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2008 BMW K1200R Sport
2008 BMW K1200R Sport

2008 BMW K1200R Sport
2008 BMW K1200R Sport

– 2008 BMW K1200R Sport

2008 BMW K1200R Sport

Speed up! Get read for an outstanding riding experience – on the BMW K 1200 R Sport.

There’s no going back: the line of the toughest naked bikes combined with the performance of a faired power bike. High handlebars for top-precision handling, a long wheelbase for maximum riding stability. Brakes like anchors, engine speeds which will give you goose pimples. And perfect half-fairing make it possible to travel at top speed without getting tiring and still enjoy an open view of the fantastic in-line 4-cylinder engine. In other words, the right machine for all sports riders who don’t want to have to bend over all the time. And thanks to the carefully selected range of accessories it can be entirely tailored to individual preferences. For all those who like to opt for safety as well as style and action, this hot number can be additionally fitted with the one of the most state-of-the-art ABS systems. ESA is another interesting option for increased riding safety. What else could you ask for? A race track, country roads, top speed zones – the K 1200 R Sport masters every challenge with 163 bhp and 127 Nm. Would you like a little demonstration? You better make sure you hang on tight – the test ride may give you some new insights into motorcycle dynamics …

Fitness on wheels.

Motorcycling is sport. An unbeatable power-to-weight ratio, breathtaking acceleration and braking rates, feeling the dynamics of the bike against the wind with your whole body, the forward tilt of your torso, active control of the movement on two wheels: that’s what the sports motorcyclist loves. Going to the limits, collecting credits in a fair fight – maybe at a little club racing event or in a tough training session. Does the word “curbs” mean anything to you? If so, be sure to read on, because this is all about the sports machines which don’t just work on the race track but before and after as well. After all, BMW Motorrad sports bikes are some of the safest machines around. Find out for yourself!




Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder, two camshafts, four valves per cylinder

Bore x stroke 79 mm x 59 mm

Capacity 1,157 cc

Rated output 120 kW (163 hp) at 10,250 rpm

Max. torque 127 Nm at 8,250 rpm

Compression ratio 13 : 1

Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K)

Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed Over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.7 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.5 l

Fuel type Unleaded premium, octane number 98 (RON), automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system

Alternator three-phase alternator 580 W

Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated

Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox

Drive Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut with lever system, spring pre-load adjustable (continuously variable) at hydraulic handwheel, adjustable rebound damping

Suspension travel front / rear 115 mm / 135 mm

Wheelbase 1,580 mm

Castor 107.5 mm

Steering head angle 61°

Wheels Cast aluminium

Rim, front 3.50 x 17″

Rim, rear 5.50 x 17″

Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17

Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17

Brake, front Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)


Dimensions / weights

Length 2,228 mm

Width (incl. mirrors) 856 mm

Height (excl. mirrors) 1,230 mm

Seat height, unladen weight 820 mm (low seat: 790 mm)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,810 mm (low seat: 1,750 mm)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 241 kg

Dry weight 2) 215 kg

Permitted total weight 450 kg

Payload (with standard equipment) 209 kg

Usable tank volume 19 l

Reserve approx. 4.0 l

1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
2) Unladen weight without fluids

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