Euro Motors

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. The optional equipment riding modes Pro contains ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Light (homologation in progress).

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) at 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-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 1,527 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 1,840 mm (rider seat* low*/high* 1,720 / 1,875 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 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 matte
• 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

• Supplied without case carrier and without lock barrels
– Case carriers also available as an optional extra (fitted ex-works)
• 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 (main compartment)
• 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 matte
• 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
• Supplied without topcase carrier and without lock barrel
– Topcase carrier also available as an optional extra (fitted ex-works)
• Optional:
– Inside holdall for topcase
– Backrest pad for topcase, providing more comfort for passenger

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

• Maximum payload: 5 kg
• Recommended top speed with tank bag installed: 180 km/h
• 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 (fitted ex-works)
• Note: No approval for the US market

Akrapovic 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 (EU General Operating Permit)¹

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

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 (only for the options with preinstalled map data)
• 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

¹Available only in USA

• Specific functional scope R 1200 RS:
– Extended data interchange via LIN bus (My Motorcycle pages, warnings)
– Optimised and extended HMI control options by means of the Multi-Controller
– Security system on the Mount Cradle: Lock barrel with same-key locking system enables the Navigator to be locked into the holder
– Only in combination with optional extra „Preparation for navigation system“ (retrofit technically possible)
• See separate product information bulletin for more detailed information on the Navigator V

Crash bars

• Robust, 2-part crash bars made of electro-polished special steel
• Effectively protecting cylinders and heads from damage in minor mishaps
• Less risk of the rider suffering burns (from the exhaust headers) if the motorcycle is dropped
• Unchanged bank-angle clearance
• Weight: Approx. 3.7 kg
• Not in combination with engine spoiler and/or cylinder-head cover guard

LED auxiliary headlights

• Powerful LED auxiliary headlights with die-cast aluminium housing
• Good integration into the vehicle with bracket specially developed and designed for the purpose
• More safety on the road: better vision and better visibility
• LEDs are so long-lasting as to be virtually wear-free, so operation is fault-free and maintenance-free as well
• White LEDs emit light of a colour very close to that of daylight for differentiated illumination of the road ahead
• Diameter approx. 70 mm, length approx. 110 mm
• Worldwide homologation, no technical inspection or approval required (CE/SAE mark of conformity)