The BMW R1200ST is a sport touring which was introduced in 2005 by BMW to replace the R1150RS model. The R1200ST features the same 1,170 cc, a six-speed gearbox and shaft drive as the R1200RT. Though similar in specification to the RT, the ST is a sport-oriented motorcycle, with clip-on style handle bars, lighter fairing, resulting in an overall lighter weight than the RT. Luggage, in the form of panniers and a top box (or case) were available options. ABS braking was also an option for this model.