The new R 1200 R marks the status quo in terms of aesthetic appeal, dynamic performance and design. When our developers put forward their visions in the BMW Concept Roadster, this bike was their greatest source of inspiration. And that's no surprise - after all, the new R 1200 R is a powerful all-rounder that combines comfort, athletic flair and design in an entirely unique way.
Compact, tight, muscular - the bike's new design sets it clearly apart from its predecessor. The upside down telescopic fork based on the pattern of the S 1000 RR not only gives this powerhouse a striking appearance but also ensures stability and precise handling. With the sharply drawn lines along the fuel tank and the seamless transition across the seat to the rear, this roadster has a look that perfectly matches the way it rides. For the first time, the new R 1200 R is available not just in the basic paint finish but also in two additional style variants, so as to ensure the design does even more justice to riders' individual preferences: in classic, timeless Cordoba blue or in athletic Light white with engine spoiler in body colour and frame in striking Racing red or stylish and exclusive Thunder grey metallic with a golden fork (only available with the option Dynamic ESA).
The R 1200 R is ahead of its time in terms of technology, too. A total of 125 hp provides supreme propulsion in the new R 1200 R. Together with the riding modes that can be accessed at the press of a button, the optionally available traction control (DTC) puts this power effectively onto the asphalt. The rider has everything in view and under control thanks to the redesigned and expanded instrument panel. This sits on a bridge made of high-end aluminium in the cockpit.
The range of fittings available for the R 1200 R is especially impressive: tank rucksack, BMW Navigator V and four different windshields are the perfect preparation for a big tour, while the latest generation of the optional Dynamic ESA further increases riding dynamics in the R 1200 R. Innovative features such as the preparation for the navigation unit with multi-controller, Shift Assistant Pro and Keyless Ride turn a sports-style roadster into a genuine all-rounder.
The special equipment features available for this all-rounder range from safety features such as part integral ABS, ASC and tyre pressure control through to comfort and tour-oriented features such as ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), case holders and windshield. And there are some impressive motorcycle accessories available for the R 1200 R, too, with an extremely light Akrapovič silencer made of titanium, practical system cases and eye-catching chrome cylinder head covers.
|Type||Air/liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with double overhead spur-gear-driven camshaft and balance shaft|
DOHC cylinder head with four valves per cylinder, cylinders built into crankcase
|Bore x stroke||101 mm x 73 mm|
|Rated output||92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm|
|Max. torque||125 Nm at 6,500 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.5 : 1|
|Mixture control / engine management||Digital engine management with electronic fuel injection, electronic throttle valve control (fly by wire)|
|Emission control||Regulated three-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor|
|Maximum speed||Over 200 km/h|
|Fuel type||Premium unleaded, 95 octane (RON)|
|Alternator||Three-phase alternator 508 W (nominal power)|
|Battery||12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Wet eight-disc clutch with anti-hopping function, hydraulically operated|
|Gearbox||Built-in six-speed helical gearbox|
|Frame||Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine|
|Front wheel location / suspension|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||BMW Motorrad EVO Paralever: Spring preload steplessly and hydraulically adjustable via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable, WAD travel-related damping strut|
|Suspension travel front / rear||140 mm / 140 mm|
|Steering head angle||62.3°|
|Wheels Cast||Cast aluminum 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||Double-disc with four-piston radial brake calipers, diameter 320 mm|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake with double-piston floating caliper, diameter 276 mm|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially-integral, switchable)|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||880 mm|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1,300 mm|
|Seat height, unladen weight||790 mm (rider seat low*/high* 760 / 820 mm) *OE|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||1780 mm (rider seat* low*/high* 1720 / 1835 mm) *OE|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||231 kg|
|Permitted total weight||450 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||219 kg|
|Usable tank volume||18 l|
|Reserve||Approx. 4.0 l|
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
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