The BMW R1200 R is one of the most practical models built by the German manufacturer. The motorcycle is not only practical, but is also pretty good looking and strong. What’s even better, it has received a set of upgrades for 2013 which help it stay among the top dogs.
The new facelift includes a few design changes, fresh instruments, a high-quality fork, double-butted aluminum handlebars, tasty cast wheels and a standard chrome muffler. As far as styling goes, the BMW R1200R will certainly stand out from the crowd thanks to its spoke wheels, the attractive paint job and the various chrome inserts.
The motorcycle is propelled by an air-cooled 2-cylinder twin engine which received a few tweaks to deliver more power. Thereby the engine’s output has been increased to 81 kW (110 bhp), while the maximum torque has also been raised to 119 Nm at 6,000 rpm.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 BMW R1200R.
The all-round model R 1200 R is a truly multi-talented machine. The distinguished design, the well-developed DOHC flat-twin engine and the ingenious chassis with Telelever and Paralever make the R 1200 R a genuine Rock’n’Roll Roadster which will get the most out of every road in terms of riding pleasure.
Visually speaking, the revision of the R 1200 R is once again a real eye-catcher. The purist lines and the even more refined finish demonstrate the powerful character of the machine. Circular instruments, a high-quality fork, the double-butted aluminum handlebars, beautiful cast wheels, a chrome muffler as standard and much more besides - all this reflects an attention to detail as far as the eye can see. Especially in the Classic version, with is absolute Rock’n’Roll for the eyes with a wide range of visual highlights such as spoke wheels, chrome features and an attractive paint finish in black and white.
The air-cooled 2-cylinder twin engine offers a sonorous, throaty sound. After their appearance in the GS and R models, the two overhead camshafts and four radially arranged valves now see their debut here. Output has been increased to 81 kW (110 bhp), with a maximum torque which has also been raised to 119 Nm at 6,000 rpm. This means that the machine accelerates with even greater ease from low engine speeds, performing impressively in all situations on the road and delivers even greater pulling power.
The special equipment include safety features such as part integral ABS, ASC and tire pressure control, comfort and tour-oriented features such as ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), case holders and windshield. There are some impressive motorcycle accessories available for the R 1200 R, too, with an extremely light Akrapović exhaust made of titanium, practical system cases and eye-catching chrome cylinder head covers.
The new R 1200 R – a true Rock’n’Roll Roadster.
90 years of character. 90 years of pure riding fun. BMW Motorrad is marking the anniversary of the purebred boxer model and its irrepressible pioneering spirit - celebrating 90 years of motorcycle construction motivated by sheer passion.
The matte black/gold BMW R 1200 R "90 years" special model pays homage to the tradition and origins of BMW Motorrad. It features an unmistakable black finish with gold anodized suspension elements and a gold-colored model inscription - reserved exclusively for this special model. What is more, the R 1200 R bears an exclusive brass plate on the fork bridge like all the special models.
90 years - unstoppable: the rock’n’roll roadster.
Air/oil-cooled flat twin (’Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke
101 mm x 73 mm
81 kW (110 hp) at 7,500 rpm
119 Nm at 6.000 rpm
12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management
Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin-spark ignition
Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Unleaded super and premium, octane number 95-98 (RON) (knock sensor; rated output at 98 RON)
three-phase alternator 720 W
12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspension
BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension
Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable