VIDEO First Ride Review: 2015 BMW R1200R Roadster

A new motor, updated styling and an assortment of excellent electronics increase the new BMW R1200R’s versatility and performance.

Earlier this year BMW introduced the RnineT , a classically styled machine that celebrates 90 years of Boxer-powered roadsters. Not long before that BMW launched the S1000R , a freakishly fast naked bike that represents the pinnacle of performance and technology in its class. Now BMW has released the redesigned R1200R, a thoroughly modern and highly versatile motorcycle cloaked in classic roadster style. From the BMW Motorrad World Press Launch in Alicante, Spain, Road Test Editor Ari Henning gives us a Video First Ride with onboard GoPro footage of a classy bike that combines traditional BMW Boxer style with cutting-edge technology.