2015 BMW R 1200 R revealed

BMW has unveiled the all-new R 1200 R, which features some major changes compared to the motorcycle it replaces.

Undoubtedly the most significant update concerns the engine. For the first time, the roadster model is powered by an air- and water-cooled version of the familiar twin-cylinder boxer unit. Displacing 1,170 cc, it sits beneath a tubular steel bridge frame and produces 123 bhp (92 kW / 125 PS) with 125 Nm (92 lb/ft) of peak torque.

BMW R 1200 R (2015) Front Side

The latest R 1200 R also ushers in a revised suspension set-up. While the rear retains a Paralever arrangement, BMW has decided to ditch the innovative anti-dive Telelever front end in favour of an ordinary upside-down fork. Some traditionalists might consider that a backward step.

Standard equipment is set to include 10-spoke cast alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, Automatic Stability Control and a choice of ‘Rain’ or ‘Road’ riding modes.

However, as expected, buyers are going to be tempted by an extensive options list too. Among the available extras are Electronic Suspension Adjustment, Keyless Ride, Dynamic Traction Control and Gear Shift Assistant Pro which negates clutch use.

Prices and market launch dates for the 2015 R 1200 R have yet to be announced.

BMW R 1200 R (2015) Rear SideBMW R 1200 R (2015) Side

BMW R 1200 R (2015) TopBMW R 1200 R (2015) Instruments

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