The Perfect Porridge: 2009 Husqvarna TE 310


Last week in Barcelona, Husqvarna introduced a new displacement to
its line of enduro machines. The 2009 TE 310 features a bored out 250
(from 76mm to 83mm) engine that Husky hopes many consumers have been
waiting for. In fact, several after-market kits will take your 250cc
four-stroke motocross or off-road machine to roughly 310cc, because
many riders (particularly, amateurs) feel this is the ideal combination
of the light, tossable 250 with the added torque of a bigger bike.

The new 310 will have a lighter chassis, and other changes that will be
shared with various 2009 model Husqvarnas. We will provide more details
when they are available.

Husqvarna 2008 Model Information

Husqvarna 2008 Model Information

The 2008 model information for the MX and Enduro bikes is now in and the changes are dramatic, especially for the four stroke models. New frames, new riding positions and fuel injection are headline items for certain models, with race inspired evolution carried out on others. Full details are as follows:


MX 2008 2 Stroke


The ever competitive CR125 benefits from the evolutionary process with a new cylinder and new powervalve system for a broader spread of power. The chassis modifications consist of new black coated Marzocchi forks and a new Sachs rear shock. The black Excel rims are carried over from the 2007 model as are the Tommaselli 'fat bars' but these are now black to compliment the forks.


Enduro 2 Stroke



The WR125 evolves for 2008 with direct input from the factory Enduro team improving what was already a class winning bike. The new cylinder from the CR125 with the new powervalve system is fitted, a new crankshaft to improve traction and the 2nd gear ratio has been revised to improve drive out of tight corners. The chassis gets Tommaselli 'fat bars' in black, matched to black coated Marzocchi forks and a new Sachs rear shock

The WR250 receives the least attention for 2008, with the same cosmetic updates as the WR125 - black coated forks and black Tommaselli 'fat bars' and the new Sachs integrated reservoir rear shock.

MX 2008 4 Stroke


The 4 strokes have seen the lions share of the development work for 2008 and are lighter, lower and slimmer thanks to an all new chassis. This new combined oval and box section semi perimeter design is 1kg lighter than its predecessor and features a completely different geometry and different riding position.

The new chassis is fitted with a new fuel tank, giving completely new ergonomics allowing riders of all sizes to easily find their ideal riding position whether sitting or standing. The foot pegs have moved 15mm forwards to improve weight distribution and the suspension is revised to match with an all new swing arm, connected via a new linkage to a new off set Sachs rear shock. The rear suspension has been designed with the intent of reducing the loading on the frame, which is down some 40% on 2007.



Also new is the rear subframe which contributes towards the 10mm seat height reduction and allows the fitment of a new airbox. The offset rear shock and new airbox permitted designers to revise the engine intake path to become more direct with notable benefits in terms of air intake efficiency. 2008 TCs are now fitted with black coated 50mm Marzocchi forks with a sealed cartridge damping system, complimented by black Tommaselli 'fat bars'

Engine wise the 2008 4 strokes have received significant changes. The titanium exhaust systems now run to the LH side of the bike and the engine has a number of internal detail changes to improve reliability, starting and gearbox operation. With the new red rocker cover and black painted crankcases, there's no mistaking a 2008 Husqvarna engine.

Enduro 4 Stroke



Benefiting from the same chassis modifications as the MX models with the new lighter, lower and slimmer build, the 2008 TE models are also for the first time fitted with electronic fuel injection. The Mikuni developed system allows for the TE's to meet ever tightening emissions requirements whilst still providing the controlled power an Enduro rider needs.
Chassis wise, the TE's get the new black Marzocchi 50mm forks but without the sealed damping cartridge, the black Tommaselli fat bars and the new Sachs rear shock with 18mm piston for better damping control.

BMW Canjamoto 1200 Scorpion

BMW Canjamoto 1200 Scorpion

The Scorpion is a BMW R1200S chassis covered in striking body work by CANJAMOTO - Canadian Jamaican Motorsports, a Canadian company based in Toronto did a little bodywork and came up with what they call the Scorpion.


It has no gauges, all information is to be provided via a heads up display, though different windscreens will be available depending on intended use.

Street and Racing models will be available in 2008, the turbo version is said to produce 160 horsepower at the rear wheel. Weight is 410 pounds.

The goal of CANJAMOTO designer Richard Minott is to create motorcycles that have the presence and feel of exotic cars. Hence the smooth surface over the top of the bike which is intended to reflect the sensation of an exotic cars hood.

BMW Canjamoto 1200 Scorpion


BMW Canjamoto 1200 Scorpion

The Scorpion is a BMW R1200S chassis covered in striking body work by CANJAMOTO - Canadian Jamaican Motorsports, a Canadian company based in Toronto did a little bodywork and came up with what they call the Scorpion.


It has no gauges, all information is to be provided via a heads up display, though different windscreens will be available depending on intended use.

Street and Racing models will be available in 2008, the turbo version is said to produce 160 horsepower at the rear wheel. Weight is 410 pounds.

The goal of CANJAMOTO designer Richard Minott is to create motorcycles that have the presence and feel of exotic cars. Hence the smooth surface over the top of the bike which is intended to reflect the sensation of an exotic cars hood.

The Perfect Porridge: 2009 Husqvarna TE 310



Last week in Barcelona, Husqvarna introduced a new displacement to
its line of enduro machines. The 2009 TE 310 features a bored out 250
(from 76mm to 83mm) engine that Husky hopes many consumers have been
waiting for. In fact, several after-market kits will take your 250cc
four-stroke motocross or off-road machine to roughly 310cc, because
many riders (particularly, amateurs) feel this is the ideal combination
of the light, tossable 250 with the added torque of a bigger bike.

The new 310 will have a lighter chassis, and other changes that will be
shared with various 2009 model Husqvarnas. We will provide more details
when they are available.

Husqvarna 2008 Model Information


Husqvarna 2008 Model Information

The 2008 model information for the MX and Enduro bikes is now in and the changes are dramatic, especially for the four stroke models. New frames, new riding positions and fuel injection are headline items for certain models, with race inspired evolution carried out on others. Full details are as follows:


MX 2008 2 Stroke


The ever competitive CR125 benefits from the evolutionary process with a new cylinder and new powervalve system for a broader spread of power. The chassis modifications consist of new black coated Marzocchi forks and a new Sachs rear shock. The black Excel rims are carried over from the 2007 model as are the Tommaselli 'fat bars' but these are now black to compliment the forks.


Enduro 2 Stroke



The WR125 evolves for 2008 with direct input from the factory Enduro team improving what was already a class winning bike. The new cylinder from the CR125 with the new powervalve system is fitted, a new crankshaft to improve traction and the 2nd gear ratio has been revised to improve drive out of tight corners. The chassis gets Tommaselli 'fat bars' in black, matched to black coated Marzocchi forks and a new Sachs rear shock

The WR250 receives the least attention for 2008, with the same cosmetic updates as the WR125 - black coated forks and black Tommaselli 'fat bars' and the new Sachs integrated reservoir rear shock.

MX 2008 4 Stroke


The 4 strokes have seen the lions share of the development work for 2008 and are lighter, lower and slimmer thanks to an all new chassis. This new combined oval and box section semi perimeter design is 1kg lighter than its predecessor and features a completely different geometry and different riding position.

The new chassis is fitted with a new fuel tank, giving completely new ergonomics allowing riders of all sizes to easily find their ideal riding position whether sitting or standing. The foot pegs have moved 15mm forwards to improve weight distribution and the suspension is revised to match with an all new swing arm, connected via a new linkage to a new off set Sachs rear shock. The rear suspension has been designed with the intent of reducing the loading on the frame, which is down some 40% on 2007.



Also new is the rear subframe which contributes towards the 10mm seat height reduction and allows the fitment of a new airbox. The offset rear shock and new airbox permitted designers to revise the engine intake path to become more direct with notable benefits in terms of air intake efficiency. 2008 TCs are now fitted with black coated 50mm Marzocchi forks with a sealed cartridge damping system, complimented by black Tommaselli 'fat bars'

Engine wise the 2008 4 strokes have received significant changes. The titanium exhaust systems now run to the LH side of the bike and the engine has a number of internal detail changes to improve reliability, starting and gearbox operation. With the new red rocker cover and black painted crankcases, there's no mistaking a 2008 Husqvarna engine.

Enduro 4 Stroke



Benefiting from the same chassis modifications as the MX models with the new lighter, lower and slimmer build, the 2008 TE models are also for the first time fitted with electronic fuel injection. The Mikuni developed system allows for the TE's to meet ever tightening emissions requirements whilst still providing the controlled power an Enduro rider needs.
Chassis wise, the TE's get the new black Marzocchi 50mm forks but without the sealed damping cartridge, the black Tommaselli fat bars and the new Sachs rear shock with 18mm piston for better damping control.

2006 BMW F800S Stunt


2006 BMW F800S Stunt
2006 BMW F800S Stunt

SPECTACULAR ARTISTY ON THE NEW BMW F 800 S

Stunt world champion Christian Pfeiffer rides the new 2-cylinder model.

The former stunt world champion Christian Pfeiffer presents his breathtaking motorcycling tricks on the new BMW F 800 S this year. Even in test rides with prototypes last year, Chris Pfeiffer was instantly taken with the playful agility and perfect engine characteristics of the brand new BMW 2-cylinder. BMW Motorrad was happy to oblige when Pfeiffer requested an F 800 as his new "working tool" at the very start of the freestyle season and well before the start of delivery to customers. Christian Pfeiffer was provided with a pre-series model which he modified accordingly.

The new motorcycle came through its baptism of fire in February at the "Stunt Wars" in sunny Florida with flying colours. "Stunt Wars" is the biggest freestyle motorcycle competition in the US and is regarded by pros as the unofficial world championship. 35-year-old Pfeiffer won hands down against the best stunt professionals in the world, with free-hand wheelie circles followed by a 230° turn for example - a feat never seen before. The modified F 800 S was the only 2-cylinder machine in the field - most of the competition used 4-cylinder bikes.

Pfeiffer was particularly enthusiastic about the F 800's engine characteristics: "The engine is really well connected to the throttle and the power is transmitted spontaneously and sensitively - much better than in my last motorcycle with chain drive. That is exactly what I have always wanted for my stunts - absolutely perfect. From the very beginning I felt good on this bike, the balance is great - I hardly had to do anything to it, almost everything stayed as standard."

