R 1200 RS

Sport Touring is given a new face.

Riding dynamics coupled with touring suitability - at the very highest level: that's the R 1200 RS. With its potent engine and stable suspension, the sports touring bike offers more than just a huge amount of riding pleasure. Thanks to its relaxed, sporty seating position and its perfect wind and weather protection, the bike offers an entirely new ride feel when travelling fast and riding along country roads in sporty style.


Performance meets design.

The modern concept of a dynamic blend of sports and touring motorcycle is demonstrated visually too, by means of half fairing featuring symmetrical headlamps derived from two generations of the RR. The elegantly shaped handlebar unit with attached forged aluminium section perfectly combines function and ergonomics.


The elegant and fast travel companion.

The new sports touring bike derives its supreme power from an output of 92 kW (125 bhp) delivered by an air/liquid-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke boxer engine with two overhead spur gear driven camshafts and a counterbalance shaft. In order to ensure stability on every country road, the highly active, electronically regulated suspension ASC (Automatic Stability Control) is featured as standard, rounded off with the modes "Rain" and "Road" - likewise standard - to provide an optimum riding experience.


Equipment and accessories add the perfect finishing touch.

The extensive range of optional equipment goes from case holders and luggage rack to cruise control and the convenient "Keyless Ride". The new system case and the practical topcase consummately round off the sports touring bike: perfectly harmonised with the ergonomics and integrated in the motorcycle's overall look as always, they offer a level of travel comfort you would not normally expect of a sports tourer.


Engine  
Type Air/liquid-cooled four 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 PS) bei 7.750 U/min
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 4.1 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.5 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 1,527 mm
Castor 114.8 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  
Length 2,202 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 925 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,250 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 820 mm (rider seat low*/high* 760 / 840 mm) *OE
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1840 mm (rider seat* low*/high* 1720 / 1875 mm) *OE
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 236 kg
Permitted total weight 450 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 214 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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