2016 BMW R 1200 RS | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

BMW’s R 1200 RS is an all-new machine for 2016, with the latest liquid-/oil-cooled boxer motor, along with a sophisticated electronics package (with optional upgrades), new tubular steel bridge frame, inverted forks, new instrument cluster, new fairing with adjustable windshield, and distinctively modern styling.

ABS (with radially mounted Brembo calipers in the front), Automatic Stability Control, and two riding modes are standard. Aggressive riders can add the Pro feature set that adds Dynamic Traction Control and two additional riding modes.

Also optional is Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment, as well as Gear Shift Assistant Pro. Add bags, and this is a potent sport-touring mount.

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2016 BMW R 1200 RS 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: 57 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 wheel: 3.50 x 17″
  • Rear wheel: 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: 86.7 x 36.4 x 49.2 inches
  • Wheelbase: 60.2 inches
  • Rake: 27.7°
  • Trail: 3.9 inches
  • Seat height: 32.3 inches (standard); various optional seats available
  • Curb weight: 520 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 4.7 gallons

2016 BMW R 1200 RS Colors:

  • Lupin Blue Metallic
  • Granite Grey Metallic Matte

2016 BMW R 1200 RS Price:

  • MSRP From $14,995