As far as 2-cylinder fans are concerned, first-class touring has a memorable abbreviation - and it’s been around for 30 years: RT. For long-haul travellers there can hardly be any other term which has always stood for perfectly conceived motorcycling concept from start to finish: excellent wind and weather protection, optimum ergonomics, highly convenient operation combined with a top-class chassis fitted with the unique optional extras ASC and ESA II*. In the touring segment, these features probably define the ultimate benchmark of innovation. Even though the R 1200 RT cuts a superb figure everywhere with its dynamic new design, everything about it sends out the message: built to cover thousands of miles, preferably in one go.
Bore & Stroke
Rake and Trail
Flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke engine, 2 camshafts, 4 radially aligned valves/cylinder
101 mm x 73 mm
12.0 : 1
Air / Oil-Cooled
Electronic intake pipe inj. /BMS-K, digital engine management/overrun fuel cut-off
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
63.8° / 4.56 in.
32.2 in. (Low Seat)
Central spring strut
WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable
Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
120/70 ZR 17
180/55 ZR 17
6.6 gal. with approximately 1.0 gallon in reserve.