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2017 BMW R1200RS
2017 BMW R1200RS

2017 BMW R1200RS
2017 BMW R1200RS

2017 BMW R1200RS
2017 BMW R1200RS



2017 BMW R1200RS Review

2017 BMW R1200RS on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Sport Touring is given a new face…

In addition to the technical changes set out above, the R 1200 RS will not only be supplied in new paint finishes as of model year 2017. With a view to enhanced motorcycling safety, its range of special equipment features is extended to include the banking-optimised ABS Pro and the dynamic brake light (both in conjunction with the Riding Modes Pro option). An overview of the new colours of the R 1200 RS:

The variant previously referred to as “Style 2” is now renamed “R 1200 RS Sport” in the colour combination Light White metallic / Magellan Grey metallic matt. The previous paint finish Granite Grey metallic matt (Style 2) is no longer available.

Riding dynamics coupled with touring suitability – at the very highest level: that’s the R 1200 RS. With its potent engine and stable suspension, the sports touring bike offers more than just a huge amount of riding pleasure. Thanks to its relaxed, sporty seating position and its perfect wind and weather protection, the bike offers an entirely new ride feel when travelling fast and riding along country roads in sporty style.

Performance meets design.

The modern concept of a dynamic blend of sports and touring motorcycle is demonstrated visually too, by means of half fairing featuring symmetrical headlamps derived from two generations of the RR. The elegantly shaped handlebar unit with attached forged aluminium section perfectly combines function and ergonomics.

The elegant and fast travel companion.

The new sports touring bike derives its supreme power from an output of 92 kW (125 bhp) delivered by an air/liquid-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke boxer engine with two overhead spur gear driven camshafts and a counterbalance shaft. In order to ensure stability on every country road, the highly active, electronically regulated suspension ASC (Automatic Stability Control) is featured as standard, rounded off with the modes “Rain” and “Road” – likewise standard – to provide an optimum riding experience.

Equipment and accessories add the perfect finishing touch.

The extensive range of optional equipment goes from case holders and luggage rack to cruise control and the convenient “Keyless Ride”. The new system case and the practical topcase consummately round off the sports touring bike: perfectly harmonised with the ergonomics and integrated in the motorcycle’s overall look as always, they offer a level of travel comfort you would not normally expect of a sports tourer. The optional equipment riding modes Pro contains ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Light (homologation in progress).




2017 BMW R1200RS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Options/Packages

5AC ABS Pro (cornering-optimized ABS) is now included as part of 224 Ride Modes Pro, which is also included in ZPP Premium Package. Although European models include a Dynamic Brake Light with ABS Pro, this light will not be available in the US market.
o 182 DTC continues to be included in 224 and ZPP. Pricing has been revised as follows to account for the added value of ABS

Pro:
o 224 (+$100 = $450 MSRP) / ZPP (+$100 = $3,275).
861 Style 1 package replaces 862 Style 2 package and is offered for the same price ($425 MSRP). Content is the same, but the grey frame has been replaced by a red frame and the package is now only available with new color N1N Light Grey Metallic / Magellan Grey Metallic Matte.

Colors
N1N Light Grey Metallic / Magellan Grey Metallic Matte replaces Granite Grey Metallic Matte and is only offered with 861 Style 1 package.




2017 BMW R1200RS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

 

 



 

2017 BMW R1200RS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in USD

Engine
Type Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, wet sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 125 hp (92 kW) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 92 lb-ft (125 Nm) at 6,500 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 125 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 57 mpg at a constant 55 mph (4.1 l)
Fuel type Premium Unleaded
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase 508 W generator
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Drive Shaft drive 2.82:1
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel bridge frame, engine self-supporting
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 45 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW EVO Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 5.5″ / 5.5″ (140 mm / 140 mm)
Wheelbase 60.2″ (1,527 mm)
Castor 4.5″ (114.8 mm)
Steering head angle 62.3°
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 floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral, can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 86.7″ (2,202 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 36.4″ (925 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 49.2″ (1,250 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 32.3″ (820 mm) Standard; variable seat heights available between 29.9″ (760 mm) and 33.1″ (840 mm) (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 72.4″ (1,840 mm) Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 67.7″ (1,720 mm) and 73.8″ (1,875 mm) (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 520.3 lbs (236 kg)
Permitted total weight 992 lbs (450 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 471.8 (214 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.7 gal (18 l)
Reserve Approx. 1 gal (4.0 l)



 


 

2017 BMW R1200RS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in CDN

Engine
Type Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 125 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 508 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic Upside-Down fork; stanchion diameter 45 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel
Suspension travel front / rear 140 mm / 140 mm
Wheelbase 1.527 mm
Castor 114,8 mm
Steering head angle 62,3°
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, 4-piston radial calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), disengageable
Dimensions / weights
Length 2.202 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 925 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1.250 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 820 mm (rider seat low*/high* 760 / 840 mm) *OE
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1840 mm (rider seat* low*/high* 1720 / 1875 mm) *OE
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 236 kg
Permitted total weight 450 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 214 kg
Usable tank volume 18 l
Reserve approx. 4 l

 

 



 

2017 BMW R1200RS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Type Air/liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with double overhead spur-gear-driven camshaft and balance shaft
DOHC cylinder head with four valves per cylinder, cylinders built into crankcase
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 125 bhp (92 kW ) at 7.750 rpm
Max. torque 125 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Digital engine management with electronic fuel injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel type Premium unleaded, 95 octane (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase alternator 508 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Wet eight-disc clutch with anti-hopping function, hyrdaulically operated
Gearbox Built in six-speed helical gearbox
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, diameter 45 mm, travel 140 mm, silver-anodized
Rear wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad EVO Paralever: Spring preload steplessly and hydraulically adjustable via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable, WAD travel-related damping strut
Suspension travel front / rear 140 mm / 140 mm
Wheelbase 1.527 mm
Castor 114.8 mm
Steering head angle 62.3°
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 Double disc with four-piston radial brake calipers, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake with double-piston floating caliper, diameter 276 mm
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral), switchable
Dimensions / weights
Length 2.202 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 925 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1.250 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 820 mm (rider seat low*/high* 760 / 840 mm) *OE
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1840 mm (rider seat* low*/high* 1720 / 1875 mm) *OE
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 236 kg
Permitted total weight 450 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 214 kg
Usable tank volume 18 litres
Reserve Approx. 4 litres


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