New 2007 BMW Motorcycle Models at INTERMOT 2006
October 17, 2006 - BMW Motorcycle Press Release
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1. INTERMOT 2006 –
Product Range and new Models/Features. ................................................................. 3
2. The new Single-Cylinder BMW G 650 X Model Series.
Short Version ................................................................................................................................... 5
2.1 Technical Basis. ............................................................................................................................... 9
2.2 Specific Model Components and Distinctions. ................................................................. 14
2.3 Range of Equipment. .................................................................................................................. 20
2.4 Engine Output and Torque. ...................................................................................................... 24
2.5 Specifications. ............................................................................................................................... 25
2.6 Colours. .......................................................................................................................................... 26
3. The new BMW K 1200 R Sport.
Short Version ................................................................................................................................ 27
3.1 Technical Features and Design. ............................................................................................. 29
3.2 Range of Equipment. .................................................................................................................. 33
3.3 Engine Output and Torque. ...................................................................................................... 35
3.4 Specifications. ............................................................................................................................... 36
3.5 Colours. .......................................................................................................................................... 37
4. Integral ABS and ASC – new Riding Dynamic Control Systems
for BMW Motorcycles. .......................................................................................................... 38
4.1. Three Generations of BMW Motorcycle ABS.
Looking back at a Pioneering Achievement. ...................................................................... 41
4.2. Function and Technology of the new Generation of Integral ABS. ............................. 44
4.3. Function and Technology of BMW’s new ASC. ................................................................ 50
1. INTERMOT 2006 –
Product Range and new Models/
BMW Motorrad is making a proud appearance at the 2006 INTERMOT
Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany, with the widest and most varied
model range in the history of the Company.
The all-new single-cylinder model series is making its world debut with
a fascinating range of three brand-new motorcycles quite different in their
features and character – the G 650 Xcountry, the G 650 Xchallenge,
and the G 650 Xmoto. And at the same time the K-model series is growing
further, with the BMW K 1200 R teaming up with its sister model,
the K 1200 R Sport, boasting extra sporting and dynamic fairing.
These new models are further enhanced and supplemented by a new,
truly exclusive line of accessories: Entering the market in autumn 2006,
the new range of BMW Motorrad High Performance Parts will offer
truly outstanding, highly functional special accessories for nearly all models
within the line-up. These will include top-class and sophisticated
lightweight and tuning components made of carbon-fibre, exclusive CNCmilled
running gear components, as well as forged wheels.
Within the wide range of BMW Motorrad rider’s equipment, a revised and
enlarged collection with new features, colours and designs will ensure an even
higher standard of function, appeal, and individual style.
The new range of accessories from BMW Motorrad High Performance Parts
and the new features offered in the range of BMW Motorrad Rider’s Wear are
presented in separate press kits.
Including the new single-cylinder model series, the BMW Motorrad model
range is now made up of no less than 19 different models. With their
characteristic features, these models meet all kinds of customer wishes and
preferences absolutely perfectly in the segment above 500 cc,
offering a very attractive choice in the respective motorcycle categories.
More sporting than ever before, but without neglecting those classic BMW
virtues, all BMW motorcycles offer a host of innovations and trendsetting
safety technologies. Indeed, the fully controlled three-way catalytic converter
introduced on BMW motorcycles more than 15 years ago is now obviously
a primary feature on all models, just like ABS anti-lock brakes.
BMW Motorrad has been the benchmark in active safety for a long time, with
all models in the range (except for the BMW HP2 Enduro) becoming available
with ABS straight from the factory in the last five years. And in July of last
year the fourth generation of ABS anti-lock brake technology ever since the
start of production of this feature in 1989 was presented to the international
press together with BMW Motorrad’s new ASC Automatic Stability Control.
Together, these two systems once again underline the leadership in
technology of BMW Motorrad and the Company’s leading position in the
area of active motorcycle safety.
The current model range is younger than ever before – with the exception of
the K 1200 LT Luxury Tourer maintaining the same features as in the past,
not one single model has been in the market for more than 21⁄2 years. Based
on a broad range of development activities in recent years, therefore,
the entire model line-up has been totally renewed from the ground up ever
since the beginning of 2004. And in the same period not only highlights
in technology such as the Evo-Paralever and the cast single-unit swing arm in
combination with toothed belt drive have been introduced as new features,
but also world-first achievements such as the Duolever, the air spring damper
system, Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) and mass compensation
via the swing arm. Further progressive technologies adapted and carried over
from automobile construction, finally, such as anti-knock engine management
and xenon headlights, round off the leadership in innovation so characteristic
of the brand.
2. The new Single-Cylinder
BMW G 650 X Model Series.
Introducing the new range of single-cylinder models, BMW Motorrad is
broadening its model line-up with a clear focus on additional target groups.
Proceeding from the same technical foundation, the Company has created
three new motorcycles absolutely different in their features and characteristics:
the G 650 Xchallenge Hard Enduro, G 650 Xmoto Street Moto, and the
G 650 Xcountry Scrambler.
With their outstanding product substance, their purist looks, and their
exceptionally sporting riding characteristics, these single-cylinder models are
filling attractive niches in the market. And through their low unladen
weight of less than 160 kg or 353 lb according to the DIN standard, they offer
dynamic performance for both the connoisseur and the sports-minded rider.
Market launch of the new G 650 X model series is planned in good time for the
beginning of the season in spring 2007.
These new machines with the smallest engines in the BMW model range
offer particularly the young and young-at-heart motorcycle rider exactly the
right entry into the world of BMW motorcycles, but are not entry-level bikes
in the conventional sense of the word: On the contrary, the G 650 Xchallenge
Hard Enduro will thrill the customer who wishes to really benefit from the
enormous offroad potential of his machine. The G 650 Xmoto Street Moto,
in turn, with its very impressive active riding qualities, offers the genuine
enthusiast a new dimension in riding pleasure.
The G 650 Xcountry Scrambler, finally, stands for carefree riding pleasure and
nimble performance both on the road and off the beaten track. Indeed,
this unique machine is able to meet all kinds of requirements and offer virtually
all riding qualities ranging from city use via country roads and small,
winding lanes, all the way to offroad tracks presenting the most challenging
The G 650 Xcountry therefore conveys the classic but relaxed feeling of riding
a genuine Scrambler as well as the concept of “wandering” on your
motorcycle into today’s world in a most modern style. And last but certainly
not least, riding pleasure is guaranteed under all conditions and in every
situation, since the G 650 Xcountry offers the same outstanding engine and
running gear qualities as its two very sporting “sister models”.
