BMW R1150GS

BMW R1150GS

The 1999 BMW R 1150 GS is the latest addition to BMW's adventure family, and has, at its heart, an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 1130cc, boxer twin cylinder powerhouse mated to a six-speed manual transmission that can produce a claimed 84.3 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque.

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Model year
1999
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Make
BMW
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Engine Power
84.3 HP (62 kW) @ 6800 rpm
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Top Speed
121.17 mph

Technical Specifications

Engine and transmission

  • Engine type:
    2 cylinders, 4-stroke, Boxer
  • Displacement:
    1130 cc (69.04 cubic inches)
  • Bore × stroke:
    3.98 inch × 2.78 inch (oversquare - shortstroke)
  • Cooling system:
    Oil/air cooled
  • Power:
    84.3 HP (62 kW) @ 6800 rpm
  • Torque:
    98 Nm (72.28 lb-ft) @ 5250 rpm
  • Throttle:
    Cable operated
  • Valve train:
    SOHC, variable
  • Valves per cylinder:
    4
  • Sparks per cylinder:
    1
  • Fuel supply system:
    Fuel injection
  • Ignition type:
    Digital CDI
  • Compression:
    10.3:1
  • Engine mounting:
    Longitudinal
  • Lubrication system:
    Wet sump
  • Gear box:
    Manual 5-speed
  • Clutch:
    Dry, single plate, hydraulic operated
  • Final drive:
    Shaft
  • Starter:
    Electric

Dimensions

  • Length:
    86.2 inch
  • Width:
    38.6 inch
  • Height:
    53.8 inch
  • Wheel base:
    59.4 inch
  • Seat height:
    33.1 inch (variable)
  • Curb weight:
    549 lbs
  • Dry weight:
    502.7 lbs

Chassis and suspension

  • Front
    Suspension:
    Telelever
    Suspension travel:
    7.48 inch
    Brake:
    Twin Disk, Ø12.6 inch
    Tire:
    110 / 80 R19
  • Rear
    Suspension:
    mono shock, Paralever
    Suspension travel:
    7.87 inch
    Brake:
    Disk, Ø10.87 inch
    Tire:
    150 / 70 R17
  • Frame type:
    composite, Backbone frame

Other

  • ABS available:
    Yes
  • Power-to-weight ratio:
    0.25 KW/lbs (4.02 lbs/HP)
  • Top speed:
    121.17 mph
  • Fuel capacity:
    5.81 gals
  • Number of riders:
    2 persons

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