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2018 BMW R 1200 RT
2018 BMW R 1200 RT

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
BMW
BMW
Model Year
2018
2018
Model
R 1200 RT
R 1200 RT
Model Code
R1200RT
R1200RT
Color
Carbon Black Metallic
Carbon Black Metallic

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual floating disc, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers

Rear - Single disc, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper

ABS - BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Front - Dual floating disc, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers

Rear - Single disc, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper

ABS - BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Wheels

Cast aluminum

Front rim - 3.5 x 17 in.

Rear rim - 5.5 x 17 in.

Cast aluminum

Front rim - 3.5 x 17 in.

Rear rim - 5.5 x 17 in.

Tires

Front - 120/70 ZR 17

Rear - 180/55 ZR 17

Front - 120/70 ZR 17

Rear - 180/55 ZR 17

Dimensions

Length
87.5 in. (2,222 mm)
87.5 in. (2,222 mm)
Height
Excluding mirrors - 55.7 in. (1,416 mm)
Excluding mirrors - 55.7 in. (1,416 mm)
Width

Including mirrors - 38.7 in. (983 mm)

Including panniers - 38.8 in. (985 mm)

Including mirrors - 38.7 in. (983 mm)

Including panniers - 38.8 in. (985 mm)

Weight
Unladen, road ready, fully fuelled - 604 lb. (274 kg)
Unladen, road ready, fully fuelled - 604 lb. (274 kg)
Wheelbase
58.5 in. (1,485 mm)
58.5 in. (1,485 mm)
Seat Height

Unladen weight - 31.7 in. / 32.5 in. (Standard)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight - 71.3 in. / 72.8 in. (Standard)

Unladen weight - 31.7 in. / 32.5 in. (Standard)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight - 71.3 in. / 72.8 in. (Standard)

Drivetrain

Transmission
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Final Drive
Shaft, 2.75:1
Shaft, 2.75:1

Electrical

Battery
12 V / 16 Ah, maintenance-free
12 V / 16 Ah, maintenance-free
Alternator
Three-phase 540W generator
Three-phase 540W generator

Engine

Engine
4-stroke flat twin engine with balancer shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft
4-stroke flat twin engine with balancer shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft
Cooling
Air / liquid
Air / liquid
Horsepower
125 hp (92 kW) @ 7,750 rpm
125 hp (92 kW) @ 7,750 rpm
Displacement
1,170 cc
1,170 cc
Bore x Stroke
101 x 73 mm
101 x 73 mm
Torque
Max - 92 ft. lb. (125 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm
Max - 92 ft. lb. (125 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
12.5:1
Clutch
Oil lubricated, hydraulically operated
Oil lubricated, hydraulically operated
Fuel System

Mixture control / engine management - Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system

Fuel type - Premium Unleaded

Mixture control / engine management - Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system

Fuel type - Premium Unleaded

Exhaust
Emission control - Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Emission control - Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Lubrication
Wet sump
Wet sump
Fuel Capacity
6.6 gal. (25 l) with Approx. 1 gal. (4.0 l) reserve
6.6 gal. (25 l) with Approx. 1 gal. (4.0 l) reserve
MPG Rating
47 mpg (WMTC)
47 mpg (WMTC)

Operational

Frame
Two-section consisting of front and rear sections, load bearing engine-gearbox unit
Two-section consisting of front and rear sections, load bearing engine-gearbox unit
Suspension

Front - BMW Telelever, Ø 37 mm, central spring strut; Travel - 4.7 in. (120 mm)

Rear - Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW EVO Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable via handwheel; Travel - 5.4 in. (136 mm)

Front - BMW Telelever, Ø 37 mm, central spring strut; Travel - 4.7 in. (120 mm)

Rear - Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW EVO Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable via handwheel; Travel - 5.4 in. (136 mm)

Rake
63.6°
63.6°
Trail
Castor - 4.6 in. (116 mm)
Castor - 4.6 in. (116 mm)
Maximum Speed
Over 125 mph
Over 125 mph
Capacity

Payload with standard equipment - 483 lb. (219 kg)

Permitted total weight - 1,091 lb. (495 kg)

Payload with standard equipment - 483 lb. (219 kg)

