BMW K 1200 S: review, history, specs

Class: sport
Production: April 2003 – August 2008
Successor: BMW K1300S

BMW K 1200 S (Europe, USA), 2003-2008

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeApril 2003 – August 2008Name: BMW K1200S
Model code: K40
Parts Catalog Code: 0581
USAApril 2003 – August 2008Name: BMW K1200S
Model code: K40
Parts Catalog Code: 0591

Electronic Aids BMW K1200S (basic & optional):

• Integral ABS-II (from 08/2006)
• On-board computer
• ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
• ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
• Heated grips (automatically controlled by the on-board computer)

Specifications


BMW K1200S: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2182 mm / 85,9 in
Overall width905 mm / 35,6 in
Overall height1211 mm / 47,7 in
Seat height820 mm / 31,1 in
790 mm / 32,3 in – low seat
Wheelbase1572 mm / 61,9 in
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight248 kg / 547 lbs
FRAME
Frame (type)Light alloy weldment with bolt-on tubular steel rear frame
Front suspension, travelBMW Duolever, 125 mm / 4,9 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW EVO Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 135 mm / 5,3 in
Front tire size120/70 ZR17
Rear tire size190/50 ZR17
Front brakeDouble disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (Integral ABS-I) – K1200S (to August 2006)
Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (Integral ABS-II) – K1200S (from August 2006)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 265 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS-I) – K1200S (to August 2006)
Single disc, 265 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS-II) – K1200S (from August 2006)
Fuel capacity19,0 l / 5,0 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l)
Fuel economy4,76 l / 100 km (49,4 mpg)
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. power167,0 hp (123,0 kW) / 10250 rpm
Max. torque130,0 Nm (13,1 kg-m) / 8250 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)3,17 sec
Top speed277 km/h (172 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 K1200S: images, gallery.

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Videos


BMW K1200S: video.

Manuals


BMW K1200S: documentation.

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