Can The New BMW R 1200 RS Bank On The R 100 RS Legacy?

By Jared Solomon | on September 30, 2014

BMW seems to be filling every single bike segment with products, and their latest offering promises to create an entirely new segment. BMW is bringing back the RS in the new R 1200 RS sports tourer that is hoping to bank on the legacy of the R 100 RS -  the first mass-produced motorcycle in the world to come with a full, frame-mounted fairing that had been developed in the wind tunnel.

The 2015 R 1200 RS is the first RS model in the BMW range since the previous version was taken of the production line in 2005. The flat-twin boxer engine on the new R 1200 RS is the same DOHC drive unit that already powers the R 1200 GS, R 1200 GS Adventure as well as the R 1200 RT. It produces the same 125bhp but gets higher peak torque of 125Nm at lower revs.

The bike also features a 2-in-1 exhaust system with a rear silencer that is steeply angled for dynamic effect. There is also a modified airbox, newly shaped air intake snorkels and a centrally positioned radiator that give the bike a slender, sporty and dynamic-looking front silhouette. There is also ABS, electronic suspension adjustment and two riding modes with traction control as an option. 

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