BMW K 1200 R: review, history, specs

Class: roadster
Production: March 2004 – August 2008
Related: BMW K1200S
Successor: BMW K1300R

BMW K 1200 R (Europe, USA), 2004-2008
BMW K 1200 R Sport (Europe, USA), 2005-2007

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeMarch 2004 – August 2008Name: BMW K1200R
Model code: K43
Parts Catalog Code: 0584
EuropeJune 2005 – July 2007Name: BMW K1200R Sport
Model code: K43
Parts Catalog Code: 0585
USAApril 2004 – July 2008Name: BMW K1200R
Model code: K43
Parts Catalog Code: 0594
USAJune 2005 – July 2007Name: BMW K1200R Sport
Model code: K43
Parts Catalog Code: 0595

Electronic Aids BMW K1200R (basic & optional):

• Integral ABS-II (from 08/2006)
• ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
• ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
• TPC (Tire Pressure Control)

Specifications


BMW K1200R: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2288 mm / 90,1 in
Overall width856 mm / 33,7 in
Overall height1230 mm / 48,4 in – K1200R
1180 mm / 46,4 in – K1200R Sport
Seat height820 mm / 31,1 in
790 mm / 32,3 in – low seat
Wheelbase1572 mm / 61,9 in
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight237 kg / 522 lbs – K1200R
241 kg / 531 lbs – K1200R Sport
FRAME
Frame (type)Aluminum bridge frame with load-bearing engine
Front suspension, travelBMW Duolever, 115 mm / 4,5 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW EVO Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 135 mm / 5,3 in
Front tire size120/70 ZR17
Rear tire size180/55 ZR17
Front brakeDouble disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (Integral ABS-I) – K1200R (to August 2006)
Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (Integral ABS-II) – K1200R (from August 2006)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 265 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS-I) – K1200R (to August 2006)
Single disc, 265 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS-II) – K1200R (from August 2006)
Fuel capacity19,0 l / 5,0 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l)
Fuel economy4,7 l / 100 km (90 km/h)
5,5 l / 100 km (120 km/h)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement4-cylinders in-line transverse
Bore & Stroke79,0 x 59,0 mm
Displacement1157 cm³ (70,6 cu in)
Compression ratio13.0:1
Valve trainChain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power163,0 hp (120,0 kW) / 10250 rpm
Max. torque127,0 Nm (12,9 kg-m) / 8250 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)2,85 sec
Top speed261 km/h (162 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Bosch BMS-K, 4x 46 mm
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchWet, multi-plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission6-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V

VI


2.412
1.762
1.391
1.231
1.094
0.971
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemBMS-K
AlternatorThree-phase alternator with integrated, fully electronic voltage regulator, 580W
Battery capacity12V-14Ah

Images


BMW K1200R: images, gallery.

BMW K1200R
BMW K1200R
BMW K1200R Sport
BMW K1200R Sport

Videos


BMW K1200R: video.

Manuals


BMW K1200R: documentation.

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