| ||| |LIST PRICE|$23,258| |IMPORTER|BMW of North America, Inc. 300 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07675 www.bmwmotorcycles.com | |CUSTOMER SERVICE PHONE|800/831-1117| |WARRANTY|3 yr./36,000 mi.| |ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN| |ENGINE|liquid-cooled, four-stroke opposed-twin| |BORE & STROKE|101.0 x 73.0| |DISPLACEMENT|1170cc| |COMPRESSION RATIO|12.5:1| |VALVE TRAIN|dohc, four valves per cylinder, shim adjustment| |VALVE-ADJUST INTERVALS|6000 mi.| |CARBURETION|(2) 52mm throttle bodies| |OIL CAPACITY|4.2 qt.| |ELECTRIC POWER|540w| |BATTERY|12v, 16 ah| |CHASSIS| | WEIGHT: || |TANK EMPTY|587 lb.| |TANK FULL|629 lb.| |FUEL CAPACITY|6.6 gal.| |WHEELBASE|58.4 in.| |RAKE/TRAIL|24.4º/4.6 in.| |SEAT HEIGHT|31.6/32.4 in.| |GROUND CLEARANCE|7.5 in.| |GVWR|1091 lb.| |LOAD CAPACITY (TANK FULL)|462 lb.| |SUSPENSION & TIRES| | FRONT SUSPENSION: || |MANUFACTURER|BMW| |TYPE|Duolever| |CLAIMED WHEEL TRAVEL|4.7 in.| |ADJUSTMENTS|D-ESA| | REAR SUSPENSION: || |MANUFACTURER|BMW| |TYPE|Paralever| |CLAIMED WHEEL TRAVEL|5.4 in.| |ADJUSTMENTS|D-ESA| | TIRES: || |FRONT|120/70ZR-17 Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact| |REAR|180/55ZR-17 Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact| |PERFORMANCE| |1/4 MILE|11.22 sec. @ 119.24 mph| |0-30 MPH|1.3 sec.| |0-60 MPH|3.0 sec.| |0-90 MPH|5.9 sec.| |0-100 MPH|7.1 sec.| | TOP GEAR TIME TO SPEED: || |40-60 MPH|3.5 sec.| |60-80 MPH|3.9 sec.| |MEASURED TOP SPEED|133 mph| |ENGINE SPEED @ 60 MPH|3190 rpm| |FUEL MILEAGE| |HIGH/LOW/AVERAGE|46/40/43 mpg| |AVG. RANGE INC. RESERVE|284 mi.| |BRAKING DISTANCE| |FROM 30 MPH|28 ft.| |FROM 60 MPH|118 ft.| |SPEEDOMETER ERROR| |30 MPH INDICATED|30 mph| |60 MPH INDICATED|59 mph|
BMW said “in very rare cases the bolts holding the variable camshaft timing (Vanos) unit housing may become loose or, in extreme cases, break.” In such cases, the driver would be alerted by a check-engine warning light. Power to the engine could be reduced and “if ignored, the problem can become progressively worse, eventually leading to no-start conditions, stalling and engine damage.” Vanos is BMW’s variable-valve timing technology.
On the other hand, the Toyota Brevis came onto the market shortly after the Progrés. The latter’s market had suffered a setback. So many people lost interests in it due to the fact that it had failed in some countries. It was recalled due to the so many complications in its systems, something we will talk about some other time.