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2008 BMW K 1200 GT

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2008 Sport-Touring


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2008 BMW K 1200 GT

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2008 BMW K 1200 GT Specifications

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Model Type  Sport-Touring
BASE MSRP(US)  $18,620.00
Dealers BMW Dealers
Warranty  36
Engine Type  Horizontal In-line
Cylinders  4
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)  152 / 113.4
Horsepower RPM  9500
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  96 / 130
Torque RPM  7750
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  16
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  79 / 3.11
Stroke (mm/in)  59 / 2.32
Displacement (cc/ci)  1157 / 70.6
Compression Ratio  13.0:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Premium
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Overdrive  No
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5/6)  2.52 / 1.84 / 1.45 / 1.28 / 1.14 / 1.01
Reverse  No
Final Drive Ratio  2.82
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)  3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)  5.5
Chromed  No
Front Tire Width  120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Front Tire Speed Rating  Z
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  180
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  55
Rear Tire Speed Rating  Z
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  180/55 ZR17
Brake Brand Name  EVO
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  12.6 / 320
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.6 / 294.6
Anti-Lock Brakes  Standard
Linked Brake System Front to Rear  Standard
Front Suspension Type  Girder
Front Travel (in/mm)  4.5 / 115
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  Yes
Front Suspension Brand Name  Duolever
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Single Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  5.3 / 135
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 Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.61
Width (in/mm)  39 / 990.6
Wheelbase (in/mm)  61.8 / 1569.7
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  4.6 / 116.8
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  7.3
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  549 / 249
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  622 / 282.1
GVWR (lbs/kgs)  1147 / 520.3
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  6.3 / 23.8
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  1 / 3.8
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.11
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  Yes
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  32.2 / 817.9
Number Of Seats  2
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Frame  Aluminum
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  No
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Exhaust Guard  Yes
Light Guard  No
Exterior Covers  Standard
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Center / Kick
Lower Fairing  Standard
Spoiler  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Upper Fairing  Standard
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Trip Computer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type  Light
Service Reminder  Standard
Warranty (Condition)  Limited
Destination Charge  495
Basic Warranty (Miles)  36000
Generic Type (Primary)  Sport-Touring
Manufacturer Country  Germany
Introduction Year  2005
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  BMW
Display Name  K 1200 GT
Side Case Mount  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  Yes
Tinted  No
Height  Mid
Side Case Material  Vinyl
Number Of Side Cases  2
Location  Left and Right Side
Side Storage Mount  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Rear Rack  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Engine Immobilizer  Standard
Power Outlet  Standard
Adjustable Handlebars  Standard
Adjustable Levers  Standard

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By Paul Kennedy(Owner), Jan. 27, 2009
Previously owned 2005 BMW LT, which I found too big and heavy. The GT blows my mind every time I ride it, with it's great handling characteristics and performance. It has most of the amenities that one would expect from a touring bike and at the same time can hold it's own against the higher perfo... Read Full Review


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By Chris(Owner), Sep. 2, 2008
I am the proud owner of a K1200GT. Wow, what do I say?


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