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BMW R1200RT Specifications

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Start of Production



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End of Production


Numbers Produced


Price (UK)

(Aug 2005)

(April 2007)


10,710 OTR

10,895 (SE 11,595) OTR



Motor Type

Air/oil cooled 2 cylinder, 4 stroke Boxer engine, one camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central compensation shaft

Bore x Stroke

101 x 73 mm


1170 cc

Max Output

81 Kw / 110 bhp at 7,500 rpm

Max Torque

115 Nm / 85 ft/ lbs at 6,000 rpm

Compression Ratio

12.0 / 1

Valves Per Cylinder


Mixture Control / Engine Management

Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management: BMW Engine Management, BMS-K with overrun fuel cut off, dual ignition

Emission Control

Closed-loop 3 way catalytic converter

Power Transmission



Single plate dry clutch,  Hydraulically operated


Constant mesh 6 speed gearbox with helical gearing

Final Drive

Drive Shaft


Electrical System



720W / 60 A three phase alternator


12V / 12 Ah

Running Gear


Type of Frame

Three-section frame consisting of front and rear section, load bearing engine-gearbox unit

Front wheel location / suspension

BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 35 mm, central spring strut, rebound damping electronically adjustable with optional ESA

Rear wheel location / suspension

Die-cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad EVO Paralever; spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable to continuously variable levels by means of handwheel (electronically adjustable with optional ESA)rebound damping adjustable (electronically adjustable with optional ESA)

Suspension Travel

120 mm Front / 135 mm Rear


110 mm

Wheelbase in normal position

1480 mm

Steering Head Angle in normal position

63.4 degrees


Die-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

Brakes, Front

EVO brake system with dual disc, floating brake discs, 320 mm diameter, four-piston fixed caliper

Brakes, Rear

Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper


BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part integral) as standard



Length, Overall

2230 mm

Width, Overall with Mirrors

905 mm

Height (not inc. mirrors)

1,430 mm

Seat Height unladen

820 / 840 mm (special equipment low seat bench 780 / 800 mm)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled

259 Kg

Dry weight

229 Kg

Max. Permissible Weight

495 Kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

236 Kg

Useable Tank Volume

27 litres


Approx. 4.0 litres

Performance Data

Maximum Speed

Over 200Kph

Fuel Consumption over 100 Km at constant 90 Kph

3.6 litres

Fuel Consumption over 100 Km at constant 120 Kph

4.8 litres

Fuel Type

Unleaded Premium, octane number 98 (RON), can also be operated with minimum octane number 95 (RON) due automatic knock control



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