BMW R 1200S (2006)

The BMW R 1200S motorcycle was released in 2006, featuring a four-stroke, two-cylinder Boxer engine with a capacity of 1170cc and a compression ratio of 12.5:1. The engine is cooled by both air and oil, and has a fuel injection system with a 52mm throttle butterfly. The motorcycle also has a hydraulic clutch and a six-speed transmission with a shaft final drive. Its frame is made of steel and aluminum tubes with the engine as a load-bearing component. The front suspension is a BMW Motorrad Telelever, while the rear suspension is a die-cast aluminum single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever. The brakes consist of two 320mm discs with a two-piston caliper in the front and a single 265mm disc with a one-piston caliper in the rear. The wheels are made of die-cast aluminum rims, with a front tire size of 120/70 ZR 17 and a rear tire size of 180/55 ZR 17. The motorcycle has a length of 2151mm and a width of 870mm (with mirrors), and a dry weight of 190 kg. Its fuel capacity is 17 litres, and has an average consumption of 7.4 L/100 km. The top speed of the BMW R 1200S is recorded at 241.3 km/h. Reviews of the motorcycle are available on,,, and Motorcycle-USA.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: BMW R 1200S

Year: 2006

Engine: Four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, 4 valves per cylinder
Capacity: 1170 cc / 71.4 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 101 x 73 mm
Cooling System: Air/Oil cooled
Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
Induction: Fuel injection, 52mm throttle butterfly
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Digital CDI
Alternator: 600 W generator
Battery: 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance free
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 90 kW / 122 hp @ 8250 rpm
Max Torque: 112 Nm / 11.4 kgf-m / 83 ft-lb @ 6500 rpm
Clutch: Hydraulic, dry, single-disc
Transmission: 6 Speed

Final Drive: Shaft
Gear Ratio: 1st 2.521 / 2nd 1.842 / 3rd 1.455 / 4th 1.287 / 5th 1.453 / 6th 1.015:1
Frame: Main and front frame made of steel tubes, rear frame made of square aluminium tubes, engine with load-bearing function
Front Suspension: BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut
Front Wheel Travel: 110 mm / 4.3 in
Rear Suspension: Die-cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD spring strut (travel-dependent damping), adjustable spring preload continuously variable, rebound damping adjustable
Rear Wheel Travel: 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front Brakes: 2 x 320mm Discs, 2 piston caliper
Rear Brakes: Single 265mm disc, 1 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tyre: 180/55 ZR 17
Wheels: Die-cast aluminium
Rims, front: 3.50 x 17″
Rims, rear: 5.50 x 17″
Castor: 87 mm / 3.4″
Steering Head Angle: 66 degrees
Dimensions: Length 2151 mm / 84.6 in Width 870 mm / 34.2 in (with mirrors) Height 1177 mm / 46.3 in (without mirrors)
Wheel base: 1487 mm / 58.5 in
Seat Height: 820 mm / 32.2 in
Dry Weight: 190 kg / 418.8 lbs

Wet Weight: 212 kg / 467.3 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 17 Litres / 4.2 US gal
Consumption Average: 7.4 L/100 km13.6 km/l / 32 US mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 11.3 sec
Top Speed: 241.3 km/h / 149.9 mph
Reviews: / / / Motorcycle-USA

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