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2008 BMW R 1200 GS

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2008 BMW R 1200 GS Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  On-Off Road
BASE MSRP(US)  $14,600.00
Warranty  36
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Engine:  
Engine Type  Flat Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)  105 / 77
Horsepower RPM  7500
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  85 / 115.2
Torque RPM  5750
Cooling  Air / Oil
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  OHV
Bore (mm/in)  101 / 3.98
Stroke (mm/in)  73 / 2.88
Displacement (cc/ci)  1170 / 71.4
Compression Ratio  12.0:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Premium
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)  47
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5/6)  2.3 / 1.64 / 1.29 / 1.06 / 0.93 / 0.84
Reverse  No
Final Drive Ratio  2.91
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)  2.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)  4
Chromed  Yes
Front Tire Width  110
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Front Tire Speed Rating  H
Front Wheel Diameter  19
Rear Tire Width  150
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Rear Tire Speed Rating  H
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  110/80 HR19
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  150/70 HR17
Brakes:  
Brake Brand Name  EVO
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  12 / 305
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  10.4 / 265
Anti-Lock Brakes  Standard
Linked Brake System Front to Rear  Standard
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Travel (in/mm)  7.5 / 190
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut  Yes
Front Suspension Brand Name  Telelever
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Single Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  7.9 / 200
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Brand Name  Paralever
Rear Suspension Material  Aluminum
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.25
Width (in/mm)  36.6 / 929.6
Wheelbase (in/mm)  59.3 / 1506.2
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  3
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  504 / 228.6
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  968 / 439.1
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  5.3 / 20
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  1 / 3.8
Performance  Standard
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  Yes
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  33.5 / 850
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Aluminum / Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  No
Chassis Protectors  No
Fork Guards  Yes
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Tank Guard  Yes
Belt Guard  No
Radiator Cover  No
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Center / Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Skid Plate  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Trip Computer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Service Reminder  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Condition)  Limited
Destination Charge  495
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  On-Off Road
Manufacturer Country  Germany
Introduction Year  1980
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
NADATrimID  27321
Display Name  R 1200 GS
Mounts:  
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Decal Kit  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  Yes
Tinted  Yes
Height  Low
Storage:  
Rear Rack  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Convenience:  
Engine Immobilizer  Standard
Power Outlet  Standard
Adjustable Handlebars  Standard
Adjustable Levers  Standard
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