2014 BMW R1200R DarkWhite

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BMW has launched a tasty special edition of its R1200R roadster. Unfortunately there aren’t any modifications in the technical department, so most of the changes aimed the bike’s appearance.

The new model is called the “DarkWhite” and features a unique, minimalist paint job that despite its simplicity helps it stand out from the crowd.

The classy paint scheme used for the R1200R “DarkWhite” gives the entire bike a pretty sophisticated appearance without taming its aggressive character.

We especially like how BMW designers have found the perfect balance between light and dark colors. The high impact contrast between the bodywork, drivetrain and wheels proves us once more that you don’t need to go over the top with color combinations to obtain a special appearance.

The frame received an asphalt grey finish, while the swingarm, rear axle housing and triangular wishbone were left in matt black. The black anodised fork tubes and the sports windshield add the finishing touch.

The BMW R1200R “DarkWhite” will be available from 1st October with a price of €13,000.

Hit the jump to see the official release.

Press release

As a traditional roadster, the BMW R 1200 R offers an almost ideal synthesis of riding dynamics, agility and classic design within the boxer series with a spirited 81 kW (110 HP). It combines nimble handling with impressive good looks and balanced ergonomics, offering maximum motorcycling pleasure at its purest.

In the R 1200 R “DarkWhite” special model, BMW Motorrad highlights its sporty side, something that has always typified BMW roadsters with boxer engines.
The special model underlines dynamic aspirations in an exciting contrast between the bodywork with its light white paintwork and the jet black of the drivetrain and wheels. Frame in asphalt grey, swingarm, rear axle housing and triangular wishbone in matt black and black anodised fork tubes lend the roadster an exclusive high-tech feel. The sports windshield reduces the strain on the rider in the area of the helmet and upper body. The standard sports seat provides perfect contact with the motorcycle.

In addition, the BMW R 1200 R “DarkWhite” special model can be individually enhanced with special accessories and optional extras from the extensive BMW Motorrad range.

The highlights of the BMW R 1200 R “DarkWhite”.

  • Light white paintwork on front mudguard, fuel tank, taillight cover, headlight cover and fairings.
  • Drivetrain and wheels in black.
  • Frame in asphalt grey.
  • Swingarm, rear axle housing and triangular wishbone in matt black.
  • Black anodised fork tube.
  • Sports windshield.
  • Sports seat.

The price in Germany is € 13,000.- incl. VAT.

The market launch is scheduled for 1 October 2013.


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
Capacity1,170 Cc
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 200 Km/H
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 TravelFront / Rear 120 Mm / 140 Mm
Wheelbase1,495 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
ABSOptional Extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (Part-Integral)
Length2,145 Mm
Width (Incl. Mirrors)906 Mm
Height (Excl. Mirrors)1,273 Mm
Seat Height, Unladen Weight800 Mm (Option Lowered Suspension: 750 Mm, Option Extra Low Seat: 760 Mm, Option Seat ’Sport’: 800 Mm, Option High Comfort Seat: 830mm)
Inner Leg Curve, Unladen Weight1,840 Mm (Option Lowered Suspension: 1,720 Mm, Option Extra Low Seat: 1,740 Mm, Option Seat ’Sport’: 1,800 Mm, Option High Comfort Seat: 1,860mm)
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

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