Christian Pfeiffer will perform all his stunt appearances in 2006 on the BMW F 800 S. In mid-February, spectators were captivated by his amazing first appearance of 2006 in Europe at the motorcycle trade fair in Zurich where he performed breathtaking tricks on the motorcycle

2006 BMW K1200GT


2006 BMW K1200GT
2006 BMW K1200GT

2006 BMW K1200GT
2006 BMW K1200GT

2006 BMW K1200GT
2006 BMW K1200GT

2006 BMW K1200GT
2006 BMW K1200GT

2006 BMW K1200GT
2006 BMW K1200GT

2006 BMW K1200GT
2006 BMW K1200GT

2006 BMW K1200GT
2006 BMW K1200GT

2006 BMW K1200GT
2006 BMW K1200GT


Features and Technical Highlights.
Introducing the new K 1200 GT, BMW Motorrad is strengthening its worldwide market leadership in the tourer segment and gaining an even greater lead in the market. Following the success of the former model bearing the same name, the new K 1200 GT opens up new dimensions in riding dynamics and long-distance qualities, once again proving the outstanding skills and competence of the white-and-blue marque.

A special feature of the K 1200 GT is that this new machine does not require the slightest compromise, but rather overcomes the apparent contradiction between superior sportiness and a high standard of touring comfort.

In a nutshell, therefore, BMW's new top-end motorcycle combines maximum agility and dynamic performance with an ideal package for long trips and pleasant journeys.
To reach this objective, the development engineers at BMW Motorrad have carried over the trendsetting running gear and engine technology of the former K 1200 S and K 1200 R straight into this new sporting tourer. The innovative wheel guidance systems - the BMW Duolever at the front and the EVO-Paralever at the rear - make a very significant contribution to the excellent and highly dynamic riding characteristics of the K 1200 GT.

Drive power comes from the cutting-edge straight-four engine in transverse arrangement, developing maximum output in the GT version of 112 kW/152 hp and thus currently setting the benchmark in the tourer segment:

Not one single competitor in the market offers the same standard of dynamic performance as the new K 1200 GT. A comparison with the previous model clearly proves the huge step taken by BMW Motorrad with this new machine: The K 1200 GT is more powerful (maximum output up by 17%), develops more torque (up by 11%), offers a higher theoretical cruising range (up by 17%), and at the same time is lighter (down by 6%), but is nevertheless able to carry a higher load (up by 19%).

It goes without saying that the new GT has all the features you can rightly expect of a BMW touring machine. In particular, it is just perfect for riding with a passenger and covering long distances in comfort and style. Maximum riding comfort is indeed ensured by excellent protection from wind and weather, the electrically adjustable windscreen, perfect ergonomic design of the rider's seat thanks to flexible height adjustment of the seat itself and the handlebar, as well as side cases featured as standard.

Last but certainly not least, the K 1200 GT also meets the greatest demands in terms of environmental compatibility and safety. Apart from a fully controlled three-way catalytic converter, the high-performance EVO brake system with semi-integral ABS anti-lock brakes and an electronic immobiliser are among the features naturally offered by this sophisticated new tourer as standard equipment.

Given all these qualities and its consistency through-and-through, the new K 1200 GT is able to meet even the high standard of comfort so important to the passionate touring rider, at the same time making the sporting heart of the dyed-in-the-wool motorcycle enthusiast truly skip a beat. The "GT" abbreviation for Gran Turismo, therefore, describes this BMW sports tourer even more appropriately than ever before.

The new K 1200 GT is available in three standard colours to be combined with two contrasting colours on the side covers and the seat, thus interpreting the unique character of this Gran Turismo in various different ways. As usual, BMW Motorrad also offers a wide range of optional extras and special equipment tailored to the new machine and leaving nothing to be desired. Apart from comfort-oriented features for travelling in style, the customer

has the choice, to mention just a few examples, of Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA), an on-board computer, a xenon headlight, cruise control,
or the BMW Navigator.

The most important features of the new K 1200 GT in a nutshell:
o Front-mounted straight-four power unit, cylinders inclined to an angle of 55°
o 1,157 cc, 112 kW/152 hp at 9,500 rpm, 130 Nm/96 lb-ft) at 7,750 rpm
o Duolever suspension at the front
o Paralever suspension at the rear
o BMW Motorrad Integral ABS, semi-integral version
o On-board electronics with CAN-bus technology
o Electronic immobiliser
o Brake pad wear indicator
o Seat and handlebar adjustable
o Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA, optional)
o Aerodynamically optimised full fairing
o Electrically adjustable windscreen

The most important technical distinctions improving the
new K 1200 GT over its predecessor:
o Increase in maximum power (+ 17%)
o Higher maximum torque (+ 11%)
o Decrease in unladen weight (- 6%)
o Higher load (+ 19%)
o Larger tank (+ 17%)
o Longer theoretical cruising range (+ 17%)

High-performance straight-four second-generation power unit.
The new K 1200 GT is powered by the same engine that has already hit the headlines in the K 1200 S and K 1200 R. Now the GT version of this highly advanced power unit offers maximum output of 112 kW/152 hp at 9,500 rpm and peak torque of 130 Newton-metres or 96 lb-ft at 7,750 rpm. These performance figures alone bear clear testimony to the outstanding dynamic potential of BMW's new model currently ranking right at the top in the sports tourer segment in terms of engine power. The plateau-like torque curve with more than 75 per cent of the engine's maximum torque available from just 3,000 rpm clearly proves that the K 1200 GT offers superior acceleration and pulling force, definitely living up to its name as a Gran Turismo.

Dry sump lubrication and the position of the compact power unit with its cylinder bank tilted 55° to the front have enabled the engineers at BMW Motorrad to move the centre of gravity as far down as possible.

This optimum centre of gravity offers the best of two worlds, providing the appropriate load on the front wheel and at the same time ensuring the handling of a genuine sports machine. For a detailed description of the technical details, please see the press pack on the K 1200 S.

Six-speed manual gearbox.
The six-speed gearbox of the BMW Motorrad K Series is both light and compact, and is conveniently integrated into the engine housing.

Particular fortes of the gearbox are its smooth gearshift enabling the rider to shift gears quickly and precisely, with shift travel reduced to a minimum.

Duolever front wheel suspension.
Like the other K-models, the new Duolever front-wheel suspension ensures superior precision and accurate tracking at all times, combined with supreme suspension comfort. The entire structure offers optimum torsional stiffness and is designed for light and agile handling. With resistance forces kept to a minimum, the suspension responds smoothly and precisely even to the smallest bumps on the road.

The kinematic configuration of Duolever suspension, finally, offers brake dive compensation remaining virtually unchanged throughout the suspension's entire spring travel. In terms of running gear and suspension qualities, therefore, the new K 1200 GT offers an ideal combination of riding comfort also on long tours and superior sportiness with a strong touch of dynamic performance.

Rear-wheel Paralever suspension and optional ESA.
Developed by BMW Motorrad, the Paralever has proven for years that power transmission and rear wheel suspension can be combined with one another most efficiently. The latest Paralever is an ultra-firm lightweight construction with the spring strut connected to the rear wheel mount by a progressive pivot link.

This not only offers significant advantages in terms of response and the progressive damping effect, but also reduces unsprung masses, minimises load change response, offers more ground clearance, and looks highly attractive in its filigree design. In all, therefore, the Paralever is a perfect match for the concept and philosophy of the new K 1200 GT.

The K 1200 GT is available as an optional extra with BMW Motorrad's
unique Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) allowing the rider to adjust the spring/damper setting individually simply by pressing a button on the handlebar.

EVO brake system with Integral ABS and brake pad wear indicator.
The new K 1200 GT proudly features BMW's proven EVO brake system also to be found in the other K- and R-Series models. With brake disc diameter of 320 millimetres (12.6´´) at the front and 294 millimetres (11.6´´) at the rear, the EVO brake system is perfectly equipped to ensure superior deceleration even from high speeds with the motorcycle carrying maximum load.

The steel flex brake lines fitted as standard not only look good, but also help
to provide a consistent pressure point.

Yet another standard feature is BMW Motorrad Integral ABS in its semi-integral version. On this system the rider activates the front and rear wheel brakes via the handbrake lever, while the footbrake lever acts only on the rear wheel brake - exactly the right configuration for riding in sporting style.

The new K 1200 GT also comes as an innovation with yet another safety and comfort feature fitted as standard: a brake pad wear indicator (warning indicator) telling the rider when the brake pads have been worn down to the limit and need to be renewed.

Single-wire system (SWS) with CAN-bus technology.
It is only natural for a modern BMW motorcycle to feature a modern databus network connecting all of the machine's electrical and electronic components, with digital information now being transmitted through one single wire.

Indeed, the single-wire system dramatically simplifies the entire system of on-board electrics, reduces the need for cables and connectors, and makes the system significantly lighter.

A further essential point is that only this technology is able to provide reliable, comprehensive and quick troubleshooting and diagnostic functions.

It also enables the Service Technician to read out data and/or redefine specific parameters. And last but not least, the single-wire system with CAN-bus technology allows the simple addition of electronic accessories broadening the motorcycle's wide range of functions.
Electronic immobiliser.

To make sure that only the rightful owner is able to enjoy the new K 1200 GT on the road, an electronic immobiliser comes as standard (and is also integrated in the databus network just described). Like on a modern car, the ignition key incorporates a coded data chip communicating via a transponder in the ignition lock with the electronic engine management. So both ignition and fuel supply are only activated when the data exchanged corresponds as required, allowing the rider to start the engine.

Info-Flatscreen.
The extra-large display right in the middle of the cockpit serves as the
interface between man and machine. This is where the rider can check all data relevant to riding conditions and the use of his motorcycle. The system presents your overall mileage, trip mileage, the time of day, coolant temperature, the gear currently in mesh, the fuel level, and the mileage you can still cover when reaching the fuel reserve left in the tank.

The connoisseur choosing the optional ESA suspension adjustment or the TPC Tyre Pressure Control system, in turn, can go even further, checking out the current set-up of the suspension and air pressure in the tyres. Even the on-board computer available as an optional extra uses the Info-Flatscreen to present its functions, illumination of the instrument being controlled automatically by a light-sensitive photoelectric cell.

Sporting and lean body.
The striking, aerodynamically optimised full fairing on the new K 1200 GT is unusually lean and slender for a tourer. Keeping the drag coefficient to a minimum, the fairing guarantees optimum riding stability at high speeds on the road. And despite its sporting look, the light and stable fairing, benefiting from aerodynamic refinement, offers excellent protection from wind and weather improved to an even higher standard over the previous model.

The front end of the fairing is made up of two plastic shells and the load-bearing headlight unit. With all fairing components being easy to remove and fit back in position, maintenance and service is easy and convenient at all times.

Electrically adjustable windscreen.
Focusing on the shape and design of the windscreen, the designers and aerodynamicists at BMW Motorrad have created an ideal combination of maximum protection from wind and weather, on the one hand, and minimum dimensions, on the other. Carefully controlling the flow of air on the side contours, the windscreen guides the wind and air rushing by smoothly around the rider, reducing the loads acting on his head and upper body significantly even at high speeds.