All three of these new models are powered by the single-cylinder carried over
from the former F 650 models now optimised for even better performance and
minimum weight: In the G 650 X-models, the upgraded engine now develops
maximum output of 39 kW (53 hp) at 7,000 rpm, reaching maximum torque of
60 Nm (44 lb-ft) at 5,250 rpm. And it almost goes without saying that
the engine’s well-known virtues such as superior reliability, motoring
refinement, economy, and environmental friendliness have been enhanced
to an even higher standard than ever before.
Yet a further improvement is the even more dynamic surge of power from the
four-valve engine now made possible by the lighter crankdrive and a number of
other modifications. The rear wheel, finally, is driven on all three model variants
by an O-ring chain.
The bridge-type tubular frame made of steel with cast aluminium side
sections and the bolted-on aluminium rear frame, together with the rear-wheel
swing arm made of cast light alloy and a number of other high-quality
components, characterise the suspension and running gear concept of the
entire G 650 X model series – all components are the same on all three
Intelligent lightweight technology with a high degree of overall integration of
the various components allows particularly low weight for a motorcycle in this
class between 156 and 160 kg (344 and 353 lb), depending on the
model (DIN unladen weight with 90 per cent tank filling). Dry weight, in turn,
is between 144 and 148 kg or 318 and 326 lb.
Various set-ups and versions of the upside-down telescopic fork as well as
the rear suspension elements give each model its own special character and
riding features. The Xchallenge, for example, comes with a particularly
elaborate air damping system, while the Xcountry and the Xmoto feature a
spring strut adjustable for length. The wheels and their dimensions, in turn,
are tailored to each specific purpose, the Street Moto featuring 17-inch cast
light-alloy rims, the Scrambler running on 19- and, respectively, 17-inch
spoke wheels, and the Hard Enduro featuring 21- and, respectively, 18-inch
spoke wheels highlighting the specific character of each machine.
The brake systems also differ from one model to another: The single-disc
front-wheel brakes on the Xcountry and the Xchallenge each measure
300 millimetres or 11.81´´ in diameter and come in each case with a doublepiston
brake calliper, while the Xmoto features a four-piston brake calliper
interacting with a brake disc measuring 320 millimetres or 12.60´´ in diameter.
A feature truly unique in the segment of highly specialised single-cylinder
motorcycles – but nevertheless quite natural on a BMW – is the optional
availability of light and compact two-channel ABS for even greater braking
performance. And it also goes without saying that the ABS anti-lock
brake system does not in any way restrict the ambitious sports rider wishing to
enjoy himself off the beaten track or on special circuits reserved for racing,
since the system may be deactivated on demand. And naturally, the offroad
rider enjoying the Xchallenge benefits from the same freedom whenever he –
or she – wishes.
Again reflecting the usual standard of BMW Motorrad, the G 650 X models
may also be customised by a wide range of accessories and special features
tailored to each model.
Indeed, the new models are not only the successors to the former singlecylinder
machines, but rather round off the range as a whole, since both
the F 650 GS and the F 650 GS Dakar are to remain in the model line-up in
2007, with production continuing at BMW Motorrad’s Berlin Plant.
The most important features of the new G 650 X model series
at a glance:
• Sporting and emotional design characterised in particular by lightweight
• Fast-revving single-cylinder power unit developing maximum output
of 39 kW (53 hp) at 7,000 rpm and peak torque of 60 Nm (44 lb-ft) at
• Crankshaft running in anti-friction bearings and an even lighter alternator
reducing free mass forces.
• DOHC valve drive with cup tappets and four valves.
• Liquid cooling with an aluminium radiator.
• Electronic BMS-C II engine management with intake manifold injection
and dual ignition.
• Stainless-steel exhaust system with three-way catalytic converter and
• Dry sump lubrication with the oil tank positioned appropriately for an ideal
centre of gravity.
• Close-increment five-speed gearbox with secondary chain drive.
• High-quality running gear components, eloxy-plated aluminium
• Torsionally-rigid tubular bridge frame with bolted-on aluminium rear frame.
• Stable upside-down telescopic fork, fixed-position tube measuring
45 millimetres (1.77´´) in diameter.
• Light and highly stable two-unit cast-aluminium swing arm.
• Top-quality spring struts at the rear.
• Low unladen weight between 156 and 160 kg (344 and 353 lb).
• Conified aluminium tubular handlebar.
• Foot brake and gearshift levers made of forged aluminium.
• Fuel tank positioned beneath the seat for an ideal centre of gravity,
with good access to the filler pipe.
• High-performance brake system with on-demand ABS as an option.
• Model-specific range of accessories and optional features.
2.1 Technical Basis.
The new single-cylinder models were developed under the leadership of
BMW in cooperation with Aprilia S.p.A., Noale, Italy (Piaggio Group).
Production is by Aprilia in their North Italian Scorzè Plant, naturally fulfilling all
of BMW’s strict quality standards. And as on the F 650 models, the power
unit comes from Austrian specialist Rotax, again following the specifications
and requirements made by BMW Motorrad.
In their overall concept, the three new models, using largely the same parts
and components on the engine and frame as well as the same main features,
seek to offer a very different and distinctive character in each case.
The technical distinctions and unique features characteristic of each model
are described in greater detail in Section 2.2.
Optimised in weight, power and performance – the single-cylinder
The truly convincing single-cylinder power unit already featured in the existing
BMW F 650 model series – to this day the benchmark in its class in terms
of refinement, smoothness, fuel economy, and emission control – sets the
foundation for the engines in all new G 650 X models.
Reflecting the different sporting requirements and demands made of each model,
a number of components have been modified to reduce the weight of the new
motorcycles by approximately 2 kg, enhancing the engine’s fast-revving response
and performance and boosting engine output by 2 kW. As a result, the power
unit not only offers maximum output increased to 39 kW or 53 hp at 7,000 rpm
and peak torque of 60 Nm or 44 lb-ft at 5,250 rpm, but also even
more dynamic performance and a greater athletic character in every respect.
Even lighter than before, the alternator minimises the free mass weight of the
entire crankdrive system running in anti-friction bearings, giving the single-cylinder
even more spontaneous and athletic performance. The balance shaft serving
to optimise smoothness and running refinement has been retained, with the new
starter and alternator cover made of magnesium making a significant contribution
to the lower weight of the engine. The redesigned four-valve cylinder
head, finally, serves mainly to connect the power unit ideally to the frame and
suspension as a load-bearing element.
Engine management is provided by BMW BMS-C II electronic engine
control responsible not only for the concept of manifold injection, but also for
the dual ignition system. Indeed, BMS-C II engine management even features
model-specific control maps tailored to the various motorcycle concepts.
And thanks to the all-new stainless-steel exhaust complete with its oxygen
sensor and three-way catalytic converter now moved higher up than before,
as well as the precise engine set-up, the short-stroke power unit significantly
outperforms the EU 3 emission standard.
