The BMW K1200R is a long, stable and heavy motorcycle. Forget the flighty, fast steering naked motorcycles like Kawasaki’s Z1000 or the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 the BMW K1200R is more a touring bike than a back lane hooning motorcycle. Innovative Duolever forks use a single central shock and linkage – it works well but can feel odd.
The BMW K1200R has huge power, even more torque. The motorcycle's in-line four is borrowed from the BMW K1200S hyper sports touring motorcycle – but with lower gearing and less wind protection the BMW K1200R feels even faster. Other naked motorcycles have engines with more character but this much shove is never boring.
Build quality seems pretty good on the BMW K1200R but few have been dragged through a British winter. Problems seem to be extremely rare on this motorcycle except a handful of early motorcycles vibrated and oil consumption can be high (the BMW K1200R can be spedified with a special low oil warning system as part of the cost-option on board computer).
Nearly £10K means the BMW K1200R is competing with exotica like Benelli’s TNT. Aprilia’s Tuono 1000 R and Triumph’s Speed Triple 1050 are both excellent motorcycles for much less. Plus BMW K1200Rs are almost never sold at a discount – at least deprecation is low. Find a BMW K1200R for sale.
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Naked motorcycles don’t come much better kitted out. Comfort is good for the BMW K1200R's rider, especially if you get the screen. Factory extras for this motorcycle include ABS, the very handy useable-on-the-move Electronic Suspension Adjustment, sports wheels with 190/55ZR 17 tyre, sports pack (sports suspension and 6 inch rim with 190/55ZR 17 tyre), low seat, cockpit fairing, White indicator lense, rack, computer, alarm. Compare and buy parts for the BMW K1200R in the MCN Shop.