of England and Scotland. The service was outstanding.

Their rental location is perfect because it is just a short train ride out of congested London plus you are immediately riding on great countryside roads.

Superbike rental has my highest recommendation!


Name - Andy Connell
Country - South Africa
Date - June 2014
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Thank you for making my European biking experience the fantastic experience it was.

The arrangements were excellent, thank you for collecting me from the station.

I found riding in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium and France great fun and felt very safe the whole time.

The BMW R1200GS ran smooth as silk and as expected never let me down.

I carried home countless photographs and many wonderful memories


Name - Armin Luggen
Country - Switzerland
Date - September 2014
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

You have seen nothing, if you haven’t spend some time exploring Great Britain and what better way to do so, then on a motorcycle.

When I was searching for a place to hire a bike, I stumbled over SuperBikeRentals website. The site is well build and has all the toys you could wish for. Once I got in touch with them, it was not long after that I personally stopped by at their location to meet with Brian and get my plans going. Nicely tucked away in the county side, I didn’t expect to find a motorcycle rental place there, was a very professional and friendly setup.

Shortly after my visit, I returned to the US and a friend and I made plans for a trip in September. We contacted Brian and booked the bikes. The process was simple and the service was fantastic. On the day of our arrival, Mark picked us up from the Hotel in Brentwood and our two bikes, a BMW 1200 GS Adventure and a Suzuki V-strom 1000 awaited us in “tiptop” condition, ready for our 11 days on the road. We packed our stuff and off we went. The bikes where like new, well maintained and we never had any issues. Well, we needed to gas up once in a while…. :-) The weather was so great, that we didn’t see one drop of rain for two weeks and it made it for the best tour so far. The country is astonishing, the people friendly and outgoing and the food was amazing. I would do an other tour again in a heartbeat and with no second guess, call SuperBikeRental for my next rental.

Thank you Mark, Brian for the great service, product and help on making this trip so much fun.

On a personal note, I really want to send you my thanks to you Brian and to Mark and your other colleagues. You are a fine team and it was a real pleasure to work with you. I wish more businesses are like yours where I can count on good, friendly quality service. I hope to be back even if it is only for a longer weekend, as it was fun and easy to deal with you.


Name - Graeme Allison
Country - Kent, UK
Date - July 2013
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

"Had a great experience on the 1200GS.  What a great bike ...perfect for a trip over to Ireland and back. I won't hesitate to do the same again.

Thanks for being a pleasure to work with."


Name - Phil Lempriere
Country - Swansea, UK
Date - May 2013
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

"Everything was Super.

The choice and quality of the bikes was wonderful, including the 1200GSA I hired which was faultless on my trip to Le Mans.

All the team were friendly, professional, and went out of their way to help, including supplying a Hi Vis jacket and disposable breath test for the French roads.

Accommodating my earlier train time at short notice was also much appreciated.

I look forward to seeing you all next year."


Name - Greg Flavel
Country - Australia
Date - May 2013
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

"From start to finish we were treated very well, with a pick up from the airport to a drop off at the train station.

Five of us were presented with a good mix of bikes, HP4, 1199, 848, 1000RR and GS1200, very different to what we own in Australia.

All clean and super reliable even in the rain and misguided snow balls in Switzerland.(Who said Dukes don`t like water ?)

They performed faultlessly and none of us needed to use the phone numbers given for breakdown support. 2900 miles through Europe,  GB and IOM TT on a well maintained and capable bike that also served as a pack horse with a swag of luggage space and loads of miles in the tank.

Thanks team for your truly professional and easy going manner and to anyone looking to hire ,look no further."


Name - John Cragg
Country - Manchester, UK
Date - May 2013
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

"Dealing with Superbike from start to finish was a real pleasure, they have a great range of bikes on offer. As we were venturing to Europe and needed some advice as to what we needed to take Superbike gave us all the information we needed to ensure we were fully compliant with all the requirements for each country we were to visit.

The bikes were great, fully serviced and with new tyres.

During our trip I was contemplating buying another bike but concluded, when I can take my pick of these bikes and not have to worry about the servicing, insurance, depreciation and garaging of a bike why bother owning one!!

Great company, excellent service and nice people to deal with"


Name - Steve
Country - Canada
Date - April 2012
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

"I booked my ride over the phone from Montreal for the Easter weekend, and although the bike I wanted wasn't available I settled for my second choice.   I arrived on Easter Saturday at 7.30am and was met at the airport by Mark from Superbike Rental himself.  I had luggage so while I changed into my ridding gear at Superbike's facility, Mark allowed me to charge my phone and I left my suitcase with them while away for three days.

The bike was all prepared for me and was near new and clean.  Looking around I saw that Superbike Rental have a good range of bikes and keep them in great condition.  Mark went over the bike with me and changed the seat to accommodate a lower riding position.  (a feature of the bike I rented), and helped set up the GPS.

The bike gave me no problems on my trip and I returned three days later.  Again I was treated excellently, by courteous, helpful and pleasant staff and was in no doubt that I had had value for money.

Two issues:
First, be aware that Superbike is some way from Heathrow and you should allow 90 minutes travel time back there.  I was delayed on the motorway even though there was good weather and no  accident or brake down.  Superbike Rental arranged all transfer brilliantly so it's up to you but don't risk less time.

Second, if you are renting a BMW ask that it has been fitted with a generic GPS mount as the BMW one gave in during my ride and was a constant source of annoyance that cost me travel time.  This is no reflection on Superbike Rental as it is a BMW part and could have happened anytime, but make sure when you book.

Mark and Trina's card is stapled to the inside of my travel wallet to make sure I don't lose it and I will call next time I am in the UK.   I have no hesitation in recommending them to you.  Stay safe and enjoy!"


Name - Bruce Ferguson
Country - Australia
Date - 2011
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

"I'll be singing the praises of Superbike Rentals to anyone who'll listen. Take care of yourselves and I'll catch you down the track aways."


Name - Nick
Country - Singapore
Date - 2010
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

"It was fantastic, thank you! All went very smoothly, we had an amazing trip, with some excellent photos of the bikes up in the alps. Had a great trip, and look forward to being in touch for the next one."


Name - Keith Purssord
Country - UK
Date - 2010
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

"Thanks very much for the hire of such a very capable and well maintained bike, again very sorry for the scratches and the loss of sat nav key, you don't know how much they concerned me with the bike being so spotless again thanks for all your help.

Found all your charges very reasonable and I'm sure I'll be using you again, thank you "


Name - John Parsons
Country - UK
Date - 2010
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

"Just a note to say a huge thank you to you and all at Superbike Rental for your excellent service and help with my recent motorbike trip.

The bike was great and we had a fantastic time, so I'm sure I will be back for another go some time. Thanks again to you all"


Name - Richard
Country - Australia
Date - 2009
Bike Hired - BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

"After shopping around, you guys seem to be the best hire company I can find!"


All motorcycles are serviced to schedule by authorised workshops and dealerships, every bike has a health check before all Rental periods.

Before you collect your chosen bike you can be confident in the knowledge that the Motorcycle you are renting has had a full health check and is fit for purpose.

Pre Rental preparation and checks.

•  Valet
•  Oil level
•  Electrical functions
•  Lights and indicators
•  Brake fluid levels
•  Brakes
•  Tyre tread
•  Tyre pressure
•  Chain lube
•  Chain tension
•  Road test
•  Rolling Brake test
•  Fuel tank is full
•  Note any damage
•  Note mileage
•  Hand over includes explanation of all controls
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