BMW R 1200 R - 2008 Specifications and Reviews

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General information

ModelBMW R 1200 R

Engine and Transmission Specifications

ClutchSingle dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Transmission typefinal driveShaft drive (cardan)
Cooling systemOil & air
Fuel controlSOHC
Valves per cylinder4
Fuel systemInjection. Electronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin-spark ignition
Bore x stroke101.0 x 73.0 mm (4.0 x 2.9 inches)
Engine typeTwo cylinder boxer
Capacity:1170.00 ccm (71.39 cubic inches)

Physical measures and capacities

Wheelbase1,495 mm (58.9 inches)
Overall width872 mm (34.3 inches)
Overall length2,145 mm (84.4 inches)
Overall height1,915 mm (75.4 inches)
Seat height800 mm (31.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc223.0 kg (491.6 pounds)
Dry weight198.0 kg (436.5 pounds)

BMW R 1200 R dimensions and frame

Rear brakes diameter265 mm (10.4 inches)
Rear brakesSingle disc. Optional ABS
Front brakes diameter320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front brakesDouble disc. Optional ABS
Rear tyre dimensions180/55-17
Front tyre dimensions120/70-17
Rear suspension travel140 mm (5.5 inches)
Rear suspensionCast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front suspension travel120 mm (4.7 inches)
Front suspensionBMW Motorrad Telelever
Trail119 mm (4.7 inches)
Rake (fork angle)27.1°
Frame typeTwo-section frame consisting of front and rear sections with load-bearing engine-gearbox unit

Speed and acceleration

Power/weight ratio0.5418 HP/kg

Other specs

Fuel consumption pr. 10 km (6.2 miles)4.10 litres (1.08 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity2.00 litres (0.53 gallons)
Fuel capacity18.00 litres (4.76 gallons)

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