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BMW K 1200 R (2008)

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BMW K 1200 R Review and Specifications.

The BMW K1200R is another from the latest-generation Beemers that blow away the firm’s reputation for dull motorcycles. A 170mph naked motorcycle with looks that fuse sci-fi and retro with plenty of brawn. Basically a stripped down but modified BMW K1200S. It seems crazy but BMW offer small fairings for the BMW K1200R so you can occasionally use all the 163bhp this motorcycle offers.

The BMW K1200R has huge power, even more torque. The motorcycle's in-line four is borrowed from the BMW K1200S hyper sports touring motorcycle – but with lower gearing and less wind protection the BMW K1200R feels even faster. Other naked motorcycles have engines with more character but this much shove is never boring.

Ride and Handling
The BMW K1200R is a long, stable and heavy motorcycle. Forget the flighty, fast steering naked motorcycles like Kawasaki’s Z1000 or the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 the BMW K1200R is more a touring bike than a back lane hooning motorcycle. Innovative Duolever forks use a single central shock and linkage – it works well but can feel odd.

Naked motorcycles don’t come much better kitted out. Comfort is good for the BMW K1200R's rider, especially if you get the screen. Factory extras for this motorcycle include ABS, the very handy useable-on-the-move Electronic Suspension Adjustment, sports wheels with 190/55ZR 17 tyre, sports pack (sports suspension and 6 inch rim with 190/55ZR 17 tyre), low seat, cockpit fairing, White indicator lense, rack, computer, alarm.

Quality and Reliability
Build quality seems pretty good on the BMW K1200R but few have been dragged through a British winter. Problems seem to be extremely rare on this motorcycle except a handful of early motorcycles vibrated and oil consumption can be high (the BMW K1200R can be spedified with a special low oil warning system as part of the cost-option on board computer).

Nearly £10K means the BMW K1200R is competing with exotica like Benelli’s TNT. Aprilia’s Tuono 1000 R and Triumph’s Speed Triple 1050 are both excellent motorcycles for much less. Plus BMW K1200Rs are almost never sold at a discount – at least deprecation is low.

General information

Model: BMW K 1200 R
Year: 2008
Category: Sport
Rating: 67.6 out of 100.

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1157.00 ccm (70.60 cubic inches)
Engine type: In-line four
Stroke: 4
Power: 160.92 HP (117.5 kW)) @ 10250 RPM
Torque: 127.00 Nm (12.9 kgf-m or 93.7 ft.lbs) @ 8250 RPM
Compression: 13.0:1
Bore x stroke: 79.0 x 59.0 mm (3.1 x 2.3 inches)
Fuel system: Injection. Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: DOHC
Starter: Electric
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type
final drive: Shaft drive (cardan)
Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated

Physical measures
Dry weight: 211.0 kg (465.2 pounds)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 237.0 kg (522.5 pounds)
Seat height: 820 mm (32.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,915 mm (75.4 inches)
Overall length: 2,228 mm (87.7 inches)
Overall width: 872 mm (34.3 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,580 mm (62.2 inches)

Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Bridge-type, cast aluminium, load bearing engine
Rake (fork angle): 29.0°
Trail: 108 mm (4.3 inches)
Front suspension: BMW Motorrad Duolever
Front suspension travel: 115 mm (4.5 inches)
Rear suspension: Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
Rear suspension travel: 135 mm (5.3 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-17
Rear tyre dimensions: 180/55-17
Front brakes: Double disc. Optional ABS
Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc. Optional ABS
Rear brakes diameter: 265 mm (10.4 inches)

Speed and acceleration
Power/weight ratio: 0.7627 HP/kg

Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 19.00 litres (5.02 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity: 2.00 litres (0.53 gallons)
Fuel consumption pr. 10 km (6.2 miles): 4.70 litres (1.24 gallons)

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