BMW R1200R DarkWhite Special Edition revealed

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BMW R1200R DarkWhite

Offlate every other manufacturer seems to be launching special edition motorcycles or rather imparting aesthetic touch-ups to their existing lineup. From the recently launched Yamaha’s 2014 range of bikes to Triumph Motorcycles adding shaded attires to its popular models- it’s BMW Motorrad’s turn join the list.

The BMW R1200R “Darkwhite” special edition has been unveiled by BMW under a new colour scheme. Changes include light white paint treatment being added to the front mudguard, fairing, headlight cover, fuel tank extending all the way till the tail light cover. The spiral spoked wheels and the drive-train get a contrasting black shade. A matt black texture has been added to swingarm, rear axle, triangular wishbone and the anodized fork tubes. The frame however gets a different asphalt grey shade. A sports seat and a sports windshield conclude the list of enhancements.

bmw r1200r touring

The BMW R1200R DarkWhite continues to be powered by a boxer twin 1170cc liquid cooled engine producing 109 bhp and 115 nm of torque. Essentially a Roadster, the BMW R1200R also doubles up as a capable touring motorcycle with plenty of accessories to choose from.

BMW Motorrad has priced the BMW R1200R at € 13,000 in Germany that includes the VAT element.


TypeAir/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke engine,
two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder,
central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity1,170 cc
Max Power110 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Max. torque119 Nm at 6.000 rpm
Compression ratio12.0 : 1
Engine managementElectronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin-spark ignition
Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speedover 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h4.1 litres (24.39 kpl)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h5.5 litres (18.18 kpl)
Fuel typeUnleaded super and premium,
octane number 95-98 (RON)
(knock sensor; rated output at 98 RON)
Electrical system
AlternatorThree-phase alternator 720 W
Battery12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
ClutchSingle dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
DriveShaft drive
Chassis / brakes
FrameTwo-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspensionBMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspensionCast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever;
central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable)
at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear120 mm / 140 mm
Wheelbase1,495 mm
Castor119.1 mm
WheelsCast aluminium wheels
Rim, front3.50 x 17”
Rim, rear5.50 x 17”
Tyres, front120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear180/55 ZR 17
Brake, frontDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rearSingle disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Dimensions / weights
Length2,145 mm
Width (incl. mirrors)906 mm
Height (excl. mirrors)1,273 mm
Seat height800 mm
Inner leg curve1840 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled227 kg
Fuel Tank volume18 litres
Reserve3 litres
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