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2004 BMW R1150 Rockster

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The Rockster, which retails at £7,295 on the road, is a sportier version of the successful R1150 R model, from where it derives its engine, gearbox, frame, swing arm and electrics. The striking headlights are taken from the R1150 GS, while some of the components such as the Telelever sliding tubes, 5.5 inch rear wheel rim and the front mudguard come from the R1100 S. Riding dynamics are uprated for greater agility.

Although the Rockster is primarily about innovative design and forward thinking it incorporates all the best components and elements of the current boxer range it is a machine that shows a new face and character. Like the rest of BMW's boxer range, the R1150 R Rockster features a dual ignition system that improves the uniformity of combustion throughout the engine's operating range, while reducing fuel consumption and emission levels.

Striking twin-tone paintwork in matt black and a choice of Citrus Green Metallic and Orange Metallic colour schemes gives the Rockster a truly unique identity that will appeal to all fans of naked roadsters, who want a motorcycle that performs as good as it looks.

Special Edition BMW 80th anniversary Rockster rolls out

To celebrate 80 years of manufacturing motorcycles of uncompromising quality, the Munich factory of BMW Motorrad has produced a special anniversary edition of the acclaimed R1150 R Rockster.

Based on the standard model and limited to a production of 2003 units, the special version is designated the R1150 R Rockster Edition 80. Each unit carry an individual number and display exclusive badges with the legend 80 Years in script lettering. New owners will receive a presentation folder with the motorcycle that includes a certificate and a DVD on 80 years of BMW Motorrad.

A special colour has been reserved for the Edition 80. It is painted in Alpine White uni matt and Sapphire Black metallic, and features a black dual seat. Standard equipment includes BMW's industry-leading integral ABS braking system, and heated grips.

Customers can call BMW's information line: 0800 777 155 or visit

Specifications for BMW R1150 R Rockster

  • Engine Type - Air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke-Boxer engine, single camshaft and four valves per cylinder
  • Bore/stroke - 101 mm x 70.5 mm
  • Capacity - 1130 cc
  • Rated output - 62.5 kW (85 bhp) at 6,750 rpm
  • Max. torque - 98 Nm at 5,250 rpm
  • Compression ratio - 10.3:1
  • Mixture control/engine management - Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management: Bosch Motronic MA 2.4 with overrun fuel cut-off, dual ignition
  • Emission control - Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter
  • Maximum speed - Approx. 197 km/h
  • Fuel consumption over 100 km at constant 90 km/h - 4.6 litres
  • Fuel consumption over 100 km at constant 120 km/h - 5.7 litres
  • Fuel type - Unleaded premium, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)
  • Alternator - 700 W three-phase alternator
  • Battery - 12 V / 19 Ah
  • Clutch - Single-disc dry clutch, hydraulically operated
  • Gearbox - Constant mesh 6-speed transmission
  • Drive - Shaft drive
  • Frame - Triple-section frame consisting of front and rear section, load bearing engine.
  • Front wheel location/suspension - BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 35 mm, spring strut, adjustable rebound damping
  • Rear wheel location/suspension - Die-cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; spring strut, spring pre-load adjustable to continuously variable levels by means of hydraulic handwheel, adjustable rebound damping
  • Travel front/rear - 120 mm / 135 mm
  • Wheelbase (in normal position) - 1,486 mm
  • Castor (in normal position) - 125 mm
  • Steering head angle (in normal position) - 63.1°
  • Wheels - Die-cast aluminium wheels
  • Rim front - 3.50 x 17
  • Rim rear - 5.50 x 17
  • Tyres front - 120/70 ZR 17
  • Tyres rear - 180/55 ZR 17
  • Brake front - EVO-brake system with dual disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
  • Brake rear - Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, two-piston fixed caliper
  • ABS - Special equipment BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)
  • Length - 2,170 mm
  • Width (inc. mirrors) - 920 mm
  • Height (not inc. mirrors) - 1,097 mm
  • Seat height, unladen weight - 835 mm (optional lower seat height: 795 mm)
  • Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled - 239 kg
  • Dry weight - 219 kg
  • Permitted total weight - 450 kg
  • Payload (with standard equipment) - 211 kg
  • Usable tank volume - 20.5 litres
  • Reserve - Approx. 4.0 litres
  • Price - £7,295
  • ABS - £750
  • Colours - Citrus metallic/soft black matt, orange metallic/soft black matt, alpine white matt/sapphire black metallic (Edition 80)