New BMW R 1200 RT

BMW R 1200 RT at Marshall BMW

At our Dealership in Grimsby


Increased comfort for a greater sense of thrill. A motorcycle that defined the classic touring bike segment has now reached the next stage of evolution: the new BMW R 1200 RT. Whether on your own or with a passenger: the new R 1200 RT is all about comfortable, relaxed riding on every tour. With fun, free-spirited performance, practical design and unsurpassed levels of comfort, the BMW R 1200 RT is a multiple award-winner and could well be the ultimate touring bike.

Normally you would expect a bike with this level of practicality to appear bulky or unwieldy, but BMW has managed to buck the trend with the R 1200 RT. Flowing lines and subtle colours ensure that the bike has a distinct aura of lightness and breezy performance – perfectly complementing the ride itself.

Shift Assistant Pro allows the rider to shift up and down without using the clutch or throttle valve. Another option available is ‘Dynamic’ riding mode, which guarantees maximum riding fun for sporty, dynamic motorcyclists. Also available as an optional extra: a central locking system which locks both cases by remote control, a cruise control system and lots more besides.

BMW R1200 RT Sport, Side View, Grey
BMW R1200 RT Sport, 2 Bikes, Front View, Grey
BMW R1200 RT Sport, Front View, Grey


The new RT has a new air/water-cooled BMW boxer engine with even more torque and 125 bhp for powerful propulsion. Thanks to the highly active electronically controlled suspension system ASC, the machine is still very easy to control and offers stability on every country road.

The standard Rain and Road Models can also be activated at the press of a button, adapting the motorcycle perfectly to the weather conditions and road surface as required. The On-board Computer Pro and the familiar heated grips round off the range of standard equipment.

BMW R1200 RT Sport, Side View, Black
BMW R1200 RT Sport, Drivers View, Console of Bike
BMW R1200 RT Sport, Side View, Black

Safety & Technology

ABS is fitted in the RT as standard, with Automatic Stability Control (ASC) serving as an assistant to the rider in ensuring that control is maintained at all times. Not only that, but the windshield is tall enough to offer superb protection from any stray debris or adverse weather that may otherwise impact the safety of the rider.


TypeAir/liquid-cooled twin-cylinder four stroke boxer engine with double overhead spur-gear driven camshaft and balance shaft DOHC cyclinder head with four valves per cylinder built into crankcase
Bore x stroke101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 125 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Compression ratio12.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine managementDigital engine management, electronic intake pipe fuel injection E-Gas (ride by wire) electronic throttle control
Emission controlRegulated three-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor, emission standard EU-3

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speedOver 200 km/h
Fuel typePremium unleaded, 95 octane (RON)

Electrical system

AlternatorThree-phase alternator 540 W
Battery12 V / 16 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

ClutchWet eight-disc clutch with anti-hopping function, hydraulically operated
GearboxBuilt-in six-speed helical gearbox
DriveShaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Frame Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspensionBMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad EVO Paralever: Spring preload steplessly and hydraulically adjustable via handwheel, adjustable rebound damping, WAD travel related damping strut
Suspension travel front / rear 120 mm / 136 mm
Wheelbase1,485 mm
Castor 116 mm
Steering head angle 63.6°
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17"
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Double disc brake with radial brake calipers, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially-integral)

Dimensions / weights

Length2,222 mm
Width (incl. mirrors)982.8 mm (incl. panniers: 984.5 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors)1,415.6 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 805 / 825 mm (high seat*: 830 / 850 mm; low seat*: 760 / 780 mm) *OE
Inner leg curve, unladen weight1.810 / 1.850 mm (high seat*: 1875 / 1915 mm; low seat*: 1.740 / 1.780 mm) *OE
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 274 kg
Permitted total weight 495 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 221 kg
Usable tank volume 25 litres
Reserve approx 4 litres

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank

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01472 728465


BMW R 1200 RT Never-ending riding fun