BMW R 1200 ST

The 1200 ST was the bike of choice to do the annual Joburg to Durban Run on... what a pleasure!

the ST seemed to attract these two female beach-bums who couldn't keep their hands off... the bike.

don't you think these two look similar... riding the ST made me feel like a great white... again!


Test coming soon...



Max output kW/bhp: 81/110 at 7,500 rpm
Max torque Nm/lb-ft: 115/85 at 6,000 rpm
Configuration Flat-twin
No of cylinders 2
Compression ratio/fuel grade 12.1/premium
Valves per cylinder 4
Fuel supply BMS-K
Alternator W 720
Battery V/Ah: 12V/14Ah maintenance-free
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch, diameter 180 mm
Gearbox Six-speed manual
Final drive Driveshaft
Type of frame Tubular spaceframe, engine load-bearing
Front suspension BMW Telelever
Rear suspension BMW Paralever
Suspension, front/rear 160/175 mm
Wheelbase 1,502 mm
Brakes Front: Double disc brake, diameter 320 mm
  Rear: Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm
  Optional BMW Integral ABS (partly integral)
Wheels Cast aluminium
  Front: 3.5 x 17
  Rear: 5.5 x 17
Tyres Front: 120/70 ZR17
  Rear: 180/55 ZR17
Length, overall 2,165 mm
Width, overall, with mirrors 890 mm
Seat height 830/810 mm
Weight, unladen and with full tank 229 kg
Fuel tank 21 liters
Fuel consumption 3.7 ltr/100 km @ 90 km/h
5.1 ltr/100 km @ 120 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h in 3.1 sec.
Standing-start km in 22.5 sec.
Top speed 250 kph


Bike supplied courtesy of Bavarian Motorcycles in Pretoria. Tel: 012 323 4865/6