Innovations 2004: Driving report BMW Montauk


Innovations 2004: Driving report BMW Montauk

Innovations 2004: Driving report BMW Montauk


Bavaria’s King Ludwig II would undoubtedly have taken pleasure in it, but the BMW R 1200 C Montauk should also prove its worth in the land of unlimited possibilities and cast a spell over American customers.

It’s a shit’s motorcycle, a BMW-Harlai, yes, look, ”muses the cashier on the toll road on Walchensee in Upper Bavaria, enthusiastically circling the new BMW Montauk. Obviously, it hits the taste buds of the people here, in the home of white sausage and wheat beer, Watzmann and Wieskirche, and arouses associations with the American model, which its makers intended. It is no coincidence that it goes by the name of Montauk, a vacation home on Long Island.
It carries both the genetic make-up of the
C as well as CL in itself. While most of the components come from the C, the wide front tire, the widely spaced fork legs, the cast wheels, and the luscious front fender
borrowed from the CL. Nevertheless, the new one has a unique appearance thanks to the headlights and windshield arranged one above the other.
The 150 mm front tire and the massive 184 millimeter caster suggest steadfast, even stubborn straight-line stability. The Montauk is all the more astonished when riding away from the shores of Lake Starnberg. Willingly follows
the steering commands of the driver and can be tilted harmoniously in comparatively tight lean angles. But grotesquely enough, the cruiser annoys at speeds above 120 km / h with constant stirring around the steering axis. What is not the chassis. The unfavorably designed disc
creates rough turbulence. Even at country road speed, strong turbulences pull the shoulders and head of the pilot and cause permanent unrest in the chassis via the handlebars, not to mention the annoying noise development. If the driver works the
Raised the passenger seat, leaned on it and relieved the handlebars, suddenly calm. This only works for a short time because the handlebars that are too wide and the footrests that are too far forward do not allow a relaxed sitting position. Long stages, especially with higher tempos, are tortured.
The engine, on the other hand, has a relaxing effect. It occurs from the speed-
cellar vigorously, then leaves it
but quickly stop with it. More than 4000 rpm makes little sense, especially because of the long secondary transmission, especially since the boxer then annoys with rough vibrations. The brakes also have to accept criticism. Although ent-
falls the annoying delay jump that
Previous partially integral systems with brake booster when applying the brake showed that the stoppers are doughy and difficult to dose.
Fortunately, the suspension setup makes up for it. The Telelever filters from
From minimal bumps to rough road shoulders, all bumps are super-sensitive. The strut with the
path-dependent damping system also does its job well, apart from very rough potholes.
W.what remains? Good investments, but they go under because of the unsuccessful wind protection and its side effects. King Ludwig II would certainly have had a BMW Montauk come, had it customized with gold leaf and, after the first exit, donated it to the Wieskirche as choir stalls.

Technical data – BMW R 1200 C Montauk

Engine: air / oil-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine, crankshaft lengthways, one high-lying, chain-driven camshaft, four valves per cylinder, bucket tappets, bumpers, rocker arms, wet sump lubrication, electronic intake manifold injection, Ø 35 mm, engine management, regulated catalytic converter, electric starter , Three-phase alternator 700 W, battery 12 V / 19 Ah, bore x stroke 101 x 73 mm, displacement 1170 cm3, compression ratio 10: 1, rated output 45 kW (61 PS) at 5000 rpm, max. Torque 98 Nm (10 kpm) at 3000 rpm Power transmission: primary drive via gear wheels, hydraulically operated single-disc dry clutch, five-speed gearbox, cardan shaft, secondary ratio 33: 13th Chassis: load-bearing motor-gearbox unit, bolted rear frame, longitudinal link-guided telescopic fork, standpipe diameter 35 mm, Single-joint single-sided swing arm made of tubular steel, central spring strut, directly hinged, adjustable spring base, double disc brake at the front, floating brake discs, Ø 305 mm, four-piston calipers, disc brake at the rear, floating brake disc, Ø 285 mm, double-piston caliper. Cast aluminum wheels 3.50 x 16; 4.00 x 15 tires 150/80 ZR 16; 170/80 ZR 15 Chassis data: wheelbase 1641 mm, steering head angle 56.5 degrees, caster 184 mm, spring travel f / h 144/100 mm. Two-year guarantee with unlimited mileageColors blue, black, champagne metallicPrice 13750 euros Additional costs 262 euros

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