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2008 BMW R1200ST
2008 BMW R1200ST

2008 BMW R1200ST
2008 BMW R1200ST

– 2008 BMW R1200ST

2008 BMW R1200ST

Touring in sporty style – the BMW R 1200 ST.

Get yourself and the BMW R 1200 ST warmed up for a few miles first – sense the pulsating power from the 1200 cc flat twin engine, then take a quick sprint, with the aerodynamically perfected fairing ensuring excellent protection from wind and weather. With solid directional stability – whether you are alone or with a pillion passenger and a full load – the BMW R 1200 ST always accelerates supremely with its 110 bhp and top marks for pulling power. Head down the country road, fully savouring each sweeping bend. Savour the potential of the low centre of gravity – attracting many a surprised look, even from riders of supposedly more powerful bikes. For travel purposes, characteristically high-quality and perfectly fitting BMW luggage solutions transform the BMW R 1200 ST into a supreme touring bike. The seating position is individually adjustable, everything is within perfect reach. Poor road surface? Not a problem: once again, the Telelever and Paralever show what can do. A test ride is only recommended if you are ready to experience the road in a new way!





Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke, one camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft

Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm

Capacity 1,170 cc

Rated output 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,500 rpm

Max. torque 115 Nm at 6,000 rpm

Compression ratio 12.0 : 1

Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin-spark ignition

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 3.7 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.1 l

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

Electrical system

Alternator three-phase alternator 720 W

Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Drive Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Frame Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit

Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel front / rear 110 mm / 140 mm

Wheelbase 1,495 mm

Castor 104 mm

Steering head angle 64.3°

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, four-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 2,165 mm

Width (incl. mirrors) 890 mm

Height (excl. mirrors) 1,220 mm

Seat height, unladen weight 810 / 830mm (low seat: 780 / 800 mm)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,810 / 1,850 mm (low seat: 1,750 / 1,790 mm)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 229 kg

Dry weight 2) 205 kg

Permitted total weight 460 kg

Payload (with standard equipment) 231 kg

Usable tank volume 21.0 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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