R 1200 R
From design concept to the new R 1200 R.
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.
Giving justice to riders’ individual preferences even better, the new R 1200 R is available not only in the basic paint finish Racing red but also in two additional style variants: a sporty Light white / Cordoba blue (frame colour and tape) 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.
Outstanding individual flair.
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. There are also a range of painstaking details such as the milled hand lever and rider footrests or the crash bar in electropolished stainless steel which strike a perfect balance between functional tuning and visual customisation. The optional equipment riding modes Pro contains ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Light (homologation in progress).
The roadster revolution is beginning.
|Type||Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft|
|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||Electronic intake pipe injection|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4|
|Performance / fuel consumption|
|Maximum speed||over 200 km/h|
|Consumption w.r.t WMTC for 100km||4.96 l|
|Fuel type||Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)|
|Alternator||three-phase alternator 508 W (nominal power)|
|Battery||12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated|
|Gearbox||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth|
|Chassis / brakes|
|Frame||Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine|
|Front wheel location / suspension||Telescopic Upside-Down fork; stanchion diameter 45 mm|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel|
|Suspension travel front / rear||140 mm / 140 mm|
|Steering head angle||62.3°|
|Wheels||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||Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston radial calipers|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), disengageable|
|Dimensions / weights|
|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)||232 kg|
|Permitted total weight||450 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||218 kg|
|Usable tank volume||18 l|
|Reserve||approx. 4 l|
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank