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.


Ground-breaking design.

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.


Individual style.

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).


Cutting-edge technology.

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 roadster revolution is beginning.


Engine  
Type Air/oil-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
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-3
 
Performance / fuel consumption  
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 3.9 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.4 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95(RON)
 
Electrical system  
Alternator three-phase alternator 508 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
 
Power transmission  
Clutch oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
 
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
Wheelbase 1,515 mm
Castor 125.6 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, four-piston radical 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) 231 kg
Permitted total weight 450 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 219 kg
Usable tank volume 18 l
Reserve approx. 4 l


  • Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
  • 1) According to guideline 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume

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