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2000 BMW R1150GS
2000 BMW R1150GS


– 2000 BMW R1150GS

Somewhere beyond that asphalt highway there’s a nameless unpaved road with your name on it. Sounds like the sort of place that the adventurous R 1150 GS was designed and engineered to go. It’s got a torquey engine, dirt-worthy suspension, and the same six-speed tranny, first seen on the sporty R 1100 S. It’s the perfect bike for when you want to get out of Dodge. Or ride to it, for that matter.


Standard Equipment

Air / oil cooled, Boxer twin cylinder, 1130cc engine
Bosch Motronic MA 2.2 engine management
Electronic Fuel Injection
Three-way catalytic converter
Shaft drive
Telelever front suspension
Paralever rear suspension
ABS II antilock brake system
Valve cover protection and sump protection plate
Adjustable seat height (two positions)
Adjustable front brake and clutch levers
Heated hand grips
Single-key lock system for ignition, steering, fuel cap, seat storage compartment locks
Rider Information Display (oil temp., fuel indicator, clock, gear gauge)
Saddlebag mounting brackets
Hazard warning flashers
Power accessory socket
Center stand

2000 BMW R1150GS Specifications:

Type Air cooled / oil cooled twin cylinder
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 70.5 mm
Displacement 1130 cc
Horsepower 85 bhp @ 6750 rpm
Torque 71 lb.-ft. @ 5250 rpm
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Valve gear HC, chain-driven
Valves 2 x 34 mm intake / 2 x 29 mm exhaust
Valve timing
(measured at 3 mm valve clearance)
Intake opens 1 degrees after TDC
Intake closes 25 degrees after BDC
Exhaust opens 31 degrees before BDC
Exhaust closes 13 degrees before TDC
Four valves per cylinder
Camshafts 284 degrees
Engine oil capacity 4 quarts of SF, SG motor oil, also w/CC or CD
Engine oil filter Spin-on Micronic filter cartridge
Carburetion Fuel injection and electronic ignition MA 2.2
Ignition Controlled by Bosch Motronic MA 2.2
Fuel demand Unleaded, middle-grade premium, 90 (AKI)
Fuel tank Steel tank with enclosed fuel pump & filter
Fuel capacity 5.8 U.S. gallons including 1 gal. reserve
Air Filter Paper-type element
Charging system 14 V, 50 Amp Alternator (700 W)
Battery BMW Mareg, 12V-14 Amp/h low maintenance
Cooling system Combined air/oil cooled

Primary drive Helical-cut gears with tensioner
Clutch 165 mm dry, single plate with diaphram spring
Gear ratios 1st gear: 2.04:1
2nd gear: 1.60:12.91:1
3rd gear: 1.26:1
4th gear: 1.03:1
5th gear: 10.90:1
6th gear: .697:1
Drive system Enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints and integral torsional damper
Final drive Spiral bevel gears, 2.82:1 ratio
Frame and Suspension
Frame Three-section frame concept with reinforced rear
Front suspension “Light” Telelever with central spring strut.
Progressive coil spring. Twin-tube gas-filled shock
Travel / dimensions 7.46 inches total travel, 5-position preload
Rear suspension Patented BMW Paralever swingarm & shaft drive,
single shock with variable rebound damping
Travel / dimensions 7.81 inches total travel, hydraulic adjusts. 40 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 Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type
Rear brake One 4-piston caliper, floating mount
Rear rotor Single 10.9 inch diameter fixed rotor
Actuation method Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type
Wheels and Tires
Front wheel 2.50 x 19 MT-H2, Patented Cross Spoke Wheels
Rear wheel 4.00 x 17 MT-H2, Patented Cross Spoke Wheels
Front tire 110/80 – R 19 (59H) tubeless
Rear tire 150/70 – R 17 (69H) tubeless

Overall length 86.2 inches (2189 mm)
Overall width 35.88 inches (920 mm) (over mirrors)
Wheelbase 58.85 inches (1509 mm) (unladen)
Ground clearance 7.8 inches (200 mm) (unladen)
Seat height 33.1 / 33.8 inches (840 / 860 mm)
Handlebar width 35.5 inches (903 mm)
Steering angle 62.9 degrees
Front wheel trail 4.5 inches (115 mm) (unladen)
Weight – dry 480 lbs.
Weight – wet 536 lbs.
Maximum load 1014 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating
Wheel load limits Front = 397 lbs.
Rear = 661 lbs.
Top Speed Over 121 mph (194km/h).

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

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