2016 BMW R 1200 RS

2016 BMW R 1200 RS
MSRP $14,950

The 2016 BMW R 1200 RS model is a sporty touring model with power from an air/liquid-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine. It comes with a comfortable, sporty seating position, wind and weather protection and half fairing,  and an improved bottom end torque from a modified airbox and exhaust. The cooling system is also revised, with a single centrally located radiator – compared to the split radiators of the GS/A and RT models. The radiator’s placement ties in with another significant change unique to the R/RS Boxer bike, with an inverted 45 mm fork replacing BMW’s traditional Telelever suspension. BMW stretched wheelbase a half-inch to 60.2 inches, and the RS’s 32.3-inch seat height is a full inch taller than the R (31.1 inches). The RS also carries 12 more pounds than the naked R, claiming a 520-pound curb weight.  Rain and Road mode come standard on the BMW R 1200 RS model.

ModelR 1200 RS
Engine TypeFour stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft
Engine Displacement1170cc
Bore Stroke101 mm x 73 mm
Compression Ratio12.5:1
Fuel SystemElectronic intake pipe injection
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionConstant mesh Six-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Final DriveShaft
Rake TrailNA
Seat Height32.3 in.
Front SuspensionTelescopic Upside-Down fork; stanchion diameter 45 mm
Rear SuspensionCast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut
Front BrakeDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Rear BrakeSingle disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Front Tire120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tire180/55 ZR 17
Fuel Capacity4.7 gal.
Dry Weight520.3 lbs. (Wet)