2005 BMW K Review


The BMW 2005 K series consist of a lineup of high-performance sport, sport-touring, and standard motorbikes. The K 1200 R is the standard motorbike in the series, the K 1200 S and K 1200 RS are sport motorbikes, and the K 1200 GT and the K 1200 LT are sport touring motorbikes. The price range for these BMW motorbikes is from around $14,300 for the 2005 K 1200 R standard model up to around $19,950 for the K 1200 LT sport-touring model. The engines for these motorbikes are liquid-cooled and have four valves per cylinder.

The 2005 BMW K 1200 RS and the K 1200 GT both have engines that produce around 130 horsepower (hp) at 8,750 RPM and 85 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque at 6,750 RPM. The K 1200 S produces around167 hp and 96 lb-ft of torque, and the K 1200 R produces around 163 hp at 10,250 RPM and 93.6 lb-ft of torque at 8,250 RPM. The sport-touring K 1200 LT model has an engine that produces around 116 hp at 8,000 RPM and 86 lb-ft of torque at 5,250 RPM. Premium gas is recommended for all the 2005 BMW K series of motorbikes.

The wheels, frame, and rear suspension of the BMW K 1200 motorbikes are all made of aluminum. The K 1200 R and K 1200 S motorbikes are around 7.3 feet long and 33.7 inches wide. The top speed for the 2005 BMW K 1200 R is around 136 miles per hour, and the top speed for the 2005 K 1200 S is around 124.3 miles per hour. The K 1200 RS and K 1200 GT are around 7.38 feet long, 33.5 inches wide, and have around 4.9 inches of ground clearance. All of the 2005 BMW K 1200 motorbikes come equipped with a one-piece vinyl seat that is designed to hold two riders.

The 2005 BMW K 1200 motorbikes come with foot pegs for both riders as well. The dashboard comes equipped with digital instrumentation, a standard speedometer, a trip odometer, and a tachometer. The 2005 K 1200 motorbikes also have standard features like the engine immobilizer, a power outlet, and adjustable levers. These 2005 BMW K series bikes also have a low windshield and lockable storage available. The K 1200 RS also comes equipped with fork guards, hand guards, a spoiler, upper and lower fairing, and exterior covers.

The K 1200 RS models also have additional features like a height-adjustable windshield, heated hand grips, cruise control, adjustable handlebars and levers, and side storage mounts. The 2005 K 1200 GT has other additional features including a rear rack, storage on both sides, and a compartment under the seat. The K 1200 LT sport-touring model has the most features, and is around 8.2 feet long, 42.5 inches wide, and has around 3.5 inches of ground clearance.

New For 2005

  • Most of models of the BMW K motorbikes were carryover for 2005. The 1200 LT model was upgraded for 2005, and the 1200 S was new for 2005.
  • New paint finishes
  • New two-section headlamp
  • Info-Flat-Screen added
  • The instrument panel included for 2005
  • A new electro-hydraulic design for center stand

2005 BMW K Specs

  • Models: 2005 BMW K 1200 R,K 1200 S, K 1200 RS, K 1200 GT, K 1200 LT
  • Engine Type: 1157 cc, 1171 cc, 1172 cc four-stroke four-cylinder horizontal in-line, longitudinal in-line
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.11 x 3.32 inches, 2.78 x 2.96 inches, 2.78 x 2.95
  • Compression ratio: 13:0:1, 11:5:1, 10:8:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Fuel Injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: six-speed manual, five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 5 gallons, 5.4 gallons and one gallon reserve, 6.2 gallons and one gallon reserve
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Girder, Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 62.2 inches, 61 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 32.2 inches, 30.3 inches, 31.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 565 pounds, 628 pounds, 661 pounds, 835 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 ZR17, 120/70 ZR17
  • Tires (Rear): 180/55 ZR17, 160/70 ZR17


  • The 2005 BMW K lineup is available in Sun Yellow/Dark Slate Matte Metallic, White Aluminum Metallic/Dark Slate Matte Metallic and Dark Graphite Metallic/White Aluminum
  • Sports Windscreen
  • Standard Tank Bag
  • Locks
  • Lower Seat
  • Luggage Rack
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Mud Flap
  • Special Tank Bag For Nav Installation
  • Sports Pannier LH
  • ABS Removal
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Center Stand
  • Sports Soft bag 51 Liter
  • Sports Pannier Mounting Bracket
  • Sports Pannier RH
  • Sports Screen Mount
  • Sports Soft bag 19 Liter

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