1998 BMW R 1200 C

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The 1998 BMW R 1200 C motorcycle was made in Germany. It featured an oil/air-cooled, opposed twin cylinder four stroke engine. The ignition was by Bosch Motronic electronic. The engine was rated at 61 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m. The engine displacement was 1170cc based upon a bore and stroke of 101 X 73mm. Fuel was supplied via Bosch Motronic fuel injection. Getting the power to the ground was by a five speed transmission that was shaft driven. The suspension featured front telelever fork with central shock and a rear single shock. Stopping was by front twin discs and rear single disc. The motorcycle weighed in at 540 pounds. Top speed for the bike was 125 m.p.h.

According to the museum's fact sheet "This machine was BMW's first venture to capture a share of the Cruiser market, and the R1200C is unique in that it is not a Harley clone. The motor is de-tuned to produce low and mid-rnage torque at the expense of high horsepwer figures and maximum speeds. The advanced features other current models, such as the unique front suspension and ABS are retained. This was a radical styling departure for BMW, and the bike topped their sales charts."

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