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2008 BMW R 1200 R

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2008 BMW R 1200 R

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2008 BMW R 1200 R Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Standard
BASE MSRP(US)  $12,620.00
Dealers BMW Dealers
Warranty  36
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Finance
Engine:  
Engine Type  Flat Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)  109 / 81.3
Horsepower RPM  7500
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  85 / 115.2
Torque RPM  6000
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
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)  2.28 / 1.58 / 1.26 / 1.03 / 0.9 / 0.81
Reverse  No
Final Drive Ratio  2.75
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)  3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)  5.5
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
Brakes:  
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)  10.4 / 265
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Travel (in/mm)  4.7 / 120
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
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)  5.5 / 139.7
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)  7.03
Width (in/mm)  34.3 / 871.2
Wheelbase (in/mm)  58.9 / 1496.1
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  0.4
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  437 / 198
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  492 / 223.2
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  923 / 418.7
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.6 / 17.4
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  1 / 3.8
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.68
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  Yes
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  31.5 / 800.1
Number Of Seats  2
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Aluminum / Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Chain Guard  No
Fork Guards  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Exterior Covers  Standard
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Center / Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type  Light
Pricing:  
Warranty (Condition)  Limited
Destination Charge  495
Basic Warranty (Miles)  36000
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Standard
Manufacturer Country  Germany
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  BMW
Display Name  R 1200 R
Audio & Communication:  
Satellite  No
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Storage:  
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Convenience:  
Engine Immobilizer  Standard
Power Outlet  Standard
Adjustable Levers  Standard

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An adventure on planet Boxer
By Niels Svenstrup(Enthusiast), Jul. 19, 2009
I just never got it... Having lived in Germany for a number of years of course I realize that they are everywhere, every other bike seems to be a GS. I do ride a BMW myself, but the F800S parallel twin sports bike, which is quite rare by local standards. I was even a bit afraid of boxers: the GS i... Read Full Review

 

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