R1200R From £10,350

Is your rid­ing more ur­ban than any­thing else? Thereõs a funky boxer thatõs up your street.

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

BMW’S R-model box­ers have tra­di­tion­ally slipped un­der the radar due to their ‘old man’ im­age – but the wa­ter-cooled bike sheds its an­ces­tors’ fuddy-duddy per­sona and of­fers rid­ers a mod­ern look­ing naked, pow­ered by the lat­est gen­er­a­tion of boxer and fes­tooned with rider aids.

The 1200R model is the best of the bunch when it comes to city rid­ing as its flat bars mean it’s easy to mus­cle through traf­fic. But the lack of fair­ing makes straight-line rid­ing tir­ing (you can get a small screen to al­le­vi­ate the ef­fort slightly), so it is a bike far bet­ter suited to those who com­mute in town or gen­er­ally only ride for short blasts. If this sounds like you, the R is more man­age­able than the RT or GS, yet re­tains all their elec­tronic as­sists, prac­ti­cal­ity and com­fort.

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