2015 BMW R 1200 R: The Roadster’s Back

Oct 05, 2014 View Comments by

2015 BMW R 1200 R: The Roadster’s BackAfter being virtually replaced and certainly superceded by BMW’s new roadster models, the R nineT and the S 1000 R, the R 1200 R is back with some significant updates. First and foremost, the new bike is now powered by BMW’s liquid cooled, 1,170cc boxer twin, as the old air/oil cooled version is ushered toward retirement. By now the numbers should be getting familiar: 125 horsepower and 92 pound feet of torque. Moving on from the engine, the 2015 R 1200 R has a redesigned tubular steel bridge frame with the engine as a structural member. It also ditches BMW’s signature Telelever front end for a more conventional upside-down fork setup. It’s also no surprise that this recent edition comes with BMW’s extensive list of electronic acronyms including ABS, ASC (Automatic Stability Control), DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), and Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) with a number of selectable riding modes.

Other updates include a new instrument display as well as a number of cosmetic changes that all add up to a bike that looks much more aggressive and purposeful than previous iterations.

Full specs, MSRP, and a release date have yet to be released.


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