BMW Motorrad is continuing its long tradition of roadster building with the new BMW R 1200 R and R 1200 R Classic and presents the revised successor models to the successful R 1200 R. Both combine a modern sporty and classical motorcycle design with greater riding enjoyment.
Generating higher torque, the new boxer engine provides an extra boost of power. The new BMW R 1200 R models deliver greater power and acceleration at the top rpm range, whereas the boxer in the predecessor model had already provided superior acceleration under all conditions. Derived from the BMW HP2 Sport, the new boxer with 1,170 cubic centimeters and DOHC valve gear, is the same as the engines in the BMW R 1200 GS and BMW R 1200 RT.
Thanks to ultra-modern technology, the new BMW roadsters are unique in the roadster segment. Whereas the basic version of the BMW R 1200 R emphasizes the sporty all-around character with new cast light alloy wheels, the R 1200 R Classic presents wire spoke wheels for a touch of refined nostalgia.