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BMW K1200rs
BMW K1200rs

BMW K1200rs
Production 2004 BMW K 1200 RS

– BMW K1200rs

BMW K1200rs

2004 model:

BMW’s most powerful two-wheeler, the 130hp K 1200RS is a tornado on two wheels. Built as a sports-touring bike, anyone who rides one knows that it’s much closer to a pure sport bke in spirit and performance. No wonder: since it was born in the Alps and perfected on the Autobahn.

A balanced concept.
The BMW K 1200 RS.

The K 1200 RS is the shortest connection between high-tech and passion. Whether two people want to go for long rides in comfort or whether you want to do some sporty riding, the K 1200 RS provides the dynamic power for that spontaneous adrenalin kick and individual comfort on long trips. The ergonomic conditions for rider and pillion are outstanding as well as the optimised wind and weather protection. Freedom of mobility knows no compromises!
The powerful inline 4-cylinder engine provides the necessary power. In conjunction with the 6-speed gearbox it is a real powerpack – with high safety reserves. The sports tourer features the BMW Integral ABS as standard in a partially integrated version in accordance with its sporty character. K 1200 RS – You’re free to decide.


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

Bore / stroke 70.5 mm x 75 mm

Capacity 1,171 ccm

Rated output 96 KW (130 bhp) at 8,750/min, performance reduction: 72 kW (98 bhp) at 7,000/min

Max. torque 117 Nm at 6,750/min, performance reduction: 118 Nm at 5,500/min

Compression ratio 11.5:1

Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / BMW engine management, Motronic MA 2.4 with overrun fuel cut-off

Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter

Performance / Consumption

Maximum speed >200 km/h

Fuel consumption over 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.9 l

Fuel consumption over 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.8 l

Fuel type Unleaded premium, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)


Alternator 840 W three-phase alternator

Battery 12 V / 19 Ah

Power transmission

Clutch Single-disc dry clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox

Drive Shaft drive

Chassis / Brakes

Frame Bridging frame consisting of die-cast aluminium, engine decoupled from vibration through bearings

Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 35 mm, central strut

Rear wheel location / suspension Die-cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central strut, spring pre-load adjustable to continuously variable levels by means of hydraulic handwheel, rebound damping adjustable

Travel front/rear 115 mm / 150 mm

Wheelbase (in normal position) 1,550 mm

Castor (in normal position) 124 mm

Steering head angle (in normal position) 62.75°

Wheels Die-cast aluminium wheels

Rim front 3.50 x 17

Rim rear 5.5 x 17

Tyres front 120/70 ZR 17

Tyres rear 180/55 ZR 17

Brake front EVO-brake system with dual disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper

Brake rear Single disc brake, diameter 285 mm, 2-piston fixed caliper

ABS Series equipment BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)

Dimensions / Weights

Length 2,250 mm

Width (inc. mirrors) 850 mm

Height (not inc. mirrors) 1,200 mm

Seat height, unladen weight 770 / 800 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 285 kg

Dry weight 2) 266 kg

Permitted total weight 500 kg

Payload (with standard equipment) 215 kg

Usable tank volume 20.5 l

Reserve Approx. 4.0 l