BMW R1200CL - Reviews
It even has a plush rear seat for a very comfortable ride for a passenger. The front seat is one of BMW’s lower seats at 29.5 inches. It is also narrower in the front, allowing the rider’s feet to go straight to the ground.
It comes with Integral Pannier Cases and a top case that is detachable.
While the BMW R1200CL has a new handlebar-mounted faring, the floorboards and other cruiser amenities, it still has the Telelever front suspension and the familiar boxer twin engine. BMW opted from the Monolever rear suspension on this model.
The ail/oil-cooled overhead valve engine has four valves for each of the two cyliners and cranks out 61bhp at 5,000 rpm and 71 foot pounds of torque at 3,000 rpm. The power is transferred to the road via a six-speed transmission and an encased driveshaft.
The brake system includes BMW’s EVO full integral ABS system. The front brakes provide stopping power with two four-piston fixed calipers and 12-inch dual floating rotors. The rear brakes help out with a single four-pison caliper and an 11.2-inch single floating rotor.
Additional equipment such as heated seats, high windshield and an anti-theft alarm can be purchased for the BMW R1200CL and some used models may come with these things as standard.
Comparison bikes are the Harley-Davidson FLTR Road Glide, Harely’s Electra Glide and T-Sport, Kawasaki’s Vulcan 1500 Nomad and Yamaha’s Royal Star Venture.