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2014 BMW R1200RT
2014 BMW R1200RT

2014 BMW R1200RT
2014 BMW R1200RT

2014 BMW R1200RT
2014 BMW R1200RT

2014 BMW R1200RT
2014 BMW R1200RT

2014 BMW R1200RT
2014 BMW R1200RT



2014 BMW R1200RT Review

2014 BMW R1200RT on Totalmotorcycle.com

The new R1200RT – more impressions per kilometre…

The new BMW R 1200 RT raises the bar yet again for dynamic touring bikes.

The initials RT have always been synonymous with supremely comfortable, highly dynamic touring on two wheels. With its latest rendering in the form of the R 1200 RT featuring a new drive unit and carefully honed profile, BMW Motorrad is once again showing how things are done when it comes to fusing effortless travel abilities with sporty performance.

More powerful boxer engine with larger centrifugal mass for even greater refinement and smoothness.
Derived from the boxer unit on the BMW R 1200 GS, the new engine produces a peak output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm and its maximum torque of 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm.

To ready them for use on the new R 1200 RT, the centrifugal masses of both the crankshaft and the alternator were increased, resulting in even smoother engine running. Comfort has been given an additional boost by using a longer secondary transmission ratio to keep the revs lower.

ASC and two riding modes as standard. Riding mode Pro with Hill Start Control as an ex-works option.
For optimum adaptation to the rider’s individual needs, the new R 1200 RT is equipped as standard with two riding modes along with Automatic Stability Control (ASC). The two riding modes, “Rain” and “Road”, allow the R 1200 RT to be adapted to most road conditions. The optional extra Riding mode Pro, meanwhile, includes the additional riding mode “Dynamic” plus the Hill Start Control function. The sporty nature of the R 1200 RT can be experienced to the full in “Dynamic” mode, while Hill Start Control helps to make light work of stopping and starting on an uphill slope.

Gear Shift Assistant Pro for smooth yet swift gear changing.
The BMW Gear Shift Assistant Pro that is available as an option ex-works represents a world first for production motorcycle manufacture. It enables upshifts and downshifts to be made without operation of the clutch or throttle valve in the load and rev speed ranges that are of relevance for riding, resulting not just in even greater comfort but in added dynamism, too.

Even more agile chassis offering superior handling precision and comfort. Dynamic ESA for optimum riding dynamics in any situation as an ex-works option.

The new R 1200 RT features a new, continuous main frame to give it even greater directional stability. And when fitted with the optionally available semi-active suspension BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), the new R 1200 RT attains unprecedented levels of riding safety, performance and comfort, with the damping being automatically adapted to the prevailing conditions to suit the riding situation and the manoeuvres being carried out.

Optimised comfort, streamlined aerodynamics, more dynamic bodywork and optional LED daytime running light.
Seating comfort and ergonomics have likewise been further improved for rider and passenger alike. The ergonomic triangle formed by the handlebars, seat and footrests has been lowered by 20 millimetres to make it even easier to reach the floor, something which shorter riders and passengers especially will appreciate when manoeuvring or getting on and off the bike. Thanks to their outstanding comfort and effective wind and weather protection, BMW RT models have always been renowned for their excellent long-distance capabilities, now further improved by the addition of an optimised windshield. The front headlight assembly is based on the headlight design featured on the BMW Motorrad K 1600 models and lends the new R 1200 RT a highly dynamic appearance. A safety-enhancing daytime running light can be fitted as an ex-works option.

Multifunctional instrument cluster with TFT colour display, BMW Motorrad Pro onboard computer and innovative audio controls.
The instrument cluster has undergone a complete makeover, with the new R 1200 RT now featuring a large 5.7-inch TFT colour display to provide the rider with an even greater wealth of data. This is where the extensive information from the standard-fit BMW Motorrad Pro onboard computer can also be called up, for instance. The display is supplemented by the analogue speedometer and rev counter dials. And for the ultimate in touring comfort, the list of available factory-fitted options includes an audio system with innovative operation via the multi-controller.

New colour scheme in three appealing variants.
The model’s dynamism, class and comfort are brought to the fore by three new colour compositions: Quartz blue metallic and Callisto grey metallic matt are combined with the contrasting colour Dark slate metallic matt, while the Ebony metallic finish forms an eye-catching contrast with Monolith metallic matt.

 



 

2014 BMW R1200RT Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•Air/liquid-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine with a displacement of 1,170 cc. Output 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm, maximum torque 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm.
•Crankshaft and alternator with increased centrifugal mass for even smoother engine running.
•Two riding modes (“Rain” and “Road”) plus Automatic Stability Control (ASC).
•Riding mode Pro with “Dynamic” riding mode and Hill Start Control as an option.
•Gear Shift Assistant Pro as an option for added comfort and dynamism when changing gear.
•New chassis with a continuous frame that is even more agile and more comfortable.
•Semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) as an option.
•New bodywork in more dynamic design.
•Optimised comfort and aerodynamics.
•New, adjustable windshield for even better wind and weather protection.
•New headlight concept.
•LED daytime running light as an option.
•Multifunctional instrument cluster with large TFT colour display.
•BMW Motorrad Pro onboard computer offering a wide range of information.
•Innovative audio controls.
•New colours.
•Optional extras and special accessories made to BMW Motorrad’s customary high standards of quality.

