BMW R 1200 R: review, history, specs

Class: roadster
Production: November 2005 – July 2018
Predecessor: BMW R1150R
Successor: BMW R1250R

BMW R 1200 R (1st generation), Europe, USA, 2005-2010
BMW R 1200 R (2nd generation), Europe, USA, 2009-2014
BMW R 1200R (3rd generation), Europe, USA, 2013-2018

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeNovember 2005 – October 2010Name: BMW R1200R (1st generation)
Model code: K27
Parts Catalog Code: 0378
EuropeDecember 2009 – July 2014Name: BMW R1200R (2nd generation)
Model code: K27
Parts Catalog Code: 0400
EuropeNovember 2013 – July 2018Name: BMW R1200R (3rd generation)
Model code: K53
Parts Catalog Code: 0A04
USANovember 2005 – September 2010Name: BMW R1200R (1st generation)
Model code: K27
Parts Catalog Code: 0398
USADecember 2009 – July 2014Name: BMW R1200R (2nd generation)
Model code: K27
Parts Catalog Code: 0490
USANovember 2013 – July 2018Name: BMW R1200R (3rd generation)
Model code: K53
Parts Catalog Code: 0A14

Electronic Aids BMW R1200R (basic & optional):

• Integral ABS-II – R1200R (1-2 generations)
• ABS – R1200R (from 3rd generation)
• ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
• ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
• RDC (tire pressure control)
• On-board computer
• Cruise Control – R1200R (from 3rd generation)
• E-Gas (ride-by-wire) – R1200R (from 3rd generation)
• DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) – R1200R (from 3rd generation)
• Keyless Ride – R1200R (from 3rd generation)
• Dynamic ESA – R1200R (from 3rd generation)
• Shift Assist Pro – R1200R (from 3rd generation)
• Pro riding modes: ABS Pro, Dynamic & User riding modes, DTC

Specifications


BMW R1200R: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2145 mm / 84,4 in – R1200R (1-2 generations)
2165 mm / 85,2 in – R1200R (3rd generation)
Overall width845 mm / 33,3 in – R1200R (1st generation)
906 mm / 35,7 in – R1200R (2nd generation)
880 mm / 34,6 in – R1200R (3rd generation)
Overall height1285 mm / 50,6 in – R1200R (1st generation)
1273 mm / 50,1 in – R1200R (2nd generation)
1300 mm / 51,2 in – R1200R (3rd generation)
Seat height800 mm / 31,5 in – R1200R (1-2 generations)
790 mm / 31,1 in – R1200R (3rd generation)
Wheelbase1495 mm / 58,8 in – R1200R (1-2 generations)
1515 mm / 59,6 in – R1200R (3rd generation)
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight223 kg / 492 lbs – R1200R (1-2 generations)
231 kg / 509 lbs – R1200R (3rd generation)
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular steel frame with supporting drive unit,
steel pipe rear frames
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever, 120 mm / 4,7 in – R1200R (1-2 generations)
45 mm inverted telescopic fork, 140 mm / 5,5 in – R1200R (3rd generation)
Rear suspension, travelBMW EVO Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 140 mm / 5,5 in
Front tire size120/70 ZR17
Rear tire size180/55 ZR17
Front brakeDouble disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers (Integral ABS-II) – R1200R (1-2 generations)
Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston radial calipers (ABS) – R1200R (3rd generation)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 265 mm, 2-piston caliper (Integral ABS-II) – R1200R (1-2 generations)
Single disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS) – R1200R (3rd generation)
Fuel capacity18,0 l / 4,75 US gal (reserve – 3,0 l) – R1200R (1-2 generations)
18,0 l / 4,75 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l) – R1200R (3rd generation)
Fuel economy4,96 l / 100 km (47,4 mpg) – WMTC
ENGINE
Engine (type)Air&Oil-cooled 4-stroke
Air&Liquid-cooled 4-stroke – R1200R (3rd generation)
Cylinder arrangementFlat twin (boxer) with central counterbalance shaft
Bore & Stroke101,0 x 73,0 mm
Displacement1170 cm³ (71,4 cu in)
Compression ratio12.0:1
12.5:1 – R1200R (3rd generation)
Valve trainChain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder – R1200R (from 2nd generation)
Max. power109,0 hp (80,0 kW) / 7500 rpm – R1200R (1st generation)
110,0 hp (81,0 kW) / 7750 rpm – R1200R (2nd generation)
125,0 hp (92,0 kW) / 7750 rpm – R1200R (3rd generation)
Max. torque115,0 Nm (11,7 kg-m) / 6000 rpm – R1200R (1st generation)
119,0 Nm (12,1 kg-m) / 6000 rpm – R1200R (2nd generation)
125,0 Nm (12,7 kg-m) / 6500 rpm – R1200R (3rd generation)
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)3,5 sec
Top speed222 km/h (138 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, hydraulic operated
Wet multi-plate, hydraulic operated – R1200R (from 3rd generation)
Transmission6-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V

VI


2.277 – I; 2.375 – II; 2.438 – III
1.583 – I; 1.696 – II; 1.714 – III
1.259 – I; 1.296 – II, III
1.033 – I; 1.065 – II; 1.059 – III
0.903 – I; 0.939 – II; 0.943 – III
0.805 – I; 0.848 – II, III
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemBMS-K – R1200R (1st generation)
BMS-K+ – R1200R (from 2nd generation)
AlternatorBelt driven three-phase generator, 14V / 600W – R1200R (1st generation)
Belt driven three-phase generator, 14V / 720W – R1200R (2nd generation)
Three-phase generator, 14V / 508W – R1200R (3rd generation)
Battery capacity12V-14Ah – R1200R (1-2 generations)
12V-12Ah – R1200R (3rd generation)

Images


BMW R1200R: images, gallery.

BMW R1200R (1st generation)
BMW R1200R (1st generation)
BMW R1200R (2nd generation)
BMW R1200R (2nd generation)
BMW R1200R (3rd generation)
BMW R1200R (3rd generation)

Videos


BMW R1200R: video.

Manuals


BMW R1200R: documentation.

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