BMW K 1200 LT: review, history, specs

Class: tour
Production: June 1997 – July 2008
Predecessor: BMW K1100LT
Successor: BMW K1600GTL

BMW K 1200 LT (Europe, USA), 1st generation, 1997-2003
BMW K 1200 LT (Europe, USA), 2nd generation, 2003-2008

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeJune 1997 – December 2003Name: BMW K1200LT (1st generation)
Model code: 89V3 (K589)
Parts Catalog Code: 0545
USAJune 1997 – November 2003Name: BMW K1200LT (1st generation)
Model code: 89V3 (K589)
Parts Catalog Code: 0555
EuropeFebruary 2003 – July 2008Name: BMW K1200LT (2nd generation)
Model code: 89V3 (K589)
Parts Catalog Code: 0549
USAFebruary 2003 – July 2008Name: BMW K1200LT (2nd generation)
Model code: 89V3 (K589)
Parts Catalog Code: 0559

Specifications


BMW K1200LT: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2508 mm / 98,7 in
Overall width1080 mm / 42,5 in
Overall height1395/1475 mm (55,0/58,1 in)
Seat height770/800 mm (30,3/31,5 in)
Wheelbase1632 mm / 64,3 in
Ground clearance104,5 mm / 4,1 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight378,5 kg / 834 lbs
FRAME
Frame (type)Bridging frame consisting of die cast aluminium
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever with anti-dive, 102 mm / 4,0 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load), 130 mm / 5,1 in
Front tire size120/70 R17 (58V)
Rear tire size160/70 R17 (79V)
Front brakeDouble disc, 305 mm, 4-piston calipers (ABS-II) – K1200LT (to November 2000)
Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (Integral ABS-I) – K1200LT (with November 2000)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS-II) – K1200LT (to November 2000)
Single disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS-I) – K1200LT (with November 2000)
Fuel capacity23,5 l / 6,2 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l)
Fuel economy5,23 l / 100 km (45 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement4-cylinders in-line, longitudinally installed
Bore & Stroke70,5 x 75,0 mm
Displacement1171 cm³ (71,4 cu in)
Compression ratio10.8:1
Valve trainChain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power98,0 hp (72,0 kW) / 6750 rpm – K1200LT (1st generation)
116,0 hp (85,3 kW) / 8000 rpm – K1200LT (2nd generation)
Max. torque115,0 Nm (11,6 kg-m) / 4750 rpm – K1200LT (1st generation)
116,6 Nm (11,8 kg-m) / 5250 rpm – K1200LT (2nd generation)
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)4,64 sec
Top speed185 km/h (115 mph) – K1200LT (1st generation)
209 km/h (130 mph) – K1200LT (2nd generation)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Motronic MA 2.4
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission5-speed + reverse
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V


3.864
3.022
2.393
1.819
1.316
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemMotronic (mapped characteristic control)
AlternatorThree-phase generator, 14V / 840W
Battery capacity12V-19Ah

Images


BMW K1200LT: images, gallery

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BMW K1200LT (1st generation)
BMW K1200LT (2nd generation)
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Videos


BMW K1200LT: video.

Manuals


BMW K1200LT: documentation.

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