BMW to launch R 1200 GS, S 1000 RR & bigger K series bikes in India

Posted by on Nov 03, 2010 | Leave a Comment

German car maker BMW confirmed its Bike launch by December, 2010 in India. In Indian market, BMW introduce its finest range of motorcycles, which include models like R 1200 GS, S 1000 RR & bigger K series bikes with 4-cylinder engines to be priced from Rs 18 lacks onwards. BMW has revealed all details and photographs of its 2010 R1200 GS and the R1200 Adventure. BMW will manufacture these bikes at its Berlin facility and they will be imported to India as completely built units.

The company said in statement, “BMW Motorrad starts its sales activities in the Indian motorcycle market with two official importers as of December, 2010.”

The firm’s motorcycle project is known internationally as BMW Motorrad and it will first sell its products at three outlets in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. Deutsche Motoren and Navnit Motors are the two official importers though which BMW Motorrad’s superbikes will be imported into the country.

General Director Hendrik von Kuenheim of BMW Motorrad said: “The BMW Group has already established itself very successfully in India with a local BMW automobile production and a sales network for BMW Group automobiles. Now the market for premium motorcycles is beginning to develop too.”

He added that, “We are confident our motorcycles will swiftly become established in timely preparation for the growing market.”

The 2010 GS can be renowned from its previous models from the black colored intake manifolds and magnesium colored cylinder head covers which have two in its place of four bolts previous.

The “Enduro” category has BMW G 450 X, F650 GS, F 800 GS and R 1200 GS. The “Tour” section is made up of BMW F 800 ST, R 1200 RT and 1300 GT.

The “Urban” section swanks of motorcycles such as BMW F800R, R 1200 R, K 1300 R; and the “Sports” division features BMW S 1000 RR and BMW K 1300 S.

India is likely to get first R 1200 GS (Enduro segment) and S 1000 RR (Sports segment). Below are listed the technical specifications of both these motorcycles.

After the mid-90s, this is the second time that BMW has firmed up plans to enter the country’s motorcycle segment.

It had previously deliberated to enter the Indian two-wheeler market in partnership with Munjals-promoted Hero Motors with the launch of a mid-sized single cylinder motorcycle. However, despite a positive market study, the project was shelved due to the small size of the Indian market for superbikes at the time.

Many global manufacturers have come to India during recent years with their high-end motorcycles. Ducati, Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha have all launched superbikes, the prices of which run into several million rupees.

The main features of the 2010 BMW R 1200 GS at a glance:

  • New, even more dynamic drivetrain now with two overhead camshafts per cylinder and valves in radial arrangement.
  • New additional headlight in LED technology for the R 1200 GS accessory.
  • Optional extras and accessories tailored to the model with BMW’s usual high level of quality.
  • Color variations of the R 1200 GS: Alpine White non-metallic, Magma Red non-metallic, Ostra Greymatt metallic, Sapphire Black metallic.
  • Increase in engine output by 5 per cent to 110 hp at 7,750 rpm and maximum torque to 88 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm.
  • Electronically controlled exhaust flap for an antagonistic muscular sound.
  • Increase in maximum engine speed from 8,000 to 8,500 rpm offers a wider range of useful engine speed.

Specifications of BMW R 1200 GS:

Engine type: 2 cylinders, 4-stroke, Boxer
Displacement: 1170cc (71.49 cubic inches)
Bore × stroke: 101 mm × 73 mm (oversquare – shortstroke)
Cooling system: Oil/air cooled
Power: 100.61 HP (74 kW) @ 7000 rpm
Torque: 115 Nm (11.73 kg-m) @ 5500 rpm
Throttle: Cable operated
Valve train: SOHC, variable
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel and ignition
Sparks per cylinder: 2
Fuel supply system: Fuel injection
Ignition type: Digital CDI
Compression: 11:1
Engine mounting: Longitudinal
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Gear box: Manual 6-speed
Clutch: Dry, single plate, hydraulic operated
Final drive: Shaft
Starter: Electric
Physical measures
Length: 2250 mm
Width: 955 mm
Height: 1470 mm
Wheel base: 1511 mm
Seat height: 895 mm (variable)
Curb weight: 256 kg
Dry weight: 223 kg
Chassis and suspension
Frame type: steel, Backbone frame
Suspension: Telelever
Suspension travel: 210 mm
Fork angle: 64°
Brake: Twin Disk, Ø305 mm
Tire: 110 / 80 R19 R
Suspension: mono shock, Paralever
Suspension travel: 220 mm
Brake: Disk, Ø265 mm
Tire: 150 / 70 R17 R
ABS available: Yes
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.29 HP/kg (3.46 kg/HP)
Fuel capacity: 33 l
Number of riders: 2 persons

The main features of S 1000 RR:

DTC – transparent traction control you can rely on

This active feature responds reliably and powerfully to speed, lean angle, and operating mode. It was specifically designed to be as effective on the road as it is on the racetrack.

Radially mounted Brembo brake callipers

This is how today’s superbikes slow down. Not only do break disks mounted directly on the wheel rims look good, but they also reduce unsprung mass.

A design that doesn’t just look good

Intelligently located slits behind the fairing minimize turbulence to let the rider to maintain a relaxed head position, finest air-flow around rider and bike ensures stability at top speed, while efficient flow-through makes for maximum cooling. United with abundance of eye-catching design features – that’s the way to do it.

Specifications of BMW S 1000 RR:

Engine type: 4 cylinders, 4-stroke, Inline
Displacement: 999cc(61.04cubic inches)
Bore × stroke: 80mm × 49.7mm(oversquare – shortstroke)
Cooling system: Water cooled
Power: 193.07HP(142 kW)@ 13000rpm
Torque: 112Nm(11.42 kg-m)@ 9750rpm
Throttle: Cable operated
Valve train: DOHC, variable
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel and ignition
Sparks per cylinder: 1
Fuel supply system: Fuel injection
Ignition type: Digital CDI
Engine mounting: Transverse
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Gear box: Manual 6-speed
Clutch: Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
Final drive: Chain
Starter: Electric
Curb weight: 204kg
Dry weight: 183kg
Chassis and suspension
Frame type: aluminium, twin spar
Suspension: Cartridge – upside-down
Brake: Twin Disk
Tire: 120 / 70 R17 ZR
Suspension: mono shock, Swingarm
Brake: Disk
Tire: 190 / 50 R17 ZR
ABS available: No
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.70HP/kg(1.44kg/HP)
Number of riders: 2persons

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