The proven valve drive system with its timing chain, two overhead camshafts
and cup tappets, as well as the aluminium radiator cooling system, all remain
unchanged. The gearbox likewise remains the same as before, while the final
drive ratio on the chain sprocket has been modified, with a 15-tooth pinion
and a 47-tooth sprocket on the G 650 Xchallenge providing a shorter ratio than
on the other two G 650 X models with their longer 16:47 ratio. The different
roll circumference on the rear tyres, finally, also affects each model’s riding
Yet another new feature is the dry sump oil tank to the left behind the cylinder,
contributing to the perfect concentration of masses around the motorcycle’s
centre of gravity and thus promoting the unique handling of each model to an
even higher standard.
Ease of maintenance with service intervals of 10,000 kilometres or 6,000 miles
unusually long in this segment remains at the same high level as before.
Highly stable lightweight frame made of steel and aluminium.
The particularly light frame is the same on all three models in the
G 650 X series and is made up of four highly stable modules: The welded main
frame made of steel profile sections, aluminium castings bolted on to the
main frame around the swing arm mounting point, the aluminium lower section
holding the engine in position, the forged aluminium auxiliary frame serving
to take up spring strut forces, and the aluminium frame bolted on at the rear.
With its appropriate use of materials specifically chosen at each point and
tailored precisely to load requirements, this concept makes a significant
contribution to the minimisation of overall weight – which is precisely why the
various models weigh a mere 156 kg/344 lb (Xchallenge, the lightest
model) to 160 kg/353 lb (Xcountry, the heaviest model) with a full tank
according to the DIN standard.
The intelligent mix of materials on the frame offers a number of other benefits:
The aluminium castings around the swing arm mounting point the rider is
bound to touch with his boots are eloxy-plated to prevent any such contact
from leaving behind unwanted marks. At the same time the swing arm
mounting point has been modified in its configuration, the swing arm now
pivoting exclusively on the main frame and not on the engine block,
and being positioned relatively close to the pinion. This not only serves to
provide even faster drivetrain response, but also reduces the tolerance
(less slackness) of the drive chain.
Light rear frame and lower section made of aluminium.
The rear frame is bolted on to the main frame, allowing easy and low-cost
replacement in the event of damage. To make the rear frame resistant to even
the highest loads, high-strength aluminium forgings are welded into the
ends of the eloxy-plated aluminium frame tubes bolted on to the main frame.
The lower frame section holding the power unit at the front boasts the same
very special lightweight technology.
Double swing arm made of cast light alloy.
The extremely stable, double aluminium swing arm also comes with topquality
eloxy-plated surface finish. Made of cast aluminium, the double swing
arm is heat-treated in the production process in the interest of even greater
strength and stability provided by the more consistent grain structure of the
Wheel guidance on all models in the BMW G 650 X range is provided by
a spring strut pivoting at the top on a forged aluminium mount. This ensures
smooth and consistent distribution and flow of forces, since the forged
aluminium support rests itself on two points – first, on the side sections of the
frame, and second, on the cylinder head itself through a bolted connection
and, in the immediate vicinity, on the stable connection linking the cylinder
head and the frame of the motorcycle.
Upside-down telescopic fork with different spring travel on
The upside-down telescopic fork (USD fork) is one of the suspension
components identical on all three models in the new BMW G 650 X model
range. The different character of each model is borne out by different
spring travel, a different set-up, and differences in design and configuration
around the wheel mounting point. A further feature on the Xmoto and
Xchallenge is adjustment of the telescopic fork both inbound and outbound.
With tube diameter of 45 millimetres or 1.77´´, forged aluminium fork bridges,
and wheel axle diameter of 20 millimetres or 0.79´´, the telescopic fork
is extremely strong and torsionally resistant, ensuring supreme directional
stability at all times.
Tank fitted in the frame triangle for optimum weight distribution
and concentration of masses.
The position of the fuel tank in the frame triangle beneath the seat, a concept
already proven on the F 650 GS, has been carried over to all three
single-cylinder models on account of its obvious benefits, with optimum
concentration of masses near the motorcycle’s low centre of gravity.
Made of a special plastic material, the fuel tank has a capacity of 9.5 litres
or 2.1 imp gals and is filled from the right through the lockable tank filler pipe.
Even though this fuel capacity may appear to be relatively small at first sight,
it is sufficient for a cruising range of up to 250 kilometres or 155 miles,
since the single-cylinder power unit is very fuel-efficient.
Light and modern two-channel ABS – quite unique in this segment.
As an option, the G 650 X models are available straight from the plant with
new two-channel ABS from Bosch, the latest generation of BMW Motorrad
ABS already featured on the F 800 S/ST and the R 1200 S. The particular
advantages of this anti-lock brake system are not only compact dimensions
and low weight of just 1.5 kg or 3.3 lb, but also a high standard of precision
and quality in controlling the brakes: The pressure modulator masterminds
optimum brake pressure in the ABS mode via intake valves with linear control,
keeping the control intervals very fast and precise. And a further advantage
of the modern valves with their infinitely variable cross-sections is that the rider
feels only a very weak pulse effect in the brake levers.
Enhanced diagnostic functions round off the benefits offered by this modern
and sophisticated ABS control system. The wheel speed sensors, for example,
automatically monitor their distance from the sensor wheel and thus
contribute to the supreme standard of safety offered by the system. To ensure
an optimum and consistent pressure point at all times, the brake system
comes with steel-reinforced brake lines even on models not fitted with ABS.
A further point is that the rider is able to deactivate the ABS anti-lock brake
system when riding offroad under particularly sporting conditions
or when enjoying his machine on a closed circuit. And last but not least,
all models fitted with ABS come complete with a 12-V power socket.
Features and equipment – giving great attention to each and
The lightweight concept is also maintained consistently with all the
motorcycle’s attachments and auxiliary units revealing great attention to detail:
The footbrake and gearshift levers are made of light, forged and therefore
highly stable aluminium. The gearshift lever comes complete with a springloaded,
folding boom at the side, the footbrake lever, through its rolled
mounting, allows particularly sensitive operation of the rear wheel brake of
particular significance on the Street Moto.
The side-stands on the Xchallenge and Xmoto are made of forged aluminium,
the numberplate supports and direction indicators can be easily removed
for sports riding on a closed circuit. And again last but certainly not least, wide,
zig-zagged footrests ensure safe support and stability.
The high-strength light-alloy tubular handlebar comes in conical design for
maximum surface contact at all fastening points despite minimum weight.
The handlebar supports varying in height on all three models are mounted on
rubber holders in the forged fork bridges as a solution efficiently absorbing
any unpleasant vibration without reducing the direct feel of the handlebar so
important to the demanding rider.
