BMW Motorrad recently unveiled its new 2011 BMW R 1200 R and R 1200 R Classic motorcycles – the revised successor models to the R 1200 R. The two bikes, which feature a new 1170 cc boxer engine, are derived from the BMW HP2 Sport.
But while the basic version of the BMW R 1200 R appears sportier with its new cast light alloy wheels, the R 1200 R Classic has wire spoke wheels.
These two new BMW machines also differ in their paintwork and equipment. For example, the R 1200 R Classic has a metallic sapphire black paint finish as well as a center stripe in plain alpine white extending over the tank and front wheel cover.
The Classic also has contrasting Telelever, drivetrain, cylinder head covers, frame, and fork in silver. On the other hand, three color schemes are available with the basic version of the R 1200 R -- matte metallic smoky grey, metallic light grey, or metallic red apple.
These color variants, in combination with wheels and drivetrain in Nurburg silver, work to emphasize the sporty, dynamic side of the roadster.
In addition, the classical version features a chromium-plated exhaust system and mirrors, while the basic model has a rear silencer in brushed stainless steel and black rearview mirrors.