BMW R1150R - Reviews
The bike comes naked as a jaybird, but saddlebags and other touring accessories can be easily added.
The air-cooled 8-valve boxer engine cranks out an outstanding 85bhp at 6750rpm and 73 foot-pounds of torque at 5250rpm, making this bike capable of speeds up to 120 mph.
It will go from 0 to 60 in 4.1 seconds. This particular boxer engine has a two-spark design, which gives more reliability to an already reliable engine. This particular feature also contributes to the horsepower.
In typical BMW fashion, this bike comes with the front Telelever and rear Paralever suspension. The chassis is made of tubular steel, and the steering is quite light and generous. The brakes are the excellent EVO brake system with its servo-assisted stopping power helped out by the two four-piston Brembo calipers and 320mm discs in the front and the twin-piston Brembo calipers and 276mm disc in the rear. ABS is an option that can be purchased, if you want that extra bit of braking power and will mostly be riding on blacktop.
The BMW R1150R has its own radical look from the asymmetrical headlights through the angles and curves and right down to the paint work – it looks like it’s speeding, even on the center stand. The new handlebar has a four-way adjustable brake lever and a three-way adjustable clutch lever. The grips are heated for cool weather comfort.