BMW R1200 R

This roadster is the universal talent on tarmac. A true cornering fiend on the one hand and a supremely comfortable travel companion on the other. Moreover it can be customised with a wide range of accessories to suit your every need. You can style it into a sporty, classic or touring oriented naked bike - the BMW R 1200 R will always be your reliable companion. The classy looks catch many an eye and the high-quality workmanship can be seen and felt everywhere. Typically BMW but yet different featuring proven qualities that will fascinate you over and over again - qualities that you will not want to do without once you have got to know them.

The 1200 cc flat twin contributes its share to the dynamic and supremely controlled experience generating an output of 109bhp and 115Nm of torque. The perfect suspension has no trouble at all with the weight of 223 kg (fully fuelled and ready for the road). You could load up the same again and still enjoy the almost playful and truly convincing handling of this bike. Combined with exemplary safety equipment, a timeless yet modern, high-quality and sporty design, the BMW R 1200 R is truly a multi-talented bike and an evergreen.

The BMW R 1200 R - modern power, exclusive looks and a truly classic naked bike.


the start of Jambila Pass on the road to Barberton

the R1200R (Roadster) was made for carving up corners

on the Pass between Nelspruit and Barberton... rode it twice

at the top of Jambila Pass

a ride on the wild side - not the bike - inside the Kruger Park

Kenn and the new Beemer... the R1200Z


Photos by Kenn Slater.


Thanks to Rob Barnes and BMW South Africa for the ride.

The R 1200 R is a very exciting machine... I love it!