Permitted total weight - 1,091 lb. (495 kg)

Other

Additional Colors

Alpine White

Carbon Black Metallic

Mars Red Metallic / Dark Slate Metallic

Opt. 719 Blue Planet Metallic

Opt. 719 Sparkling Storm Metallic

Alpine White

Carbon Black Metallic

Mars Red Metallic / Dark Slate Metallic

Opt. 719 Blue Planet Metallic

Opt. 719 Sparkling Storm Metallic

Features

The Design

  • MORE DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE. MORE CONTROL: The new RT is powered by an air/water-cooled BMW boxer engine which provides powerful forward thrust with substantial torque and an output of 125 hp. Thanks to standard Automatic Stability Control (ASC) this machine provides optimum traction to account for a variety of road surfaces and conditions. "Rain" and "Road" modes can be activated at the press of a button to adapt the motorcycle to weather and road conditions. The on-board computer Pro with multi-controller, power adjustable windshield, and heated grips complete the range of basic equipment features.

The Highlights

  • HEADLIGHTS AND FRONT VIEW: The headlight combination is distinctive and shapes the dynamic front.
  • COCKPIT: The combination of classical, analog round instruments for speed and revs and the modern color TFT screen provide the rider with all the relevant information at all times.
  • WINDSCREEN FOR TRANSPARENT SLIPSTREAM DEFLECTOR: Effective reduction of wind impact and wind noise: for increased comfort, particularly on long routes. The windscreen can electrically be adjusted infinitely.
  • HIGHER SEAT COMFORT: The ergonomics triangle of handlebars, seating surface and foot pegs has been lowered: for lower seat height and lower center of gravity. The result: increased comfort for rider and passenger without restricting the lean angle.
  • RIGHT STORAGE COMPARTMENT: The right storage compartment has room for USB stick, iPod and other music storage devices, provided the audio system available as special equipment has been fitted.
  • CASE: The elegant cases harmoniously complement the overall design of the vehicle and highlight the absolute touring suitability of the R 1200 RT.
  • INNOVATIVE AUDIO OPERATING PART: You can control the audio system using merely four buttons. The remaining functions are controlled using the multi-controller: for more comfort and safety.
  • REAR LIGHTS WITH LED TECHNOLOGY: The rear with the wide rear lights seems more dynamic and lighter than you might expect from a machine with this level of touring suitability.

The Design

  • MORE DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE. MORE CONTROL: The new RT is powered by an air/water-cooled BMW boxer engine which provides powerful forward thrust with substantial torque and an output of 125 hp. Thanks to standard Automatic Stability Control (ASC) this machine provides optimum traction to account for a variety of road surfaces and conditions. "Rain" and "Road" modes can be activated at the press of a button to adapt the motorcycle to weather and road conditions. The on-board computer Pro with multi-controller, power adjustable windshield, and heated grips complete the range of basic equipment features.

The Highlights

  • HEADLIGHTS AND FRONT VIEW: The headlight combination is distinctive and shapes the dynamic front.
  • COCKPIT: The combination of classical, analog round instruments for speed and revs and the modern color TFT screen provide the rider with all the relevant information at all times.
  • WINDSCREEN FOR TRANSPARENT SLIPSTREAM DEFLECTOR: Effective reduction of wind impact and wind noise: for increased comfort, particularly on long routes. The windscreen can electrically be adjusted infinitely.
  • HIGHER SEAT COMFORT: The ergonomics triangle of handlebars, seating surface and foot pegs has been lowered: for lower seat height and lower center of gravity. The result: increased comfort for rider and passenger without restricting the lean angle.
  • RIGHT STORAGE COMPARTMENT: The right storage compartment has room for USB stick, iPod and other music storage devices, provided the audio system available as special equipment has been fitted.
  • CASE: The elegant cases harmoniously complement the overall design of the vehicle and highlight the absolute touring suitability of the R 1200 RT.
  • INNOVATIVE AUDIO OPERATING PART: You can control the audio system using merely four buttons. The remaining functions are controlled using the multi-controller: for more comfort and safety.
  • REAR LIGHTS WITH LED TECHNOLOGY: The rear with the wide rear lights seems more dynamic and lighter than you might expect from a machine with this level of touring suitability.