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2000 BMW K1200RS
2000 BMW K1200RS


– 2000 BMW K1200RS

With 130 eager horses residing beneath its aerodynamic bodywork, the K 1200 RS has more raw power than any BMW ever. But power, torque, and lightening-quick speed aside, it’s one comfy ride. Thanks to the reassuring presence of BMW’s Telelever front and Paralever rear suspension. Not to mention triple disc brakes with ABS II.


Standard Equipment

Liquid-cooled four-stroke in-line 4 cylinder 1171cc engine
Shaft drive
Telelever front suspension
Paralever rear suspension
ABS II antilock brake system
Adjustable seat height (two positions)
Adjustable front brake and clutch levers
Higher handlebar mounting – new for 2000
Adjustable windshield
Integrated ignition and steering lock
Single-key lock system for ignition, steering, fuel cap, seat storage compartment locks, (optional) saddlebags
Rider Information Display (fuel and coolant temperature gauges, digital clock)
Hazard warning flashers
Power accessory socket

2000 BMW K1200RS Specifications:

Type Liquid cooled, four stroke in-line 4-cylinder
Bore x stroke 70.5 x 75 mm
Displacement 1171 cc
Horsepower 130 bhp @ 8750 rpm
Torque 85 lb.-ft @ 6750 rpm
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Valve gear DOHC
Valves 8 x 26.5 mm intake / 8 x 23 mm exhaust
Valve timing
(measured at 3 mm valve clearance)
Intake opens 3 degrees after TDC
Intake closes 27 degrees after BDC
Exhaust opens 31 degrees before BDC
Exhaust closes 1 degrees before TDC
Valves per cylinder Four
Camshafts 284 degrees
Engine oil capacity 3.7 quarts of API class SF, SG or SH; CD or CE
Engine oil filter Spin-on Micronic filter cartridge
Carburetion Fuel injection and electronic ignition MA 2.4
Ignition Controlled by Bosch Motronic with automatic choke control
Fuel demand Unleaded, premium fuel, 90 (AKI)
Fuel tank Polyamide tank with enclosed fuel pump & filter
Fuel capacity 5.5 U.S. gallons including 1 gal. reserve
Air Filter Paper-type element
Charging system 14 V, 60 Amp Alternator (840 W)
Battery BMW Mareg, 19.5 Amp/h low maintenance
Cooling system Water cooled by twin radiators / oil cooled by 1 radiator

Primary drive Helical-cut gears with tensioner
Clutch 165 mm dry, single plate with hydraulic action
Gear ratios 1st gear: 386:1
2nd gear: 3.02:1
3rd gear: 2.39:1
4th gear: 1.96:1
5th gear: 1.51:1
Drive system Enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints and integral torsional damper
Final drive Spiral bevel gears, 2.75:1 ratio
Frame and Suspension
Frame Chill-cast load-bearing aluminum welded frame
Front suspension Telelever with leading link pivoted centrally on main frame. Gas filled spring/damper strut
Travel / dimensions 4.53 inches / 35 mm fixed tube diameter
Rear suspension Patented BMW Paralever swingarm & shaft drive,
single-tube gas-filled shock, variable rebound setting.
Travel / dimensions 5.91 inches, progressive spring, 7 positions

Brake system BMW / FAG anti-lock brake system ABS II
Front brakes Two 4-piston calipers, wear compensation
Front rotors Dual 12.0 inch floating rotors
Actuation method Hhydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type
Rear brake Hydraulically 2-piston floating caliper
Rear rotor Single 11.2 inch diameter fixed rotor
Actuation method Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type

Wheels and Tires
Front wheel 3.50 x 17 MT-H2, cast light alloy wheels
Rear wheel 5.00 x 17 MT-H2, cast light alloy wheels
Front tire 120/70 – ZR 17 tubeless
Rear tire 170/60 – ZR 18 tubeless

Overall length 88.6 inches (2250 mm)
Overall width 33.5 inches (850 mm) (over mirrors)
Wheelbase 61.0 inches (1549 mm) (unladen)
Ground clearance 5.7 inches (145 mm) (unladen)
Seat height 30.3 / 31.5 inches (770 / 800 mm)
Handlebar width 26.8 inches (680 mm)(without weights)
Steering angle 62.75 degrees (unladen)
Front wheel trail 4.9 inches (124 mm) (with rider)
Weight – dry 586 lbs.
Weight – wet 628 lbs.
Maximum load 1102 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating
Wheel load limits Front = 441 lbs.
Rear = 705 lbs.
Top Speed Over 124 mph (200 km/h)

#704 Graphite Metallic
#733 Marrakesh Red
#748 Pacific Blue Metallic / Artic Silver Metallic

Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.

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