BMW pulled the covers off a new R1200R featuring the liquid-cooled boxer engine first introduced on the R1200GS and also equipped on the R1200RT and the newly revealed R1200RS.

According to BMW, the engine produces 125 hp at 7750 rpm and 92 ft-lb. at 6500 rpm, with increased and more uniform torque across the rev range. Along with the new engine comes a 2-in-1 exhaust system, a modified airbox and reshaped air intakes and a centrally-positioned radiator. The R1200R comes with two ride modes, “Rain” and “Road”, and with the Riding mode Pro option, adds dynamic traction control and the “Dynamic” and “User” modes.


The boxer engine is mounted in a new tubular steel bridge frame developed for the R1200R and the new R1200RS. BMW did away with the telelever front suspension, equipping the 2015 model with a telescopic fork. At the rear, the R1200R uses the brand’s signature EVO Paralever. Suspension damping can be electronically controlled with BMW’s optional Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment to adapt to changing road conditions.


Braking duties are covered by radial-mounted four-piston calipers and like all BMW streetbikes, the 2015 R1200R comes standard with anti-lock brakes.

Other features include automatic stability control, 10-spoke cast wheels, an updated instrument cluster and a number of options including keyless ride and gear shift assist.

Follow the rest of our 2014 Intermot Show coverage for more information on new 2015 motorcycle announcements.

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