By: ThaiDesign (offline) Wednesday, 31 March 2010 @ 07:58 AM ICT
Don't worry – it'll be fine. The BMW K1200R is designed to run on premium fuel but it will quite happily run on everything available at the Thai petrol station (with exception of the diesel offerings ) as the engine knocks sensors will detect the grade of the fuel and alter the ignition mapping to deal with it.
It will not harm the motorcycle in any way but the fuel consumption will not be as good and the performance will also be affected while the motorcycle is running on the lower octane fuel. As soon as the high octane fuel is back in the system the performance will return to normal. The higher octane fuel is required to deal with the engine compression ratio.