2008 BMW R1200S

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BMW R1200S

2008 BMW R1200S

2008 BMW R1200S

– 2008 BMW R1200S

2008 BMW R1200S

Powerful treatment for the ideal line – this is how perfect sporty riding can be.

It’s weekend, early morning: sunshine, dry roads. There’s a great feel in the air. You take a light breakfast, slip into your leathers and then: one bend after the next, at every possible angle, long drawn-out and short, lots of tricky changes.

Great braking manoeuvres, superb acceleration – and you are always at one with the bike, always feeling the ideal line as if for the first time, taking your powerful steed to the limit. You want a fantastic sound too? It’s all yours. Sporty like no other flat-twin before it, the BMW R 1200 S.

Power-to-weight ratio, ideal centre of gravity, chassis, engine characteristics, styling – all the facts about the BMW R 1200 S signal pure power. 190 kg dry weight, 122 bhp and 112 Nm! With this trio of figures you are definitely moving the ideal line in the direction of sporty riding – whether on regular roads or the race track.

The tubular space frame, the exclusive chassis, the 1200 flat-twin engine, the raised exhaust, the slim line – everything about it is tight and muscular. Whether for an outing in your local area, race track training on the Nordschleife or ticking off mountain passes: the perfect integration of rider and machine gives sporty riding a new dimension. The BMW R 1200 S is the right bike for everyone who are closer to the asphalt than to anything else.

If you heart beats for a sporty ride – your BMW Motorrad dealer will show you how sporty the flat-twin is. Find out about the new definition of sporty motorcycling.

BMW Motorrad-s sportiest twin-cylinder is aiming for new best times. The new BMW R 1200 S boasts 90 kW (122 bhp) and a maximum torque of 112 Nm at 6,800 rpm. The BMW Motorrad Telelever and BMW Motorrad Paralever, combined with the exclusive Öhlins components, are extremely responsive, allowing optimal contact with the ground and transferring the power unerringly to the asphalt.

It is immediately apparent from the dynamic design of the R 1200 S that here is a machine for true sports bike fans. The EVO brake system ensures that deceleration is finely regulated, thanks to the large discs and four-piston brake callipers. The new two-channel ABS can be deactivated for use on the racetrack.

Just climb on and go for a sporty ride!

Fitness on wheels.

Motorcycling is sport. An unbeatable power-to-weight ratio, breathtaking acceleration and braking rates, feeling the dynamics of the bike against the wind with your whole body, the forward tilt of your torso, active control of the movement on two wheels: that-s what the sports motorcyclist loves. Going to the limits, collecting credits in a fair fight – maybe at a little club racing event or in a tough training session.

Does the word -curbs- mean anything to you? If so, be sure to read on, because this is all about the sports machines which don-t just work on the race track but before and after as well. After all, BMW Motorrad sports bikes are some of the safest machines around.

Find out for yourself!



Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke, one camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft

Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm

Capacity 1,170 cc

Rated output 90 kW (122 hp) at 8,250 rpm

Max. torque 112 Nm at 6,800 rpm

Compression ratio 12.5. 1

Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition

Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed Over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.3 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.6 l

Fuel type Unleaded premium, minimum octane rating 98 (RON), automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 95 (RON).

Electrical system

Alternator three-phase alternator 600 W

Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Drive Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Frame Three-section frame consisting of front, middle and rear sections, load bearing engine-gearbox unit

Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load adjustable, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel front / rear 110 mm / 120 mm

Wheelbase 1,487 mm

Castor 87 mm

Steering head angle 66

Wheels Cast aluminium

Rim, front 3.50 x 17

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Rim, rear 5.50 x 17 optional extra: 6.00 x 17)

Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17

Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,810 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 213 kg

1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume


Type. Air/oil-cooled, four-stroke two-cylinder

boxer engine, single camshaft and four

vents per cylinder, central balance shaft

Bore x stroke. 101 mm x 73 mm

Compression ratio. 12.5:1

Fuel / engine management. Electronic intake manifold injection/ BMS-K digital engine management system with overrun fuel cut-off, dual ignition

Catalytic converter. Regulated 3-way catalytic converter

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed. Over 200 km/h (124 mph)

Fuel type. Super unleaded, octane rating 98 (RON); by automatic knock control but can be operated up to minimum octane rating 95 (RON)


Gearbox. Synchromesh 6-speed gearbox with

helical gearing

Secondary drive. Cardan (shaft drive)

Chassis / brakes

consisting of front, middle and rear section, load-bearing engine

Front suspension. BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion

diameter 41 mm, central spring strut

Rear suspension. Die-cast aluminium single-sided

swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD spring strut (travel-dependent damping), adjustable spring preload continuously variable, rebound damping adjustable

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