The cockpit is intentionally purist in design and configuration, with clear and
easy-to-read instruments informing the rider at all times of his speed, the time
of day, and the distance he has covered. Two trip counters may be activated
at the touch of a button, and the cockpit also presents a battery charge reading.
In the interest of enhanced flexibility, the instruments may be converted by an
authorised workshop to either miles or kilometres, whatever the rider requires.
The rear lights come in cutting-edge LED technology ensuring a rapid
response, above-average service life, a high degree of light intensity,
and power consumption kept to a minimum. The direction indicators come
as standard with white lenses.
Reflecting the technology usual in this class, electrical energy supply and the
cables in the electrical system retain their conventional technical features.
The battery is readily accessible behind the handlebar unit to the right beneath
All models in the G 650 X series are registered for riding with a passenger.
The passenger kits available as special equipment on the G 650 Xchallenge
and G 650 Xmoto are made up of special handles and high-quality, forged
footrest supports. And a final advantage is that converting the machines for
riding with a passenger does not require an entry in the motorcycle’s
2.2 Specific Model Components
In conjunction with the light but stable frame and the high-quality suspension
components, the powerful and refined engine sets the foundation for
superior performance, exceptional handling, and very good tracking directional
stability all the way to top speed.
While all three models naturally share these fundamental qualities at the same
very high level, they differ from one another in terms of their character
and riding features through various design elements and items of equipment,
as well as their different suspension geometry and set-up. Apart from
the handlebar mounts, the seat, headlights and various design features,
particularly the wheels and tyres differ from one another, as well as the
brakes and rear spring struts.
Differences in suspension geometry are ensured by the spring travel, the
size of the various wheels, as well as modified mounting points for the front
wheel. And last but certainly not least in this context, the final drive ratio
is specifically tailored to the purpose and character of each individual model.
BMW G 650 Xchallenge – the Hard Enduro for the offroad enthusiast.
The BMW G 650 Xchallenge proves at very first sight that it has a lot to offer:
This is an uncompromising offroad machine with long spring travel and not
one single gram of extra weight. In its design, the BMW G 650 Xchallenge is
dominated by proportions typical of a genuine Enduro – a high-lying, but
smooth and flat flyline merging directly into the high and slender rear end to
offer the rider the ideal seating position. Made of fracture-proof and elastic
plastic (mainly polypropylene), the fairing components both light and robust
are likewise ideal for tough offroad requirements. The front wheel cover
is fitted directly to the lower fork bridge, giving the front wheel superior
smoothness and running freedom under all conditions. The slender fairing,
in turn, gracefully takes up the asymmetrically contoured headlight featuring
a reflector in free-form design. Positioned off-centre, the parking light,
finally, helps to provide that typical look of BMW Motorrad further enhanced
by paintwork in Aura White and the Blue seat.
Benefiting from 270 millimetres or 10.63´´ spring travel both front and rear,
BMW Motorrad’s new Hard Enduro will easily take on any challenge off the
beaten track. Tube diameter of 45 millimetres or 1.77´´, in turn, gives the
upside-down telefork enormous overall stiffness, allowing a handlebar lock
The springs and dampers are all specially tuned for offroad use, meeting the
highest demands in every respect. As a function of his own weight and
personal preferences, the truly ambitious Enduro rider is even able to fine-tune
the dampers on their inbound and rebound strokes, the adjustment
mechanisms offering predetermined rest points for smooth, consistent
Again in the interest of minimum weight, the wheel axle measuring
20 millimetres or 0.79´´ in diameter is drilled hollow on both the front and rear
wheel. The rear wheel suspension also allows various adjustments
and set-ups, albeit of a very different character: Like the BMW HP2 Enduro,
the BMW G 650 Xchallenge features the BMW Motorrad Air Damping
System, a special spring/damper system operating exclusively with air. In its
configuration and functions, the Air Damping System is the same as
on the HP2 Enduro and has merely been adjusted in terms of weight and its
The BMW Motorrad Air Damping System comes with a piston inside, similar
to the configuration in conventional spring struts. Instead of hydraulic
fluid, however, this system forces out air through plate valves into a second
chamber, the damping effect being achieved by throttling the flow of air.
Since gas is compressible, the air within the system can act as a kind of
spring replacing the usual steel spring and thus offering the advantages
already lauded on the BMW HP 2 Enduro:
• “Natural” progression of spring rates under high load (with growing
pressure within the system).
• Reliable and smooth operation minimising the risk of the suspension
giving way (physical law of gases: pressure increases as a function of
• “Natural” progression of the damping effect under high loads
(the viscosity of air increases as a function of temperature).
• Frequency-dependent, selective damping effect.
• Resistant to overheating (no temperature-induced weakening of the
damping effect under high loads).
• Simple option to adjust the dampers to the load carried.
• Low weight of the entire system and its components.
• Individual adjustment and set-up of the suspension matched to the
rider’s weight and the load carried by means of a water level presenting
the normal position and trim of the motorcycle.
The reduction in unsprung masses also improves spring response and
traction on the rear wheel. To the outside, the spring strut is sealed
hermetically and is therefore protected from contamination, with any losses
caused by leakage being set off by filling in air through a valve.
The system adjusts very easily and conveniently to different load conditions
simply by varying the pressure filling. And to pump up the system while
travelling, the rider has the option to use a hand-operated high-pressure
pump fitted beneath the seat of the G 650 Xchallenge.
A feature unique to this air spring damper system is the choice of frequencyrelated
damping achieved by varying the inner flow system together with
the throttle openings. And an important effect achieved in this way is much
better traction of the rear wheel on bumpy, undulating surfaces: The
damping effect can be appropriately adjusted in the frequency ranges typically
encountered on the rear wheel swing arm as a result of bumpy surfaces,
the wheel thus following any such bumps in an ideal motion, maintaining
optimum ground contact at all times. The result is even better grip and traction
when accelerating all-out, as well as extra safety when applying the brakes.
Any risk of the springs sagging and giving way, as is often the case on long,
undulating surfaces and under high loads, is largely excluded by “natural”
adjustment of the spring rates in the air springs together with the frequencyspecific
damping effect: An adjustment bolt opening up a bypass in the
damper enables the rider to pre-set the damper characteristics to two stages
for either more comfortable riding on regular roads or for a firmer set-up on
It almost goes without saying that the wheels and tyres also meet the typical
requirements of offroad riding. Due to their better elasticity, spoke wheels
come as standard on the BMW G 650 Xchallenge, offering all the features of
lightweight technology. The wheel hubs made of aluminium are hollowcast
and are connected to the epoxy-plated aluminium rims by extra-strong
To build up sufficient stabilising gyro-forces also on difficult and slow trails,
the G 650 Xchallenge comes with a front wheel measuring 21 inches
in diameter and running as standard on a 90/90-21 tyre, while at the rear an
18-inch wheel running as standard on a 140/80-18 tyre allows the use of
specialised offroad tyres whenever required.
