BMW R 1200 RT

The BMW R 1200 RT is a motorcycle of the vehicle manufacturer BMW. The Tourer was presented on 2 December 2004 at the Bologna Motor Show, and is marketed as the successor of the BMW R 1150 RT since the spring of 2005. Like all models of the R- series motorcycle is powered by a boxer engine and produced at the BMW plant in Berlin Spandau.

As authorities vehicle, the motorcycle is also offered with a smaller engine than R 900 RT.


The two-cylinder engine produces a rated power of 81 kW (110 hp). The bike accelerates in 3.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and reaches a top speed of 223 km / h The air and oil- cooled four- stroke boxer engine has a displacement of 1170 cm3, with a bore of 101 mm, a stroke of 73 mm and a compression ratio of 12.0:1.

The suspension consists of front and rear section, load bearing engine-gearbox unit. The chassis setting can be changed electronically through the spring preload and damping in nine steps. The standard part integral anti-lock brake system controls the behavior in critical situation.

The two side cases have a storage volume of 32 liters. Trip finishing and a full tank weighs the R 1200 RT 259 kg. The maximum load capacity is 236 kg. The fuel tank holds 25 liters, are of the approximately 4 liters reserve and allows for a consumption of about 5 liters per 100 km, a maximum range of about 500 kilometers. Depending on the way the R 1200 RT consumes 4.5 to 7.5 liters per 100 km. The manufacturer recommends Super Plus / recharge Super 95 octane. The suspension was realized by a front Telelever and rear Paralever a. The front tires has the dimensions 120/70 ZR 17 and rear 180/55 ZR 17

The Tourer is technically almost identical to the sports tourer BMW R 1200 ST but fitted with a full fairing and luggage.

Motorcycles with comparable characteristics are Ducati ST3, Honda ST1300 Pan-European, Moto Guzzi Norge, Triumph Sprint ST, and Yamaha FJR 1300.