Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum
Triumph, BMW, & Kawasaki Sales Spares & Repairs.
Established for over 40 years and run by expert motorcyclists.
Fully authorised workshop.
BMW K 1200 RS 1997
|Configuration||Flat inline 4 cylinder, four valves per cylinder, liquid cooled||Lubrication|
|Bore & Stroke||70.5 mm x 75 mm||Ignition||Central electronic blackbox with Motronic and automatic choke|
|Capacity||1171 ccm||Charging system||12V 60 A, 720 W
12V/19 Ah battery
|Compression Ratio||11.5 : 1||Starter||Electric|
|Maximum Power||93 DIN kW/130 hp @ 8,750 rpm (72 DIN kW/98 hp @ 8,750 rpm*)||Transmission||Gear driven primary drive
Palloid bevel gears
Paralever, 2.75: 1
|Maximum Torque||117 Nm/86 ft. lbs. @ 6,750 rpm (118 Nm/87 ft. lbs. @ 5,500 RPM*)
118 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
|Gearbox||1st - 2.045
2nd - 1.600
3rd - 1.267
4th - 1.038
5th - 0.900
6th - 0.800
Primary - 1.889
|Cam Timing||intake opens 3 degrees BTDC
intake closes 27 degrees ABDC
exhaust opens 31 degrees BBDC
exhaust closes 1 degree BTDC
Valves: 8 x 26.5 mm intake / 8 x 23 mm exhaust
Water cooled by twin radiators / oil cooled by 1 radiator
|Fuel||Bosch Motronic MA 2.4 with coasting cut-off||Exhaust||Three-way computer-controlled dual converter with oxygen sensor|
|Frame||Cast aluminum frame, engine with vibration isolation||Wheels||Alloy wheels with 5 double-spoke design; 3.50 x 17 MT-H2 front, 5.00 x 17 MT-H2 rear.|
|Tyres||120/70 ZR 17
170/60 ZR 17
|Front Suspension||BMW Telelever with leading link supported centrally in the frame. 115 mm travel, 35 mm fixed tube diameter .||Brakes||Front:
Dual Brembo 4-piston calipers with angular-wear compensation and 305mm stainless steel floating brake discs.
Rear: 285 mm disc
|Rear suspension||Gas shock absorber with adjustable rebound and mechanical spring preload
BMW Paralever with new swingarm and kinematic progression. 115mm travel.
|Fuel Capacity||21 litres incl. 4 l reserve (5.5 US gal., incl. 1 gal. reserve)|
|Top Speed||245 km/h [152 mph] (225 km/h [140 mph]*)||Fuel Economy||5.8 litres per 100 km at 120 kph (40.5 mpg)|
|Acceleration||0-100 kph 3.7 (4.1*) seconds|
* Figures quoted are based on BMW brochures and US market specifications
There is some variation evident. Some markets have reduced power specifications.