BMW R 1200 RT: review, history, specs

Class: tour
Production: November 2003 – July 2018
Predecessor: BMW R1150RT
Successor: BMW R1250RT

BMW R 1200 RT (1st generation), Europe, USA, 2003-2009
BMW R 1200 RT (2nd generation), Europe, USA, 2008-2014
BMW R 1200 RT (3rd generation), Europe, USA, 2013-2018

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeNovember 2003 – November 2009Name: BMW R1200RT (1st generation)
Model code: K26
Parts Catalog Code: 0368
EuropeJuly 2008 – June 2014Name: BMW R1200RT (2nd generation)
Model code: K26
Parts Catalog Code: 0430
EuropeJanuary 2013 – July 2018Name: BMW R1200RT (3rd generation)
Model code: K52
Parts Catalog Code: 0A03
USANovember 2003 – September 2009Name: BMW R1200RT (1st generation)
Model code: K26
Parts Catalog Code: 0388
USAJuly 2008 – May 2014Name: BMW R1200RT (2nd generation)
Model code: K26
Parts Catalog Code: 0440
USAJanuary 2013 – July 2018Name: BMW R1200RT (3rd generation)
Model code: K52
Parts Catalog Code: 0A13

Electronic Aids BMW R1200RT (basic & optional):

• ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
• Integral ABS-I – R1200RT (1st generation, to 08.2006)
• Integral ABS-II – R1200RT (1-2 generation, from 08.2006)
• Integral ABS (next gen.) – R1200RT (3rd generation)
• ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) – R1200RT (1st generation)
• ESA-II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) – R1200RT (2nd generation)
• Dynamic ESA – R1200RT (3rd generation)
• On-board computer
• Cruise Control
• RDC (tire pressure control)
• E-Gas (ride-by-wire) – R1200RT (3rd generation)
• Keyless Ride – R1200RT (3rd generation)
• Gear Shift Assist Pro – R1200RT (3rd generation)
• Heated seats
• Hill Start Control – R1200RT (3rd generation)
• ABS Pro Cornering ABS – R1200RT (3rd generation)
• Riding Mode Pro (Rain, Road, Dynamic) – R1200RT (3rd generation)

Specifications


BMW R1200RT: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2230 mm / 87,8 in
2185 mm / 86,0 in – R1200RT (3rd generation)
Overall width905 mm / 35,6 in (across mirrors)
980 mm / 38,6 in (across mirrors) – R1200RT (3rd generation)
Overall height1430 mm / 56,3 in (windscreen low pos.)
1415 mm / 55,7 in (windscreen low pos.) – R1200RT (3rd generation)
Seat height820-840 mm / 32,3-33,1 in – R1200RT (1-2 generations)
780-800 mm / 30,7-31,5 in – R1200RT (1-2 generations, low seat)
750 mm / 29,5 in – R1200RT (low suspension)
805-825 mm / 31,7-32,5 in – R1200RT (3rd generation)
760-780 mm / 29,9-30,7 in – R1200RT (3rd generation, low seat)
830-850 mm / 32,7-33,5 in – R1200RT (3rd generation, comfort seat)
Wheelbase1485 mm / 58,5 in
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight259 kg / 571 lbs
274 kg / 604 lbs – R1200RT (3rd generation)
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular steel frame with load-bearing drive unit, aluminum rear frame
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever, 120 mm / 4,7 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW EVO Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 135 mm / 5,3 in
Front tire size120/70 ZR17
Rear tire size180/55 ZR17
Front brakeDouble disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (integral ABS-I) – R1200RT (1st generation, to 08.2006)
Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (integral ABS-II) – R1200RT (1-2 generation, from 08.2006)
Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston radial calipers (Integral ABS) – R1200RT (3rd generation)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 265 mm, 2-piston caliper (integral ABS-I) – R1200RT (1st generation, to 08.2006)
Single disc, 265 mm, 2-piston caliper (integral ABS-II) – R1200RT (1-2 generation, from 08.2006)
Single disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper (integral ABS) – R1200RT (3rd generation)
Fuel capacity27,0 l / 6,66 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l) – R1200RT (1st generation)
25,0 l / 6,66 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l) – R1200RT (from 2nd generation)
Fuel economy4,96 l / 100 km (47,4 mpg) – WMTC
ENGINE
Engine (type)Air&Oil-cooled 4-stroke
Air&Liquid-cooled 4-stroke – R1200RT (3rd generation)
Cylinder arrangementFlat twin (boxer) with central counterbalance shaft
Bore & Stroke101,0 x 73,0 mm
Displacement1170 cm³ (71,4 cu in)
Compression ratio12.0:1
12.5:1 – R1200RT (3rd generation)
Valve trainChain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder – R1200RT (from 2nd generation)
Max. power110,0 hp (81,0 kW) / 7500 rpm – R1200RT (1st generation)
110,0 hp (81,0 kW) / 7750 rpm – R1200RT (2nd generation)
125,0 hp (92,0 kW) / 7750 rpm – R1200RT (3rd generation)
Max. torque115,0 Nm (11,7 kg-m) / 6000 rpm – R1200RT (1st generation)
120,0 Nm (12,2 kg-m) / 6000 rpm – R1200RT (2nd generation)
125,0 Nm (12,7 kg-m) / 6500 rpm – R1200RT (3rd generation)
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)4,08 sec
3,33 sec – R1200RT (3rd generation)
Top speed222 km/h (138 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, hydraulic operated
Wet multi-plate, hydraulic operated – R1200RT (from 3rd generation)
Transmission6-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V

VI


2.277 – I gen; 2.375 – II gen; 2.438 – III gen
1.583 – I gen; 1.696 – II gen; 1.714 – III gen
1.259 – I gen; 1.296 – II, III gen
1.033 – I gen; 1.065 – II gen; 1.059 – III gen
0.903 – I gen; 0.939 – II gen; 0.943 – III gen
0.805 – I gen; 0.848 – II, III gen
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemBMS-K
AlternatorBelt driven three-phase generator, 14V / 720W
Three-phase generator, 14V / 540W – R1200RT (3rd generation)
Battery capacity12V-19Ah
12V-16Ah – R1200RT (3rd generation)

Images


BMW R1200RT: images, gallery.

BMW R1200RT (I generation)
BMW R1200RT (I, II generations)
BMW R1200RT (II generation)
BMW R1200RT (III generation)
BMW R1200RT (III generation)

Videos


BMW R1200RT: video.

Manuals


BMW R1200RT: documentation.

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