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    Does anyone have the actual real live measured weight of the R1200 rather than a 'its looks heavy' 'my mate said they are heavy' assumptions?

    I'd be interested to see one hanging on the scales, come to think of it I'd like to see a ready to go, oil, exhaust and all 912 on some scales - anyone got any pics?

    At the moment I only know of one R1200 being converted for use in a microlight in the UK, I'd be very interested to hear from anyone else who is actually doing this to compare notes.

    Its nice to be home, shame about the weather.


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    BMW R1200

    Andy that looks really smart...
    Graham Jefferies
    BMAA member no: 6885.


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      BMW R1200

      I do know a guy the fitted a BMW to an X Air...had to do a lot of machining work to fit it...sorry I dont know which model it was but can find out if was a few years ago,

      I know he had to replace it after a few years with a 582.

      "When once you have tasted will forever walk with your eyes turned skywards..."


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        BMW R1200

        Some years ago Deepak tried offering a BMW modified for aircraft, I don't think that it went well but I've no idea why not



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          BMW R1200

          Hi Guys,
          my first post on this forum. See this link for a Safari that is fitted with a BMW. Lots of info. I am busy fitting a 1200 in one of my Explorers at the factory. I will post pics of the installation and performance over time.

          Some other projects here, just scroll through the pages


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            BMW R1200

            Here's a BMW R series engine fitted to a French registered Quantum.

            I don't think it's the 1200 but it's the same family.


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              BMW R1200

              Steve Uzochukwu said;

              "Here's a BMW R series engine fitted to a French registered Quantum.
              I don't think it's the 1200 but it's the same family."

              The engine in the photo' is an 1150 BMW 2000 - 2005 or there about. This is the single plug version. The later model was twin plugged and of course would suit our application better. I would be perfectly happy to sit behind this engine all day.

              I have an 1150 GS I have owned since new with 100,000 hard miles on it and it has never missed a beat. There are a few examples about with double this mileage. The later 1200s are can-bus and I have no first hand experience of them but I would expect them to be ok also.


              PS The photo by Andy Baron is of a 1200.


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                BMW R1200

                The trouble is your BMW probably only averaged 50-70mph, averaging only 10-20hp for all those miles.

                No wonder they last well on a motorbike!

                Makes a Rotax 912 averaging 50-100hp pretty good for the weight! But you have to pay for it of course!