First Ride — 2007 BMW R1200R — Motorcyclist Magazine

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BMW R1200R

Bavaria’s latest boxer Old School cool

It was a surprise BMW’s design chief Robb yanked the covers off the new revealing a neatly detailed but restrained roadster. In its optional with white pinstripes, the needed only an Earles to resemble its’50s and ’60s Where was the squint-eyed stare of models, or the lurid lime-green or of the R1150 Rockster?

It seems after several years of the design envelope in every BMW has chosen to edge back its existing customers with Old boxer charm. As Robb it’s because the firm has outrageously styled, powerful as the K1200R that the R1200R was in this more conservative

Mechanically, however, this R-model takes a thoroughly approach, inheriting the more high-cam, four-valve-per-cylinder, 1170cc from the R1200RT, plus a more sophisticated chassis. a slightly different exhaust than the RT’s, the R has an identical output of 109 bhp at 7500 rpm.

A tubular steel front section, also borrowed the RT, combines with a new, rear subframe to reduce (44 pounds less than the BMW says) and provide a slimmer The new bike retains its predecessor’s saddle height, but it can be ordered a no-cost optional 1.2-inch-higher—or

After firing up the 1200R’s accompanied by a familiar hint of one brief burst of acceleration the claimed 40 percent jump in ratio has given the boxer a performance boost. There’s of punch through the midrange, as expect of an engine whose 85 torque peak arrives at rpm.

The 1200R handles notably than the 1150R, beginning at speeds. The new bike’s narrow helps riders get both on the ground, while the reduced and revised Telelever front assist walking-speed maneuvers. In curves the bike is admirably but it’s agile enough to effortlessly through tighter The new-generation ABS system was also impressive, lacking the previous servo assistance-a change riders will welcome.

BMW R1200R

In the near future this will also be available Automatic Stability Control which retards the ignition it senses the rear tire traction), Tire Pressure (TPC) and Electronic Suspension (ESA).

In a way it’s ironic complex new electronic systems be introduced on the R1200R. One characteristic of the best … twin-cylinder share is their simplicity: a engine in a basic, unfaired An absence of complex gizmos is to that appeal.

But that’s the great thing the R1200R: Unlike some BMWs, the electronics never get in the

The R1200R is faster, more lighter, sweeter-handling and more to ride than the R1150R it Instead of becoming a bruiser its … cousin the K1200R, a more laid-back machine majors in nostalgic boxer and practicality. Now that’s progress.

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