BMW R 1200GS Adventure (2006)
The BMW R 1200GS Adventure motorcycle, released in 2006, features a four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer engine with a capacity of 1170cc. The engine has 4 valves per cylinder, a bore x stroke of 101 x 73 mm, and a compression ratio of 11.0:1. It is air/oil cooled and has electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management with BMS-K ignition and dual ignition. The motorcycle has a 6-speed transmission and a shaft final drive. The frame is a tubular space frame that is engine load-bearing. The front suspension is Telelever with a central spring strut that is mechanically adjustable, and the rear suspension is a BMW Motorrad Paralever with a WAD strut and spring pre-load that is hydraulically adjustable. The motorcycle has 2 x 305mm discs and a 4 piston caliper for the front brakes and a single 265mm disc and a 2 piston caliper for the rear brakes. The dimensions of the motorcycle are 2210mm in length, 915mm in width (including mirrors), and 1450mm in height (excluding mirrors), with a wheelbase of 1507mm and a seat height of 890-910mm. The motorcycle weighs 223kg when dry and has a fuel capacity of 33L with a 4L reserve. The average fuel consumption is 6.3L/100km, and the motorcycle can reach a top speed of 193km/h. Reviews and road tests have been positive, and technical information and manuals can be found on BMWgsclub.nl.
Make Model: BMW R 1200GS Adventure
Engine: Four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, 4 valves per cylinder
Capacity: 1170 cc / 71.4 in.
Bore x Stroke: 101 x 73 mm
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Cooling System: Air/oil cooled
Induction: Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management: BMS-K with overrun fuel cut off, dual ignition
Alternator: Alternator three-phase alternator 720 W
Battery: Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Clutch: Single plate dry clutch, 180 mm, hydraulically operated
Max Power: 73 kW / 98 hp @ 7000 rpm
Max Torque: 115 Nm / 11.7 kgf-m / 84.8 ft-lbs @ 5500 rpm
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Gear Ratios: 1st 1.583 / 2nd 1.259 / 3rd 1.033 / 4th 0.903 / 5th 0.903 / 6th 0.805:1
Frame: Tubular space frame, engine load-bearing
Front Suspension: Telelever, stanchion 41mm, central spring strut, spring preload 9 times mechanically adjustable.
Front Wheel Travel: 210 mm / 8.3 in.
Rear Suspension: Die-cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable to continuously variable levels by means of handwheel, rebound damping adjustable.
Rear Wheel Travel: 220 mm / 8.7 in.
Front Brakes: 2 x 305mm discs, 4 piston caliper
Rear Brakes: Single 265 mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Front Rim: 2.50 x 19 in.
Rear Rim: 4.00 x 17 in.
Front Tyre: 110/80 ZR19
Rear Tyre: 150/70 ZR17
Castor: 101 mm / 4.0 in.
Dimensions: Length: 2210 mm / 87.0 in. Width: 915 mm / 36.0 in. (incl. mirrors) Height: 1450 mm / 57.1 in. (excl. mirrors)
Wheelbase: 1507 mm / 59.3 in.
Seat Height: 890 – 910 mm / 35.0 – 35.8 in.
Dry Weight: 223 kg / 492 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 33 L / 8.7 US gal
Tank Reserve: 4L / 1.1 US gal
Consumption Average: 6.3 L/100 km / 15.7 km/l / 36.9 US mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.9 sec / 170.7 km/h / 106 mph
Standing 0 – 1000m: 24.7 sec / 190.5 km/h / 1118 mph
Top Speed: 193 km/h / 120 mph
Manual & Tech info: BMWgsclub.nl / Hint & Tips
Reviews & Road Tests: Moto it / Motorcycle USA / 100ps / Motorcycle.com
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