BMW K 1200 RS

BMW K 1200 RS Date 1997

Number sold 8.800 (31.12.1997)

Price 27.400,- DM

Engine

Type four-stroke, horizontal four-cylinder in-line engine, liquid-cooled
Bore/stroke 70,5 x 75 mm
Cubic capacity 1171 cm3
Max power 130 PS (96 kW) at 8750 rpm [98 PS ( 72 kW) at 7000 rpm]
Max torque 117 Nm at 6750 rpm [118 Nm at 5500 rpm]
Compression ratio 11,5 : 1
Valves per cylinder 4
Valve control DOHC, using drive chain and cup tappets
Carburation system electronic injection, Bosch Motronic MA 2.4
Engine lubrication wet sump

 
Power transmission

Clutch dry single plate
Number of gears 6
Gear selection dog-type gearbox (ratchet foot lever)
Gear ratios 2,05 / 1,60 / 1,27 / 1,04 / 0,90 / 0,80
Rear wheel ratio 1 : 2,75
Bevel/crown wheel 12 : 33 teeth

 
Electrical system

Alternator 12 V / 700 W
Ignition electronic ignition Bosch Motronic MA 2.4
Starter 0,7 kW
Spark plugs Bosch FR5 DTC

 
Suspension

Type of frame cast aluminium tubular frame with rearsection of tubular steel
Front suspension BMW Telelever - fork with longitudinal control arm and central strut
Rear suspension BMW Paralever - swinging arm
Spring travel 115 / 150 mm
Rims front 3,50 x 17 MT H 2
Rims rear 5,50 x 17 MT H 2
Tyres front 120/70-ZR 17
Tyres rear 170/60 ZR 17
Brakes front dual-disc brake 305 mm
Brakes rear single disc brake 285 mm

 
Dimensions and weights

Length x width x height 2250 x 850 x 1200 mm
Wheel base 1549 mm
Ground clearance 145 mm
Tank capacity 21 l
Unladen weight, full tank 285 kg
Max permissible weight 500 kg
Fuel consumption 4,9 l / 100 km ( at constant 90 km/h)
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h 3,7 s [4,1 s]
Top speed 245 km/h [225 km/h]