New BMW R 1200 R

BMW R 1200 R at Marshall BMW

At our Dealership in Grimsby


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. 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).

New BMW R 1200 R, Front View, Black & Yellow
New BMW R 1200 R, Front View, Blue
New BMW R 1200 R, Side View, Blue


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.

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.

New BMW R 1200 R, Side View, White
New BMW R 1200 R, Side View, Black
New BMW R 1200 R, Side View, Black & Yellow

Safety and Technology

The special equipment features available for this all-rounder range from safety features such as part integral ABS, ASC and tyre pressure control through to comfort and tour-oriented features such as ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), case holders and windshield. And there are some impressive motorcycle accessories available for the R 1200 R, too, with an extremely light Akrapovič silencer made of titanium, practical system cases and eye-catching chrome cylinder head covers.


TypeAir/liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with double overhead spur-gear-driven camshaft and balance shaft
DOHC cylinder head with four valves per cylinder, cylinders built into crankcase
Bore x stroke101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity1,170 cc
Rated output92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque125 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Compression ratio12.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine managementDigital engine management with electronic fuel injection, electronic throttle valve control (fly by wire)
Emission controlRegulated three-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speedOver 200 km/h
Fuel typePremium unleaded, 95 octane (RON)

Electrical system

AlternatorThree-phase alternator 508 W (nominal power)
Battery12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

ClutchWet eight-disc clutch with anti-hopping function, hydraulically operated
GearboxBuilt-in six-speed helical gearbox
Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Upside-down telescopic fork. diameter 45 mm travel 140mm, silver-anodized
FrameTwo-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension
Rear wheel location / suspensionBMW Motorrad EVO Paralever: Spring preload steplessly and hydraulically adjustable via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable, WAD travel-related damping strut
Suspension travel front / rear140 mm / 140 mm
Wheelbase1,515 mm
Castor125.6 mm
Steering head angle62.3°
Wheels CastCast aluminum wheels
Rim, front3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear5.50 x 17"
Tyres, front120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear180/55 ZR 17
Brake, frontDouble-disc with four-piston radial brake calipers, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rearSingle disc brake with double-piston floating caliper, diameter 276 mm
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially-integral, switchable)

Dimensions / weights

Length2,165 mm
Width (incl. mirrors)880 mm
Height (excl. mirrors)1,300 mm
Seat height, unladen weight790 mm (rider seat low*/high* 760 / 820 mm) *OE
Inner leg curve, unladen weight1780 mm (rider seat* low*/high* 1720 / 1835 mm) *OE
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)231 kg
Permitted total weight450 kg
Payload (with standard equipment)219 kg
Usable tank volume18 l
ReserveApprox. 4.0 l

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

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BMW R 1200 R Athletic flair