In addition to the new 2015 BMW R 1200 R (Preview), BMW announced it’s better-looking brother, the new R 1200 RS at the 2014 Intermot show on September 30 in Cologne.
The new BMW R 1200 RS is “a new dimension in sports touring”, according to the Bavarians.
BMW Motorrad and the legendary RS production bikes are a model badge that continues to symbolize travel and sport in equal measure.
In 1976, the R 100 RS became the first mass-produced motorcycle in the world to come with a full, frame-mounted fairing that had been developed in the wind tunnel. As the consummate all-rounder for both travelling and sporting deployment, it established the sports-tourer segment, as it has been known ever since.
With the arrival of the new R 1200 RS, BMW Motorrad is continuing this long tradition by unveiling a sports-tourer powered by a flat-twin engine that succeeds in transposing the all-round qualities of the original BMW RS concept into the modern day to stunning effect.
Highlights of the New BMW R 1200 RS
Classic flat-twin boxer engine with 125 HP (92 kW) at 7,750 RPM and 92 ft. lbs. of torque (125 Nm) at 6,500 RPM.
Sporty and dynamic sports tourer design.
Aerodynamically styled semi-fairing with adjustable windshield.
Torsionally rigid tubular steel bridge frame with engine as self-supporting element.
Classic wheel suspension concept using upside-down telescopic fork at the front and EVO Paralever at the rear.
New intake air duct and central radiator for ultra-compact front silhouette.
Upright, sporty yet relaxed seating position for a dynamic riding sensation combined with excellent seating comfort for longer tours.
Exhaust system in pentagonal design.
Automatic Stability Control (ASC).
Rain and Road riding modes.
Riding mode Pro offering two additional riding modes, “Dynamic” and “User”, for optimum adaptation to prevailing riding conditions as an ex-works option.
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) as part of the Riding mode Pro option.
Latest-generation Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) as an option for optimum riding dynamics in any situation.
Powerful braking system with radial four-piston calipers and ABS.
Lightweight 10-spoke cast wheels.
Gear Shift Assistant Pro for fast, clutchless shifting as an ex-works option.
Sophisticated instrument cluster offering a wide array of functions and wealth of information.
Keyless Ride for supreme ease of use as an ex-works option.
Innovative color scheme with two individual characters, classically sporty in the basic colors and sporty and exclusive in the Style 2 variant.
Extensive range of optional extras and special accessories available ex-works.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing TBD. The BMW R1200RS will be available starting in Spring 2015.