Measuring a significant 300 millimetres or 11.81´´ in diameter at the front and
240 millimetres or 9.45´´ in diameter at the rear, the brake discs – and indeed,
the entire brake system – are conceived without compromises for handling
high loads. Apart from saving weight, the cross-drilled Wave brake discs on the
G 650 Xchallenge have a better self-cleaning effect than conventional
discs. And while the front wheel disc runs within a double-piston floatingcalliper
configuration, the rear disc is held tight when required by a singlepiston
With its 15-tooth pinion and a 47-tooth sprocket, the G 650 Xchallenge
has a shorter final drive ratio than the other two models in the new G 650 X
BMW G 650 Xmoto – enjoying fast bends on the road.
Even at a standstill, the Street Moto clearly proves that this very special
machine focuses on one highlight in particular: sheer riding pleasure
on country roads. Small 17-inch wheels, the aluminium handlebar fastened in
position by extra-short mounting clamps, the front wheel cover complete
with its colour-highlighted tube protectors fitted close to the tyre, as well as
the headlight fairing finished in twin-tone Graphitane metallic matt and
Red clearly change the proportions of this special model, giving the G 650 Xmoto
an even more muscular and athletic look, even though many of the fairing
components as well as the asymmetrically designed headlight are the same as
on the Hard Enduro.
The Street Moto nevertheless stands out significantly from its “sister
models” in terms of its suspension set-up, with the smaller cast-aluminium
17-inch wheels running on sports tyres with very good grip ensuring
optimised handling in every respect. Measuring 120/70 at the front and
160/60 at the rear, the tyres reflect the muscular look and character
of the machine, allowing use of the latest sports tyres on the rims measuring
3.5 and, respectively, 4.5 inches in width.
Apart from lower gyro-forces on the front wheel, the shorter camber also
enhances the motorcycle’s handling and agility on the road.
The forward-leaning seating position also helps to make long and winding
bends as well as serpentines a truly outstanding pleasure on two wheels,
optimum directional stability on straight passages in between again leaving
nothing to be desired.
One of the improvements made to optimise the motorcycle’s suspension
geometry is the opening for the front axle moved further back, again
in the interest of almost playful but nevertheless safe handling for significant
benefits also in city traffic.
Both the springs and dampers are specifically tailored to the Street Moto
with its particular requirements and riding qualities. While the upside-down
telescopic fork offers 270 millimetres or 10.6´´ spring travel like on the
Hard Enduro, the fork is even firmer and tauter all round in its inbound and
rebound motion. Particularly the sporting rider will be happy to enjoy the
sensitive, incremental adjustment of the damper in both directions, ensuring
an individual, personalised set-up at all times.
Rear-wheel suspension, in turn, is firmer and shorter, with spring travel at the
rear of 245 millimetres or 9.65´´.
The Street Moto boasts the most powerful brake system of all models in
the G 650 X line-up: At the front a four-piston fixed calliper interacts with a
320-millimetre (12.60´´) brake disc in floating arrangement, interacting
with high-grip radial tyres for exceptional deceleration benefiting in particular
from the very high torsional stability of the USD telescopic fork with its main
tubes measuring 45 millimetres or 1.77´´ in diameter.
With its 240-millimetre (9.45´´) brake disc and floating-calliper configuration,
the rear-wheel brake is the same as on the other two models.
Final drive on the G 650 X Moto conceived for road use comes with a ratio of
16 : 47 teeth, that is somewhat “longer” than on the Enduro version.
BMW G 650 Xcountry – a modern interpretation of the scrambler.
Back in the ’50s and ’60s of the last century, road-going motorcycles also
suitable for offroad use after making a few technical modifications were called
“scramblers”. And today the BMW G 650 Xcountry offers the same
versatility, bringing together the best of two worlds: excellent road-going
qualities combined with offroad assets typical of an Enduro.
In terms of both looks and technical features, the G 650 Xcountry stands
out quite clearly from its two sister models: Featuring a smooth-lens round
headlight, a “naked” cockpit without fairing, a two-level seat and the front
mudguard running close to the wheel and held in position by a stable tubular
bracket, the G 650 Xcountry alludes clearly and intentionally to the classic
scrambler. Indeed, this particular look is further enhanced by the high-rising
exhaust system as well as twin-tone paintwork in Deep Black and White
Aluminium matt metallic.
The G 650 Xcountry is also quite unique in technical terms, the telescopic fork
still offering ample and relatively smooth wheel travel requiring a mere
240 millimetres or 9.45´´ overall travel to ensure exemplary riding comfort and
appropriate offroad qualities. The rear gas-pressure spring strut, in turn,
comes with an adjustable inbound stroke and spring pre-tension allowing
210 millimetres or 8.27´´ spring travel. It also features convenient adjustment
for length allowing variation of seat height from 840 to 870 millimetres
(33.1 to 34.3´´). In combination with the high-rising aluminium handlebar
complete with vibration-damping weights, this ensures a particularly
casual and relaxed seating position.
It almost goes without saying that a scrambler, by tradition alone, simply has
to come on wire-spoke wheels. So this is precisely what the G 650 Xcountry
has to offer, ensuring consistent lightweight technology all the way, with
hollow-cast aluminium hubs and epoxy-plated rims also made of light alloy.
Typical of a scrambler, the 19-inch front wheel, as well as the 17-inch wheel at
the rear, both roll on hollow-drilled wheel shafts. And last but not least,
tyres with their own special tread and dimensions of 100/90 at the front and
130/80 at the rear, again live up to all the versatile and individual requirements
made of a scrambler.
Superior stopping power is provided also on the G 650 Xcountry by brake
discs measuring 300 millimetres or 11.81´´ in diameter at the front and
240 millimetres (9.45´´) in diameter at the rear. The brake callipers are floating
units with double-piston actuators at the front.
Featuring a 16-tooth pinion and a 47-tooth sprocket, finally, the final drive ratio
is exactly the same as on the Street Moto.
2.3 Range of Equipment.
Optional extras and special equipment.
Tailored to the specific features and requirements of each model in the
G 650 X range, the special equipment offered by BMW Motorrad can be fitted
ideally on the spot by the customer’s motorcycle dealer. The only
optional extra offered straight from the factory is BMW Motorrad ABS always
fitted together with a 12-volt power socket.
• 25 kW (34-hp) retrofit kit (scheduled for 2007).