A further advantage is that the light windscreen adjusts infinitely by electrical control over a range of 100 millimetres or 3.94´´. All the rider has to do is press a button on the left-hand handlebar to set the windscreen to his desired position. A higher windscreen (+ 60 mm/2.4´´) is available as special equipment, ensuring that virtually every rider, no matter how tall or how short, is able to adjust the windscreen perfectly to his requirements by choosing the right model and adjustment options.

Seat designed for all ergonomic requirements.
To ensure maximum riding comfort and freedom of movement, the specialists at BMW Motorrad have once again concentrated on the step arch length criterion in designing the seat.
This is the distance measured between the rider's two footprints across the inner length of his legs and around the seat, taking both the shape and the width of the seat into account. So clearly, the rider benefits from the slender line of both the frame and the body of the K 1200 GT.

To provide these advantages, the seat has an extremely slender waistline exactly where the rider sits, enabling him to easily reach the ground and offering a very comfortable knee angle. And to provide the final touch of perfection, the standard seat can be set to a height of either 820 or 840 millimetres (32.3 or 33.1´´). A lower seat is available as an alternative for the not-so-tall rider (optional, with minimum seat height of 800 mm/31.5´´).

The "ergonomic triangle" made up of the footrests, the seat itself and the handlebar offers maximum freedom of movement both for sports riding and in touring, at the same time allowing the rider to cruise in relaxed style without fatigue. The passenger, finally, also enjoys the unusual seat comfort offered by a BMW.

Handlebar adjustable for height.
To ensure that the handlebar can also be adjusted to riders of various height with their own seating preferences and different styles of riding, the handlebar is adjustable to four different levels, moving towards the upper body of the rider when required by a maximum of 40 millimetres or almost 1.6´´. Again, this ensures an ideal posture under all conditions, with simple, manual adjustment for height by means of teeth and bolt clamps.

Design and colour concept.
The new K 1200 GT offers a perfect symbiosis of touring comfort and sporting performance - features also reflected by the design of the machine with its flowing lines and clear, striking surfaces and shapes. Self-confident, forward-urging lines clearly visible even at a standstill emphasise the dynamic character of the new K 1200 GT. And the machine's slender proportions all round, combined with the very compact engine cover, again point clearly towards the sporting and dynamic DNA of the new GT.

Seen from the front, the K 1200 GT also looks good right from the start:
The windscreen and hand protectors are compact and discreet in design, the strikingly chiselled headlight stands out as a dynamic highlight typical of the brand.

The three main colours for the body of the K 1200 GT - Dark Graphite Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, and Crystal Grey Metallic - form a perfect combination with the two colours available for the side covers (on the tank and below the seat) as well as the seat itself. This colour concept clearly accentuates the special character of the K 1200 GT, with different interpretations depending on the colours chosen.

Elegant Dark Graphite Metallic combined in standard trim with lighter, Granite Grey side covers and a Grey seat, gives BMW's new tourer a most sophisticated look and at the same time emphasises its sporting understatement.

Paintwork in Deep Blue Metallic combined with dark, slate-coloured side covers and a black seat, exudes a touch of superior elegance and gives the machine a particularly luxurious look.
Crystal Grey Metallic with the seat in Black and Slate-coloured side covers, finally, highlights the modern and innovative design of the new K 1200 GT.

In this bright and very metallic colour scheme, the GT looks extra-light and agile, at the same time offering a special touch of extravagance.

With alternative combinations of the main colour and the colour chosen
for the seat and side covers, the customer has every option to personalise the
K 1200 GT to his individual wishes. Colour combinations with greater contrasts focus more on dynamic performance, underlying the differences between the rider's area and the body of the machine.

Range of Equipment.

Optional extras and special equipment.

A genuine Gran Turismo, the new K 1200 GT offers an ideal blend of
sporting performance and touring comfort even in standard trim. And as usual,
BMW Motorrad provides a wide range of optional extras and special equipment perfectly tailored to this new model.

Many of these features will thrill the demanding long-distance rider looking for maximum comfort on his journeys. At the same time the enthusiast with a penchant for innovative technologies will find numerous functional options ranging from an on-board computer all the way to a xenon headlight adding to the personal touch of this unique sports tourer. A genuine highlight is Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) already mentioned, allowing simple and individual adjustment of the suspension and running gear under all kinds of conditions.

Introducing the K 1200 GT, BMW Motorrad is for the first time offering special combinations of equipment options. Details on these Equipment Packages tailored to different requirements are presented in the pricelists. And obviously the customer can order additional features over and above these Packages or, as usual, focusing just on individual items of his choice.

Optional extras and Equipment Packages are delivered straight from the factory, special equipment may also be fitted subsequently by the customer's local BMW Motorcycle Dealer.

Optional extras.
o Windscreen, high
o On-board computer including oil level warning unit
o Rider's seat, low (800-820 mm/31.5-32.3´´)
o Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA
o Anti-theft warning system DWA
o Heated handles (with automatic adjustment of heating function on models also equipped with an on-board computer [not applicable to the US market])
o Xenon headlight
o TPC Tyre Pressure Control (scheduled for autumn 2006)
o Seat heating
o Cruise control
o Seat in Grey or Black
o Colour variants for the tank and side covers

Windscreen, high.
Choosing the new K 1200 GT, even the tall rider need not forego adequate protection from wind and weather. And precisely this kind of protection is offered by the windscreen 60 millimetres or almost 2.4´´ higher than usual, with infinite electrical adjustment just like the standard windscreen.

On-board computer including oil level warning system.
A particularly practical companion both on journeys and sporting excursions is the optional on-board computer enhancing the wide range of functions already offered by the Info-Flatscreen fitted as standard. Pressing a button at the right end of the handlebar, the rider can call up all kinds of information presented clearly on the display - for example the range remaining on the fuel in the tank, his average speed, average fuel consumption, and ambient temperature.

The on-board computer warns the rider whenever the oil level drops below the minimum point and informs him of the risk of black ice as soon as the outer temperature drops to 3 °C (37.5 °F) or below.

Rider's seat, low.
To offer the shorter rider an even more convenient and better experience on the K 1200 GT, BMW Motorrad as usual is able to deliver this new model with a lower seat: Seat height is down by 20 millimetres or 0.79´´ versus the standard seat, offering two height levels at 800 or 820 millimetres (31.5 or 32.3´´). This gives the rider a step arch length of 1,760 or, respectively, 1,800 millimetres (69.3 or 70.9´´).

Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA.
As an option, the rider is able to adjust the suspension set-up of his K 1200 GT smoothly and conveniently simply by touching a button on the handlebar, optional ESA Electronic Suspension Adjustment setting the spring base and damping smoothly, conveniently and instantaneously by means of an electric motor.

Using the system is very easy: Once the rider has pre-selected the load the motorcycle will be carrying (solo, solo with luggage, passenger and luggage), setting the spring base accordingly, he then enters his planned style of riding (Comfort, Normal, Sports). Taking in this data, the system's electronic management determines the most appropriate, optimum damper rates, offering the rider an overall choice of nine different settings and even enabling him to vary the damper setting while riding.


The options available as well as the current set-up are presented on the
Info-Flatscreen. ESA Electronic Suspension Adjustment ensures a high standard of comfort and convenience, prevents false settings, and guarantees perfect adjustment of the spring elements to the rider's style of riding and load conditions. Ultimately, therefore, Electronic Suspension Adjustment makes an important contribution to riding safety on the road.
Anti-theft warning system.

With the new K 1200 GT obviously being highly desirable to other motorcycle enthusiasts too, it is important for the owner to protect his machine from
the risk of theft. So the anti-theft warning system responds immediately to any change in the position of the motorcycle, vibration or attempted manipulation of the electrics by triggering both an optical and an acoustic alarm.

The system is activated/de-activated both by the key to the ignition and the remote control included in the anti-theft warning function.

Heated handles and seat heating.
The rider and passenger are perfectly prepared even for bad weather or trips to cold regions on the K 1200 GT equipped with heated handles and/or seat heating. These options keep the rider's hands warm and agile down to his fingertips, the heated handles interacting with the optional on-board computer to automatically adjust the level of heat in Position 1 as a function of ambient temperature. In Position 2 the system consistently provides maximum heat to quickly warm up the rider's hands and/or protect him from extreme cold.

The optionally available seat heating operates in two stages, with separate control of the rider's and passenger's seats. The function activated is then presented on the Info-Flatscreen.
Xenon headlight.

The K 1200 GT is available as an option straight from the factory with a xenon headlight system complete with a free-form reflector replacing the standard halogen low beam. This special reflector developed specifically for use on
a motorcycle features a cylindrical beam focus preventing any undesired light scatter or dazzling effect. With the system's light output being roughly twice that of a conventional halogen bulb, illumination of the road ahead in the dark or in poor visibility is significantly better and more consistent. And since the spectrum of xenon light is very similar to that of natural daylight, there is much less strain on the rider's eyes.

The bottom line, therefore, is that the rider is able to detect potential hazards more quickly and is perceived sooner by other road users. And last but certainly not least, the xenon bulb consumes about 30 per cent less energy than a conventional halogen bulb and offers a much longer service life.

The high beam on the xenon headlight is the same as on the regular halogen headlight, featuring two free-form reflectors and H7 technology.

TPC Tyre Pressure Control.
The optional Tyre Pressure Control system reliably informing the rider of current tyre pressure makes a significant contribution to both riding comfort and safety. Tyre pressure data is provided by battery-powered sensors

in the wheels, either a yellow information lamp or a red warning lamp in the Info-Flatscreen informing the rider as soon as the pressure measured deviates beyond the margins allowed from the pressure required. TPC is scheduled for introduction as of autumn 2006 and may be retrofitted as special equipment, also subsequently for all models following the start of production.

Cruise control.
Cruise control ensures relaxed touring even on long distances. The system reliably maintains the cruising speed set by the rider in advance, enabling him to let go of the gas handle and relax on his seat with both hands on the handlebar.

Special equipment.
o Topcase, large
o Topcase, small
o Inner bag for topcase, large
o Inner bag for topcase, small
o Back upholstery for topcase, small
o Impact protection for cases, left and right
o Inner bags for cases, left and right
o Tankbag
o BMW Navigator
o Connection cable for BMW Navigator
o Holder for BMW Navigator
o Additional power take-off
o Supplementary on-board toolkit

Topcase, large, and inner bag.
Featuring this special equipment, the K 1200 GT offers the highest standard of convenience for long tours and comfortable journeys.

The watertight topcase offers exceptional 49 litres or more than1.7 cubic feet of storage space and can hold up to 10 kilos or 22 lb, easily enough for two helmets. And with its painted top as well as special design tailored to the motorcycle as a whole, this sophisticated, high-quality storage box blends harmoniously with the overall design of BMW's new Gran Turismo.

The integrated backrest gives the passenger optimum seating comfort, and the inner bag also available as special equipment not only facilitates loading and unloading, but also serves as an all-purpose travel bag thanks to its two carrier straps.

