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2013 BMW R1200RT - Coolness Factor = 69.9%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:45 am

2013 BMW R1200RT on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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2013 BMW R1200RT

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 travelers 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.

Then there is this fascinating mixture of distinctive engine and big bike dynamics. The characteristic “boxer” supremacy has been further enhanced in the current version: the engine’s crowning glory is now the radial DOHC** valve operating system from the HP2 Sport, though here designed for greater torque and without any loss of running smoothness: maximum torque 88 ft-lb at 6000 rpm, rated output still at 110 hp. This means a tangible increase in thrust from the lower engine speed range through to above the medium range. The new valve control in the exhaust system ensures a discreet but more dynamic sound.

And in terms of comfort, the bike boasts a new audio system available as an optional extra, with the innovative operating concept Multi-Controller carrying out virtually all commands from a single unit.

So there’s only one thing you have to do yourself - drop by for a test ride.



2013 BMW R1200RT - Totalmotorcycle Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17,350 (including ABS)


Engine
Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 89 ft-lb (120 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 125 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 57 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded super and premium.
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 720 W
Battery 12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
TMW Chassis / brakes
Frame Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 35 mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring preload hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 4.7/5.3 inches (120 mm/135 mm)
Wheelbase 58.4 inches (1,485 mm)
Castor 4.5 inches (116 mm)
Steering head angle 63.8°
Wheels Cast aluminum wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17"
Tires, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tires, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS STANDARD (part integral)
Dimensions / weights
Length 87.8 inches (2,230 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 35.6 inches (905 mm) inc. panniers: 38.5 inches (980 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 56.3 inches (1,430 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 32.3/33.1 inches (adjustable seat height) Standard; variable seat heights available between 29.5 inches and 33.1 inches (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 74.0/75.6 inches (adjustable seat height) Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 68.9 and 75.6 inches (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 580 lbs (259 kg)
TMW Dry weight 2) 514 lbs (233)
Permitted total weight 1,091 lbs (495 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 520 lbs (236 kg)
Usable tank volume 6.6 gallons (25.0 liters)
Reserve Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)
" Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
" 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume (without panniers)
" 2) Unladen weight without fluids (without panniers)
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Re: This week: 2013 BMW R1200RT: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:46 am

Thanks to our community member snakedoctEr726 for suggesting the 2013 BMW R1200RT to be the next Cool Wall bike. :D

Feel free to suggest the next bike as well, right here: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=40774

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Re: This week: 2013 BMW R1200RT: Vote Today

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:44 pm

Even though I am a Buell guy awesome is awesome plain and simple :D
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Re: This week: 2013 BMW R1200RT: Vote Today

Unread post by Hanson » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:46 pm

If only BMW would let Yamaha or Honda design their final drives this would be an awesome motorcycle but BMW can not even acknowledge that they have a problem.
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Re: This week: 2013 BMW R1200RT: Vote Today

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:17 pm

I almost bought one of these. It's an awesomely capable bike with so much character, great handling, and incredible comfort, but I just couldn't get over the looks (a bit too bulbous for me). Would still give it a cool for sheer competence though.
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Re: This week: 2013 BMW R1200RT: Vote Today

Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:23 pm

I'll give it a Cool.

It's the quintessential sport-tourer on the "touring" side of sport-touring. I have always been impressed with how light BMW manages to build these big bikes (compared with some others in their class). I agree with Grey Thumper, the looks of all the oilheads have not particularly appealed to me in recent years: R, RT, or GS. I wonder when this gets the new water boxer motor that just came out in the GS?
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Unread post by Gummiente » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:25 pm

Beemer's get an automatic "cool" from me due to their technology and capabilities. But add my name to the list of those who think these bikes are Coyote Fugly.
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Re: This week: 2013 BMW R1200RT: Vote Today

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:20 pm

jstark47 wrote:I wonder when this gets the new water boxer motor that just came out in the GS?
Usually an all-new RT comes out a year after an all-new GS. Video of heavily camo'ed ones here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw_WE5T8PJo

They still look kinda ugly under all that camo, but I'm hoping the final production model proves me wrong.
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Re: This week: 2013 BMW R1200RT: Vote Today

Unread post by madjak30 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:41 pm

These things aren't pretty...my buddy has the K1200GT, which looks similar but has a 4cyl with 152Hp...pulls like a freight train...not sure this would have the same effect. Their wonky positioning for their signal controls, lower power & unattractiveness...cost of repairs isn't very friendly either.

I voted: Uncool

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Re: This week: 2013 BMW R1200RT: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:33 pm

I voted: Uncool.

The R1200RT, as comfortable and practical of a touring motorcycle it may be doesn't seem to stir anything for me personally. But if I had to choose a bike to ride a great distance, there would be a lot of other not so good choices... and during the ride I'm sure I'd fall in love with it in some way. But for now, it's just a bike that is meh to me.

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Re: This week: 2013 BMW R1200RT: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:56 am

Your Coolness Factor of the 2013 BMW R1200RT is..

Awesome (3 points) 29% [ 9 ]
Cool (2 points) 55% [ 17 ]
Uncool (1 point) 13% [ 4 ]
Fail (0 point) 3% [ 1 ]

Total votes : 31

= a Coolwall Factor of 69.9%

NOTES: It is always interesting to see how many posts the discussion gets vs how many votes are posted. In the most interesting bikes, you get a lot of both, but as the bike approaches the "meh" option it still gets high votes but not a lot of talk about it. Just an interesting view point and I think somehow the 2013 BMW R1200RT fits into this category. I wonder if this theory would also translate to a bike night as well. Now I can't see how this bike ranked higher (69.9%) than the new FZ9 (68.7%) or the Triumph Thunderbird (64.4%) I am sure either of those bikes would draw much more attention, but that's just IMHO.

Next bike is now up for voting on, have fun!!
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