Posted November 20, 2019 11:02:37 BMW has a new manual-only version of the R1200S.
We get to see the changes that it has made over the years, including a redesigned and upgraded exhaust system and a new rear diffuser.
As a bonus, there’s also a new LED headlight that we see in this car and the R 1200S gets its very own manual.
Here’s the rundown on what we know about the manual R1200RS: What’s in the manual?
The R 1200RS gets a new, much larger manual transmission.
It features a 5.0-liter V8 that puts out 500 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.
The output of the six-speed dual-clutch gearbox is rated at 7,600 rpm and the new dual-coupler system lets you switch between three different gear ratios in each gear.
That gives you a lot of freedom, but BMW says you’ll also find the R RS manual much more fun to use than the R1000RS.
It’s got a “faster, more efficient, more fuel efficient, and quieter” automatic transmission.
The new manual will also be available with a six-speeder, which is the standard equipment on all BMWs.
What it doesn’t have is a manual transmission with paddle shifters.
What do we know?
The manual R 1200RT comes standard with a 6.5-liter inline-six that produces 500 horsepower, 550 lb-ft of torque, and is rated for a top speed of 205 mph.
The R1200 RS has a sporty, all-wheel-drive configuration that lets you get around in comfort.
There’s also an electric drive system that lets the car coast in a variety of conditions, but we didn’t see it on our test ride.
The manual will come with six-piston calipers and eight-pontic calipers.
The brakes are the same as the RRS manual, but there’s a new damping system in the R-Spec package.
There are three different suspension settings available with different damping settings: sport, comfortable, and sporty.
Sporty settings offer more stability and are also available with paddle shift paddles, while comfortable settings have a different dampening system, which we saw on our ride.
There aren’t any active safety features on the manual version of this car.
The suspension was designed specifically for the R 600RT, and the manual has the same chassis as that.
What’s the catch?
The new R 1200RRS manual only comes with the six transmission option.
That means you can’t buy the manual with the 7.0 liter V8.
If you buy the 6.0, it will be limited to the 8.2 liter V10 with four-wheel drive.
That sounds like a lot, but it’ll be worth it if you’re going to be driving a manual.
We did get a better look at the manual than we have in the past, but the R 12000RT manual will only be available for a limited time.