BMW K 1200 GT (K41, K44): review, history, specs

Class: sport-tour
Production: March 2002 – July 2005 (1st generation); November 2004 – September 2008 (2nd generation)
Related: BMW K1200RS (1st generation K1200GT); BMW K1200S (2nd generation K1200GT)
Successor: BMW K1300GT

BMW K 1200 GT (1st generation, K41), Europe, USA, 2002-2005
BMW K 1200 GT (2nd generation, K44), Europe, USA, 2004-2008

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeMarch 2002 – July 2005Name: BMW K1200GT (1st generation)
Model code: K41
Parts Catalog Code: 0548
EuropeNovember 2004 – September 2008Name: BMW K1200GT (2nd generation)
Model code: K44
Parts Catalog Code: 0587
USAApril 2002 – October 2004Name: BMW K1200GT (1st generation)
Model code: K41
Parts Catalog Code: 0558
USANovember 2004 – September 2008Name: BMW K1200GT (2nd generation)
Model code: K44
Parts Catalog Code: 0597

Electronic Aids BMW K1200GT 1st generation <K41> (basic & optional):

  • Integral ABS-I
  • Cruise-control
  • Heated grips
  • Heated seat

Electronic Aids BMW K1200GT 2nd generation <K44> (basic & optional):

  • Integral ABS-II
  • On-board computer
  • ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
  • TPC (Tyre Pressure Control)
  • Cruise-control
  • ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
  • Heated grips (automatically controlled by the on-board computer)
  • Heated seat

Specifications


BMW K1200GT: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2250 mm / 88,6 in – K1200GT (1st generation)
2318 mm / 91,2 in – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Overall width920 mm / 36,2 in – K1200GT (1st generation)
982 mm / 38,7 in – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Overall height1340 mm / 52,7 in – K1200GT (1st generation)
1438 mm / 52,7 in – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Seat height790/820 mm (31,1/32,3 in) – K1200GT (1st generation)
820/840 mm (32,3/33,1 in) – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Wheelbase1550 mm / 61,0 in – K1200GT (1st generation)
1572 mm / 61,9 in – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight300 kg / 660 lbs – K1200GT (1st generation)
288 kg / 635 lbs – K1200GT (2nd generation)
FRAME
Frame (type)Bridging frame consisting of die cast aluminium, engine de-coupled from vibration through bearings – K1200GT (1st generation)
Light alloy weldment with bolt-on tubular steel rear frame – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever, 115 mm / 4,5 in – K1200GT (1st generation)
BMW Duolever, 125 mm / 4,9 in – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Rear suspension, travelBMW Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 150 mm / 5,9 in – K1200GT (1st generation)
BMW EVO Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 135 mm / 5,3 in – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Front tire size120/70 ZR17
Rear tire size180/55 ZR17
Front brakeDouble disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (Integral ABS-I) – K1200GT (1st generation)
Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (Integral ABS-II) – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS-I) – K1200GT (1st generation)
Single disc, 294 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS-II) – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Fuel capacity21,0 l / 5,5 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l) – K1200GT (1st generation)
24,0 l / 6,3 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l) – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Fuel economy6,19 l / 100 km (38 mpg) – K1200GT (1st generation)
5,60 l / 100 km (42 mpg) – K1200GT (2nd generation)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement4-cylinders in-line, longitudinally installed – K1200GT (1st generation)
4-cylinders in-line transverse – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Bore & Stroke70,5 x 75,0 mm – K1200GT (1st generation)
79,0 x 59,0 mm – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Displacement1171 cm³ (71,4 cu in) – K1200GT (1st generation)
1157 cm³ (70,6 cu in) – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Compression ratio11.5:1 – K1200GT (1st generation)
13.0:1 – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Valve trainChain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power130,0 hp (96,0 kW) / 8750 rpm – K1200GT (1st generation)
152,0 hp (112,0 kW) / 9500 rpm – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Max. torque117,0 Nm (11,8 kg-m) / 6750 rpm – K1200GT (1st generation)
130,0 Nm (13,1 kg-m) / 7750 rpm – K1200GT (2nd generation)
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)3,87 sec – K1200GT (1st generation)
3,48 sec – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Top speed230 km/h (143 mph) – K1200GT (1st generation)
253 km/h (157 mph) – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Motronic MA 2.4 – K1200GT (1st generation)
Fuel Injection, Bosch BMS-K – K1200GT (2nd generation)
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, hydraulic operated
– K1200GT (1st generation)
Wet, multi-plate, hydraulic operated
– K1200GT (2nd generation)
Transmission6-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

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ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemMotronic (mapped characteristic control) – K1200GT (1st generation)
BMS-K – K1200GT (2nd generation)
AlternatorThree-phase generator, 14V / 840W – K1200GT (1st generation)
Three-phase generator, 14V / 945W – K1200GT (2nd generation)
Battery capacity12V-19Ah

Images


BMW K1200GT: images, gallery.

BMW K1200GT (1st generation, K41)
BMW K1200GT (2nd generation, K44)
BMW K1200GT (K41)
BMW K1200GT (K44)

Videos


BMW K1200GT: video.

BMW K1200GT K41
BMW K1200GT K44

Manuals


BMW K1200GT: documentation.

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