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BMW R1200 RS Overview
The new BMW R1200RSrs is the reincarnation of BMW’s original sport touring machine. The production of the new R1200RS has bridged the gap between sports bikes and tour bikes. It was 1976 when BMW built the category of sport touring motorcycles with R100RS. According to BMW, this bike is an amazing combination of riding dynamics and touring suitability. The symmetric headlamps borrowed from the two generations of the RR perfectly demonstrate the advanced concept of blending a sport and touring motorcycle.
BMW R1200 RS Engine & Transmission
This perfect blend of sport and touring motorcycle comes with an 1170cc air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine, producing 125bhp @ 7750rpm and 125Nnm of torque @ 6500rpm. The engine on this is a standout feature as the numbers produced are more than most of its competition. The gearbox is a constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears and multi-plate wet clutch, which is hydraulically operated. RS gets a slight bump in torque at lower revs as compared to the rest of the family.
BMW R1200 RS Mileage
With a A kerb weight of 236kgs and an 18L fuel tank along with an efficiency of 20kmpl, the R1200RS is not bad at a price of Rs. 17.05 Lakh (On-road, Price, New Delhi). You also get many features with that price tag, like ABS, Automatic Stability Control, and Road and& Rain riding modes as standard. The bike Sport SE mode, tested here, also comes with dynamic electronic suspension adjustment, cruise control,. centre stand, rear rack, pannier fastenings, chrome exhaust and GPS mount.
BMW R1200 RS Performance and Handling
On fast and winding roads, the bike gives a good amount of grip, making the rider feel confident. It’s not the engine that’ll make you go fast through corners but it’s the brakes and suspension that make one feel more confident. When you’re flying through a corner, the big 320mm front dual discs with Brembo brake pads and the the rear 276mm single disc will help you slow down quickly also the rear 276mm single disc. The dynamic electronic suspension on this bike takes good charge while hitting corners and these among the most sophisticated dampers and suspension offered. This all-weather motorcycle, when pushed to its limits, can make one go bonkers. The new R1200RS is tipped more towards the sporting side in the sport touring world.