R 1150 R Rockster: Matt Steensma
2004 BMW R 1150 R Rockster #0128
1,130cc A63 Boxer Twin 85 hp @ 6,750 rpm
White/Sapphire Black Metallic
The boxer engine’s torque and charisma made it ideal for use in “naked” bikes—standard motorcycles that left their engines and frames visible rather than hidden behind aerodynamic fairings. In 2001, David Robb’s design team introduced the stylish R 1150 R, which reached its aesthetic zenith with the 2002 Rockster. The Rockster gave BMW a streetwise look that appealed to young riders like Matt Steensma, who bought the Rockster Special Edition 80 seen here in 2021. Along with matte white/Black Sapphire metallic paint, it came standard with integral ABS.
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