BMW K1200R

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K1200R
BMW K 1200 R Sport blue r TCE.jpg
ManufacturerBMW Motorrad
Parent companyBMW
Production2006–2008
SuccessorK1300R
ClassNaked
Engine1157 cc inline-4, EFI, anti-knock sensor
Power163 hp (122 kW) @ 10,250 rpm
Torque94 ft·lbf (127 N·m) @ 8,250 rpm
SuspensionESA electronically adjustable
BrakesDual disc front, disc rear (optional ABS)
Weight546 lb (248 kg)
RelatedK1200GT, K1200S

The BMW K1200R is a naked motorcycle producing 163 hp (122 kW) @ 10,250 rpm from its 1157 cc 4-cylinder motor with torque of Template:Convert/lbf.ft @ 8,250 rpm. Acceleration to 60 mph (97 km/h) from a standing start is claimed to be 2.6 seconds.

The cylinder block is canted toward the front wheel by 55 degrees to reduce the entire motorcycle’s centre of gravity, permitting innovating packaging solutions. The optional electronic suspension adjustment (ESA) system allows the rider to adjust for different road conditions and varying loads for an individualized riding style. A three-way catalytic converter in the exhaust is present to meet low emissions. As an option, the bike is available with ABS brakes.

In 2007 the K1200R Sport was launched, which is identical other than the addition of a small fairing.[1]

At the time of launch BMW claimed that the K1200R was the world's most powerful naked bike. However, this is no longer true following the launch of the 184 hp (137 kW) Suzuki B-King. British magazine RiDE tested the B-King and K1200R together and found that despite the extra power of the B-King, the K1200R was faster accelerating and had a 9 mph higher top speed.[2]

In 2008, BMW USA added the Apple Green colour option to the K1200R lineup. In other markets, such as the United Kingdom, Sunny Yellow, Dark Graphite and White Aluminium are available as colour options.

At the end of 2008 the K1200R was replaced by the larger displacement K1300R, which features a 1293 cc engine producing 175 bhp (130 kW), torque of Template:Convert/lb.ft and an exhaust butterfly flap to boost torque and improve exhaust note.[3] The K1300R features BMW's optional ESA-II electronic suspension adjustment. The bike also has a conventional indicator switch instead of the usual BMW three button configuration.

As of February 2009, BMW has not yet announced any plans to import the K1300R into the USA. Only its sister models, the K1300S and K1300GT are available in the USA.

References

  1. "Motorcycle Reviews: K1200R Sport". Motorcycle News. http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/bikereviews/searchresults/Bike-Reviews/BMW/BMW-K1200R-Sport/?&R=EPI-44179. Retrieved on 2007-10-29. 
  2. Hoare, Tony; Roland Brown (October 2007). "On the dragstrip". RiDE (United Kingdom: EMAP) 2007 (November): pp. 26. ISSN 1360-3507. 
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