BMW R 1200 C: review, history, specs

Class: cruiser
Production: April 1996 – October 2004

BMW R 1200 C Classic & Avantgarde (Europe, USA); 1996-2004
BMW R 1200 C Independent (Europe, USA), 2000-2004
BMW R 1200 C Montauk (Europe, USA), 2002-2004
BMW R 1200 CL (Europe, USA), 2001-2004

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeApril 1996 – May 2003Name: BMW R1200C Classic & Avantgarde (1st generation)
Model code: 59C1
Parts Catalog Code: 0424
EuropeOctober 2002 – July 2004Name: BMW R1200C Classic & Avantgarde (2nd generation)
Model code: 59C1
Parts Catalog Code: 0329
USAJune 1996 – May 2003Name: BMW R1200C Classic & Avantgarde (1st generation)
Model code: 59C1
Parts Catalog Code: 0434
USAOctober 2002 – July 2004Name: BMW R1200C Classic & Avantgarde (2nd generation)
Model code: 59C1
Parts Catalog Code: 0379
EuropeMay 2000 – May 2003Name: BMW R1200C Independent (1st generation)
Model code: 59C3
Parts Catalog Code: 0405
EuropeFebruary 2003 – August 2004Name: BMW R1200C Independent (2nd generation)
Model code: 59C3
Parts Catalog Code: 0362
USASeptember 2000 – May 2003Name: BMW R1200C Independent (1st generation)
Model code: 59C3
Parts Catalog Code: 0433
USAOctober 2003 – May 2004Name: BMW R1200C Independent (2nd generation)
Model code: 59C3
Parts Catalog Code: 0391
EuropeOctober 2002 – October 2004Name: BMW R1200C Montauk
Model code: 59C2
Parts Catalog Code: 0309
USAOctober 2002 – October 2004Name: BMW R1200C Montauk
Model code: 59C2
Parts Catalog Code: 0319
EuropeOctober 2001 – July 2004Name: BMW R1200CL
Model code: K30
Parts Catalog Code: 0442
USAOctober 2001 – July 2004Name: BMW R1200CL
Model code: K30
Parts Catalog Code: 0496

Specifications


BMW R1200C: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2340 mm / 92,1 in – R1200C
2415 mm / 95,1 in – R1200CL
2370 mm / 93,3 in – Montauk
Overall width1050 mm / 41,3 in – R1200C
1075 mm / 42,3 in – R1200CL
1120 mm / 44,1 in – Montauk
Overall height1130 mm / 44,5 in – R1200C
1435 mm / 56,5 in – R1200CL
1340 mm / 52,7 in – Montauk
Seat height740 mm / 29,1 in – R1200C
745 mm / 29,3 in – R1200CL
770 mm / 30,3 in – Montauk
Wheelbase1650 mm / 65,0 in – R1200C
1641 mm / 64,6 in – R1200CL
Ground clearance172 mm / 6,8 in – R1200C
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight256 kg / 564 lbs – R1200C
308 kg / 679 lbs – R1200CL
265 kg / 584 lbs – Montauk
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular space frame (steel)
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever, 144 mm / 5,67 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW Monolever (adjustable 7-way spring pre-load), 100 mm / 3,94 in
Front tire size100/90-18
150/80-16 – R1200CL, Montauk
Rear tire size170/80-15
Front brakeDouble disc, 305 mm, 4-piston calipers (option: ABS-II) – Independent (1st generation), R1200C (1st generation)
Double disc, 305 mm, 4-piston calipers (option: Integral ABS-I) – R1200CL, Montauk, Independent (2nd generation), R1200C (2nd generation)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper (option: ABS-II) – Independent (1st generation), R1200C (1st generation)
Single disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper (option: Integral ABS-I) – R1200CL, Montauk, Independent (2nd generation), R1200C (2nd generation)
Fuel capacity17,0 l / 4,5 US gal (reserve – 6,0 l)
Fuel economy5,5 l / 100 km (43 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Air&Oil-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangementFlat twin (boxer)
Bore & Stroke101,0 x 73,0 mm
Displacement1170 cm³ (71,4 cu in)
Compression ratio10.0:1
Valve trainChain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power61,0 hp (45,0 kW) / 5000 rpm
Max. torque98,0 Nm (9,8 kg-m) / 3000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)5,2 sec – R1200C
6,5 sec – R1200CL
Top speed175 km/h (109 mph) – R1200C
164 km/h (102 mph) – R1200CL
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Motronic MA 2.4
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission5-speed
6-speed – R1200CL, Montauk, Independent (option)
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

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ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemMotronic (mapped characteristic control)
2 spark plugs per cylinder – R1200CL, R1200C (2nd generation), Montauk, Independent (2nd generation)
AlternatorBelt driven three-phase generator, 14V / 700W
Battery capacity12V-19Ah

Images


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Videos


BMW R1200C: video.

Manuals


BMW R1200C: documentation.

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