BMW R 1200 C (2003-2004) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Custom/Cruiser
Production years: 2003, 2004

BMW R 1200 C 2003-2004 4 Photos
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The BMW R 1200 C was a cruiser-styled motorcycle made by BMW from 1997 to 2004. It was made in over 40,200 units, including a smaller displacement model under the R 850C designation, produced from 1997 to 2000.

In addition to the standard version, the maker introduced several variations with different features and designations, such as the Classic, Avangarde, Independent, Montauk, Troica, R 1200 CL, and R 1200 CLC.

In 2003, six years after its introduction, the German motorcycle manufacturer launched the BMW R 1200 C, a cruiser-styled motorcycle created by the House of Munich as a competitor to the American cruiser maker, Harley-Davidson.

Since its last revision in 2000, the bike remained unchanged until 2004, when it received its final revision.

When the R 1200 C was dropped from production, Dr. Herbert Diess, the President of BMW then, said that the bike was dropped from production due to its 1,170cc boxer engine not fulfilling current market tastes and not having another engine for further development.

In the visual department, the bike was fitted with standard features, such as a round headlight upfront, a pulled-back handlebar, a two-piece dual seat with the passenger seat foldable into a rider backrest, a dual exhaust system with a silencer on each side, and wire-spoke wheels.

As for power, the 2003 BMW R 1200 C had its soul brought to life by a 1,170cc four-stroke air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine that delivered 61 hp at 5,000 rpm and 98 Nm (72 lb-ft) torque at 3,000 rpm.

BMW R 1200 C 2003-2004

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engine specs
Type:air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, boxer two cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement:1170 cm3
Bore X Stroke:4.0x2.9 in OR 102 mm
Compression Ratio:10.0:1
Horsepower:61/5000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:72/3000 lb-ft/RPM OR 98/3000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:EFI
transmission specs
Gearbox:5-speed, manual
Clutch:dry, single plate, hydraulic
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:Shaft
chassis specs
Frame:three section composite frame
Front Suspension:BMW Motorrad Telelever
Rear Suspension:BMW Motorrad Monolever
Front Brake:dual 305mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake:single 285mm disc, 2-piston caliper
dimension specs
Overall Length:92.1 in OR 2339 mm
Overall Width:41.3 in OR 1049 mm
Seat Height:29.1 in OR 739 mm
Wheelbase:65 in OR 1651 mm
Ground Clearance:6.8 in OR 173 mm
Weight:520 lbs OR 236 kg
Fuel Capacity:4.5 gallons OR 17.0 L
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