Superbike BMW Motorrad K1200S
On 25 September 2004, BMW globally launched a radically redesigned K Series motorcycle, the K1200S, containing an all new in-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine featuring 123 kW (165 hp). The K1200S was primarily designed as a Super Sport motorcycle, albeit larger and heavier than the closest Japanese competitors. Shortly after the launch of the K1200S, problems were discovered with the new power plant leading to a recall until the beginning of 2005, when corrective changes were put in place. Recently, a K1200S set a land speed record for production bikes in its class at the Bonneville Salt Flats, exceeding 174 mph (280 km/h).
In the years after the launch of K1200S, BMW has also launched the K1200R naked roadster, and the K1200GT sport tourer, which started to appear in dealer showrooms in spring (March-June) 2006. All three new K-Series motorcycles are based on the new in-line four-cylinder engine, with slightly varying degrees of power. In 2007, BMW added the K1200R Sport, a semi-faired sport touring version of the K1200R.
In October 2008, BMW launched three new 1300 cc K-series models: the K1300R, K1300S and K1300GT.The K1300 models feature increased in engine capacity of 136 cc, an increase in power to 175 hp (130 kW) and a new Exhaust system.
BMW K1200R "Respect" advertisement
Great movie to market the BMW K1200R motorcycle using a controversial ad
campaign - includes kidnapping, missionary position and others, all in a
bike advert! This one changed the game for BMW's staid image.
A Man, A Motorcycle & A Mission: The Downshift Episode 18
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Jade's first time riding a street bike - Kawasaki Ninja 300
Jade's first attempt at riding my new Ninja 300 (only 500 miles on it at
the time). She has never ridden a motorcycle before, only a dirt bike for
a few minutes. She also has a quad, so she understands shifting and clutch
control, but this is her first experience on an actual motorcycle. Don't
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