New BMW R1200R “DarkWhite” Introduced

New BMW R1200R “DarkWhite” Introduced

A couple of weeks ago, Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of Sales and Marketing, said we would be seeing five new models in the coming months, and we get our first new motorcycle introduction today with the new BMW R1200R “DarkWhite.” This special edition R1200R differs from the standard roadster by its unique color scheme and a couple standard accessories. Specifications for this new model are the same as the R1200R updated for the 2011 model year.

R1200R "DarkWhite"

R1200R “DarkWhite”

BMW says, “The special model underlines dynamic aspirations in an exciting contrast between the bodywork with its light white paintwork and the jet black of the drivetrain and wheels. Frame in asphalt grey, swingarm, rear axle housing and triangular wishbone in matt black and black anodized fork tubes lend the roadster an exclusive high-tech feel. The sports windshield reduces the strain on the rider in the area of the helmet and upper body. The standard sports seat provides perfect contact with the motorcycle.”

The highlights of the BMW R1200R “DarkWhite” include:
• Light white paintwork on front mudguard, fuel tank, taillight cover, headlight cover and fairings.
• Drivetrain and wheels in black.
• Frame in asphalt grey.
• Swingarm, rear axle housing and triangular wishbone in matt black.
• Black anodized fork tube.
• Sports windshield.
• Sports seat.

The R1200R “DarkWhite” will be available starting October 1, 2013 with a €13,000 price tag in Germany. No word yet about availability or price for the rest of the world.

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2 Responses to New BMW R1200R “DarkWhite” Introduced

  1. Zinfandel92 says:

    I really like the R 1200 R. Marvelous roadster.

    But “5 new models”? Common, this is not a new model. This is an existing model with a new color. New? Well, white. Just some extras do not make a new model.

    A “new model” will be the new air-cooled roadster. It will be the new RT with the new “precise cooled” boxer as well as the new big GS adventure. And, last not least, the roadster with the S1000RR engine.

    To be honest, I was hoping for a funbike with the S1000RR motor as well as number 5 for new models. I hope for this in the future.

  2. Zinfandel92 says:

    Ah, not to forget… the F 800 R, as F 900 RR with the Nuda 900 engine, even a bit more powerful and a more sporty chassis…
    It is a bad idea not to use this options, because you’ve got everything in your inventory…

    I rode the F800R, twice, on a circuit as well. Great for the “Landstraße”, but I’d would love to have a bit more power and a more solid chasis on occasional track days…

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