BMW K1200S (2005 — 2009) review — Sports Tourers — Motorcycles — Visordown

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BMW K1200S (2005 —

Enter the K 1200 S, with its claimed power of 167bhp and gadgetry as electronic suspension. Not to the traditional BMW hideous paint

I was really looking forward to the new bike in Germany with its speed limits and neighbouring with its twisty Alpine To start, I select ‘comfort’ mode in the car park via the bar mounted and, despite a hefty of some odd looking sausages, I the rear spring preload in mode.

Out of the car park and I decide to it open in first gear to see if I can the 167bhp to either leave a black line or hoick the up. Disappointingly, not a lot happens. The bike forward but, rather the tyre shredding thrust I it feels stifled and although it reasonably good progress it is like the kick you get from a ZX-12R or even a Blackbird.

It almost feels restricted and is a slight pause between the being opened and the acceleration Being a BMW, it will all emissions tests until the resources of the world run out, so my thoughts are that this may be the of the slightly lacklustre motor.

The K S is in its natural territory on the Autobahn. The position is the perfect stretch to the bars, while the pegs are in just the right place to a real all-day riding with a deeply padded During the day’s riding, we around 300 miles and it never gets uncomfortable.

The new design screen means a slight dip of the shoulders is all that’s to get the full benefit of its protection windblast, while the clocks show all the necessities, including a indicator and fuel gauge. In the only thing that a down on the straight-line touring is a slight vibration from the at lower revs, but this off at higher rpm.

With the road ahead, I decide to the top speed and hold the throttle in top. Again, rather the rush of acceleration I expected, the BMW gently away and reaches an 160mph, with a bit to go. Considering the owners of this bike, I really feel the need to it any further. But those who did mention a unsteady feel at high close to the 175mph maximum.

But personally, I didn’t notice If you have the urge to test in the UK, you’ll be glad to know the are excellent.

At low revs the gearbox is especially going from into first where it with a thud. Again, smooths off at higher revs but it the slickest of gearboxes.

Off the Autobahn and twisty roads, I … the couple of bends with the still set in ‘comfort’ mode. The uneven roads soon the bike bouncing up and down on its so I select ‘sports’ mode. I to say I thought this whole suspension thing would out to be a bit of a gimmick, but it works really

BMW K1200S

The bounce disappears and the whole is transformed.

Considering it’s long, the BMW actually handles well. It doesn’t have the feeling and slight flop corners of a Hayabusa and feels and planted at angles up to knee-down. The are never in danger of touching despite being set at a comfortable position, and it is a fun machine on which to the twisty roads.

The engine to have quite a linear delivery and will pull top from as low as 2000rpm smoothly, if not fast, so gear changing is to a minimum. Unless you come to anything. I am surprised to find if you get caught behind a slow car, you often have to down a couple of gears to get drive from the engine. I it was meant to have 167bhp, it should be able to accelerate in top gear?

I reckon someone at BMW is telling and if it makes over 135bhp on a I will be amazed but that’s my opinion. A Hayabusa makes a 160bhp.

The servo assisted ABS are powerful, if lacking in feel, and bring the bike to a halt. But I can’t quite get on with the My main gripe, apart the lack of feel, is that the ABS kicks in it simply lets go of the which is really unnerving.

Hit a bump and where normally the may chirrup slightly, the ABS has a panic releases the brakes and causes you to braking. I am assured this is you get used to with time, and the is to simply not let go of the lever, but it still me when the brakes feel they suddenly stop

BMW K1200S
BMW K1200S

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