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2012 BMW R1200R
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2012 BMW R1200R
2012 BMW R1200R

2012 BMW R1200R
2012 BMW R1200R

2012 BMW R1200R
2012 BMW R1200R

2012 BMW R1200R
2012 BMW R1200R

2012 BMW R1200R
2012 BMW R1200R

2012 BMW R1200R
2012 BMW R1200R

 

2012 BMW R1200R Review

2012 BMW R1200R

This roadster is the universal talent on tarmac. A true cornering fiend on the one hand and a supremely comfortable travel companion on the other. Moreover it can be customized with a wide range of accessories to suit your every need. You can style it into a sporty, classic or touring oriented naked bike - the BMW R 1200 R will always be your reliable companion.

The classy looks catch many an eye and the high-quality workmanship can be seen and felt everywhere. Typically BMW but yet different featuring proven qualities that will fascinate you over and over again - qualities that you will not want to do without once you have got to know them.

The 1200 cc flat twin contributes its share to the dynamic and supremely controlled experience generating an output of 110 hp and 88 ft-lb of torque. The perfect suspension has no trouble at all with the weight of 491 lbs (fully fueled). You could load up the same again and still enjoy the almost playful and truly convincing handling of this bike. Combined with exemplary safety equipment, a timeless yet modern, high-quality and sporty design, the BMW R 1200 R is truly a multi-talented bike and an evergreen.

The BMW R 1200 R - modern power, exclusive looks and a truly classic naked bike.

 

 

Powerful character for pure motorcycling joy – the BMW R1200R.

The 1170cc generates an output of 109 bhp and 115 Nm of torque. The perfect suspension has no trouble at all with the weight of 223 kg (fully fuelled). You could load up the same again and still enjoy the almost playful and truly convincing handling of this motorcycle. Combined with exemplary safety equipment, a timeless yet modern, high-quality and sporty design, the BMW R1200R is truly a multi-talented motorcycle.

The R 1200 R is an example of perfect synergy between the retro and the ultra modern. The unique level of everyday touring practicality combined with the typical compact roadster design will place the R 1200 R back in the limelight. With the aid of technology used in the BMW’s sport motorcycles working in harmony with a legendary tradition of outstanding roadsters and tourers, the R 1200 R boasts a luxurious 110 hp which is delivered with comfort and prestige.

BMW’s classic roadster, the R 1200 R, rises effortlessly to any challenge, thanks to the new twin-cam Boxer engine. Moreover, it can be customised with a wide range of accessories to suit your every need. You can style it into a sporty, classic or touring oriented naked bike - the BMW R 1200 R will always be your reliable companion. The classy looks catch many an eye and the high-quality workmanship can be seen and felt everywhere.

 


 

2012 BMW R1200R Model Features and Benefits:

Standard Factory Equipment:

Engine/Driveline
Complete stainless steel exhaust system, polished manifold, brushed exhaust silencer
Shaft drive
6 Speed gearbox, helical toothed
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
Digital engine management (BMS-K) with twin-spark ignition system
Air/oil cooled flat twin four stroke DOHC engine (with radial valves)
Running Gear
Continuously adjustable rear rebound damping
Armoured steel clutch hoses
Armoured steel brake hoses
Side stand with starter inhibit
5.5 x 17 inch rear wheel with 180/55 ZR17 Tyre
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Single disk rear brake
Twin disk front brake (EVO, 320mm dia.)
BMW Motorrad telelever and paralever (EVO)

Electronics
Hazard warning flasher
Power socket
Instrument cluster with digital speedometer and revolution counter
Info flat screen (digital clock, total 2 trip odometers and service indicator)
Low beam headlamp adjustment
Electronic immobiliser
Permanent headlamp beam

Equipment
Front fork spoiler for optimised airflow to radiator
Steel fuel tank
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
Adjustable handbrake and clutch lever
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and dual seat locks
Toolkit

 

 

 


 

2012 BMW R1200R - American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13,880 USD inc ABS

Engine
Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke engine, one camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 110 hp (81 kW) at 7,500 rpm
Max. torque 88 ft-lb (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
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 57 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded super and premium.
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 600 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections with load-bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum 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 4.7/5.5 inches (120 mm/140 mm)
Wheelbase 58.9 inches (1,495 mm)
Castor 4.6 inches (119 mm)
Steering head angle 62.9°
Wheels Cast aluminum 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 Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Dimensions / weights
Length 84.4 inches (2,145 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 34.3 inches (872 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 50.5 inches (1,285 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 31.5 inches (800 mm) low seat: 30.3 inches (770 mm), comfort seat: 31.5 inches (800 mm), high seat: 32.7 inches (830 mm), high comfort seat: 32.7 inches (830 mm), lowered suspension: 29.5 inches (750 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 491 lbs (223 kg)
Dry weight 2) 448 lbs (203 kg)
Permitted total weight 992 lbs (450 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 500 lbs (227 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.8 gallons (18.0 liters)
Reserve Approx. 0.8 gallon (3.0 liters)
" 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



 


 

2012 BMW R1200R - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $15,100 CDN

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: 2-cylinder flat twin, DOHC, 8 valve, air/oil cooled
Displacement: 1170 cc
Output: 110 bhp at 7,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat Height: 800 mm
Optional Seat Height: 760/830 mm
Dry Weight: 198 kg (437 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 5.5 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months





 

2012 BMW R1200R - UK Specifications/Technical Details
Europe MSRP Price: £9,295 GBP

Engine
Type Air/oil cooled flat twin four stroke engine with 4 radially aligned valves per cylinder and central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
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 enfinemanagement with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
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)
Electrical System
Alternator Three-phase alternator 720 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance free
Power transmission
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft Drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Two section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad telelever; stanchion diameter 41mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut, spring pre-load
Suspension travel front / rear 120 mm / 140 mm
Wheelbase 1,495 mm
Castor 119.1 mm
Steering head angle 62.9°
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, Front 3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17"
Tyre, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyre, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disk brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320mm, four piston fixed callipers
Brake, rear Single disk rear brake, diameter 265mm, double piston floating calliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,145 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 906 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,273 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 800 mm (option seat height reduction: 760mm, option seat 'Sport': 800mm, option high comfort seat: 830 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,840mm (option seat height reduction 1,740 mm, option seat 'Sport': 1,800 mm, option high comfort seat: 1,860mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 223 kg
Dry weight 198 kg
Permitted total weight 450 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 277 kg
Usable tank volume 18.0 l
Reserve approx 3.0 l


 

2012 BMW R1200R - Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AUS MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: 2-cylinder flat twin, DOHC, 8 valve, air/oil cooled
Displacement: 1170 cc
Output: 110 bhp at 7,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat Height: 800 mm
Optional Seat Height: 760/830 mm
Dry Weight: 198 kg (437 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 5.5 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months



 

 

 

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