Buyers Guide BMW 2016 BMW R 1200 R | Buyer's Guide

2016 BMW R 1200 R | Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW R 1200 R | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

It was an all-new BMW R 1200 R last year, which featured the liquid-/oil-cooled boxer motor previously used in the GS and RT models. The R 1200 R has a new chassis, that includes traditional inverted forks and a EVO Paralever rear suspension system.

The power is the same as the GS models, with an all-street chassis. The R 1200 R offers traction control and electronic suspension as an option. Other forays into the BMW catalog can turn the R into a light-duty sport tourer.

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2016 BMW R 1200 R Specs:

ENGINE

  • Type: Air-/liquid-cooled, DOHC, flat twin
  • Bore x stroke: 101 x 73mm
  • Displacement: 1170cc
  • Maximum power: 125 horsepower @ 7750 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 92 ft/lbs @ 6500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Engine management: Electronic intake pipe injection
  • Emissions control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

PERFORMANCE

  • Maximum speed: 125+ mph
  • Fuel consumption: 60 mpg at a constant 55 mph
  • Fuel: Premium

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Alternator: 3-phase, 508 watts
  • Battery: 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

TRANSMISSION

  • Clutch: Wet, hydraulically operated
  • Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed w/ helical gear teeth
  • Drive: Shaft

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Two-section, with bolt-on rear and load-bearing engine
  • Front suspension: Inverted 45mm forks; 5.5 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Cast aluminum single-sided swingarm w/ BMW EVO Paralever, WAD strut, spring-preload and rebound damping adjustable; 5.5 inches of travel

WHEELS/BRAKES

  • Wheel Type: Cast aluminum
  • Front rim: 3.50 x 17″
  • Rear rim: 5.50 x 17″
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear tire: 180/55 ZR 17
  • Front brakes: Dual floating 320mm discs w/ four-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear brake: 276mm disc, with dual-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Standard (defeatable)

DIMENSIONS

  • L x W x H: 85.3 x 34.7 x 51.2 inches
  • Wheelbase: 59.4 inches
  • Rake: 27.7°
  • Trail: 4.9 inches
  • Seat height: 31.1 inches (standard); various optional seats available
  • Curb weight: 508 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 4.7 gallons

2016 BMW R 1200 R Colors:

  • Thunder Grey Metallic
  • Cordoba Blue
  • Light White

2016 BMW R 1200 R MSRP:

  • From $14,095

 

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