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BMW R1200S Specifications


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End of Production


Numbers Produced


Price (UK) (2006)


8,995 OTR



Motor Type

Air/oil cooled 2 cylinder, 4 stroke Boxer engine, one camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central compensation shaft

Bore x Stroke

101 x 73 mm


1170 cc

Max Output

90 Kw / 122 bhp at 8,250 rpm

Max Torque

112 Nm / 82 ft/ lbs at 6,800 rpm

Compression Ratio

12.5/ 1

Mixture Control / Engine Management

Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management: BMW Engine Management, BMS-K with overrun fuel cut off, dual ignition

Emission Control

Closed-loop 3 way catalytic converter

Power Transmission



Single plate dry clutch,  Hydraulically operated


Constant mesh 6 speed gearbox with helical gearing

Final Drive

Drive Shaft


Electrical System



600W three phase alternator


12V / 14 Ah

Chassis & Brakes


Type of Frame

Three-section frame consisting of front, middle and rear section, load bearing engine-gearbox unit

Front wheel location / suspension

BMW Motorrad Telelever;stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut.

Rear wheel location / suspension

Die-cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel related damping); spring pre-load adjustable, rebound damping adjustable.

Suspension Travel

110 mm Front / 120 mm Rear


87 mm

Wheelbase in normal position

1487 mm in  normal position

Steering Head Angle in normal position

66 degrees


Die-cast aluminium wheels

Rim Front

3.50 x 17

Rim Rear

5.50 x 17 (special equipment 6.0 x 17)

Tyres, Front

120 / 70 ZR 17

Tyres, Rear

180 / 55 ZR 17 (special equipment 190/55 ZR 17)

Brakes, Front

EVO brake system with dual disc, floating brake discs, 320 mm diameter, four-piston fixed caliper

Brakes, Rear

Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper


Special equipment BMW Motorrad Integral ABS disengagable



Length, Overall

2151 mm

Width, Overall with Mirrors

890 mm

Height (not inc. mirrors)

870 mm

Seat Height unladen

830 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled

213 Kg

Dry weight

190 Kg

Max. Permissible Weight

410 Kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

197 Kg (with standard equipment)

Useable Tank Volume

17 litres


Approx. 4.0 litres

Performance Data

Maximum Speed

Over 200Kph

Fuel Consumption over 100 Km at constant 90 Kph

4.3 litres

Fuel Consumption over 100 Km at constant 120 Kph

5.6 litres

Fuel Type

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



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