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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2006, 10:02 pm Thread Starter
 
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R1200ST Fuel Mileage?

Anyone riding the R1200ST? I am wondering what kind of fuel mileage they get. I have been looking at used K1200RS but I read some posts about mileage in the mid 30's. Mabye the R1200ST may be easier on the gas. I have had 2 R bikes and was thinking about trying the K bike for a change. I love the boxer motor but the cruise control on the KRS sure would be nice!
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2006, 10:28 am
 
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Well, I've got an r1200gs and the mileage is significantly better than the k12rs. I would
expect about the same of the ST, even though it has 10 bhp more. With its 5.5
gallon tank, the guys i'm riding with get 250 miles easy.

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R1200ST Fuel mileage

I'll ditto what Eric2 said. I went from a K12RS to a 1200GS and fuel mileage increased about 10 MPG. With the GS at 12,000 miles I'm averaging between 250 to 275 miles per 5.3 gallon tank. That's about 47 - 52 MPG. I usually got about 40 - 42 on the RS. I would think with the slicker fairing on the ST it would be at least as good as the GS.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2006, 11:56 am
 
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I now have 17,000 miles on my ST, when riding with several friends who have R1150R's, typically when I add 3 gallons they add 3 1/2. Much better mileage than my R1150R. The new Hexhead engined Beemers are a vast improvement over the Oilheads in every way.
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Thank's for the fuel mileage info. I am going to ride the ST and the new 1200GS as soon as I can get to the dealership. I will probally stick with the R series. I have heard great things about the 1200GS and am dying to ride one. I read on a post that the R1200ST probally wont be offered in the US for '06. Thank's Britt
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 2006, 8:14 pm
 
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I have an '06 RT. On the highway - even with aggressive riding I can get 48-50 mpg. consistently. Keep in mind the RT is heavier so everything else being equal, I would expect the ST to possible get even 1 or 2 mpg over that at the minimum.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2006, 8:44 am
 
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Out of the BMW's I have owned the touring mpg's are as follows:
  • 1981 R80RT - 45mpg
  • 1989 R100GS - 49mpg
  • 1988 K100RS SE - 58mpg
  • 2005 K1200S - 52mpg
These figures have been taken from my own records and reflect touring miles. Potter about at slow speed and the mpg increases whilst conversely if the speeds / acceleration are use in earnest then the mpg drops.
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Out of the BMW's I have owned the touring mpg's are as follows:
  • 1981 R80RT - 45mpg
  • 1989 R100GS - 49mpg
  • 1988 K100RS SE - 58mpg
  • 2005 K1200S - 52mpg
These figures have been taken from my own records and reflect touring miles. Potter about at slow speed and the mpg increases whilst conversely if the speeds / acceleration are use in earnest then the mpg drops.
Imperial gallons there, correct?

Imperial gallons: 4.546 liters
U.S. Gallons: 3.785 liters

Otherwise, I wish I could get those numbers!



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... I have been looking at used K1200RS but I read some posts about mileage in the mid 30's. ...
Depends on your riding style. Cruising at 65-75MPH I get 49 MPG on my KRS. With hard bags it drops to a ghastly 47 MPG!

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My wife gets ~50 mpg on her ST; I'm around 40 mpg on my K1200S -- both riding same speed; I tend to jump on mine a bit more on takeoff.
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