BMW K1200GT review

The BMW K1200GT is a sport-touring motorcycle made by BMW. The second-generation K1200GT, introduced in 2006, uses essentially the same inline-4 engine as the BMW K1200S sportbike, which held the world speed record in 2005 for its class at 279.33 km/h (173.57 mph), and the K1200R. The new model is lighter and more powerful than the first-generation K1200GT, which was introduced in 2003.

BMW K 1200 GT

BMW are best known for tourers, and here we have the K1200GT, the more touring-oriented version of the sporty K1200S. The K1200GT has slimline, slab-sided, challenging looks but it's not the most unattractive sports tourer around by a long shot. The top-to-bottom quality finish is what we've all come to expect, although there is an excess of black plastic around the dash area.

BMW K 1200 GT

The K1200GT's standard equipment includes an adjustable seat and handlebars, integral ABS, panniers, and electronically adjustable screen. Available options include: electronic suspension adjustment (ESA), xenon light, onboard computer including oil level warning, automatic stability control (ASC), heated seat, heated hand grips, tire pressure monitoring (TPM), cruise control and anti-theft alarm.

BMW K1200GT specifications

Engine and Transmission:
Transverse mounted, liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder
Displacement 1157cc
Bore X Stroke 79mm x 59mm
Horsepower 152hp @ 9500rpm
Torque 96 lb/ft @7750 rpm
Valve Gear DOHC, chain-driven with bucket tappets
No of cylinders 4
Compression Ratio 13:1
Engine Management BMW Engine Controller - BMS K
Valves per Cylinder: 4
Fuel Tank: HDPE, internal pump and internal filter
Alternator W: 945 Watts @ 14 Volts
Battery V/AH: 12 Volts / 19 Amps/hour
Engine Summary: Laterally mounted, this 16-valve, water-cooled K series engine angles the cylinders forward by 55 degrees, lowering the center of gravity significantly. Inspired by Formula
Clutch: 151 mm, multi-disc oil bath
Gear Box: 6 speed gear box
Primary Transmission: 1:1.559
Final Drive System: Enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints
Final Drive Ratio: 2.82:1
Frame: Composite aluminum frame
Front wheel suspension: BMW Duolever
Rear wheel suspension: BMW EVO Paralever
Brake System: BMW EVO with partial integral ABS
Front Brakes: Two, four-piston fixed calipers
Front Rotor: 12.6 inch dual floating rotors
Rear Brakes: Single, two-piston fixed caliper
Rear Rotor: 11.6 inch single, fixed rotor
Actuation: Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type
Front Wheel: 3.50 x 17 cast alloy, five double-spoke
Rear Wheel: 5.50 x 17 cast alloy, five double-spoke
Front Tire: 120/70 x 17 tubeless
Rear Tire: 180/55 x 17 tubeless
Weight: Dry 549 lbs.

BMW K 1200 GT

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