BMW R 1200 RT - 2008 Specifications and Reviews

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Intresting Fact:
It also comes in Police version!
Replacement for the: BMW R1150RT

About the BMW R 1200 RT

Released in 2005, the design of this model was completely different from the BMW R1150RT which is replaced

The servo powered ABS brakes on the 2005 and 2006 models were semi integrated so the rear brake pedal only applies the rear brake while the front brake lever applies both brakes. in 2007 model year, servo assist was removed from the partially integrated brakes and new, more advanced and lighter ABS system was produced by Continental Teves.

A tire pressure monitor (TPM) was introduced as an option. In 2006 models the original two-tone horns were replaced by a single-tone horn. 

Optional extras included cruise control, heated grips, heated seats for both the rider and passenger, and a CD/Radio audio system. 

With 110 hp, the R1200RT is suitable for long-distance carrying of a rider and passenger and a full load of luggage; and is able to reach 135 mph and do a standing quarter mile in 12.2 seconds.

General information

Model:BMW R 1200 RT

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Clutch:Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Transmission typefinal drive:Shaft drive (cardan)
Cooling system:Oil & air
Fuel control:SOHC
Valves per cylinder:4
Fuel system:Injection. Electronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin-spark ignition
Bore x stroke:101.0 x 73.0 mm (4.0 x 2.9 inches)
Engine type:Two cylinder boxer
Capacity:1170.00 ccm (71.39 cubic inches)

Physical measures and capacities

Wheelbase:1,485 mm (58.5 inches)
Overall length:2,082 mm (82.0 inches)
Seat height:820 mm (32.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:204.0 kg (449.7 pounds)
Dry weight:182.0 kg (401.2 pounds)

BMW R 1200 RT dimensions and frame

Rear brakes diameter:265 mm (10.4 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc
Front brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front brakes:Double disc
Rear tyre dimensions:180/55-17
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-17
Rear suspension travel:135 mm (5.3 inches)
Rear suspension:Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front suspension travel:120 mm (4.7 inches)
Front suspension:BMW Motorrad Telelever
Trail:116 mm (4.6 inches)
Rake (fork angle):26.2°
Frame type:Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load bearing engine-gearbox unit

Speed and acceleration

Power/weight ratio:0.5968 HP/kg

Other specs

Fuel consumption pr. 10 km (6.2 miles):3.60 litres (0.95 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity:2.00 litres (0.53 gallons)
Fuel capacity:16.00 litres (4.23 gallons)

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