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.
2009 Sport-Touring Motorcycle Shootout - BMW vs Honda vs Kawasaki vs Yamaha
BMW K1300GT vs. Honda ST1300 vs. Kawasaki Concours 14 vs. Yamaha FJR1300A
We made the trek to Laguna Seca for the US Grand Prix, and what better way to make that trip than with BMW's new K1300GT, Honda's ST1300, Kawasaki's Concours 14 and Yamaha's FJR1300A as our steeds? See how the four sport tourer compare on our journey.
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BMWs K1300GT, Hondas ST1300, Kawasakis Concours 14 and Yamahas FJR1300A were our steeds. As you can see, we couldve called this a 1300cc sport-touring battle, but the Connie goes one up on the other three with its ZX-14-based inline Four.
Is using a mill based on a land rocket like the mighty ZX cheating? You may be surprised how it fared against the new K bike.
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Superbike BMW Motorrad R1200ST Commercial
Superbike BMW Motorrad R1200ST
In 2004, bikes with the opposed-twin cylinder "boxer" engine were also revamped. The new boxer displacement is just under 1200 cc, and is affectionately referred to a "hexhead" because of the shape of the cylinder cover. The motor itself is more powerful, and all of the motorcycles that use it are lighter.
The first motorcycle to be launched with this updated engine was the R1200GS dual-purpose motorcycle. The R1200RT tourer and R1200ST sports tourer followed shortly behind. BMW then introduced the 175 kg 105 kW (141 hp) HP2 Enduro, and the 223 kg 100 hp (75 kW) R1200GS Adventure, each specifically targeting the off-road and adventure-touring motorcycle segment, respectively. In 2007, the HP2 Enduro was joined by the road-biased HP2 Megamoto fitted with smaller alloy wheels and street tyres.
In 2006, BMW launched the R1200S, which is rated at 90 kW (121 hp) @ 8250 rpm. In April 2007, BMW announced its return to competitive road racing, entering a factory team with a "Sport Boxer" version of the R1200S to four 24-hour endurance races. A street version of the R1200 S Sport Boxer is expected in 2008, rated at 144 hp (107 kW), and weighing 195 kg fully fuelled.