• Offroad headlight protector (for the G 650 Xchallenge only).
• Aluminium cover for the rear brake fluid reservoir.
• Aluminium pinion cover.
• Aluminium sprocket protector.
• Aluminium frame protector.
• Handlebar impact protector.
• Hand protector bars.
• Set of protectors for the hand protector bars (large).
• Set of protectors for the hand protector bars (small).
• Set of add-on spoilers for hand protectors (large).
• Small engine protection hoop.
• Aluminium underfloor protector (standard on the G 650 Xchallenge).
• Plastic underfloor protector (standard on the G 650 Xcountry).
• Set of fall pads (G 650 Xmoto only).
• Windshield holder (G 650 Xcountry only).
• Low seat (G 650 Xchallenge and Xmoto only).
• Windshield (G 650 Xcountry only).
• Luggage rack.
• Rear bag (G 650 Xchallenge and moto only).
• Tank bag (G 650 Xcountry only).
• Passenger kit G 650 for Xchallenge and moto (footrests and grab handles).
• 12-volt power socket.
• Titanium sports silencer (fully homologated).
• Titanium exhaust manifold.
• Carbon-fibre exhaust system covers.
• Service toolkit.
• Support for navigation unit.
• Topcase with baseplate (in preparation, G 650 Xcountry only).
• Adapter plate for topcase (in preparation, G 650 Xcountry only).
• Inner bag for topcase (in preparation).
Rear bag for short rides.
Both the BMW G 650 Xchallenge and the G 650 Xmoto are available with
a special, extra-robust rear bag complete with a rubber-finished zipper bolting
on to the optional luggage rack and offering ample space for day trips
well-protected from splashwater. The bolted connection keeps the bag firmly
on the motorcycle also when riding fast and dynamically on rough terrain,
velcro straps inside helping to keep individual items such as the rider’s service
toolkit firmly and safely in position.
The tankbag for the BMW G 650 Xcountry is fastened behind the handlebar
centrepoint and is tailored precisely to the front fairing components, offering
generous space and a map folder up to DINA4 in size – both in watertight,
high-quality finish. The elaborately embroidered model designation on the bag
as well as the removable shoulder carrier straps are two further attractive
Topcase with adapter plate and inner bag (in preparation).
The 31-litre (1.09 cu ft) topcase available for the BMW G 650 Xcountry is the
same as the topcase on the F 650 GS. A special adapter plate keeps the
topcase safely and firmly on the luggage rack for accessories, a grab handle as
well as a secure lock on the lid naturally come as standard. A watertight inner
bag, finally, is available as a separate feature.
Windshield for the BMW G 650 Xcountry.
Apart from looking really attractive, the small optional windshield offers
additional protection from wind and weather.
Additional headlight protector for the BMW G 650 Xchallenge.
Made of impact-resistant polycarbonate, the headlight protector offers
effective protection from stone-throw particularly on rough terrain.
Through its design and configuration alone, it is a perfect match for
BMW’s Hard Enduro.
Small engine protection hoops.
Finished in black, the robust engine protection hoops offer additional
protection from damage in both everyday riding and under tough offroad
Underfloor protector in various sizes.
Made of robust, deep-drawn aluminium, the underfloor protector comes
as standard on the BMW G 650 Xchallenge and may be retrofitted on the two
The BMW G 650 Xcountry is fitted as standard with a small underfloor
protector made of impact-proof plastic also available as an accessory and easy
to fit on the BMW G 650 Xmoto.
Hand protection bars complete with protector and spoiler.
Configured as a modular system, the hand protector made up of an
enclosed stainless steel bar and various attachments made of impact-proof,
completely coloured plastic is able to offer various protective functions.
The hand protector bar helps to avoid damage to the handlebar and
instruments, the protector element available in two sizes reliably protecting the
rider’s hands from stone-throw, while the spoiler offers additional protection
from cold and wet weather.
Handlebar impact protector.
Carried over from enduro sport, the protector made of extra-strong foam is
fitted on the handlebar mount and offers additional safety and protection for
Crash pads for the BMW G 650 Xmoto.
Crash pads on the Street Moto help to avoid major damage in minor incidents.
They are fitted in pairs on the two axles and the rider’s footrests.
Titanium sports muffler with full homologation.
Made by Akrapovic, the sports muffler fits perfectly on to the original exhaust
manifold of the G 650 X models. Conical in shape, this tailpipe made of
carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic adds extra sporting flair and character to the
machine. The muffler unit itself may be removed for sports riding on
private tracks and circuits. Together with the titanium manifold described
below, the titanium sports muffler helps to reduce weight by approximately
2.8 kg or 6.2 lb.
Titanium exhaust manifold.
The extremely light but highly resistant material used for the exhaust manifold
takes on its characteristic colour on account of the hot exhaust gas and is
acknowledged by the connoisseur as a particularly sophisticated component.
Carbon-fibre trim panels on the exhaust system.
Carbon-fibre trim panels replacing the regular heat protection panels on
the exhaust manifold, silencer connection and muffler body offer particularly
sporting and dynamic flair.
High-quality aluminium trim panels.
A number of accessories are made of top-quality light alloy, replacing the
plastic parts otherwise used as standard. Two examples are the chain
protection and pinion covers. The beautifully designed frame protector, in turn,
protects the surface of the frame under extreme offroad riding conditions
from marks and scratches possibly caused by the rider with his offroad boots
and at the same time protects the rear master brake cylinder.