 

 

2014 BMW R1200RT Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Never-ending riding fun.

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 R1200RT. With its light handling, the R 1200 RT makes it possible to enjoy what is most important: riding through the landscape. Whether on your own or with a passenger: the new R 1200 RT is all about comfortable, relaxed riding on every tour.

More dynamic performance. More control.

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 modes “Rain” and “Road” can also be activated at the press of a button, adapting the motorcycle perfectly to the weather conditions and road surface as required. The Board Computer Pro and the familiar heated grips round off the range of basic equipment.

More optional extras. More comfort.

The special equipment for the new RT enables even simpler handling of the machine while still offering an increased level of comfort. For example, the electronic suspension BMW Dynamic ESA responds within a fraction of a second to changing surfaces. Shift Assistant Pro allows the rider to shift up and down without using the clutch or throttle valve. Another option available is “Dynamic” mode, which guarantees maximum riding fun for sporty, dynamic motorcyclists. Also available as an optional extra: a central locking system which also locks both cases by remote control, a cruise control system and lots more besides.

More design. More impressions.

A supreme touring bike with a persuasive design: the use of transparent materials conveys lightness and agility. The R1200RT is available in the new elegant paint finishes Quartz blue metallic, Ebony metallic and Callisto grey metallic matt.



 

 

 


 

2014 BMW R1200RT – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17,650 USD


Engine

Type
Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft

Bore x stroke
101 mm x 73 mm

Capacity
1,170 cc

Rated output
125 hp (92 kW) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque
92 lb/ft (125 Nm) at 6,500 rpm

Compression ratio
12.5 : 1

Mixture control / engine management
Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with electromotive throttle actuator

Emission control
Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3


Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed
125 mph

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
60 mg at a constant 56 mph (3.9 l)

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h

Fuel type
Premium Unleaded


Electrical system

Alternator
three-phase alternator 540 W

Battery
12 V / 16 Ah, maintenance-free


Power transmission

Clutch
oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Drive
Shaft drive


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 37 mm, central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspension
Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel front / rear
4.7 in / 5.4 in (120 mm / 136 mm)

Wheelbase
58.5 in (1,485 mm)

Castor
4.6 in (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
Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear
Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)


Dimensions / weights

Length
87.5 in (2,222 mm)

Width (incl. mirrors)
38.7 in (983 mm) / 38.8 in (985 mm) incl. panniers

Height (excl. mirrors)
55.7 in (1,416 mm)

Seat height, unladen weight
31.7 / 32.5 in (high: 32.7 / 33.5 in; low: 29.9 / 30.7 in)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight
71.3 / 72.8 in (high: 73.8 / 75.4 in; low: 68.5 / 70.1 in)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)
604 lbs (274 kg)

Dry weight

Permitted total weight
1,091 lbs (495 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment)
487 lbs (221 kg)

Usable tank volume
6.6 gal

Reserve
approx. 1 gal


 


 

2014 BMW R1200RT – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $20,850 CDN



Engine

Type
Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft

Bore x stroke
101 mm x 73 mm

Capacity
1,170 cc

Rated output
92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque
125 Nm at 6,500 rpm

Compression ratio
12.5 : 1

Mixture control / engine management
Electronic intake pipe injection

Emission control
Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3


Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed
Over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
3.9 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
5.3 l

Fuel type
Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON)


Electrical system

Alternator
Three-phase alternator 540 W

Battery
12 V / 16 Ah, maintenance-free


Power transmission

Clutch
Oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Drive
Shaft drive


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 37 mm, central spring strut

Rear wheel location / suspension
Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel front / rear
120 mm / 136 mm

Wheelbase
1,485 mm

Castor
116 mm

Steering head angle
63.6°

Wheels
Cast aluminum 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
Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear
Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)


Dimensions / weights

Length
2,232 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 weight
1,810 / 1,850 mm (high seat*: 1875 / 1915 mm; low seat*: 1,740 / 1,880 mm) *OE

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)
274 kg

Dry weight

Permitted total weight
495 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)
221 kg

Usable tank volume
25 l

Reserve
approx. 4 l


 

 


 

2014 BMW R1200RT – Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £13,200.00 GBP (On The Road)

Engine
Type Air/liquid-cooled DOHC opposed twin, 8 valve
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 125 bhp at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 125 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Digital Engine Management
Emission control Emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed in excess of 125 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 3.9 litres
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.3 litres
Fuel type Unleaded octane 95 RON
Electrical System
Alternator 540 W Alternator
Battery 12 V / 16 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Hydraulic slipper clutch
Gearbox Six-speed gearbox
Drive Shaft
Chassis / brakes
Frame Two-part tubular frame, engine partially load-bearing
Front wheel location / suspension Telelever; ? 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single swing arm with Paralever; adjustable rear suspension
Suspension travel front / rear 120 mm / 136 mm
Wheelbase 1,485 mm
Castor 116 mm
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, Front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17″
Tyre, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyre, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Twin floating discs, ? 320 mm, 4-piston fixed callipers
Brake, rear Single-disc, ? 276 mm, double-piston floating calliper
ABS As Standard. BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral).
Assistance systems ASC Automatic Stability Control
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,222 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 985 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,415 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 805 / 825 mm (high seat 830 / 850 mm, low seat 760 / 780 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1810 / 1580 mm (high seat 1875 / 1915 mm, low seat 1740 / 1780 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 274 kg
Dry weight
Permitted total weight 495 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 221 kg
Usable tank volume 25 litres
Reserve Approx. 4 litres


Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.
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
2) Unladen weight without fluids

 

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