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The BMW R1200ST is a sport touring motorcycle,[1] which was introduced in 2005 by BMW Motorrad to replace the R1150RS model.[2] The R1200ST features the same 1,170 cc (71 cu in) flat-twin engine, a six-speed gearbox and shaft drive as the R1200RT.

BMW R1200ST
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ManufacturerBMW Motorrad
Production2005 to 2007
PredecessorR1150RS
Engine1,170 cc, 2-cylinder, 8-valve boxer, air/oil cooled
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Bore / stroke101 mm × 73 mm (4.0 in × 2.9 in)
Power109 bhp (81 kW) @ 7,500 rpm
Torque115 N⋅m (85 lbf⋅ft) @ 6,000 rpm
Transmission6-speed, shaft drive
SuspensionFront: BMW Telelever
Rear: BMW Paralever
BrakesBMW Motorrad Integral ABS (option)
Front: 4-piston EVO calipers with floating 320 mm discs
Rear: 2-piston floating caliper with single 265 mm disc
TiresFront: 120/70ZR17 on 3.50 x 17 rim
Rear: 180/55ZR17 on 5.50 x 17 rim
Cast aluminium wheels
Rake, trail27°, 4.4 inches (110 mm)
Wheelbase1,502 mm (59.1 in)
DimensionsL: 2,151 mm (84.7 in)
W: 870 mm (34 in)
H: 1,177 mm (46.3 in)
Weight205 kg (451.9 lb) (dry)
229 kg (504.9 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity21 l (4.6 imp gal; 5.5 US gal)
RelatedR1200GS, R1200RT, R1200R

Though similar in specification to the RT, the ST is a sport-oriented motorcycle, with clip-on style handle bars, lighter fairing, resulting in an overall lighter weight than the RT. Luggage, in the form of panniers and a top box (or case) were available options. ABS braking was also an option for this model.

The styling was controversial, especially the vertical headlight.[3] Motor Cycle News referred to the styling as "quirky".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BMW R1200ST (2005-2007)". Motor Cycle News. Bauer Media Group. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  2. ^ Alexander, Sean. "2005 BMW R 1200 ST". Motorcycle.com. VerticalScope Inc. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  3. ^ Ash, Kevin (2006). BMW motorcycles : the evolution of excellence. New Hampshire: Whitehorse Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-1-884313-57-8.
  4. ^ Baker, Ped. "First Test BMW R1200ST: Style over substance?" (PDF). Motor Cycle News. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 9 March 2013.

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