2.4 Engine Output and Torque.
Xchallenge Xcountry Xmoto
Engine Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
power unit with dual ignition
Capacity cc 652
Bore/stroke mm 100/83
Max output kW/hp 39/53
at rpm 7,000
Max torque Nm/lb-ft 60/44
at rpm 5,250
Compression ratio/fuel grade 11.5 : 1/unleaded premium (RON 95)
Valve/gas charge management DOHC (double overhead camshaft)
Valves per cylinder/intake/outlet dia mm 4/36/31
Fuel supply Electronic manifold injection, BMS-C II
Throttle butterfly diameter mm 43
Exhaust management Fully controlled three-way catalytic converter
Alternator W 280
Battery V/Ah 12/10, maintenance-free
Clutch Multiple-plate clutch in oil bath
Gearbox Dog-shift five-speed gearbox
Primary transmission ratio 1.946
Gear ratios I 2.750
Rear wheel drive Chain
Final drive 3.133 2.937 2.937
Suspension and Running Gear
Frame Steel bridge tubular frame with bolted cast aluminium components and
aluminium rear frame
Suspension, front USD telescopic fork, tube dia 45 mm
Suspension, rear Aluminium two-unit cast swing arm
Spring strut Air Damping System Gas-pressure spring strut
Spring travel, front/rear mm 270/270 240/210 270/245
Castor mm 118 116 98
Wheelbase mm 1,500 1,498 1,500
Steering unit angle ° 62.5 61.5 61.5
Single-disc brake, front, disc dia mm Double-piston calliper, 1 x dia 300 Four-piston calliper, 1 x dia 320
Single-disc brake, rear, disc dia mm Single-piston floating calliper, dia 240
Anti-lock brake system BMW Motorrad ABS available as an option
Wheels Spoke wheels Spoke wheels Cast wheels
front 1.60 x 21 2.50 x 19 3.50 x 17
rear 2.50 x 18 3.00 x 17 4.50 x 17
Tyres front 90/90-21 100/90-19 120/70-17
rear 140/80-18 130/80-17 160/60-17
Weights and Dimensions
Length, overall mm 2,205 2,185 2,155
Width, overall, with mirrors mm 907 907 907
Width, overall, without mirrors mm 825 860 825
Seat height mm 930 840–870 900
Ride height mm
Dry weight/DIN unladen weight kg 144/156 148/160 147/159
Max permissible kg 335
Tank capacity ltr 9.5
Fuel Consumption and
Fuel consumption 90 km/h ltr/100 km 3.6 3.4 3.5
Fuel consumption 120 km/h ltr/100 km 5.1 4.8 5.0
0–100 km/h sec 4.01 4.03
Standing-start km sec 22.57 22.58
Top speed, approx km/h 165 170 170
G 650 Xchallenge Aura White Blue
G 650 Xmoto Graphitane metallic matt/Red Grey/Black
G 650 Xcountry Deep Black/White Aluminium metallic Black
3. The new BMW K 1200 R Sport.
Presenting the new K 1200 R Sport at INTERMOT 2006, BMW Motorrad is
proudly introducing the fourth model in the Company’s most powerful
model series. And as the model designation already indicates, the new
K 1200 R Sport is based on the BMW K 1200 R.
Perhaps the most essential feature of the new K 1200 R Sport is the
semi-fairing mounted firmly to the frame and bearing the same headlight as on
the R 1200 S. Integrated harmoniously into the overall design of the
motorcycle, the semi-fairing retains a clear and free view of the impressive
engine and running gear technology. The fairing not only emphasises
the sporting character of this Big Bike, but also enhances its wide range of
riding opportunities and general use versus the K 1200 R.
Offering significantly improved wind protection particularly advantageous at
high speeds, the new BMW K 1200 R Sport is even more suitable for covering
long distances at high speeds. It is indeed the ideal motorcycle not only
for dedicated riding pleasure on the race track, but also for all-out enjoyment
on country roads and motorways, offering the rider the option to adopt
a more upright seating position than on the even more sporting and dynamic
K 1200 S.
As the sister model of the K 1200 R, the new K 1200 R Sport features
the same drivetrain and suspension technology. With maximum output of
120 kW (163 hp), kerb weight of just 241 kg or 531 lb, and its innovative
Duolever and Paralever suspension, the new model offers the highest standard
of riding dynamics and performance at all times and under all conditions.
Over and above these outstanding features, the BMW K 1200 R Sport offers
a wide range of talents intentionally not provided on the K 1200 R without
a fairing. These include supreme versatility in all kinds of situations, enhanced
riding comfort, and even better performance and handling at high speeds.
And at the same time the new machine offers all the virtues typical of a
Roadster, such as sharp and crisp handling, sporting performance, and a
relaxed seating position.
The new BMW K 1200 R Sport addresses the ambitious sports rider with a
penchant for progressive, “naked-bike” technology and a wide range of
motorcycling options on a truly versatile machine. Offering an ample choice of
accessories carried over in most cases from the K 1200 R, the new
K 1200 R Sport ensures optimum comfort and a truly outstanding riding
experience particularly on long distances.
The technical highlights of the new K 1200 R Sport at a glance:
• Semi-fairing mounted firmly on the frame and a new headlight
emphasising the sporting character of the K 1200 R Sport and improving
its riding comfort particularly at high speeds.
• High-performance four-cylinder inline power unit tilted 55° to the front,
maximum output 120 kW (163 hp), maximum torque 127 Nm (94 lb-ft).
• Fulfilment of the strictest environmental standards thanks to Digital Motor
Electronics and three-way catalytic converter.
• High-performance aluminium suspension with Duolever wheel mount at
the front and EVO-Paralever wheel mount at the rear.
• Unladen weight of only 241 kg or 531 lb in road trim, perfect balance
ensured by a low centre of gravity, supreme handling qualities.
• Relaxed seating position for an active riding experience.
• Electronic immobiliser featured as standard.
• On-board network with CAN-bus technology.
• Electronically adjustable ESA suspension available as an option.
• Latest-generation Integral ABS (semi-integral version) available
as an option.
• Tyre pressure control (TPC) as an option.
• Wide range of optional extras and sports accessories.
• New: BMW Motorrad High Performance Parts for sporting customisation.
3.1 Technical Features and Design.
As the latest model in the K-Series, the new BMW K 1200 R Sport boasts the
same top-of-the-range technology as its sister models. Specific details of
the drivetrain, suspension and running gear, brakes and on-board network are
described in detail in the press kit on the K 1200 S and, respectively,
K 1200 R.
Semi-fairing with integrated headlight mounted firmly on the frame.
Developed in the wind tunnel, the front fairing made of plastic elements is
perfectly matched to the motorcycle, combining good looks with equally good
protection from wind and weather. Defined air guidance around the side
spoilers guides the wind smoothly around the rider, reducing wind pressure on
his head and upper body.
Despite its compact and slender dimensions, the fairing on the K 1200 R
Sport offers significant safety and protection even at high speeds enhanced
greatly over the standard offered on the Roadster with its large windshield.
And apart from extra comfort, the engineers at BMW Motorrad have also
succeeded in enhancing the motorcycle’s dynamic potential, with the rider
benefiting from excellent wind protection above all at high speeds.
The strikingly designed headlight in clear glass look and with free-form
technology integrated in the fairing is the same as on the sporting R 1200 S,
the asymmetric design of the headlight alone showing clearly that
this is a genuine BMW. The reflectors are tailored geometrically to the rider’s
illumination requirements, interacting together with the H7 bulbs arranged
next to one another to provide excellent light intensity and illumination on the
Beneath the headlight, the fairing proudly boasts two typical BMW kidney
grilles interacting with the wheel mounts and radiator trim panels also
optimised in the wind tunnel to ensure an efficient flow of cooling air to the
The fairing components at the side are fastened to the motorcycle by
integrated plastic mounts, avoiding the need to use visible bolts
or screws and again emphasising the elegant, sophisticated look of
the new BMW K 1200 R Sport.
