BMW K 1200 S - 2008 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

CategorySport touring
ModelBMW K 1200 S

Engine and Transmission Specifications

ClutchMultiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated
Transmission typefinal driveShaft drive (cardan)
Cooling systemLiquid
Valves per cylinder4
Fuel systemInjection. Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K)
Bore x stroke79.0 x 59.0 mm (3.1 x 2.3 inches)
Engine typeIn-line four
Capacity:1157.00 ccm (70.60 cubic inches)

Physical measures and capacities

Wheelbase1,571 mm (61.9 inches)
Overall width905 mm (35.6 inches)
Overall length2,182 mm (85.9 inches)
Seat height820 mm (32.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc248.0 kg (546.7 pounds)
Dry weight227.5 kg (501.6 pounds)

BMW K 1200 S dimensions and frame

Rear brakes diameter265 mm (10.4 inches)
Rear brakesSingle disc
Front brakes diameter320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front brakesDouble disc
Rear tyre dimensions190/50-17
Front tyre dimensions120/70-17
Rear suspension travel135 mm (5.3 inches)
Rear suspensionCast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front suspension travel115 mm (4.5 inches)
Front suspensionBMW Motorrad Duolever
Trail119 mm (4.7 inches)
Rake (fork angle)29.0°
Frame typeBridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine

Speed and acceleration

Power/weight ratio0.7250 HP/kg

Other specs

Fuel consumption pr. 10 km (6.2 miles)4.70 litres (1.24 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity2.00 litres (0.53 gallons)
Fuel capacity19.00 litres (5.02 gallons)

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