Topcase, small, inner bag and back upholstery.

The small topcase adds another 28 litres (1.1 cu ft) or, respectively,
5 kilos to the loading capacity offered by the K 1200 GT - enough space for light baggage or a helmet. And as a further option passenger comfort may be enhanced by adding special back upholstery on the topcase. The inner bag also available as an option protects the rider's luggage reliably from dirt and damage. Impact protection and inner bags for the motorcycle cases.

To make sure that the usual mishaps in everyday use do not leave behind any lasting traces and to protect the cases from ugly scratches and other damage, BMW offers impact protectors tailored to the cases. Inner bags perfectly matched to the size and shape of the cases ensure extra convenience, particularly with their additional pockets for taking up all kinds of odds and ends on motorcycle tours. Two carrier straps and a removable shoulder belt, finally, ensure easier transportation when the rider reaches his destination.
Tankbag.

The practical tankbag is tailored perfectly to the K 1200 GT in its material
and colour. The extendible main section comes complete with a glued-in,
fully-closing inner bag reliably keeping the contents dry in all kinds of weather.

The map pocket offering ample space for a folded road map is also watertight, and last but not least a small zippered pocket is integrated in the cover
of the main section for convenient storage of all kinds of odds and ends.


2006 BMW K1200GT Engine Output (horsepower) and torque

2006 BMW K1200GT Engine Output, horsepower, torque
2006 BMW K1200GT Torque

2006 BMW K1200GT Engine Output, horsepower, torque
2006 BMW K1200GT Engine Output (horsepower)

Specifications.
K 1200 GT.

Engine
Capacity cc 1,157
Bore/stroke mm 79/59
Max output kW/hp 112/152
at rpm 9,500
Max torque Nm/lb-ft 130/96
at rpm 7,750
Configuration Inline
No of cylinders 4
Compression ratio/fuel grade 13 : 1/S premium plus (98 octane)
Valves/gas cycle DOHC (double overhead camshaft)
Valves per cylinder 4
Intake/outlet valve dia mm 32/27.5
Throttle butterffly dia mm 46
Fuel supply management BMS-K

Electrical System
Alternator W 945
Battery V/Ah 12/19
Headlight W Low beam 1 x H7/55W
High beam 2 x H7/55W
Starter kW 0.7

Power transmission/Gearbox
Clutch Multiple-plate oil bath clutch, hydraulic operation
Gearbox Dog-shift six-speed gearbox
Primary transmission 1.559
Gear ratios I 2.521
II 1.842
III 1.455
IV 1.287
V 1.143
VI 1.015
Rear wheel drive Driveshaft
Final drive 2.82

Chassis and Suspension
Frame Composite aluminium frame (bridge frame) with IHU extrusion-pressed profiles and die-cast components
Suspension, front BMW Duolever
Suspension, rear Single cast-aluminium arm with BMW Paralever
Spring travel, front/rear mm 115/135
Castor mm 112
Wheelbase mm 1,571
Steering head angle ° 60.6
Brakes front Double disc brake, floating brake disc, dia 320 mm, four-piston fixed calliper
rear Single-disc brake, dia294 mm, two-piston fixed calliper
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
front 3.50 x 17
rear 5.50 x 17
Tyres front 120/70 ZR 17
rear 180/55 ZR 17

Dimensions and Weight
Length, overall mm 2 318
Width, overall, with mirrors mm 965
Handlebar width, without mirrors mm 795
Seat height mm 820 and 840 (optional low seat 800 und 820)
Weight, dry kg 249
Unladen weight to DIN standard with full tank kg 282
Max permissible kg 520
Tank capacity ltr 24

Performance Data
Fuel consumption
90 km/h ltr/100 km 4.8
120 km/h ltr/100 km 5.8
Acceleration
0-100 km/h sec 3.1
Standing-start km sec -
Top speed km/h 200 plus

Colours.

Colour Seat Side cover
K 1200 GT Dark Graphite Metallic Grey Granite Grey
Deep Blue Metallic Black Dark, Slate colour
Crystal Grey Metallic Black Dark, Slate colour

The new 2006 BMW R 1200 S


2006 BMW R1200S
2006 BMW R1200S

2006 BMW R1200S
2006 BMW R1200S

2006 BMW R1200S
2006 BMW R1200S

2006 BMW R1200S
2006 BMW R1200S

2006 BMW R1200S
2006 BMW R1200S

2006 BMW R1200S
2006 BMW R1200S

2006 BMW R1200S
2006 BMW R1200S


1. Concept and Features.
Introducing the new R 1200 S, BMW Motorrad is proudly presenting the most powerful production Boxer the world has ever seen - a machine standing out clearly from all other models in the range. This new addition to the Boxer series is following in the footsteps of the successful R 1100 S, with the focus clearly on sporting performance and dynamic riding characteristics.

This expression of superior performance and sporting power is borne out from the start by the athletic looks of the R 1200 S: From the front fairing with the "kidney" grille so typical of BMW and the asymmetric dual headlights all the way to the unmistakable silencer at the rear and the LED tail lights, each and every line and feature of this new model simply exudes power and dynamism all the way.

BMW Motorrad quite intentionally chose the former model as the benchmark in creating the design of the new R 1200 S. And together with this distinctive legacy, the responsible designers were able to successfully bring out a particular touch of lightness and dynamism in the looks of the new machine - not least thanks to its more slender and perhaps even more athletic silhouette bearing clear testimony to the outstanding lightweight technology of the
R 1200 S: Overall weight of the new machine in road trim but without fuel is a mere 190 kg or 430 lb, making it 13 kg or almost 29 lb lighter than its 1,100-cc predecessor. And with the tank full, overall weight of BMW's new Sports Boxer is an equally impressive 213 kg or 470 lb.

Modified in numerous important features, the 1,170-cc engine offers
enormous power reserves reaching a peak of 90 kW/122 hp at 8,250 rpm. These figures alone underline the sporting standard of the new model, which nevertheless does not seek to be a supersports. Rather, one of the most important objectives in developing the new R 1200 S was to achieve a perfect synthesis of sportiness and everyday riding qualities enabling the rider to take on a relaxed seating position for effortless riding enjoyment even on long distances. And thanks to its slender waist - a result of the seat configuration optimised around the rider's legs - the R 1200 S also provides safe and secure ground contact when at a standstill.

It almost goes without saying that BMW's new Boxer comes with all the
features so typical of the brand, such as a fully controlled catalytic converter, the single-wire system for the on-board network complete with an electronic immobiliser, a smooth and easy-shifting six-speed gearbox, maintenance-free shaft drive with a single swinging arm, as well as Telelever front wheel suspension. The specific set-up of the suspension and running gear ensures extremely precise and smooth handling at all times further enhanced by
the high-performance brake system: Optional BMW Motorrad ABS anti-lock brakes combine low weight and fast response simply perfect for the sports rider - in this case without the integral function but with on-demand operation allowing the rider to deactivate ABS on the race track.

The wide range of BMW options and accessories also reflects the customer's wishes and special requests. The enthusiast seeking to highlight the looks
of his machine as a sporting performer, for example, while at the same time enjoying each and every bend in the road, has - to mention just two examples - the choice of an extra-wide rear wheel as well as the high-performance Öhlins sports suspension with spring struts variable in length.


The most sporting and dynamic Boxer of all times is ready to go!

The most important features of the new R 1200 S at a glance:
o Air-cooled flat-twin 1,170-cc power unit with balance shaft.
o Max output increased to 90 kW/122 hp at 8,250 rpm.
o Electronic BMS-K engine management with dual ignition, knock control, two oxygen sensors, and a fully-controlled three-way catalytic converter.
o Light and stable, three-piece frame structure made of steel and aluminium tubes.
o Extra-stiff Telelever with sensitive response and superior steering precision.
o EVO Paralever with extra-light driveshaft.
o Dry weight 190 kg/430 lb, weight in road trim with full tank 213 kg/470 lb.
o Front fairing support made of extra-light pressure-cast magnesium.
o Tail light with 18 LEDs.
o Silencer with tailpipes positioned beneath one another directly under the rear fairing.
o Aerodynamically optimised, extra-slender body.
o Sports suspension with superior steering precision.
o High-performance brake system.
o New, extra-light ABS (optional).
o Wide range of accessories tailored to the sports rider.

Boxer engine with even more power.

BMW's new Sports Boxer benefits from the innovations already featured on the R 1200 GS: Displacing 1,170 cc, the two-cylinder features four valves and two spark plugs per cylinder, thus following the basic principle of the flat-twin power unit of the GS model. But at the same time far-reaching modifications ensure much higher peak output than on the RT and ST models. Particularly the modified cylinder heads enable the R 1200 S to develop an impressive 90 kW/122 hp smoothly delivered to the crankshaft running in anti-friction bearings. Power is transmitted via new, high load-resistant connecting rods made of extra-strong steel alloy. The camshafts with modified control timing and larger valve lift rotate no longer in two, but rather in three bearings serving to further enhance the stiffness and precision of the entire valve drive system. Harder valve springs and reinforced rocker arms take the high speed of the engine of up to 8,800 rpm into account, a speed level incidentally never seen before on a BMW Boxer.

New pistons are also one of the significant changes made on the S power unit, increasing the geometric compression ratio to 12.5 : 1 and thus marking a new record for an air- and oil-cooled power unit. This enormous compression ratio serves in particular to boost torque at low and medium engine speeds, the flat-twin developing maximum torque of 112 Newton-metres or almost 83 lb-ft at 6,800 rpm, despite the emphasis on supreme peak power. On the road, this means supreme engine response and muscle at all times, the flat-twin developing its maximum output on premium plus (RON 98) fuel. And at the same time the engine is also able to run smoothly on 95-octane premium thanks to its anti-knock sensors, with only a minor reduction of power.

Throttle butterflies and intake manifolds enlarged in diameter by 5 millimetres or 0.20´´ to 52 millimetres or 2.05´´ and interacting with the modified intake funnel to boost the cylinder charge also serve to increase engine output. Due to the large intake cross-sections, the throttle butterfly housings feature special, progressively-acting kinematic control, the rider's commands in calling up engine power being delivered to the throttle butterflies not on a linear curve, but rather with a variable transmission ratio.

This sophisticated and well-conceived system ensures a harmonious flow of power together with superior muscle and pulling force immediately when the rider turns the gas handle to full load at low engine speeds.

It goes without saying that the machine's electronic intake manifold injection, together with the engine management and exhaust manifolds, is specially tailored to these modified flow conditions, the interior diameter of the exhaust gas manifolds being increased by 5 millimetres or almost 0.20´´ to 50 millimetres or 1.97´´ on the new R 1200 S.

