BMW R 1200R LC Black Edition


Make Model.

BMW R 1200R LC Black Edition (Italy only)




Four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, intake 40mm, outlet 34 mm


1170 cc / 71.4 cub in.

Bore x Stroke 101 x 73 mm
Cooling System

Liquid / Air cooled

Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Induction Throttle valve mm 52
Carburetion BMS-X
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter


Premium unleaded (95 RON)


Alternator Three-phase alternator 510 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 11,8 Ah, maintenance-free
Starting Electric
Electrical system Alternator three-phase alternator 508 W (nominal power)
Battery /Ah 12V/12 maintenance-free
Headlight  H7W / LED (SA)
Starter 0.9 kW

Max Power

92 kW / 125 hp @ 7750  rpm

Max Torque

125 Nm / 12.7 kgf-m / 92 lb-ft  @ 6500 rpm

Oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated


Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Final Drive Shaft
Frame Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine

Front Suspension

Telescopic Upside-Down fork; stanchion diameter 45 mm
Front Wheel Travel 140 mm / 5.5 in

Rear Suspension

Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel
Rear Wheel Travel 140 mm / 5.5 in

Front Brakes

2 x 320 floating discs, 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 275mm disc, 2 piston caliper

ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), disengageable

Front Rim

3.50 x 17"

Rear Rim

5.50 x 17"

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR 17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR 17
Wheel Castor 125,6 mm / 4.9 in
Steering Head Angle 62.3°
Dimensions Length 2165 mm / 85.2 in
Width     880 mm / 34.6 in (incl. mirrors)
Height  1300 mm / 51.1 in (excl. mirrors)
Wheelbase 1515 mm / 59.6 in
Seat Height 760 mm - 820 mm / 29.9 in - 32.2 in
Wet Weight 231 kg / 509.2 lbs

Permitted Total Weight

450 kg / 992 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

18 Liters / 5.3 US gal

Reserve 4 Litres / 1.0 US gal

The new Black Edition "Black Edition" of the R 1200 R released by BMW Motorrad in Italy was created exclusively for the Italian market.

It is essentially the exact same bike currently available but with a few additional accessories with white pinstripe lines painted across the tank.

The same Black Storm finish is reproduced in the front headlamp, while the rigorously colored logo is placed on the central tank panel.  The front fender, side tank, side panels and lateral side fins were specially designed for this model.

The frame is also black color, as well as the anodized brake calipers.

The comfort package that’s been added to the "Black Edition" includes a chrome exhaust, heated grips, tyre pressure sensors, dynamic ESA suspension, panniers and luggage rack.

BMW R 1200 R Roadster Overview

The new R 1200 R marks the status quo in terms of aesthetic appeal, dynamic performance and design. When our developers put forward their visions in the BMW Concept Roadster, this bike was their greatest source of inspiration. And that’s no surprise – after all, the new R 1200 R is a powerful all-rounder that combines comfort, athletic flair and design in an entirely unique way.

Ground-breaking design.

Compact, tight, muscular – the bike’s new design sets it clearly apart from its predecessor. The upside down telescopic fork based on the pattern of the S 1000 RR not only gives this powerhouse a striking appearance but also ensures stability and precise handling. With the sharply drawn lines along the fuel tank and the seamless transition across the seat to the rear, this roadster has a look that perfectly matches the way it rides.

Cutting-edge technology.

The R 1200 R is ahead of its time in terms of technology, too. A total of 125 hp provides supreme propulsion in the new R 1200 R. Together with the riding modes that can be accessed at the press of a button, the optionally available traction control (DTC) puts this power effectively onto the asphalt. The rider has everything in view and under control thanks to the redesigned and expanded instrument panel. This sits on a bridge made of high-end aluminium in the cockpit.

Outstanding individual flair.

The range of fittings available for the R 1200 R is especially impressive: tank rucksack, BMW Navigator V and four different windshields are the perfect preparation for a big tour, while the latest generation of the optional Dynamic ESA further increases riding dynamics in the R 1200 R. Innovative features such as the preparation for the navigation unit with multi-controller, Shift Assistant Pro and Keyless Ride turn a sports-style roadster into a genuine all-rounder. There are also a range of painstaking details such as the milled hand lever and rider footrests or the crash bar in electropolished stainless steel which strike a perfect balance between functional tuning and visual customisation. The optional equipment riding modes Pro contains ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Light (homologation in progress).