BMW R 850 RT: review, history, specs

Class: tour
Production: March 1996 – November 2001 (1st generation); June 2000 – February 2006 (2nd generation)
Related: BMW R1100RT / BMW R1150RT

BMW R 850 RT (Europe), 1st generation, 1996-2001
BMW R850 RT (Europe), 2nd generation, 2000-2006

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeMarch 1996 – November 2001Name: BMW R850RT (1st generation)
Model code: 259T
Parts Catalog Code: 0412
Europe June 2000 – February 2006Name: BMW R850RT (2nd generation)
Model code: R22
Parts Catalog Code: 0417

Specifications


BMW R850RT: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2230 mm / 87,8 in
Overall width775 mm / 30,5 in – R850RT (1st generation)
898 mm / 35,3 in – R850RT (2nd generation)
Overall height1380 mm / 54,3 in
Seat height800 mm / 31,5 in – R850RT (1st generation)
780/800/820 mm – with adjustable seat – R850RT (1st generation)
805/825/845 mm (adjustable seat) – R850RT (2nd generation)
780/800/820 mm (adjustable low seat) – R850RT (2nd generation)
Wheelbase1485 mm / 58,5 in
Ground clearance153 mm / 6,0 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight275 kg / 606 lbs – R850RT (1st generation)
279 kg / 615 lbs – R850RT (2nd generation)
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular space frame (steel) – R850RT (1st generation)
Cast aluminum front frame with tubular steel rear frame, load-bearing drive unit – R850RT (2nd generation)
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever, 120 mm / 4,7 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 135 mm / 5,3 in
Front tire size120/70 ZR17
Rear tire size160/60 ZR18 – R850RT (1st generation)
170/60 ZR17 – R850RT (2nd generation)
Front brakeDouble disc, 305 mm, 4-piston calipers (ABS-II) – R850RT (1st generation)
Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (integral ABS-I) – R850RT (2nd generation)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS-II) – R850RT (1st generation)
Single disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper (integral ABS-I) – R850RT (2nd generation)
Fuel capacity26,0 l / 6,8 US gal (reserve – 6,0 l) – R850RT (1st generation)
25,2 l / 6,66 US gal (reserve –4,0 l) – R850RT (2nd generation)
Fuel economy4,6 l / 100 km (51 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Air&Oil-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangementFlat twin (boxer)
Bore & Stroke87,5 x 70,5 mm
Displacement848 cm³ (51,7 cu in)
Compression ratio10.3:1
Valve trainChain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power70,0 hp (52,0 kW) / 7000 rpm
Max. torque77,0 Nm (7,8 kg-m) / 5600 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)5,0 sec
Top speed187 km/h (116 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Motronic MA 2.2 – R850RT (1st generation)
Fuel Injection, Motronic MA 2.4 – R850RT (2nd generation)
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, cable operated – R850RT (1st generation)
Single dry plate, hydraulic operated – R850RT (2nd generation)
Transmission5-speed – R850RT (1st generation)
6-speed – R850RT (2nd generation)
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

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VI


4.163 – R850RT (1st); 3.863 – R850RT (2nd)
2.914 – R850RT (1st); 3.022 – R850RT (2nd)
2.133 – R850RT (1st); 2.393 – R850RT (2nd)
1.740 – R850RT (1st); 1.961 – R850RT (2nd)
1.450 – R850RT (1st); 1.700 – R850RT (2nd)
1.316 – R850RT (2nd)
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemMotronic (mapped characteristic control)
AlternatorBelt driven three-phase generator, 14V / 700W
Battery capacity12V-19Ah

Images


BMW R850RT: images, gallery.

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Videos


BMW R850RT: video.

Manuals


BMW R850RT: documentation.

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