BMW K 1200 RS: review, history, specs

Class: sport-tour
Production: April 1996 – July 2005
Predecessor: BMW K1100RS
Successor: BMW K1300GT

BMW K 1200 RS (1st generation, K589), 1996-2005
BMW K 1200 RS (2nd generation, K41), 2000-2005

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeApril 1996 – April 2005Name: BMW K1200RS (1st generation)
Model code: 89V3 (K589)
Parts Catalog Code: 0544
EuropeMarch 2000 – July 2005Name: BMW K1200RS (2nd generation)
Model code: K41
Parts Catalog Code: 0547
USAMay 1996 – December 2000Name: BMW K1200RS (1st generation)
Model code: 89V3 (K589)
Parts Catalog Code: 0554
USAMarch 2000 – July 2004Name: BMW K1200RS (2nd generation)
Model code: K41
Parts Catalog Code: 0557

Specifications


BMW K1200RS: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2250 mm / 88,6 in
Overall width700 mm / 27,6 in – K1200RS (1st generation)
680 mm / 26,8 in – K1200RS (2nd generation)
Overall height1160 mm / 45,7 in – K1200RS (1st generation)
1248 mm / 49,1 in – K1200RS (2nd generation)
Seat height770/800 mm (30,3/31,5 in)
Wheelbase1555 mm / 61,2 in
Ground clearance125 mm / 4,9 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight285 kg / 628 lbs
FRAME
Frame (type)Bridging frame consisting of die cast aluminium, engine de-coupled from vibration through bearings
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever, 115 mm / 4,5 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 150 mm / 5,9 in
Front tire size120/70 ZR17
Rear tire size170/60 ZR17
180/55 ZR17 – K1200RS (2nd generation, option)
Front brakeDouble disc, 305 mm, 4-piston calipers (ABS-II) – K1200RS (1st generation)
Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (Integral ABS-I) – K1200RS (2nd generation)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS-II) – K1200RS (1st generation)
Single disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS-I) – K1200RS (2nd generation)
Fuel capacity21,0 l / 5,5 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l)
Fuel economy6,36 l / 100 km (37 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 ratio11.5:1
Valve trainChain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power130,0 hp (96,0 kW) / 8750 rpm
98,0 hp (72,0 kW) / 7000 rpm – performance reduction version
Max. torque117,0 Nm (11,8 kg-m) / 6750 rpm
118,0 Nm (11,9 kg-m) / 5500 rpm – performance reduction version
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)3,88 sec
Top speed249 km/h (155 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Motronic MA 2.4
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission6-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V

VI


3.864
3.022
2.393
1.960
1.700
1.511 (1.549 – K41)
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemMotronic (mapped characteristic control)
AlternatorThree-phase generator, 14V / 840W
Battery capacity12V-19Ah

Images


BMW K1200RS: images, gallery.

BMW K1200RS
BMW K1200RS
BMW K1200RS

Videos


BMW K1200RS: video.

Manuals


BMW K1200RS: documentation.

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