BMW R1200CL: review, history, specs

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BMW R1200CL
Manufacturer
BMW
Also called R1200 Classic, R 1200 Classic, R 1200 CL
Production 2001 - 2006
Class Touring
Engine
air-cooled, four-stroke, 1170cc, boxer twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 101.6mm x 101.6mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Top Speed 103 mph (165 km/h)
Horsepower 61.02 HP (45.5 KW) @ 5000RPM
Torque 72.28 ft/lbs (98.0 Nm) @ 3000RPM
Spark Plug NGK BKR7E
Battery YUASA 51913
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual

Final Drive: shaft

Clutch: dry, single plate, hydraulic
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension Front: BMW Motorrad Telelever
Rear: BMW Motorrad Monolever
Brakes Front: dual 305mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear: single 285mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 170/80-15
Wheelbase 64.61 inches (1641 mm)
Length 95.12 inches (2416 mm)
Width 42.28 inches (1074 mm)
Height 56.5 inches (1435 mm)
Seat Height 29.29 inches (744 mm)
Weight 634.93 pounds (288.0 Kg) (dry), 289.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 4.62 Gallon (17.50 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 5.10 liters/100 km (19.6 km/l or 46.12 mpg)
Related BMW R1200C
Manuals Service Manual


The BMW R 1200 CL was a air-cooled, four-stroke, 1170cc, boxer twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Touring motorcycle produced by BMW between 2001 and 2006. It could reach a top speed of 103 mph (165 km/h). Max torque was 72.28 ft/lbs (98.0 Nm) @ 3000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 61.02 HP (45.5 KW) @ 5000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a oil & air cooled air-cooled, four-stroke, 1170cc, boxer twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder. A 101.6mm bore x 101.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1170.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, single plate, hydraulic.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90-18 front tire and a 170/80-15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual 305mm discs, 4-piston calipers in the front and a single 285mm disc, 2-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a BMW Motorrad Telelever while the rear was equipped with a BMW Motorrad Monolever. The R 1200 CL was fitted with a 4.62 Gallon (17.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 634.93 pounds (288.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 64.61 inches (1641 mm) long.

2003 BMW R 1200 CL[edit]

The 2003 MY BMW R 1200 CL has, at its heart, an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 1170cc, boxer twin cylinder powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission that can produce a claimed 61 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque.

This machine, although based on the R 1200 C, is intended for touring riders, and has had almost all of its components redesigned for higher comfort levels and ease-of-use. It comes with side panniers, a dual seat, rider and passenger backrests, a rear trunk, large fenders, a half-fairing, a large windscreen, die-cast aluminum wheels and an analogue instrumentation panel with an LCD screen.


2004 BMW R 1200 CL[edit]

2004 BMW R 1200 CL

The 2004 MY BMW R 1200 CL comes with features such as side panniers, a dual seat, rider and passenger backrests, a rear trunk, large fenders, a half-fairing, a large windscreen, die-cast aluminum wheels and an analogue instrumentation panel with an LCD screen. This machine also boasts classic cruiser design features with the comfort one expects from a 21st century machine.

In the engine department, it sports an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 1170cc, boxer two cylinder powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission and can reach a maximum power output of 61 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque.


2005 BMW R 1200 CL[edit]

The House of Munich have taken the R 1200 C and fitted with the latest technologies and parts in terms of comfort and long-haul capabilities, to make the 2005 MY BMW R 1200 CL. It boasts a maximum power output of 61 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque from its air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 1170cc, boxer twin cylinder powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a shaft final drive.

Standard fittings for this machine include side panniers, a dual seat, rider and passenger backrests, a rear trunk, large fenders, a half-fairing, a large windscreen, die-cast aluminum wheels and an analogue instrumentation panel with an LCD screen.


2006 BMW R 1200 CL[edit]

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If you are on the market for a touring BMW but want an alternative from the usual machines designed by the German engineers, then the 2006 MY BMW R 1200 CL may be the right choice for you. It comes with features such as side panniers, a dual seat, rider and passenger backrests, a rear trunk, large fenders, a half-fairing, a large windscreen, die-cast aluminum wheels and an analogue instrumentation panel with an LCD screen.

In the engine department it comes equipped with an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 1170cc, boxer two cylinder powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a shaft final drive that can produce a claimed 61 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque.


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