The BMW K1200GT is a sport-touringmotorcycle made by BMW. The second-generation K1200GT, introduced in 2006, uses essentially the same inline-4 engine as the BMW K1200S sportbike, which held the world speed record in 2005 for its class at 279.33 km/h (173.57 mph),
and the K1200R. The new model is lighter and more powerful than the first-generation K1200GT, which was introduced in 2003.
The K1200GT's standard equipment includes an adjustable seat and handlebars, integral ABS, panniers, and electronically adjustable screen. Available options include: electronic suspension adjustment (ESA), xenon light, onboard computer including oil level warning, automatic stability control (ASC), heated seat, heated hand grips, tire pressure monitoring (TPM), cruise control and anti-theft alarm.
In late 2008, the K1200GT was replaced by the K1300GT, which had a 136 cc (8.3 cu in) larger displacement engine producing 175 bhp (130 kW) and 103 lb⋅ft (140 N⋅m) of torque at the crankshaft.Cycle World tested the K1300GT at 105.2 kW (141.1 hp) and 86.0 lb⋅ft (116.6 N⋅m) torque at the rear wheel. The new bike also has improved optional ESA-II[clarification needed] electronic suspension adjustment, a conventional single indicator switch and concealed crash bars.
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