BMW Motorcycles
  K 1200 RS 1997
Engine      
Configuration Flat inline 4 cylinder, four valves per cylinder, liquid cooled Lubrication
Bore & Stroke 70.5 mm x 75 mm  Ignition Central electronic blackbox with Motronic and automatic choke
Capacity 1171 ccm  Charging system 12V 60 A, 720 W 
12V/19 Ah battery
Compression Ratio 11.5 : 1 Starter Electric
Maximum Power 93 DIN kW/130 hp @ 8,750 rpm (72 DIN kW/98 hp @ 8,750 rpm*)  Transmission Gear driven primary drive 
Palloid bevel gears 
Paralever, 2.75: 1 
Maximum Torque 117 Nm/86 ft. lbs. @ 6,750 rpm (118 Nm/87 ft. lbs. @ 5,500 RPM*) 
118 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
Gearbox 1st - 2.045 
2nd - 1.600 
3rd - 1.267 
4th - 1.038 
5th - 0.900 
6th - 0.800 
Primary - 1.889
Cam Timing intake opens 3 degrees BTDC 
intake closes 27 degrees ABDC 
exhaust opens 31 degrees BBDC 
exhaust closes 1 degree BTDC 
Valves: 8 x 26.5 mm intake / 8 x 23 mm exhaust
Clutch

Cooling

Dry clutch 

Water cooled by twin radiators / oil cooled by 1 radiator 

Fuel Bosch Motronic MA 2.4 with coasting cut-off Exhaust Three-way computer-controlled dual converter with oxygen sensor
Chassis      
Frame Cast aluminum frame, engine with vibration isolation Wheels Alloy wheels with 5 double-spoke design; 3.50 x 17 MT-H2 front, 5.00 x 17 MT-H2 rear.
Dimensions 
Weight: 285 kg [628 lbs.] wet
Wheelbase:  1549 mm
Length: 2250 mm
Seat Height: 770 mm / 800 mm [30.3 in./ 31.4 in] 
Ground Clearance:  130mm
 
Tyres 120/70 ZR 17 
170/60 ZR 17 
Front Suspension BMW Telelever with leading link supported centrally in the frame. 115 mm travel,  35 mm fixed tube diameter . Brakes Front: 
Dual Brembo 4-piston calipers with angular-wear compensation and 305mm stainless steel floating brake discs. 
Rear: 285 mm disc 
ABS II
Rear suspension Gas shock absorber with adjustable rebound and mechanical spring preload adjustment. 
BMW Paralever with new swingarm and kinematic progression. 115mm travel.
Fuel Capacity 21 litres incl. 4 l reserve (5.5 US gal., incl. 1 gal. reserve) 
Colours   Standard Features
Performance      
Top Speed 245 km/h [152 mph] (225 km/h [140 mph]*) Fuel Economy 5.8 litres per 100 km at 120 kph  (40.5 mpg)
Acceleration 0-100 kph 3.7 (4.1*) seconds BMW Gallery
* Some markets have reduced power specs.

 Figures quoted are based on BMW brochures and US market specifications
There is some variation evident.


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