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.
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.
|Engine type||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|
|Rated output||81 kW (110 hp) at 7,500 rpm|
|Max. torque||119 Nm at 6.000 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.0 : 1|
|Mixture control / engine management||Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin-spark ignition|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3|
|Maximum speed||Over 125 mph|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h||4.1 l|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h||5.5 l|
|Fuel type||Unleaded super and premium, octane number 95-98 (RON) (knock sensor; rated output at 98 RON)|
|Alternator||three-phase alternator 720 W|
|Battery||12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated|
|Gearbox||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth|
|Frame||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|
|Suspension travel front / rear||120 mm / 140 mm|
|Steering head angle||62.9°|
|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, four-piston fixed calipers|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||STANDARD (part integral)|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||906 mm|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1,273 mm|
|Seat height, unladen weight 31.5 inches||Standard; 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 weight||72.4 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 weight||450 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||227 kg|
|Usable tank volume||18 l|
|Reserve||approx. 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