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2012 BMW R 1200 GS vs. 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 BMW R 1200 GS vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650. The 2012 BMW R 1200 GS has an MSRP of $16,150, while the 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 has an MSRP of $6,299.
 
KEY FACTS
   
Manufacturer BMW Kawasaki
Model R KLR
Year 2012 2012
Class On-Off Road On-Off Road
Country of Origin Germany Japan
MSRP $16,150

PRICE QUOTE
$6,299

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PRICE
   
Warranty 36 months 12 months
 
Engine
   
Cylinders 2 1
Compression Ratio 12.0:1 9.8:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1170 651
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Air / Oil Liquid
Engine Type Flat Twin Single-Cylinder
 
Seat Specifications
   
Number Of Seats 2 2
Seat Height (in) 33.5 35
 
Front Suspension
   
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 7.5 7.9
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
   
Rear Travel (in) 7.9 7.3
Rear Suspension Brand Name Paralever UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Single Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
   
Ground Clearance (in) 8.3
Trail (in) 4 4.4
Width (in) 36 37.8
Wheelbase (in) 59.3 58.3
Length (in) 87 90.4
 
Capacities
   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5.8
 
Misc
   
Major Revision Year 2010 2008
Year 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Germany Japan
Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road On-Off Road
 
Weight
   
Dry Weight (lbs) 461
 
Transmission
   
Number Of Speeds 6 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Shaft Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 
Brakes
   
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 150/70 HR17 130/80 R17
Front Tire (Full Spec) 110/80 HR19 90/90 R21
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2012 BMW R 1200 GS vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650