"Masculine and powerful" is how BMW sees this bike, which fills in the airiness of the original R1200C design with a more solid silhouette. Using mostly bits scavenged from last year's R1200CL, the Montauk loses that bike's unwieldy, bar-mounted fairing and hard luggage. The familiar 1170cc Boxer powerplant remains unchanged, churning out 61 claimed horsepower and 72 foot-pounds of torque, though the five-speed gearbox now sports helical-cut gears for less vibes and quieter engagement. The Montauk also wears the CL's Telelever setup, accommodating a 16-inch wheel and 150/80 tire up front. A single-sided Monolever swingarm holds a 15-inch rear wheel, though the rubber's a beefier, 170/80 series. BMW's EVO/Integral ABS brakes come standard, and are now coupled with stainless brake lines. Suspension travel on the rear strut is 3.9 inches, and you can easily dial in the basic spring rate via a handwheel.