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BMW K1200S Specifications


Early delivery postponed because of a mechanical fault

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BMW K1200S

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Numbers Produced


Price (2004) UK

(Aug 2005)

(April 2007)


9,815 OTR

10,100 OTR 10,895 with ABS

US $




Motor Type

Water-cooled 4 stroke in-line four cylinder engine with two camshafts and four valves per cylinder

Bore x Stroke

79 x 59 mm (3.11 / 2.32 inches)


1157 cc

Max Power

123 Kw (167) bhp at 10,250 rpm

Max Torque

130 Nm @ 8,250 rpm

Compression Ratio


Mixture Control / Engine Management

Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K)

Emission Control

Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter

Power Transmission



Multiple disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated


Constant mesh 6 speed gearbox


Shaft Drive


Electrical System



580 W three phase alternator


12 volt / 14 Ah



Type of Frame

Bridging frame, die-cast aluminium, load bearing engine

Front wheel suspension

BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut, rebound damping electronically adjustable with optional ESA

Rear wheel suspension

Die-cast aluminium single sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut with lever system, spring pre-load adjustable to continuously variable levels by means of hydraulic handwheel (electronically adjustable with optional ESA), adjustable rebound damping (rebound damping and compression electronically adjustable with optional ESA)

Travel Front/Rear

115 mm / 135 mm (4.53 / 5.32 inches)

Castor (in normal position)

112 mm

Steering Head Angle (in normal position)

61 degrees


Die-cast aluminium wheels

Wheel Rims, Front

3.50 x 17

Wheel Rims, Rear

6.0 x 17

Tyres, Front

120 / 70 ZR 17

Tyres, Rear

190 / 50 ZR 17

Brakes, Front

EVO brake system with dual disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm (12.6 inches), 4 piston fixed caliper

Brakes, Rear

Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm (10.44 inches), 2 piston fixed caliper


BMW Motarrad Integral ABS (part integral) as standard



Length x Width x Height

2,182 / 905 / 1,211 mm (85.97 / 35.66 / 47.71 inches)

Seat Height (Unladen)

820 mm / 32.3 inches (optional low seat 790 mm / 31.1 inches)

Wheel Base (in normal position)

1,571 mm (61.9 inches)

Useable Tank Volume

19 litres / 4.18 gal / 5.01 US gal


Approx. 4 litres / .88 gal / 1.05 US gal

Unladen Weight, road ready, fully fuelled

248 Kg / 547 lbs

Dry Weight

226.5 Kg / 499 lbs

Permitted Total Weight

450 Kg / 992 lbs

Payload (with standard equipment)

202 Kg / 445 lbs

Performance & Consumption

Maximum Speed

More than 200 Km / h

Fuel Consumption over 100 Km at constant 90 Kph

4.7 litres / 1.03 gal / 1.24 US gal

Fuel Consumption over 100 Km at constant 120 Kph

5.5 litres / 1.21 gal / 1.45 US gal

Fuel Type

Unleaded premium, octane number 98 (RON), can also be operated with minimum octane number 95 (RON) due to automatic knock control



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