BMW R 1200 ST 2007

Nobody expected him. It wasn’t planned for so soon, but it will arrive soon: the new BMW R 1200 ST. Announced as the replacement of the R 1150 RS, it will be the route lieutenant of the flagship R 1200 RT, presented at the same time as it. Both sporty and road model, the ST has a featherweight of around 230 kg with full fuel. The general appearance is slimmer, more dynamic, with the exception of the enormous optical unit. Frankly, that breaks the line, but the efficiency of the lighting must be impressive. It will also be powered by the new twin 1170 cm3 developing in this configuration the power of 110 hp. The protection will not be as important as on the R 1200 RT, BM having wanted it more sporty in its definition. Telelever suspension at the front and new Paralever at the rear, more torque and power, lightness, the ST could conquer the public that the 1150 RS did not find. Its chic and sporty appearance and its price (more affordable than the RT) will make it a team-mate of choice for the new R 1200 RT.
It is not for nothing that this new BM is called ST – the abbreviation of Sport Tourisme. It is undeniable that this machine exudes a feeling that inevitably tends towards fun, fast and playful driving. The tourism trend is more subtle. These are the attributes of the BM philosophy that underline it, such as the screen, the handlebars and the manually adjustable saddle. The ergonomic research combined with the technical and stylistic audacity of the Bavarian manufacturer will make this R 1200 ST one of the most interesting models of the range..

As always with Münich, the list of options allows you to make a motorcycle "à la carte" ; as long as you are ready to inflate the check. For those interested, take a look at the R 1200 RT – the options are pretty much the same.

It only takes a few minutes to adapt the ergonomics of the ST to its morphology. As the road ahead is long, we might as well plan the GT configuration right away. A few back and forth in BTR to release the half-handlebars and adjust them, a wave of the hand to pull the bubble and wedge it at the highest … We can go. Hhhmmm, the seat is a bit high. It will work out right away: a small piece of metal to move under the saddle and the callipyge goes down 20 mm.

It only takes a few minutes to adapt the ergonomics of the ST to its morphology. As the road ahead is long, we might as well plan the GT configuration right away. A few back and forth in BTR to release the half-handlebars and adjust them, a wave of the hand to pull the bubble and wedge it at the highest … We can go. Hhhmmm, the seat is a bit high. It will work out right away: a small piece of metal to move under the saddle and the callipyge goes down 20 mm.

The horizon is not so distant when the 1200 ST rushes there. The only concern that can be encountered is the radar scarecrow which attracts the same sympathy as the flagship of this BM. Between 2 terminals to blow the license, it is tempting to take advantage of the health of the twin. Its vitality is exciting once above 4,000 rpm. Speeding well over 200 km / h, the R 1200 ST shows excellent handling coupled with very serious brakes. Very stable, not plunging under braking thanks to the Telelever, the Münichoise combines the road qualities, even well equipped and loaded.
A bit like the VFR, the Béhème lends itself readily to a good winding on winding course. Pleasant to drive, the ST manages to make its face forget "shifted".

Maybe it’s an identity problem, but recent soprt-GTs seem to have a hard time finding each other. The VFR V-tec and the Futura pay the price for their daring and angular design, the Sprint ST 1050 displays a clear sport trend … it’s not easy to have your ass between two chairs. And it is not certain that a frank and strange aesthetic originality brings success to the R 1200 ST. It is however a very good machine, which seduces by its behavior. Do you remember that girl in college, not very pretty?!? She was a great friend, but no one wanted to date her. Wrongly…?

M.B
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    Performances

    Max speed:
    230 km / h

  • Acceleration
    0 to 100: 3.50 s
  • Consumption
    medium: 3.70 l

The technical aspect

BMW R 1200 ST 2007

  • Frame
  • Tank: 21 liters
  • Width: 890 mm
  • Height: 1220 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,502 mm
  • Dry weight: 205 kg
  • Operating weight: 229 kg
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BMW R 1200 ST 2007

  • Transmission
  • Final drive shaft
  • Rear axle
  • Engine
  • 1170 cc
    (101 x 73 mm)
  • 110
    ch
    at 7,500 rpm
  • 11.70 mkg
    at 6,000 rpm

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