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2004 BMW R1200C Montauk - Coolness Factor = 46.0%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:53 am

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2004 BMW R1200C Montauk

BMW Montauk - Masters the mountains, rolls on the range.

Whether cutting through mountain gaps or rolling along open plains, the new
BMW Montauk was built for long rides through big sky country. Packed full of torque
(72 lb/ft), its got ample energy to ascend winding mountain roads and an updated
5-speed gearbox to keep the miles rolling by smoothly.

The new Montauk also features BMW’s two spark ignition system, an advancement that improves exhaust emissions, fuel consumption and response, setting a new benchmark for cruiser performance.

Stylistically, the Montauk retains the clean, elegant lines of the classic
R 1200 C but with a few extras to give it a presence all its own. Complementing the purity of the open design, the Montauk features a subtle windshield, extending riding comfort on long stretches of road.

Like its touring cousin the R 1200 CL, the Montauk takes a broader stance with a widened BMW Telelever suspension up front and vertically arranged dual headlights. The new Montauk looks equally imposing from the side. A higher, narrower passenger seat and redesigned side cover give the Montauk a powerful profile.



MANUFACTURER SPECIFICATIONS


Manufacturer - Make - Model - Year: BMW R 1200 C Montauk 2004
Motorcycle Style: Cruiser






ENGINE SPECS

Engine Type: 1170 cc, 4 Stroke - Liquid Cooled - Boxer Twin
Engine Bore and Stroke: 101 mm x 73 mm
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Valves SOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
Carburetion: Electronic intake pipe injection
Ignition System: digital engine management: Bosch Motronic MA 2.4 with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark Ignition System:
Claimed Horsepower: 61 hp (45.5 kW) @ 5000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 98 Nm (72.3 ft. lbs) @ 3000 rpm

Clutch System: Single-disc dry Clutch System: , hydraulically operated
Transmission type: 5 speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Starting: Electronic




CHASSIS SPECS

Frame Type: Three-section composite frame consisting of front and rear section, load bearing engine.
Suspension - Front: BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 35 mm, central strut , 144 mm travel
Suspension - Rear: Die-cast steel single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Monolever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load adjustable to continuously variable levels by means of hydraulic handwheel, 100 mm travel
Front Fork - Rake & Trail Angles: 33.5 / 184 mm (7.2 inches)




MISCELLANEOUS SPECS
Front wheel 3.50 x 16
Rear wheel 4.00 x 15
Tire - Front: 150/80-16
Tire - Rear: 170/80-15
Brakes - Front: dual 305 mm discs with 4-piston calipers
Brakes - Rear: single 285 mm disc with 4-piston calipers




DIMENSIONS

Overall - Length: 2370 mm (93.3 inches)
Overall - Width: 1120 mm (44.1 inches)
Overall - Height: 1340 mm (52.8 inches)
Seat Height: 790 mm (31.1 inches)
Fuel Capacity: 17.5 l
Dry Weight (without fluids): 245 kg (540.1 pounds)


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Re: This Week: 2004 BMW R1200C Montauk - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:56 am

A blast from BMW's past! Their "first modern cruiser", the R1200C. 2004 was the last year for a BMW cruiser till they introduced the 2017 BMW K1600B bagger 13 years later.

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Re: This Week: 2004 BMW R1200C Montauk - VOTE NOW

Unread post by montanalifter » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:03 pm

Here is a write up about the bike. http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2005/01/a ... irst-ride/
Thought it was ugly at first but I like it, it is unique.

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Re: This Week: 2004 BMW R1200C Montauk - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Jarlaxle » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:22 pm

I can come up with no compelling reason to choose this over an R1200RT.

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Re: This Week: 2004 BMW R1200C Montauk - VOTE NOW

Unread post by jstark47 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:09 pm

I didn't like them when they were new, and I still don't. Uncool.
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Re: This Week: 2004 BMW R1200C Montauk - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:55 pm

Wow, I'm not sure how to feel about this. "A" for effort? I appreciate that it was so different from the rest of the cruiser market at the time, by maintaining BMW signatures like shaft drive, Telelever front end, and of course, a boxer twin. I appreciated that it looked different and wasn't trying to ape H-D. But . . . it still looked so weird. For bravery, and going their own way, I give it a grudging cool.
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Re: This Week: 2004 BMW R1200C Montauk - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:51 am

Oh boy. When the BMW R1200C Montauk came out, I thought this was the Pontiac Azteck of the motorcycle world, the front looks futuristically wrong but the back end looked like it was from a Ducati nightmare. Today, they are interesting to see and I do turn my head to look at one, although, I quickly remember why I didn't like them.

But I'll give credit to BMW for trying something so... oddly different. We need that kind of innovation, R&D and "let's put it out there" attitude. And even though the bike gets a fail from me, BMW gets an Awesome for building it.

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Re: This Week: 2004 BMW R1200C Montauk - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:56 am

2004 BMW R1200C Montauk - Coolness Factor = 46.0%
Featured: October 28th - November 4th, 2016
Most popular vote category: Uncool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2004 BMW R1200C Montauk is:

Awesome (3 points) 10% [ 2 ]
Cool (2 points) 29% [ 6 ]
Uncool (1 point) 52% [ 11 ]
Fail (0 point) 10% [ 2 ]

Total votes: 21

= a Coolwall Factor of 46.0%


Notes: Sometimes different isn't good nor cool. The 2004 BMW R1200C Montauk embodied the spirit of BMW and BMW innovation, but something got lost in the process.

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