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08 BMW R 1200 S specificationsBMW R 1200 S 2008


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Itīs weekend, early morning: sunshine, dry roads. Thereīs a great feel in the air. You take a light breakfast, slip into your leathers and then: one bend after the next, at every possible angle, long drawn-out and short, lots of tricky changes.

General information
Model:BMW R 1200 S
Year:2008
Category:Sport
Rating:67.8 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement:1170.00 ccm (71.39 cubic inches)
Engine type:Two cylinder boxer, two-stroke
Power:120.69 HP (88.1 kW)) @ 8250 RPM
Torque:112.00 Nm (11.4 kgf-m or 82.6 ft.lbs) @ 6800 RPM
Compression:12.5:1
Bore x stroke:101.0 x 73.0 mm (4.0 x 2.9 inches)
Valves per cylinder:4
Fuel system:Injection. Electronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Fuel control:SOHC
Cooling system:Oil & air
Gearbox:6-speed
Transmission type,
final drive:
Shaft drive (cardan)
Clutch:Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Fuel consumption:4.30 litres/100 km (23.3 km/l or 54.70 mpg)
Greenhouse gases:99.8 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type:Three-section frame consisting of front, middle and rear sections, load bearing engine-gearbox unit
Rake (fork angle):24.0°
Trail:87 mm (3.4 inches)
Front suspension:BMW Motorrad Telelever
Front suspension travel:110 mm (4.3 inches)
Rear suspension:Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
Rear suspension travel:120 mm (4.7 inches)
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-17
Rear tyre dimensions:180/55-17
Front brakes:Double disc
Front brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc
Rear brakes diameter:265 mm (10.4 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight:190.0 kg (418.9 pounds)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:213.0 kg (469.6 pounds)
Power/weight ratio:0.6352 HP/kg
Seat height:830 mm (32.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall length:2,151 mm (84.7 inches)
Overall width:870 mm (34.3 inches)
Wheelbase:1,487 mm (58.5 inches)
Fuel capacity:17.00 litres (4.49 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity:2.00 litres (0.53 gallons)
Other specifications
Starter:Electric
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