High-performance four-cylinder inline power unit.
The new K 1200 R Sport is driven by the same engine that ensures
supreme riding pleasure on the BMW K 1200 R: Like on the Roadster, the
high-performance power unit develops maximum output of 120 kW (163 hp)
at 10,250 rpm, with peak torque of 127 Nm (94 lb-ft) at 8,250 rpm.
These figures alone clearly underline the supreme acceleration and drive
power of the K 1200 R Sport standing out as a sporting multi-talent
in every respect.
Dry sump lubrication and the position of the compact power unit with its
cylinder bank tilted 55° to the front ensure a very low centre of gravity
offering, first, the desired load on the front wheel and, second, sporting,
dynamic handling qualities at all times.
The six-speed gearbox on the K-Series is a light and compact integrated
transmission unit fully contained within the engine housing. The gearbox itself
as well as the gear increments are the same as on the other K-models.
Duolever front wheel suspension.
Like its sister models, the new K 1200 R Sport boasts Duolever front
suspension combining superior precision and directional accuracy with
optimum suspension comfort. The entire structure is very strong and
torsionally resistant, naturally being conceived and designed for light and
smooth handling. And thanks to its smooth response, the front wheel
suspension offers a precise feeling for the road surface, taking in and smoothly
absorbing even the smallest bumps.
Yet another feature of the kinematic Duolever is its anti-dive brake action
remaining virtually consistent throughout the motorcycle’s entire spring travel.
All told, therefore, the new K 1200 R Sport offers an ideal combination of
everyday riding qualities and sportiness also through its suspension
and running gear, once again emphasising the dynamic character of the
new machine from BMW Motorrad.
Paralever rear wheel suspension.
Developed by BMW Motorrad for the K-Series, the Paralever is a highly
stable lightweight construction efficiently combining the transmission of forces
and rear wheel guidance, and connecting the spring strut via a progressive
kinematic pivot point. It also offers significant benefits in damper response and
Further advantages of the Paralever are the reduction of unsprung masses
and load change reactions, the increase in ground clearance, and the particularly
attractive, filigree look of the rear suspension.
Optional ESA and RDC.
The new K 1200 R Sport is available as an option with BMW Motorrad’s
Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) allowing the rider to adjust
the spring/damper set-up conveniently to his particular requirements simply
by pressing a button. And as a further option available straight from the
factory, the new K 1200 R Sport also comes with TPC Tyre Pressure Control.
EVO brake system and Integral ABS as an option.
The new K 1200 R Sport is fitted as standard with BMW Motorrad’s
proven EVO brake system also featured on other models in the K- and
R-Series. With brake disc diameter of 320 millimetres/12.60´´ at the front and
265 millimetres/10.43´´ at the rear, this brake system is simply ideal for
excellent stopping power also when riding fast and dynamically. And the
flexible steel brake lines featured as standard on the EVO brake system not
only look good, but also ensure a consistent pressure point at all times.
The new generation of BMW Motorrad Integral ABS with semi-integral
function introduced in summer 2006 is available as an optional extra.
This system controls the front and rear wheel brakes from the handbrake
lever, while the footbrake lever acts exclusively on the brake at the rear as a
configuration particularly well-suited for the sports-minded motorcycle rider.
CAN-bus technology and electronic immobiliser.
A standard feature of the current BMW Motorrad K-Series is that the
electrical and electronic components communicate with one another
via a modern databus network exchanging digital information through one
single wire. Introduction of this single-wire system has dramatically
streamlined the on-board electrics, significantly reducing the need for cables
and connectors as well as the weight of the entire wiring system.
A further point is that only this technology is able to provide reliable,
comprehensive and rapid troubleshooting and diagnostic functions.
Yet a further benefit of CAN-bus technology is that it enables the service
technician to read out data and/or re-define parameters. And an electronic
immobiliser with direct exchange of data between the ignition key and the
motorcycle’s electronic system is also standard on the new K 1200 R Sport.
Design and colour concept.
As a special variant of the K 1200 R optimised for streamlining and enhanced
protection from wind and weather, the K 1200 R Sport comes with the
same overall design characteristics as its “sister” model. The optical focus of
the new machine is however on the dynamically enhanced frontal area,
although the free, unrestricted view of the motorcycle’s technical components
and key aesthetic elements again retain the full impression of innovative
engine and suspension technology as striking BMW qualities. A further point
is the semi-fairing offering a new, even more sporting look and making
the K 1200 R Sport a truly unique model within the BMW Motorrad K-Series.
The new K 1200 R Sport is available in two colour variants interpreting
the character of this semi-fairing Roadster in a different way each time.
White-Aluminium metallic matt is a special metallic paintwork combining
a truly “technical” look with supreme clarity. The matt surfaces hardly generate
any reflections, thus emphasising the specific lines and contours of the
motorcycle through the interaction of light and shade alone. The engine and
chassis components finished in black, in turn, create a clear and distinctive
contrast giving the overall machine a particularly masculine and straightforward
Cosmic Blue, the second, truly powerful colour option, places greater
emphasis on the motorcycle’s sporting flair. This colour highlights the dynamic
lines of the machine and accentuates the semi-fairing in an even more
impressive manner, the engine and suspension components finished in Silver
rounding off the overall impression of the new K 1200 R Sport finished in
3.2 Range of Equipment.
Optional extras and special equipment.
BMW Motorrad offers a wide range of special equipment on the K 1200 R Sport
mainly carried over from the K 1200 R. And while the optional extras are
fitted straight at the factory, special equipment may also be retrofitted on the
spot by the BMW Motorcycle Dealer.
• Heated handles.
• BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (semi-integral).
• Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA).
• TPC Tyre Pressure Control.
• Anti-theft warning system.
• Low seat (790 mm/31.1´´ )*.
• Sports wheels with 190-format rear tyre.
• Luggage rack*.
• White direction indicators (LED indicators available from 2/07)*.
Items marked with an * are available also as special equipment from BMW
• Tinted windshield.
• Supports for sports cases.
• Sports cases variable in capacity.
• Luggage rack*.
• White direction indicators (LED indicators available from 2/07)*.
• Sports softbag, small.
• Main stand.
• BMW Motorrad Navigator.
• Support for BMW Motorrad Navigator.
• Low seat (790 mm/31.1´´ )*.
• New: Sports silencer.
Items marked with an * are also available straight from the factory.
New: BMW Motorrad High Performance Parts.
Introducing the K 1200 R Sport, BMW Motorrad is launching a new
initiative in the accessories market tailored specifically to the brand’s most
sporting models: BMW Motorrad High Performance Parts give the
customer the opportun