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2009 BMW R1200R
2009 BMW R1200R

2009 BMW R1200R
2009 BMW R1200R

2009 BMW R1200R
2009 BMW R1200R

2009 BMW R1200R
2009 BMW R1200R

– 2009 BMW R1200R

2009 BMW R1200R

Powerful character for pure motorcycling joy – the new BMW R 1200 R.

This roadster is a bike of many talents. Relishing the corners on the one hand and a supremely comfortable travelling companion on the other. Moreover it can be customised with a wide range of accessories to suit your every need (including BMW’s groundbreaking Automatic Stability Control). You can style it into a sporty, classic or touring oriented naked bike – the BMW R 1200 R will always be your faithful friend. The classy design will catch many an eye and the high-quality construction can be seen and felt everywhere. Pure BMW, the R1200 R features proven technology that will impress you time and time again – qualities that, once experienced, you’ll not want to do without.

The 1200 cc flat twin more than plays its part in the dynamic and supremely controlled experience that is the R1200 R, generating a hefty output of 109 hp and 115 Nm of torque. The suspension setup has no trouble at all with the weight of 223 kg (fully fuelled). Even fully-loaded you can continue to enjoy the playful yet reassuring 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 machine.

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

All business, all the time.

If you’re looking for a bike with zero pretensions that’s all attitude, the R 1200 R is your ride. From blazing performance in the twisties to long distance touring to blasts around the city this is a supremely capable motorcycle that offers exhilarating performance. Featuring a generous 109hp, the new R 1200 R has the horsepower torque and acceleration to create thrills with every mile. Add the latest version of BMW Integral ABS and Automatic Stability Control, and the R 1200 R is as sure-footed as it is exciting. Handling is remarkably precise thanks to the Telelever front suspension and the motorcycle’s low center of gravity. Now every turn becomes a pulse-quickening experience no matter where the pavement takes you.




2009 BMW R1200R – USA Specifications
USA MSRP: $12,620 USD
Canada MSRP: $14,500 CDN

Type Air-cooled/oil-cooled Boxer twin-cylinder
Displacement 1170 cc
Bore X Stroke 101.0 mm x 73.0 mm
Horsepower 109 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Torque 85 lb/ft @ 6000 rpm
Valve Gear HC, chain-driven
No of cylinders 2
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Engine Management BMW Engine Controller – BMS K
Valves per Cylinder Four
Valves 2.0 x 36.0 mm intake / 2.0 x 31.0 mm exhaust
Fuel Tank Steel tank with internal pump and internal filter
Alternator W 600 Watts @ 14 Volts
Battery V/AH 12 Volts 14 Amps/hour maintenance-free
Engine Summary The two cylinder flat twin Boxer engine is BMW’s famous, time-tested, signature design. First designed in 1923, its two horizontally mounted cylinders are like a boxer’s

Clutch 180 mm dry, single plate with hydraulic actuation
Gear Box Dog shifted 6 speed gear box
Primary Transmission 1:1.882
Gear Ratios I: 2.28:1
II: 1.58:1
III: 1.26:1
IV: 1.03:1
V: 0.90:1
VI: 0.81:1

Final Drive System Enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints
Final Drive Ratio 2.75:1

Frame & Suspension
Frame Three-part, engine/cast aluminum/tubular steel
Front wheel suspension BMW Telelever
Rear wheel suspension BMW Paralever
Spring Travel front/rear 4.7 inches / 5.5 inches
Ground Clearance N/A
Handlebar center point angle 63.4 degrees

Brake System BMW EVO
Front Brakes Two, four-piston fixed calipers
Front Rotor 12.6 inch dual floating rotors
Rear Brakes Single, two-piston fixed calipers
Rear Rotor 10.4 inch single, fixed rotor
Actuation Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type

Wheels & Tires
Front Wheel 3.50 x 17 cast alloy, five double-spoke
Rear Wheel 5.50 x 17 cast alloy, five double-spoke
Front Tire 120/70 x 17 tubeless
Rear Tire 180/55 x 17 tubeless

Overall Length 84.4 inches
Overall Width 34.3 inches
Wheelbase 58.9 inches
Seat height 31.5 inches
Weight – Dry 437 lbs.
Max permissible weight 923 lbs.
Fuel Capacity 4.6 U.S. gallons w/ approx. 1 gallon reserve

Available Equipment
Seat – Low (30.3 inches) No Charge if Factory Equipped
Seat – High (32.7 inches) No Charge if Factory Equipped
Anti Theft Alarm $395
Integral ABS II $1,100
Chrome Exhaust Pipe $150
Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) $800
Heated Hand Grips $250
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) $250
ASC (Automatic Stability Control) $400
Saddle Bag Mounts $150
Low Suspension $175.00
On Board Computer $295
Windshield Sport $250
White Turn Indicator $60
Center Stand $150




2009 BMW R1200R – Canada Specifications
MSRP: $14,500 CDN

See specifications above


2009 BMW R1200R – UK Specifications


Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke, one camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft

Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm

Capacity 1,170 cc

Rated output 80 kW (109 hp) at 7,500 rpm

Max. torque 115 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 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 premium, octane rumber 98 (RON), automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 95 (RON)

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 35 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

Wheelbase 1,495 mm

Castor 119 mm

Steering head angle 62.9°

Wheels Cast aluminium

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 Twin disc, floating brake discs, 320 mm diameter, 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 2,145 mm

Width (incl. mirrors) 872 mm

Height (excl. mirrors) 1,285 mm

Seat height, unladen weight 800 mm (low seat: 770 mm, high seat: 830 mm)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,800 mm (low seat: 1,760 mm, high seat: 1,860 mm)

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 18.0 l

Reserve approx. 3.0 l

1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
2) Unladen weight without fluids

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