BMW R1200C - Reviews
If you like to cruise in style, this is the bike for you – it has a laid back cruiser stance, but shows off technical sophistication that BMW has become known for. The seat and handgrips are leather, and the passenger seat folds up as a backrest.
The torquey boxer engine is backed by a five-speed transmission. It gives up 61hp at 5,000 rpm and 71 foot pounds of torque at 3,000 rpm. Even though this bike is only a five-speed, that is all you need. The first three gears have a shorter ratio, and the fifth gear has a longer overdrive ratio.
The front of the bike uses BMW’s Telelever suspension and is cast aluminum – the unit includes air passages to help cool dual oil-coolers. The rear has anti-lock rear brakes, but no Paralever suspension like BMW’s other bikes.
This bike want back to the Monolever suspension, giving the bike its look – and giving the designer more flexibility than a two-shock system would offer. Even without the Paralever system in the rear, the bike is still steady in high speed curves and gives a comfortable ride.