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The BMW K1200GT is a sport-touring motorcycle made by BMW. The second-generation K1200GT, introduced in 2006, uses essentially the same inline-4 engine as the BMW K1200S sportbike, which held the world speed record in 2005 for its class at 279.33 km/h (173.57 mph),[2] and the K1200R. The new model is lighter and more powerful than the first-generation K1200GT, which was introduced in 2003.[3]

BMW K1200GT
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2007 K1200GT
ManufacturerBMW Motorrad
Production2003–2008
PredecessorK1200GT (2003–2006)
SuccessorK1300GT
ClassSport touring
Engine1,157 cc (70.6 cu in) liquid-cooled transverse mounted inline 4-cylinder DOHC
Bore / stroke79 mm × 59 mm (3.1 in × 2.3 in)
Compression ratio13.1:1
Top speed2003: 230 km/h (143 mph)[1]
2006: 253 km/h (157 mph)[1]
Power2003: 77.3 kW (103.7 hp) (rear wheel)[1]
2006: 92.1 kW (123.5 hp) (rear wheel)[1]
Torque2003: 99.9 N⋅m (73.7 lb⋅ft)[1]
2006: 108.1 N⋅m (79.7 lb⋅ft)[1]
Transmission6-speed, enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints; 2.82:1 drive ratio
SuspensionFront: Duolever fork
Rear: monoshock
Rake, trail29.4°, 112 mm (4.4 in)
Wheelbase1,572 mm (61.9 in)
DimensionsL: 2,318 mm (91.3 in)
W: 990 mm (39 in) with panniers
H: 1,438 mm (56.6 in)
Seat height820–840 mm (32–33 in)
Weight2003: 309 kg (681 lb)[1]
2006: 303 kg (668 lb)[1] (wet)
Fuel capacity24 L (5.3 imp gal; 6.3 US gal) including 4 L reserve
Fuel consumption2003: 6.19 L/100 km; 45.6 mpg‑imp (38.0 mpg‑US)[1]
2006: 5.55 L/100 km; 50.9 mpg‑imp (42.4 mpg‑US)[1]
RelatedK1200R, K1200S

The K1200GT's standard equipment includes an adjustable seat and handlebars, integral ABS, panniers, and electronically adjustable screen. Available options include: electronic suspension adjustment (ESA), xenon light, onboard computer including oil level warning, automatic stability control (ASC), heated seat, heated hand grips, tire pressure monitoring (TPM), cruise control and anti-theft alarm.

K1300GTEdit

In late 2008, the K1200GT was replaced by the K1300GT, which had a 136 cc (8.3 cu in) larger displacement engine producing 175 bhp (130 kW) and 103 lb⋅ft (140 N⋅m) of torque at the crankshaft.[4] Cycle World tested the K1300GT at 105.2 kW (141.1 hp) and 86.0 lb⋅ft (116.6 N⋅m) torque at the rear wheel.[5] The new bike also has improved optional ESA-II[clarification needed] electronic suspension adjustment, a conventional single indicator switch and concealed crash bars.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Performance Index" (PDF), Motorcycle Consumer News, January 2013, archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-12-29, retrieved March 15, 2014 Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "BMW K1200S Sets New World Land Speed Record". webBikeWorld. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
  3. ^ "BMW redesigns the K1200 GT - 17% more power, 11% more torque, 6% less weight". Gizmag. 11 March 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
  4. ^ "BMW give their K-Series a boost". RiDE (December 2008). pp. 14–15. ISSN 1360-3507.
  5. ^ Deen, Paul (October 1, 2009), "2009 BMW K1300GT vs. 2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 – Comparison Test Masters of open roads, of twisty roads, of any roads", Cycle World

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