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2005 BMW K1200S Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2005 BMW K1200S 2005 BMW K1200S

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The K1200S features state-of-the-art engine efficiency and low emissions to meet strict EU environmental standards.
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The EVO Paralever rear suspension works with the Duolever front suspension to deliver a smooth ride and some seriously sporty handling.
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Delivering 142.5 horsepower at the rear wheel, the K1200S is the most powerful motorcycle BMW has ever built.
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The 16-valve 4-cylinder engine was derived from BMW's Formula One technology gives the K1200S a lot of muscle on the road.
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The K1200S can adapt to changing road conditions with the push of a button, thanks to the Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA).
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The K1200S features a partially integral braking system, where the brake lever distributes braking force between both front and rear wheels, while the foot brake activates only the rear wheel.
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The K1200S provides the rider with protection and comfort with its full fairing and screen.
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Ken gives the K1200S a thumbs-up during the photo shoot.
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The K1200S combines the power and speed of a sportbike with a comfortable riding position.
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The K1200S posted some impressive numbers on Hansens dyno. 142 horsepower and almost 83 lb. ft. of torque feels as good in reality as it looks on paper.
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The exposed version of the K1200S.
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Take a peek at the informative dash of the BMW K1200S.
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Here's a look at the vital internals of the K1200S motor and tranny. 16 valves, DOHC actuating rocker-arms - four high-compression pistons and a slick 6-speed gearbox.
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The slick turnsignals integrated into the mirrors really cleans the bike up. The mirrors work very well too.
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The low-maintenance enclosed shaft drive of the EVO Paralever rearend in the K1200S is just one hi-tech piece of the big picture.
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The BMW Motorrad Duolever front end is an absolute gem. Plus, the EVO braking system has enough power to slow a frieght train down. Good thing too.
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The bars are pretty high and the front cowling/windscreen combo does a decent job a keeping the rider safe from the elements.
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Check out the sculpted recesses in the tank that allow for a full range of movement with the bars and a thin feeling between your legs. Hey, get your mind out of the gutter, pal.
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The massive headlamp sheds some serious light on any situation.
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Passenger accomodations are top shelf as well. Thick seat, formed grab rails and the rear pegs aren't too terribly high.
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Even Ken can touch flat-footed on the K1200S thanks to the easy to reach rider step length.
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Notice how the reflection in the mirror is clear in the picture. Yeah, its that smooth.
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The K1200S is super-stable, thanks in part to the long wheelbase and fairly agile, despite the long wheelbase.
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Approaching the horizon the K1200S looks like any other bike. Until you get a closer look. But you better have a fast ride because this beast flat hauls ass.
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The K1200S carves up asphalt like Hannibal does brains. It's crazy!
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The big exhaust can has amazing ground clearance, and it helps the K exceed the EU2 environmental standards.
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If you ever see this dude with the glasses - beware. He rearended RRW's Steve Atlas (In the blue) - No, not that way silly. He rammed him... with a K1200S. Scary.
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Coming at 'cha. The K1200S is a thrill to ride. Sure, there's plenty of badder bikes out there but this one has class.
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The lines of the K1200S are smooth and flowing. Check out how cool that Paralever rearend looks in motion.
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Check out the wheelbase on the K1200S. 61" from axle to axle: Do you need a long-load permit when crossing the county line on this bad boy?
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Even when you're on the brakes, as Ken is in this picture, the Duolever front end resists diving. Very cool.
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Although the K1200S proved difficult to classify, combing elements of both sport and touring bikes, it was an excellent ride.