BMW R 1200 RS - 2015 Specifications and Reviews

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About the BMW R 1200 RS

Powered by an air/water cooled 1170.00cc twin cylinder Boxer engine, producing 123.4bhp.

This is in essence a BMW R1200R with a fairing and also shares the engine with the R1200GS adventure and R1200RT tourer but with slightly more torque low down.

For touring comfort the screen can be quickly adjusted to a high or low setting.

Optional extras include a central LED daytime running light, Riding Modes Pro which adds Dynamic and User configurable modes as well as dynamic traction control with banking detection, Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA), quick shifter, keyless start, heated grips, cruise control, centre stand, luggage grid, panniers, top box and Akrapovic sport silencer.

Option packages:

  • Comfort: Heated grips, tyre pressure monitor and Chrome-plated exhaust.
  • Dynamic: Riding modes Pro, white LED indicators and LED running light.
  • Touring/Premium: Dynamic ESA, sat nav prep, computer Pro, centre stand, cruise control and luggage rack.

  • Timeline

  • 2017: A few small changes to meet Euro 4 requirements, sidelights and judder damper on transmission shaft. Also cornering ABS Pro and dynamic brake light now options. 
  • General information

    Model:BMW R 1200 RS

    Engine and Transmission Specifications

    Greenhouse gases:95.1 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
    Fuel consumption:4.10 litres/100 km (24.4 km/l or 57.37 mpg)
    Driveline:Constant mesh
    Clutch:Oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated
    Transmission type,final drive:Shaft drive (cardan)
    Cooling system:Liquid
    Lubrication system:Dry sump
    Fuel control:Double Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)
    Fuel system:Injection. Electronic intake pipe injection
    Bore x Stroke:101.0 x 73.0 mm (4.0 x 2.9 inches)
    Torque:125.00 Nm (12.7 kgf-m or 92.2 ft.lbs) @ 6500 Revolutions">RPM
    Power:123.37 Horsepower">HP (90.1 Kilowatt">kW)) @ 7750 Revolutions">RPM
    Engine type:Two cylinder boxer, two-stroke
    Capacity:1170.00 ccm (71.39 cubic inches)

    Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

    Rear brakes diameter:276 mm (10.9 inches)
    Rear brakes:Single disc. Floating disc. Two-piston calipers.
    Front brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
    Front brakes:Double disc. Floating discs. Four-piston calipers.
    Rear tyre:180/55-17
    Front tyre:120/70-17
    Rear wheel travel:140 mm (5.5 inches)
    Rear Suspension:Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
    Front wheel travel:140 mm (5.5 inches)
    Front Suspension:Telescopic Upside-Down fork
    Trail:115 mm (4.5 inches)
    Rake (fork angle):27.7°
    Frame type:Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine

    Physical measures and capacities

    Reserve fuel capacity:3.00 litres (0.79 gallons)
    Fuel capacity:18.00 litres (4.76 gallons)
    Wheelbase:1,527 mm (60.1 inches)
    Overall width:925 mm (36.4 inches)
    Overall length:2,202 mm (86.7 inches)
    Overall height:1,273 mm (50.1 inches)
    Seat height:820 mm (32.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
    Power/weight ratio:0.6231 HP/kg
    Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:236.0 kg (520.3 pounds)
    Dry weight:198.0 kg (436.5 pounds)

    Other specs

    Color options:Blue/grey, grey

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