2011 BMW R1200RT

2011 BMW R1200RT
MSRP $17,250

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.

Engine TypeFlat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke engine, 2 camshafts, 4 radially aligned valves/cylinder
Engine Displacement1,170cc
Bore Stroke101 mm x 73 mm
CoolingAir / Oil-Cooled
Compression Ratio12.0 : 1
Fuel SystemElectronic intake pipe inj. /BMS-K, digital engine management/overrun fuel cut-off
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Final DriveShaft drive
Rake Trail63.8° / 4.56 in.
Seat Height32.2 in. (Low Seat)
Wheelbase58.4 in,
Front SuspensionCentral spring strut
Rear SuspensionWAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable
Front BrakeDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Rear BrakeSingle disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Front Tire120/70ZR-17
Rear Tire180/55ZR-17
Fuel Capacity6.6 gal. with approximately 1.0 gallon in reserve.
Dry Weight504 lbs.