The BMW R 1200 R - modern power, exclusive looks and a truly classic naked bike.
This roadster is the universal talent on tarmac. A true cornering fiend on the one hand and a supremely comfortable travel companion on the other. Moreover it can be customized with a wide range of accessories to suit your every need. You can style it into a sporty, classic or touring oriented naked bike - the BMW R 1200 R will always be your reliable companion.
The classy looks catch many an eye and the high-quality workmanship can be seen and felt everywhere. Typically BMW but yet different featuring proven qualities that will fascinate you over and over again - qualities that you will not want to do without once you have got to know them.
The 1200 cc flat twin contributes its share to the dynamic and supremely controlled experience generating an output of 110 hp and 88 ft-lb of torque. The perfect suspension has no trouble at all with the weight of 491 lbs (fully fueled). You could load up the same again and still enjoy the almost playful and truly convincing handling of this bike. Combined with exemplary safety equipment, a timeless yet modern, high-quality and sporty design, the BMW R 1200 R is truly a multi-talented bike and an evergreen.
2013 BMW R 1200 R Base
Model NameR 1200 R
Generic Type (Primary)Standard
Engine TypeAir/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Cylinders-Displacement (cc)1,170 cc
Engine Power81 kW (110 hp) at 7,500 rpm
Engine Torque119 Nm at 6.000 rpm
Compression Ratio12.0 : 1
Mixture ControlElectronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin-spark ignition
EmissionsClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Top Speed125 mph
Fuel Usage, 100% Load57 mpg at a constant 56 mph (4.1 l)
Fuel TypeUnleaded super and premium, octane number 95-98 (RON) (knock sensor; rated output at 98 RON)
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Final DriveShaft drive
Frame TypeTwo-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front SuspensionBMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut
Rear SuspensionCast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Front Travel (in./cm.)4.7 inches (120 mm)
Rear Travel (in./cm.)5.5 inches (140 mm)
Wheelbase58.9 inches (1,495 mm)
Castor4.7 inches (120 mm)
Front Wheel3.50 x 17" Cast aluminium wheels
Rear Wheel5.50 x 17" Cast aluminium wheels
Front Tire120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tire180/55 ZR 17
Front braking systemDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers