BMW R1200GS Motorcycle Specifications

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BMW R1200GS Specifications
Source: April 2007

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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


1,170 cc

Rated output

74 kW (100 hp) at 7,000 rpm

Max. torque

115 Nm at 5,500 rpm

Compression ratio

11.0 : 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

4.3 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h

5.5 l

Fuel type

Unleaded super, octane rumber 95 (RON), automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 91 (RON).


Electrical system


three-phase alternator 600 W


12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free


Power transmission


Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated


Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth


Shaft drive


Chassis / brakes


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, spring pre-load with 5-position mechanical adjustment

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

190 mm / 200 mm


1,507 mm


101 mm

Steering head angle



Cast aluminium

Rim, front

2.50 x 19"

Rim, rear

4.00 x 17"

Tyres, front

110/80 R 19

Tyres, rear

150/70 R 17

Brake, front

Twin disc, floating brake discs, 305 mm diameter, four-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear

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


Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off


Dimensions / weights


2,210 mm

Width (incl. mirrors)

915 mm

Height (excl. mirrors)

1,430 mm

Seat height, unladen weight

840 / 860 mm (high seat: 880 / 900 mm, low seat: 820 mm)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

1,860 / 1,900 mm (high seat: 1,940 / 1,980 mm, low seat: 1,820)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)

225 kg

Dry weight 2)

199 kg
Permitted total weight 435 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)


Usable tank volume

20.0 l


approx 4.0 l
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
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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