Despite its sporting character, the high-performance flat-twin power unit offers the same running smoothness as the existing models in the R 1200 Series -
a particular feature attributable, not least, to the balance shaft. The dog-shift six-speed gearbox weighing just 13 kilos or not quite 29 lb as well as lightweight shaft drive have already proven their qualities on the new Boxer generation and are now being carried over without requiring any modifications to the R 1200 S.


Refined frame.
Another proven concept is the multi-dimensional frame structure on the R models integrating the engine into the chassis and suspension as a load-bearing element: The R 1200 S features a three-piece frame specially geared to the qualities and characteristics of this sports motorcycle.
The central and front sections of the tubular frame structure are made of steel, while the rear frame bolted in place is made up of extra-light square aluminium tubes. The advantages of this structure are not only low weight, but also simple and low-cost repair of accident damage at the rear.
The passenger footrest supports also bolted on to the frame come off easily within just a few moments, for example for riding the R 1200 S on a race track.
Stable Telelever with a steep steering head angle.
Steering precision is a particularly important requirement on a sports
motorcycle. But apart from an absolutely precise response to his steering commands, the rider also expects clear feedback from the front wheel.

This is precisely why the Telelever front wheel suspension on the R 1200 S comes with fixed tubes measuring 41 millimetres or 1.61´´ in diameter and wheel travel of 110 millimetres or 4.33´´. Featuring longitudinal arms supported on a specially matched spring strut, the Telelever does not require any maintenance and reduces brake dive to a minimum.

The geometry of the suspension is new and has been specifically tailored to the R 1200 S, even the basic data and configuration figures clearly highlighting the agility and superior handling offered by this Sports Boxer on winding roads, naturally in conjunction with low weight in road trim with a full tank of just 213 kg or 470 lb: Measuring 66°, the steering head angle is 1° steeper than on the former model, while front wheel castor is now just 87 millimetres or 3.43´´, instead of the former 100 millimetres or 3.94´´. As a result, the rider will hardly even notice that wheelbase is up from 1,478 to 1,487 millimetres (58.19 to 58.54´´). What the sports rider will however notice and appreciate immediately is that the R 1200 S allows him to lean over at an angle 2 per cent lower in bends than on the former model, enabling the rider to reach an extreme position of up to 52°.

Spring strut with travel-dependent damping in support of the EVO Paralever.

The big advantages of the BMW Motorrad Paralever are well known and widely acknowledged: Benefiting from its lifetime oil filling in the axle drive, the lightweight driveshaft with single-arm wheel guidance requires absolutely no maintenance and is hardly any heavier than a conventional swinging arm with chain drive.

Made of cast aluminium, the entire structure rests on the frame of the motorcycle via a modern gas-pressure spring strut with travel-dependent damping (TDD) and offers 120 millimetres or 4.72´´ spring travel.

Travel-dependent damping operates as a progressive system: The further the spring strut moves in, the stronger the counteracting damper forces become. In all, therefore, the system ensures a smooth and sensitive response to minor bumps on the road as well as superior stability on bad or strongly ondulating surfaces.

Light-alloy wheels in dynamic design with radial sports tyres.
The sweeping, dynamic design of the aluminium wheels has already attracted attention on BMW Motorrad's sporting and dynamic K-models and is now to be admired for the first time on the Boxer Series. Particularly the stylish rear wheel is a genuine eye-catcher, the high-rising silencer allowing a free, unobstructed view of the wheel.

The R 1200 S is also a genuine sportsman when it comes to wheel dimensions: The 3.50 x 17-inch wheel at the front runs on a 120/70 ZR 17 radial sports tyre with particularly good grip, while the 5.50 x 17-inch wheel at the rear features a high-grip radial sports tyre measuring 180/55 ZR 17. And as an option, the R 1200 S is available straight from the factory with a six-inch rear wheel running on a 190-format tyre.

Sports brake system with ABS as an option.

The new BMW R 1200 S is an uncompromising performer also in its brake technology: The front wheel comes with two brake discs measuring 320 millimetres/12.60´´ in diameter and 4.5 millimetres/0.18´´ in thickness, and held in position when required by two four-piston swing callipers. This brake system outperforms the brakes even the R 1100 S, which already were quite outstanding with its brake discs measuring 305 millimetres or 12.01´´ in diameter and 5.0 millimetres/almost 0.20´´ across. The rear wheel, in turn, comes with a double-piston floating calliper acting on a brake disc measuring 265 millimetres or 10.43´´ in diameter.

Benefiting from brakes of this standard, even the sports rider out on a race track can rely on smooth and consistent, precise brake response with operating forces reduced to a minimum. Hydraulic control and superior operation of the brake pistons is ensured by high-quality, steel-reinforced brake hoses.

Choosing an appropriate ABS anti-lock brake system, the engineers at BMW Motorrad focused from the start on the sports-minded rider: The system used on the R 1200 S is an upgraded two-channel ABS configuration without an integral function or brake servo, excelling through low weight and compact dimensions and thus adding just 1.5 kilos or 3.3 lb to the overall weight of the machine.

This low weight is made possible by a newly designed, extremely compact pressure modulator featuring linear-control intake valves for optimum brake pressure at all times in the usual ABS control range, that is when applying the brakes with the risk of the wheels locking. This superiority is ensured by very fast and precise control intervals, the new control valves with their infinitely variable cross-section also enhancing the feeling of smoothness for the rider, who will feel only a minor pulse effect in the brake levers.

A further advantage for the rider is the option to deactivate ABS when riding on a race track.
BMW Motorrad's new ABS anti-lock brakes again come with an even wider range of diagnostic functions, the wheel speed sensors, for example, automatically supervising their distance from the sensor wheel and thus contributing to the supreme standard of all-round safety offered by the system. CAN-bus on-board network, cockpit with a wide range of rider information, and electronic immobiliser featured as standard.

It almost goes without saying that BMW's new Sports Boxer comes with the single-wire system (SWS) on-board electronics already featured on the R 1200 GS. Having already proven its merits a million times over in the automobile, this superior technology offers a wide range of benefits: It reduces the number and length of cables required, uses CAN-bus technology to connect all control units, and in this way facilitates the process of diagnosing all kinds of running conditions. A further advantage is that the system eliminates the need for conventional melt-down fuses by automatically switching off the component involved in the case of malfunction.

Using data provided by the single-wire system, the rider is able to retrieve and call up lots of information via the Info-Flatscreen. As an example, the digital display presents the gear currently in mesh, the amount of fuel left in the tank, current oil temperature, the time of day, and the range remaining on the fuel still in the tank. And in presenting all this information with optimum clarity, a photo-cell control unit even takes ambient light conditions into account, automatically adjusting instrument light intensity to current requirements.

Even the aficionado of analogue instruments will be thrilled at first sight by
the cockpit, two circular dials with white faces providing clear information on the current speed of the machine and engine revolutions.

An electronic immobiliser is naturally standard on all BMW motorcycles as an appropriate reflection of their high class and quality. So to the start the engine the rider intentionally requires more than a key with the right contours, since the chip integrated in the original BMW key must in all cases first transmit the right code to the annular aerial on the combined steering and ignition lock, thus enabling engine management to clear the engine for the starting process. This technology is currently the safest and most reliable system protecting a vehicle from theft.

Body design - slender and athletic all in one.
Even at very first sight, BMW Motorrad's new Sports Boxer boasts an even more slender and dynamic figure than its predecessor, while nevertheless taking up the unmistakable design language of the R 1100 S. The front end of the new machine is dominated by an asymmetric dual headlight featuring reflectors with geometrically optimised free-shaped surfaces carried over from the GS model. High-intensity H7 bulbs ensure bright illumination, and the cover lens made of scratch-proof polycarbonate coating new in its structure and material qualities harmonises perfectly with the BMW kidney grille
further down guiding the air flowing by straight to the engine oil cooler.

The sporting windscreen likewise comes with a scratch-proof surface coating and is fitted in position in the upper section of the fairing by means of spring brackets facilitating, for example, the subsequent assembly of a tinted windscreen available as an option. A further advantage is that the fastening points are no longer visible from outside, making the entire front section smooth and clean in design, with all features and components fitting together perfectly. And last but certainly not least, the direction indicators integrated in the rear-view mirrors also make an important contribution to this superior style and good looks.


Yet another striking feature is the fairing support made of light pressure-cast magnesium. Finished in Graphite Grey metallic paintwork and fastened in position by aluminium bolts, this important component is an integral feature of the overall design concept and may be admired not only by the rider sitting on the machine, but also by an outside observer.

Featuring a new silencer and exhaust emission outlets placed beneath one another, the rear end of the motorcycle is accentuated particularly in its vertical look. The extra-large, voluminous muffler is positioned below the rear fairing smoothly and attractively integrating the direction indicators into the overall design. A further feature boasted right at the top is the new tail light with no less than 18 light-emitting diodes comprising both the reversing and brake lights operating in two different levels of brightness. Compared with a conventional tail light cluster, the light-emitting diodes require only about 10-20 per cent of the usual level of energy, while at the same time offering a much longer service life and significant safety benefits thanks to their even faster response time.

Focusing on technical features, the aerodynamic qualities of BMW Motorrad's Sports Boxer deserve particular mention, especially after being perfected in the wind tunnel: With sporting performance naturally being one of the main considerations in the development process, greater significance has been given in this case to the lowest possible drag coefficient as opposed to enhanced protection from wind and weather. But this does not mean that the carefully designed, low-slung windscreen on the R 1200 S does not give
the rider efficient protection around his upper body, thus effectively reducing wind forces at high speeds.

The new BMW 1200 S stands out not only through its technical features, but also through superior all-round harmony in design. Indeed, seen from above the distinctive waist of the new model is almost a bit sensual.

BMW offers the R 1200 S in no less than four different colours, each of which gives the machine a particular, individual touch. Paintwork in Night Black non-metallic, for example, focuses your view on the essential and conveys an immediate feeling of sporting elegance, while White Aluminium matt metallic highlights in particular the design language and lines of the R 1200 S. A particularly striking touch is ensured by Yellow non-metallic with a dark, matt-metallic centre stripe stretching from the front end of the machine via the fuel tank all the way to the seat.

And last but certainly not least, an especially outstanding colour is twin-tone paintwork in Red non-metallic/Titanium Silver metallic, creating a new touch time and again from different perspectives and visually integrating the red seat into the overall colour concept of the motorcycle.

Ensuring a relaxed and sporting posture.

A sports motorcycle must allow the rider to lean forward in a dynamic, "fast" position in order to benefit in full from his - or her - preferred style of riding. Indeed, the shift in weight provided in this way generates an optimum load on the front wheel when braking and entering a bend, and keeps the wheel even better on the road when accelerating.
Despite these important considerations, the handlebar remains at exactly the right height to avoid any undue loads or forces acting on the rider's wrists. Seat height of 830 millimetres or 32.7´´ and the well-conceived arrangement of the rider's footrests guarantee a comfortable knee angle allowing the rider to keep his knees firmly on the tank. A further advantage is that the rider will find it easy to reach the ground with his feet, the seat particularly slender at the
front keeping the overall distance from one foot to the other on the ground
to a mere 1,810 millimetres or 71.26´´.

