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2014 BMW R 1200 R

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The BMW R 1200 R has received a series of modifications for 2014 and according to BMW’s press release it is no longer available in Sapphire black metallic and Magnesium beige metallic.

Apart from the color modifications, the 2014 model year has also received a few style improvements, new circular instruments, a new higher-quality fork, the new double-butted aluminum handlebars, beautiful new cast wheels and a chrome exhaust manifold. Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include ABS, ASC, tire pressure monitoring, ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), case holders and a windshield.

At the heart of the 2014 BMW R 1200 R lies a DOHC flat-twin engine that features two overhead camshafts and four radially arranged valves. The engine’s output is rated at 81 kW (110 bhp), while the maximum torque is no less than 119 Nm at 6,000 rpm.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 BMW R 1200 R.

Overview

BMW R 1200 R

The all-round model revision of the R 1200 R has produced a truly multi-talented machine. The distinguished design, the newly 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. New circular instruments, a new higher-quality fork, the new double-butted aluminum handlebars, beautiful new cast wheels, a chrome exhaust manifold 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.

The air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder twin engine offers not only a new sonorous, throaty sound at a whole new level but also a genuine innovation: after their appearance in the GS and RT models, the two overhead camshafts and four radially arranged valves now see their debut here. What is more, 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 power unit now accelerates with even greater ease from low engine speeds, performing impressively in all situations on the road and delivery even greater pulling power.

The special equipment features available for this all-rounder range from safety features such as standard part integral ABS, to optional ASC and tire pressure monitor 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 Akrapovic silencer made of titanium, practical system cases and eye-catching chrome cylinder head covers.

The new R 1200 R – a true Rock’n’Roll Roadster.

Specifications

BMW R 1200 R
Engine typeAir/oil-cooled flat twin (’Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke101 mm x 73 mm
Displacement1,170cc
Rated output81 kW (110 hp) at 7,500 rpm
Max. torque119 Nm at 6.000 rpm
Compression ratio12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine managementElectronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin-spark ignition
Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Maximum speedOver 125 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h4.1 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h5.5 l
Fuel typeUnleaded super and premium, octane number 95-98 (RON) (knock sensor; rated output at 98 RON)
Alternatorthree-phase alternator 720 W
Battery12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
ClutchSingle dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
DriveShaft drive
FrameTwo-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspensionBMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / 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
Suspension travel front / rear120 mm / 140 mm
Wheelbase1,495 mm
Castor119.1 mm
Steering head angle62.9°
WheelsCast aluminium wheels
Rim, front3.50 x 17’’
Rim, rear5.50 x 17’’
Tyres, front120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear180/55 ZR 17
Brake, frontDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rearSingle disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABSSTANDARD (part integral)
Length2,145 mm
Width (incl. mirrors)906 mm
Height (excl. mirrors)1,273 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 31.5 inchesStandard; variable seat heights available between 29.5 inches and 32.7 inches (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight72.4 inches Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 67.7 and 73.2 inches (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)223 kg
Dry weight 2)198 kg
Permitted total weight450 kg
Payload (with standard equipment)227 kg
Usable tank volume18 l
Reserveapprox. 3.0 l
Price$14,100 (including ABS)

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
2) Unladen weight without fluids



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