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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.

Giving justice to riders’ individual preferences even better, the new R 1200 R is available not only in the basic paint Light white / Cordoba blue (frame colour and tape) but also in two additional style variants: a sporty Racing red and exclusive Iced chocolate metallic.

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 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
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-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)
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, 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 2,165 mm
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 1,780 mm (rider seat* low*/high* 1.720 / 1.835 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

Special-steel crash bars

• Robust, 2-part crash bars made of electro-polished special steel
• Effectively protecting cylinders and heads from damage in minor mishaps
• Characteristic enduro looks
• Weight: Approx. 3.6 kg
• Well combinable to cylinder-head cover guard

Cylinder-head cover guard made of special-steel

• Excellent protection for the cylinder-head cover, preventing scratches and damage caused by flying stones
• Plastic contact guard at outside, replaceable
• Large rubber buffer on inside
• BMW Motorrad logotype on contact guard
(As seen on the R1200RT)

Softbag for passenger seat

The waterproof softbag is secured to the passenger seat and provides approximately 16 litres of storage space ‒ just the right size for, e.g. the daily commute and day trips. It is also the perfect way of expanding the storage space provided by the tank bag.

• Hard-wearing polyester fabric with PU coating
• Waterproof main compartment, approximately 16 l inner bag with roll top
• Zip fastener around three sides provides good accessibility
• Water-repellent, front outer pockets with zip fasteners
• Bottom is moulded EVA, shaped for a snug fit and with an anti-slip PU surface layer
• Practical carry handle at front
• White BMW Motorrad inscription on the lid
• Dimensions (LxWxH): approx. 30 x 15 to 23 x 30 cm (maximum)
• Colour: Black

Touring cases

• Hardshell plastic cases, spray-proof
• Capacity, total: Approx. 63 l (right approx. 31 l, left approx. 32 l)
– The left case is slightly larger and will easily accommodate 1 helmet
• Case lids painted in granite grey metallic matt
• Extension on bottom of case makes packing and unpacking all the easier
• Cases lockable, same-key locking system for vehicle key possible
• Maximum payload per case: 10 kg
• Recommended top speed with case(s) installed: 180 km/h
• Weight (per case): Approx. 3.8 kg
• Unobtrusive case carriers that do not get in the way when the cases are not fitted
• Optional: Waterproof liners for touring cases

Liners for touring cases

• Functional, dimensionally stable liners
• Bases are moulded EVA with Lycra coating
• Lids are hard-wearing polyester fabric with PU coating
• Waterproof with welded liner with sportsbag-type closure
• Fit and design tailor-matched to the touring cases
• Shaped back to make full use of available capacity
• Rubberised, 2-way zipper round 3 sides for good accessibility
• Mesh separator in the lid
• Carry handle and removable shoulder strap, adjustable
• Contrasting-grey liner is 100 % polyester with PU coating
• BMW Motorrad logotype on lid
• Colour: Black

Topcase 2, small

• Waterproof plastic topcase
• Capacity: Approx. 30 l, big enough to accommodate 1 helmet
• Topcase lid painted in granite grey metallic matt
• Soft-close hinges allow the lid to be lowered gently to the closed position
• Topcase lockable, same-key locking system for vehicle key possible
• Maximum payload: 5 kg
• Recommended top speed with topcase installed: 180 km/h
• Weight: Approx. 3.8 kg

Tank bag

• Highly functional tank bag
• Hard-wearing polyester fabric with PU coating
• Moulded for a perfect match to the geometry of the fuel tank, the bottom is made of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate)
• Waterproof, extendible main compartment:
– Capacity: Approx.5 l, extendible to approx. 9 l
– Inner bag is waterproof with roll-and-seal closure and taped seams
– 2-way zipper round 3 sides for good accessibility
• Highly water-repellent, small map compartment:
– Good access by rubberised two-way zipper on 2 sides (in main compartment)
– Anti-slip PU coating
• Water-repellent zippered outside pocket
• Carry handle and removable shoulder strap, adjustable
• Unobstructed view of the BMW Motorrad Navigator
• Attachment:
– Affix 2 retaining straps with Velcros to the vehicle (1x under the seat, 1x at front on frame)
– Tank bag / retaining straps connection by snap buckles
• Maximum payload: 5 kg
• Recommended top speed with tank bag installed: 180 km/h
• Contrasting-grey liner is 100 % polyamide with PU coating
• BMW Motorrad logotype on outside pocket
• Colour: Black

Engine spoiler

• Shapely, two-part engine spoiler
• Polyamide (PA 6) with a proportion of glass fibres added, tough and resistant to ultra-violet light
• Painted in vehicle colour(s) or primed for individual paint finish
– Colour versions: Lightwhite non-metallic for R 1200 R; Blackstorm metallic and lupin blue metallic for R 1200 RS
– Colour versions also available as optional extras (ex-works)
• Visual enhancement and customisation
• Weight: Approx. 190 g per side
• Not in combination with crash bars

LED flashing turn indicators

• Attractive flashing turn indicators on stalks, with state-of-the-art LED technology
• White turn indicator glass with 2 LEDs per turn indicator
• Enhanced safety on the road, provided by virtually zero-wear LED lights
• Also available as an optional extra

Akrapovič sports silencer

• Slip-on silencer for throaty sound and sporty looks
• Shell made of titanium, internals made of stainless steel
• Considerable reduction in weight compared to standard configuration (approx. 1 kg)
• Carbon end cap and heat shield
• Power and torque at the levels of the standard configuration
• Akrapovič logotype lasered into the side
• Approved for road use

Footrests, milled, adjustable

• High-quality CNC-milled front footrests, complete with footbrake lever and gearshift lever
• High-strength aluminium alloy, anodised grey
• Individually ergonomically adjustable
• Front footrest height-adjustable to any of 3 positions
– Top position same as standard footrest, 2 other, lower positions selectable
– Easy to adjust by screw
• Footbrake lever and gearshift lever adjustable up/down and also forward/back
– Adjustable to suit rider’s footwear size
• 3 rubber pads on the footrests for a safe and comfortable grip
• Size of footrest tread similar to stock item
• Underscore a sporty appearance
• BMW Motorrad logotype lasered into the footrests

Windscreen, Sport, R 1200 R

• Perceptible protection from the slipstream for the rider
• Classic roadster look is retained
• Choice of clear or tinted¹
– Tinted version underscores the sporty appearance
– Clear version also available as an optional extra (fitted ex-works)
• Scratchpoof coating

¹Always comply with the conditions for approval applicable in the country of use.

Windscreen, high, R 1200 R

• Enhanced wind and weather protection for the rider
• Improved touring capability, even long motorway trips can be ridden in comfort
• Higher (+ approx. 80 mm) and wider (+ approx. 45 mm) than the Sport windscreen
• Scratchproof coating for unimpaired long-term transparency

BMW Motorrad Navigator V

• Bluetooth-compatible GPS satnav device optimised for use on motorcycles
• Large, bright 5″ display
• Available either with map data for Europe or North America¹, or without preinstalled map data
• Free lifelong map updates
• 8 GB integrated memory (world unit 4 GB), and with slot for SD card
• Optional Garmin Smartphone Link for congestion information in real time, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and more