2. Equipment.

Options and special equipment.


BMW Motorrad enables the enthusiast to customise his machine not only straight from the production line at the Berlin Plant, but also - at least in many cases - by subsequently fitting local features at the dealership. A further significant point is that all of the options and special equipment available are carefully tested during the development period and perfectly matched to the Sports Boxer, ensuring that the customer receives top-quality, perfectly fitting accessories reflecting the sporting character of the machine in every respect.
Optional extras available straight from the factory.
o BMW Motorrad ABS (two-channel system).
o Öhlins sports suspension.
o Six-inch rear wheel with extra-wide 190-millimetre tyre.
o Anti-theft warning system.
o Twin-tone paintwork.
o Heated grips.


Öhlins sports suspension for the particularly demanding rider.
A true specialist in motorsport, Öhlins supplies the components for the
optional sports suspension. The spring strut up front features an adjustable
inbound stroke and variable spring pre-tension responding particularly smoothly and sensitively to bumps on the road and offering even greater reserves under sporting and dynamic riding conditions. The gas pressure spring strut at the rear with its integrated equaliser reservoir and travel-dependent damping effect, in turn, allows not only individual adjustment of the inbound and rebound stroke, as well as spring pre-tension, but also variable adjustment of the rear end for height. So with the basic spring setting remaining unchanged, the rider is able to modify the steering geometry of the R 1200 S and fine-tune his machine for motorsport.
Six-inch wheel at the rear with 190/50 ZR 17 radial sports tyre.
Clearly, the ambitious sports rider will not want to miss out on the performance of an extra-wide tyre running on a six-inch aluminium rim. And apart from enhanced grip, this special combination of wheel and tyre gives the R 1200 S a particularly sporting and dynamic touch.


Special accessories retrofitted by the dealer.
o Paddock stand with an appropriate adapter.
o Passenger seat hump.
o Tank bag.
o Sports bag (small).
o Tinted windscreen.
o Silencer cover made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic.
o Heated grips.
o Anti-theft warning system.
o Supplementary on-board toolkit.

Paddock stand and passenger seat hump.
The rear paddock stand for changing tyres very quickly and efficiently as well as the special seat hump for a passenger are tailored to the requirements of many hobby racers. Easy to fit in lieu of the standard passenger seat, the hump-type passenger seat merges harmoniously with the overall design of the R 1200 S.

Carrying sufficient baggage for a weekend excursion.
The baggage system made up of a tank bag and the soft sports bag at the rear optimises the high standard of long-distance and everyday riding qualities offered by the R 1200 S. The main compartment in the tank bag expands conveniently from 13 to 19 litres capacity, an additional section beneath the map pocket enabling the rider to take along small odds and ends such as his purse, keys, mobile phone and sunglasses. The soft sports bag, in turn, features not only a 19-litre main compartment, but also two outer pockets
at the side and a carrier handle at the top.
Four universal belts the rider can leave on the motorcycle conveniently as
long as he likes serve to fasten baggage safely and easily to the rear end of the machine.
Anti-theft warning system for optimum security at all times.

The anti-theft warning system triggers a very clear optical and noise alarm in response to any change in position or vibration of the motorcycle when parked. This extremely efficient system may be deactivated either by remote control or by the key to the ignition.

3. Engine Output and Torque of the R 1200 S.

R 1200 S Specifications.

Engine
Capacity cc 1,170
Bore/stroke mm 101/73
Max output kW/hp 90/122
at rpm 8,250
Max torque Nm/lb-ft 112/83
at rpm 6,800
Configuration Flat twin
No of cylinders 2
Compression ratio/fuel grade 12.5/premium plus
Valve management/gas control HC (high camshaft)
Valves per cylinder 4
Intake/outlet dia mm 36/31
Throttle butterfly dia mm 52
Fuel supply BMS-K

Electrical System
Alternator W 600
Battery V/Ah 12/14 maintenance-free
Headlights W 2 x H 7/55
Starter kW 1.1

Power transmission/gearbox

Clutch Single-plate dry clutch, dia 180 mm
Gearbox Dog-shift six-speed gearbox
Primary drive ratio 1.824
Gear ratios I 2.277
II 1.583
III 1.259
IV 1.033
V 0.903
VI 0.805
Final drive Driveshaft
Final drive ratio 2.75

Suspension and Running Gear

Type of frame Main and front frame made of steel tubes,rear frame made of square aluminium tubes, engine with load-bearing function
Wheel suspension, front BMW Telelever
Wheel suspension, rear BMW Paralever
Spring travel, front/rear mm 110/120
Castor mm 87
Wheelbase mm 1,487
Steering head angle ° 66
Brakes front Double-disc brake, dia 320 mm
rear Single-disc brake, dia 265 mm
BMW Motorrad ABS optional
Wheels Cast light-alloy
front 3.50 x 17
rear 5.50 x 17
Tyres front 120/70 ZR 17
rear 180/55 ZR 17

Weight and Dimensions
Length, overall mm 2,151
Width, overall, with mirrors mm 870
Handlebar width, without mirrors mm 738
Seat height mm 830
Dry weight kg 190
Unladen weight, DIN standard, in road trim kg 213
Max permissible kg 410
Tank capacity/thereof reserve ltr 17/4

Performance
Fuel consumption
90 km/h ltr/100 km 4.3
120 km/h ltr/100 km 5.6
Acceleration
0-100 km/h sec 3.15
Top speed km/h 200 plus

2006 BMW F800ST


2006 BMW F800ST
2006 BMW F800ST

2006 BMW F800ST
2006 BMW F800ST

2006 BMW F800ST
2006 BMW F800ST



The F 800 ST, the new medium category sports touring bike, also has touring-oriented equipment. Unlike the sporty F 800 S there is full trim, a high windshield, an aluminium luggage bridge as standard. The raised handlebars of the F 800 ST ensure an ergonomically favourable seating position. This model's comfort defines new standards in the medium category and means it is predestined for lengthy trips - either singly or with a pillion passenger.

The dry weight of the F 800 ST is under 190 kg, with a road-ready (DIN empty) weight below 210 kg. The two F models only differ in these technical specifications.

The newly designed 2-cylinder in-line engine, developed in collaboration with Bombardier-Rotax GmbH as a 4-valve unit, is also installed in the F 800 ST. A top performance figure above 60 kW (more than 80 bhp) and the corresponding revving capacity ensure that more ambitious sporty requirements are fulfilled. The high compression ratio of 12:1 and a combustion chamber design based on the new K engine mean that combustion is effective and low in emissions, as well as ensuring reduced fuel consumption.

The already well-established toothed belt drive (F 650 CS) has been chosen as the rear wheel drive for the new model series. Being maintenance friendly, smooth-running and light, it provides the optimum in terms of durability, efficiency, space requirements and weight in this performance class. A closed-loop three-way catalytic converter, state-of-the-art digital engine electronics and optional ABS are of course available too.

Features:

· New mid-range sports tourer

Differences compared to F 800 S mid-range sportsbike:
· Oriented towards touring due to full fairing, high windshield, aluminium luggage rack and ergonomic touring seat position due to raised handlebars

Differing technical data of the F 800 S:
· Dry weight: less than 190 kg
· Road-ready weight: over 200 kg

2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure


2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure

2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2006 BMW R1200GS Adventure






1. Technical Features and Highlights.

Launching the R 1200 GS Adventure, BMW Motorrad is proudly pre¬senting the latest version of the ultimate long-distance enduro for the globetrotter
and adventurer. Apart from the unique synthesis of dynamic performance,
touring and offroad qualities so characteristic of the "basic" model, the R 1200 GS Adventure offers additional offroad qualities and an even higher standard of long-distance riding comfort. So without requiring any supplementary features, this new model from BMW Motorrad gives the rider all these unique qualities in full straight from the factory.

Compared with its predecessor, the R 1150 GS Adventure, the new model is entering the market with numerous improvements and a far larger range of standard equipment - features adding further potential to the unique qualities of the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and clearly distinguishing the new model from the basic version which naturally still remains in production. Many features previously only available as special equipment or accessories now come as standard on the new R 1200 GS Adventure, such as the 33-litre (7.3 Imp gal) fuel tank, a new windshield for enhanced protection from wind and weather, the seat adjustable for height, robust tank and engine protection hoops, as well as extra-wide rider footrests combined with adjustable gearshift and brake levers.

With the new Adventure being based on the R 1200 GS, the rider also benefits from significantly more power and torque from BMW Motorrad's latest two-cylinder boxer: maximum output is 74 kW/100 hp at 7,000 rpm (72 kW/98 hp at 7,000 rpm in the German version), peak torque is 115 Nm/85 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm.

The other technical features and highlights of the R 1200 GS Adventure are also the same as on the current "basic" model. Using lighter components on the engine, transmission and exhaust damper, as well as weight-optimised components such as the frame, suspension and wheels, the new R 1200 GS Adventure, despite a wider range of series equipment, does not weigh much more than the previous "basic" model.

Last but certainly not least, the new six-speed gearbox, the most recent Paralever and Telelever technology, new instruments in digital technology and the on-board network with CAN bus technology represent a significant step into the future compared with the former R 1150 GS Adventure.

The new R 1200 GS Adventure continues the successful design concept introduced by the former model, offering a unique combination of dynamic performance and robust riding qualities. High-quality materials and surfaces such as stainless steel and aluminium ensure a unique touch of clear high-tech and very functional elegance. And depending on his personal preferences, the customer can choose from two entirely different colour schemes.

Reflecting its wide range of use and riding qualities, the new R 1200 GS comes with an equally wide range special equipment and accessories. Features available right from the factory include BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (a partly integrated, on-demand anti-lock brake system), special offroad tyres, additional headlights, and an on-board computer.

Over and above these features available straight off the production line,
the BMW Motorcycle Dealer is also able to offer a new range of aluminium cases, the BMW Motorrad Navigator, as well as numerous practical accessories enabling the customer to upgrade his machine individually according to personal requirements and the particular riding conditions and demands he - or she - expects to encounter.

Improved in all areas and in every respect, the new R 1200 GS Adventure
is certainly a very proud successor to the former 1150-cc model. Based on
the "standard" version of the R 1200 GS, this new machine is not only the ultimate long- and short-distance enduro for the globetrotter, the adventurer and traveller, but also a professional machine for bold riders participating in overland expeditions and demanding the utmost of both themselves and their material. And last but certainly not least, the new R 1200 GS Adventure appeals to the discerning customer looking for impressive handling qualities and a striking appearance also in everyday life.

