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R 1200 RT

OVERVIEW
TECHNICAL DATA

Infinite riding pleasure.

Greater comfort for a more intense experience. The motorcycle that defined the segment of classic touring bikes now reaches the next stage of its evolution: the new BMW R 1200 RT. The light handling of the R 1200 RT facilitates what is most important when touring: experiencing the landscape. Whether alone or with a passenger: the new R 1200 RT ensures for comfortable, relaxed riding on every tour.

More dynamic performance. More control.

The new RT is powered by a new air/water-cooled BMW boxer engine which provides powerful forward thrust with increased torque and an output of 125 bhp. Thanks to ASC – the highly active electronically controlled suspension – the machine is still easy to control and offers stability on all country roads. What is more, the standard modes “Rain” and “Road” can be activated at the press of a button to adapt the motorcycle perfectly to weather and road conditions. The on-board computer Pro and the familiar heated grips complete the range of basic equipment features.

More optional extras. More comfort.

The optional extras for the new RT enable even simpler handling while at the same time providing a higher level of comfort. The electronic suspension BMW Dynamic ESA adapts to changing surface conditions within a fraction of a second, for example. The riding mode “Dynamic” is additionally available as an optional extra, guaranteeing maximum riding fun for sporty, dynamic riders. The shift assistant Pro enables the rider to shift up and down without using the clutch or throttle valve. The reduced shift time means the rear wheel retains even better directional stability.

Keyless Ride offers even greater convenience: this system means a mechanical key is no longer needed and you have your hands free in every situation. Other optional extras: a central locking system which also locks both cases by remote control, a cruise control function and much more besides. And last but not least: the new traction assistant makes every hill climb a breeze.

More design. More impressive.

A supreme touring bike with an impressive design, too: the use of transparent materials conveys lightness and agility.

The new R 1200 RT – more impressions per kilometre.

Engine
Type Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 125 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 3.9 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.3 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)
Electrical
Alternator three-phase alternator 540 W
Battery 12 V / 16 Ah, maintenance-free
Power
Clutch oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis
Frame Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 120 mm / 136 mm
Wheelbase 1,485 mm
Castor 116 mm
Steering head angle Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 5,50 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Dimensions
Length 2,222 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 982.8 mm (incl. panniers: 984.5 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,415.6 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 805 / 825 mm (high seat*: 830 / 850 mm; low seat*: 760 / 780 mm) *OE
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1.810 / 1.850 mm (high seat*: 1875 / 1915 mm; low seat*: 1.740 / 1.780 mm) *OE
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 274 kg
Dry weight
Permitted total weight 495 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 221 kg
Usable tank volume 25 l
Reserve approx. 4 l