The cockpit of the BMW R 1150 R is classically divided into two analog round instruments for speed and speed. In the middle is an analog clock, surrounded by a few lights for idle, blinker, ABS status, high beam and tank contents/reserve. So there is no on-board computer, aisle display or other digital displays. A curiosity is the turn signal control with switches on the right and left and a flasher reset on the right handlebar. Heatable handles are series, ESA or similar gadgets do not exist. BMW drivers know this way, and changeovers have to get used to it a little bit.
The seating position on the BMW R 1150 R is relaxed. You sit upright as if on the sofa and can easily spend hours in the saddle. Normally, the 1150 has no windscreen. The machine tested here has a variable disc from MRA (approx. 150 Euro) which is highly recommended because it takes a lot of pressure from the body, especially during longer journeys.