The most important highlights of the new R 1200 GS Adventure versus the "standard" R 1200 GS:

• 33-litre (7.3 Imp gal) fuel tank.
• Larger windshield.
• Tank, engine and valve cover protectors.
• Stainless-steel luggage rack.
• Adjustable seat with offroad ergonomics.
• Adjustable aluminium handlebar with hand protectors.
• Longer spring travel for superior offroad qualities.
• Cross-spoke wheels.
• Extra-wide rider footrests, adjustable gearshift and brake levers.
• High-performance 720 W alternator.

The most significant technical highlights of the new R 1200 GS Adventure versus the former R 1150 GS Adventure:
• Substantial reduction in weight.
• Significant increase in output (plus 15 per cent) and torque
(plus 17 per cent).
• New six-speed manual gearbox.
• New Evo-Paralever with TDD spring struts.
• New Telelever.
• New instruments in digital technology with Info-Flatscreen.
• On-board single-wire network using CAN bus technology.
• Electronic immobiliser.

33-litre fuel tank - more miles on one tank of fuel.
Without doubt, one of the most conspicuous and significant new features on the R 1200 GS Adventure is the large fuel tank with useful capacity of 33 litres (7.3 Imp gals) including approximately 4 litres reserve. This means that the rider benefits from an extra 13 litres or almost 3 Imp gals more than on the standard model - and the increase in fuel capacity is also approximately three litres over the former R 1150 GS Adventure, where a larger tank was available only as an option.

At a steady speed of 90 km/h or 56 mph, the R 1200 GS Adventure has a - theoretical - cruising range of 750 kilometres or 465 miles. In practice, this means that the rider of the new R 1200 GS Adventure is able to cover even longer distances between stops for refueling than on any other competition model in the market.

Extra-large windshield for superior comfort also at high speeds.
With its carefully conceived design, the new windshield diverts the flow of
air smoothly past the rider with hardly any turbulence or air swirl, thus effectively taking the usual forces off the rider's head and upper body particularly at high speeds. Additional, specially designed flaps behind the windshield serve furthermore to minimise any draughts in the kidney area. And since the windshield is adjustable for angle, it offers riders of virtually any size excellent protection from wind and weather in all cases.

Tank, engine and valve cover protection - no damage from minor bumps.
Stable and robust stainless-steel pipes protect the fuel tank and en¬gine effectively from the consequences of involuntary encounters whether offroad or on the tarmac. And at the same time high-quality aluminium covers help to avoid any traces of tough riding conditions which might otherwise be left behind on the valve covers.

Stainless-steel luggage rack - attractively styled and highly practical.
Robust and practical fastening points and supports for the rider's bags
are absolutely essential for an offroader with the qualities of a genuine global traveller. Precisely this is why the new R 1200 GS Adventure comes with a generously designed and stable luggage rack made of stainless steel perfectly accommodating, say, the optional aluminium topcase.

Adjustable seat - just right for offroad riding.
To ensure an optimum seating position under all conditions, the two-section seat on the new R 1200 GS Adventure can be adjusted to two different levels on the rider's area. In its upper position with seat height of 915 millimetres or 36.0´´, the seat offers the rider all the comfort of an absolutely flat seat area without any steps in between, thus guaranteeing the freedom of movement the rider requires particularly off the beaten track. In its lower position, the seat moves down to a level of 895 millimetres or 35.2´´, making it easier for even the somewhat shorter rider to reach the road and hold the machine securely in position, for example when stopping at the traffic lights. This is also enhanced by the particular shape and design of the seat itself, which is distinctly narrowed at the front.

Aluminium handlebar with hand protectors.
The high-quality, conified handlebar made of light alloy comes complete with
a foam protection element embedded in a special plastic material. Practical hand protectors are also a standard feature on the new R 1200 GS Adventure. Extra-wide rider footrests and adjustable gearshift and brake levers.

Reflecting its enhanced offroad riding qualities, the new R 1200 GS Adventure comes with extra-wide rider footrests offering a particularly safe and secure position and helping the rider above all on rough tracks requiring him - or her - to stand up on the machine most of the time. Adjustable gearshift and brake levers also meet all kinds of varying requirements, adjusting to various styles of riding and individual preferences as well as various kinds of shoes or boots, for example touring or offroad riding boots. The height of the footbrake lever can be adjusted most conveniently by a folding mechanism on the pedal surface, the gearshift lever is adjusted by means of an eccentric kinematic unit.

Spring units and cross-spoke wheels for enhanced offroad qualities.
The suspension and running gear of the R 1200 GS Adventure is perfectly prepared even for the toughest offroad requirements, with an extra 20 millimetres or 0.79´´ spring travel both front and rear versus the "standard" R 1200 GS. And to offer optimum wheel guidance, the new Adventure features the same superior lightweight elements already boasted by the
R 1200 GS.

The Telelever featured on the front wheel measures 41 millimetres or 1.61´´ in diameter on its fixed tube, while the Evo-Paralever at the rear boasts a central spring strut and travel-dependent damping unit (TDD) - the more the spring strut is compressed, the firmer the damper becomes. Detailed information on the frame and suspension is provided in the R 1200 GS press kit.

The new R 1200 GS Adventure comes as standard on BMW Motorrad's proven, extra-strong cross-spoke wheels offering their superior benefits particularly on extreme tracks, at high offroad speeds, and under high permanent loads and it almost goes without saying that the machine may be fitted with tubeless tyres, just as the spokes can be replaced individually one-by-one.

The frame - maximum stability on minimum weight.
Maximum stiffness and strength are the outstanding features of the two-piece steel-tube frame based on the tubular frame structure of the R 1200 GS.

The front and main frame come directly from the R 1200 GS, the rear frame has been slightly modified in its geometric configuration on the supports for the main and side stands. The extra-light tubular structure integrates the entire power unit as a load-bearing element, helping to further reduce the weight of the new R 1200 GS Adventure versus its predecessor. And last but not least, the modified main stand holder now enables the rider to lift up and park the machine even more easily and conveniently than before. High-performance alternator - more power reserves for additional power-consuming items.

Electrical power-consuming items fitted additionally as special equipment also receive a reliable supply of energy thanks to the alternator on the R 1200 GS upgraded to 720 W, 120 W more than on the "standard" version. Power unit - superior power for superior drive qualities.

The flat-twin power unit complete with a balance shaft introduced for the first time on the "basic" R 1200 GS also serves to give the new Adventure superior power and performance. Maximum output from this 1,170-cc engine is 74 KW/100 bhp at 7,000 rpm (or, on the German version, 72 kW/98 bhp at 7,000 rpm), with torque peaking at 115 Nm/85 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm. Again, the most important features and all technical details of this superior drivetrain are described in detail in the R 1200 GS press kit.

Six-speed gearbox carried over from the R 1200 GS.
The extra-light and smooth-running six-speed dog-type gearbox with helical gearing has again been carried over from the R 1200 GS.

Instruments and on-board electrics - digital technology of the highest standard.
Again, the new R 1200 GS Adventure offers all the features and equipment already boasted by the "basic" model when it comes to the machine's instruments and on-board electrics. This includes extra-light instrumentation using the Info-Flatscreen, an innovative on-board network in CAN-bus technology, and an electronic immo¬biliser.

Body and design - conveying a clear message in every respect.
At very first sight, the new R 1200 GS Adventure conveys a look of dynamic performance and agile power, combining these superior features with all the robust qualities of an Enduro. High-quality materials and surfaces such as blast-treated stainless steel on the fuel tank and engine protection hoops as well as on the luggage rack, plus eloxy-plated aluminium on the rims and knee covers, give the entire machine a superior look of technical, functional elegance, at the same time emphasising the superior level of quality characterising the new R 1200 GS Adventure.

The colour concept also stands for aesthetic design and powerful character, clearly demonstrating the progress made over the former model.

The customer is therefore able to choose from two colour schemes:
Opting for Alpine White non-metallic, the rider will enjoy the classic colour
of a BMW GS combined with the seat in Black and Red as well as knee covers with Black eloxy plating.

Paintwork in White Aluminium matt metallic, in turn, is supplemented by the seat in Black Grey and Olive-coloured knee covers in magnesium eloxy-plated aluminium. This combination emanates a touch of cool technical elegance, harmonising perfectly with the machine's other metallic components such as the roll bars or aluminium cases.

33-litre fuel tank - more miles on one tank of fuel.
Without doubt, one of the most conspicuous and significant new features on the R 1200 GS Adventure is the large fuel tank with useful capacity of 33 litres (7.3 Imp gals) including approximately 4 litres reserve. This means that the rider benefits from an extra 13 litres or almost 3 Imp gals more than on the standard model - and the increase in fuel capacity is also approximately three litres over the former R 1150 GS Adventure, where a larger tank was available only as an option.

At a steady speed of 90 km/h or 56 mph, the R 1200 GS Adventure has a - theoretical - cruising range of 750 kilometres or 465 miles. In practice, this means that the rider of the new R 1200 GS Adventure is able to cover even longer distances between stops for refueling than on any other competition model in the market. Extra-large windshield for superior comfort also at high speeds.

With its carefully conceived design, the new windshield diverts the flow of
air smoothly past the rider with hardly any turbulence or air swirl, thus effectively taking the usual forces off the rider's head and upper body particularly at high speeds. Additional, specially designed flaps behind the windshield serve furthermore to minimise any draughts in the kidney area. And since the windshield is adjustable for angle, it offers riders of virtually any size excellent protection from wind and weather in all cases. Tank, engine and valve cover protection - no damage from minor bumps.

Stable and robust stainless-steel pipes protect the fuel tank and engine effectively from the consequences of involuntary encounters whether offroad or on the tarmac. And at the same time high-quality aluminium covers help to avoid any traces of tough riding conditions which might otherwise be left behind on the valve covers.

Stainless-steel luggage rack - attractively styled and highly practical.

Robust and practical fastening points and supports for the rider's bags
are absolutely essential for an offroader with the qualities of a genuine global traveller. Precisely this is why the new R 1200 GS Adventure comes with a generously designed and stable luggage rack made of stainless steel perfectly accommodating, say, the optional aluminium topcase.

Adjustable seat - just right for offroad riding.
To ensure an optimum seating position under all conditions, the two-section seat on the new R 1200 GS Adventure can be adjusted to two different levels on the rider's area. In its upper position with seat height of 915 millimetres or 36.0´´, the seat offers the rider all the comfort of an absolutely flat seat area without any steps in between, thus guaranteeing the freedom of movement the rider requires particularly off the beaten track. In its lower position, the seat moves down to a level of 895 millimetres or 35.2´´, making it easier for even the somewhat shorter rider to reach the road and hold the machine securely in position, for example when stopping at the traffic lights. This is also enhanced by the particular shape and design of the seat itself, which is distinctly narrowed at the front.

Aluminium handlebar with hand protectors.
The high-quality, conified handlebar made of light alloy comes complete with
a foam protection element embedded in a special plastic material. Practical hand protectors are also a standard feature on the new R 1200 GS Adventure.

Extra-wide rider footrests and adjustable gearshift and brake levers.
Reflecting its enhanced offroad riding qualities, the new R 1200 GS Adventure comes with extra-wide rider footrests offering a particularly safe and secure position and helping the rider above all on rough tracks requiring him - or her - to stand up on the machine most of the time. Adjustable gearshift and brake levers also meet all kinds of varying requirements, adjusting to various styles of riding and individual preferences as well as various kinds of shoes or boots,
for example touring or offroad riding boots. The height of the footbrake lever can be adjusted most conveniently by a folding mechanism on the pedal surface, the gearshift lever is adjusted by means of an eccentric kinematic unit.

Spring units and cross-spoke wheels for enhanced offroad qualities.
The suspension and running gear of the R 1200 GS Adventure is perfectly prepared even for the toughest offroad requirements, with an extra 20 millimetres or 0.79´´ spring travel both front and rear versus the "standard" R 1200 GS. And to offer optimum wheel guidance, the new Adventure features the same superior lightweight elements already boasted by the
R 1200 GS.

The Telelever featured on the front wheel measures 41 millimetres or 1.61´´ in diameter on its fixed tube, while the Evo-Paralever at the rear boasts a central spring strut and travel-dependent damping unit (TDD) - the more the spring strut is compressed, the firmer the damper becomes. Detailed information on the frame and suspension is provided in the R 1200 GS press kit.

The new R 1200 GS Adventure comes as standard on BMW Motorrad's proven, extra-strong cross-spoke wheels offering their superior benefits particularly on extreme tracks, at high offroad speeds, and under high permanent loads and it almost goes without saying that the machine may be fitted with tubeless tyres, just as the spokes can be replaced individually
one-by-one.

The frame - maximum stability on minimum weight.
Maximum stiffness and strength are the outstanding features of the two-piece steel-tube frame based on the tubular frame structure of the R 1200 GS.

The front and main frame come directly from the R 1200 GS, the rear frame has been slightly modified in its geometric configuration on the supports for the main and side stands. The extra-light tubular structure integrates the entire power unit as a load-bearing element, helping to further reduce the weight of the new R 1200 GS Adventure versus its predecessor. And last but not least, the modified main stand holder now enables the rider to lift up and park the machine even more easily and conveniently than before.

High-performance alternator - more power reserves for additional power-consuming items.
Electrical power-consuming items fitted additionally as special equipment also receive a reliable supply of energy thanks to the alternator on the
R 1200 GS upgraded to 720 W, 120 W more than on the "standard" version.
Power unit - superior power for superior drive qualities.

The flat-twin power unit complete with a balance shaft introduced for the first time on the "basic" R 1200 GS also serves to give the new Adventure superior power and performance. Maximum output from this 1,170-cc engine is 74 KW/100 bhp at 7,000 rpm (or, on the German version, 72 kW/98 bhp at 7,000 rpm), with torque peaking at 115 Nm/85 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm. Again, the most important features and all technical details of this superior drivetrain are described in detail in the R 1200 GS press kit.

Six-speed gearbox carried over from the R 1200 GS.
The extra-light and smooth-running six-speed dog-type gearbox with helical gearing has again been carried over from the R 1200 GS.

Instruments and on-board electrics - digital technology of the highest standard.
Again, the new R 1200 GS Adventure offers all the features and equipment already boasted by the "basic" model when it comes to the machine's instruments and on-board electrics. This includes extra-light instrumentation using the Info-Flatscreen, an innovative on-board network in CAN-bus technology, and an electronic immobiliser.
Body and design - conveying a clear message in every respect.
At very first sight, the new R 1200 GS Adventure conveys a look of dynamic performance and agile power, combining these superior features with all the robust qualities of an Enduro. High-quality materials and surfaces such as blast-treated stainless steel on the fuel tank and engine protection hoops as well as on the luggage rack, plus eloxy-plated aluminium on the rims and knee covers, give the entire machine a superior look of technical, functional elegance, at the same time emphasising the superior level of quality characterising the new R 1200 GS Adventure.

The colour concept also stands for aesthetic design and powerful character, clearly demonstrating the progress made over the former model.


The customer is therefore able to choose from two colour schemes:
Opting for Alpine White non-metallic, the rider will enjoy the classic colour
of a BMW GS combined with the seat in Black and Red as well as knee covers with Black eloxy plating.

Paintwork in White Aluminium matt metallic, in turn, is supplemented by the seat in Black Grey and Olive-coloured knee covers in magnesium eloxy-plated aluminium. This combination emanates a touch of cool technical elegance, harmonising perfectly with the machine's other metallic components such as the roll bars or aluminium cases.

2. Range of Equipment.

Options and special equipment.
Reflecting its wide range of use and many purposes, the new R 1200 GS Adventure is available with a wide range of options precisely tailored to
the machine and the customer's individual requirements. Optional extras come directly from the factory, special equipment is fitted locally by the
BMW Motorcycle Dealer.
Optional extras.
o BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (semi-integral, on-demand operation).
o Offroad tyres (at no extra cost).
o Anti-theft warning system*.
o Chrome-plated exhaust system.
o Heated handles*.
o White direction indicators*.
o Supports for aluminium cases*.
o Additional headlights*.
o On-board computer.
The items marked with an * are also available as special equipment from BMW Motorcycle Dealers.

Additional headlights.
Like the former model, the new R 1200 GS Adventure is available with additional headlights fitted on the tank protection hoop. The big advantage of these headlights is their high light intensity combined with compact dimensions, offering the rider better visibility and making the motorcycle itself easier to see on the road. Additional headlights are available either
straight from the factory or from the BMW Motorcycle Dealer for subsequent installation.
On-board computer.

An optional on-board computer enhancing the functions and features of the Info-Flatscreen fitted as standard serves as a very practical companion on trips both long and short. The computer presents the outside temperature, the range remaining on the fuel still left in the tank, the rider's average fuel consumption and average speed. In addition, the on-board computer
warns the rider of an inadequate oil level as well as the risk of ice once the outside temperature drops to 3 °C or lower.

Offroad tyres.
The enthusiast buying the new R 1200 GS Adventure primarily for offroad use is able to opt for offroad tyres right from the start, before even taking delivery of his - or her - machine. These extra-tough, heavy-duty Continental TKC 80 tyres (with top speed limited to 160 km/h or 90 mph) ensure the right kind
of traction on sand, gravel, rocks or mud, and are fitted as a low-cost option straight at the factory.

Special equipment.
o Topcase holder for the aluminium topcase.
o Aluminium topcase.
o Case holder for aluminium cases*.
o Aluminium cases.
o Carrier handle for aluminium cases.
o Inner bags for aluminium cases and the topcase.
o Tank bag.
o Sports softbag, large.
o BMW Motorrad Navigator incl holder, cables and bag.
o Heated handles*.
o Additional headlights*.
o Anti-theft warning system*.
o White direction indicators*.
o Offroad protector cover for headlights.
o Additional power take-off.
o Valve cover emergency running kit.
o Front mudguard made of glass fibre-reinforced plastic.
o Rear splashguard made of glass fibre-reinforced plastic.
o Workshop stand (paddock stand) with adapter.
o Supplementary on-board toolkit.
Items marked with an * are also available from the factory.

New aluminium baggage system.
The all-new baggage system comprises aluminium cases and stainless-
steel case supports as well as an aluminium topcase complete with a topcase holder to be assembled on the stainless-steel luggage rack featured as standard. Both the cases and topcase are watertight, and come additionally with watertight inner bags as an option.
Together, the cases offer a volume of 79 litres, with the topcase offering an additional 33 litres.


The case lids come complete with two locks on each cover, the lock not opened in each case serving as the hinge for the lid to provide an appropriate opening and closing function. Opening both locks, on the other hand, the rider is able to take off the lids completely for particularly easy access when required.

Another option is to have just one key for both the cases and the ignition in the interest of enhanced flexibility and ease of use. Both the aluminium cases and the topcase come with additional lashing points for further luggage. In all, the luggage system is able to take up a load of 25 kilos or 55 lb, allowing the rider to travel smoothly and safely at speeds of up to 180 km/h or 112 mph.


3. Engine Output and Torque of the R 1200 GS Adventure.


Specifications.
R 1200 GS Adventure.

R 1200 GS Adventure (74 kW) R 1200 GS Adventure (72 kW)*

Engine
Capacity cc 1,170
Bore/stroke mm 101/73
Output kW/bhp 74/100 72/98
at rpm 7,000
Torque Nm/lb-ft 115/…
at rpm 5,500
Configuration Flat-twin
No of cylinders 2
Compression ratio/fuel grade 11.0/premium
Valves/gas management HC (high camshaft)
Valves per cylinder 4
Intake/outlet valve dia mm 36/31
Throttle butterfly dia mm 47
Fuel supply BMS-K electronic intake manifold injection
Exhaust management Fully controlled three-way catalytic converter

Electrical system
Alternator W 720
Battery V/Ah 12/14 maintenance-free
Headlight W H7
Starter kW 1.1

Power transmission/gearbox
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch, 180 mm dia
Gearbox Dog-type six-speed gearbox
Primary transmission ratio 1.823
Gear ratios I 2.277
II 1.583
III 1.259
IV 1.033
V 0.903
VI 0.805
Rear-wheel drive Driveshaft
Overall transmission ratio 2.82

Suspension and running gear
Frame Steel tubular frame, load-bearing power unit
Wheel guidance, front BMW Telelever
Wheel guidance, rear BMW Paralever
Spring travel front/rear mm 210/220
Camber mm 97.6
Wheelbase mm 1,511
Steering head angle ° 63.8
Brakes front Double-disc brake, dia 305 mm
rear Single-disc brake, dia 265 mm
Optional BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (semi-integral, on-demand)
Wheels Cross-spoke wheels
front 2.5 x 19
rear 4.0 x 17
Tyres front 110/80 R 19 TL
rear 150/70 R 17 TL

Dimensions and weight
Length, overall mm 2,250
Width, overall, with mirrors mm 955
Handlebar width, without mirrors mm 950
Seat height mm 915/895
Weight, dry kg 223
DIN unladen weight with full tank kg 256
Max permissible weight kg 475
Fuel tank capacity ltr 33

Performance
Fuel consumption
90 km/h ltr/100 km 4.6
120 km/h ltr/100 km 6.1
Acceleration
0-100 km/h sec 3.4
Top speed km/h 200 plus 200 plus
*Available only in Germany.

5. Colours.
Colour Seat knee covers Knee cover
R 1200 GS Adventure Alpine White, non-metallic Black/Red Black
White Aluminium, matt metallic Black/Grey Olive