BMW K 1200 S - 2005 Specifications and Reviews

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Intresting Fact:
This was the most powerful BMW motorcycle ever, at time of release

About the BMW K 1200 S

Powered by a liquid cooled 1,157.00cc inline four cylinder engine, producing 165bhp 

Final drive is via shaft and the engine is angled forwards to give it a low centre of gravity. 

Optional extras include a ESA option, where the forks are electronically adjustable with three modes (Standard, Comfort, Sports) and allows adjustment of the rear pre-load from solo to two up with luggage. Other options include Panniers, heated grips, comfort seat, low seat and ABS.

General information

Model:BMW K 1200 S

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Clutch:Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated
Transmission typefinal drive:Shaft drive (cardan)
Cooling system:Liquid
Fuel control:DOHC
Valves per cylinder:4
Fuel system:Injection. Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K)
Bore x stroke:79.0 x 59.0 mm (3.1 x 2.3 inches)
Engine type:In-line four
Capacity:1157.00 ccm (70.60 cubic inches)

Physical measures and capacities

Wheelbase:1,571 mm (61.9 inches)
Overall width:905 mm (35.6 inches)
Overall length:2,182 mm (85.9 inches)
Overall height:1,211 mm (47.7 inches)
Seat height:820 mm (32.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:248.0 kg (546.7 pounds)
Dry weight:226.5 kg (499.3 pounds)

BMW K 1200 S dimensions and frame

Rear brakes diameter:265 mm (10.4 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc
Front brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front brakes:Double disc
Rear tyre dimensions:190/50-ZR17
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-ZR17
Rear suspension travel:135 mm (5.3 inches)
Rear suspension:Die-cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front suspension travel:115 mm (4.5 inches)
Front suspension:BMW Motorrad Duolever
Trail:112 mm (4.4 inches)
Rake (fork angle):29.0°
Frame type:Bridging frame, die-cast aluminium, load bearing engine

Speed and acceleration

Power/weight ratio:0.7282 HP/kg
Top speed:200.0 km/h (124.3 mph)

Other specs

Fuel consumption pr. 10 km (6.2 miles):4.70 litres (1.24 gallons)
Fuel capacity:19.00 litres (5.02 gallons)

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