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2017 BMW R1200RT
2017 BMW R1200RT

2017 BMW R1200RT
2017 BMW R1200RT

2017 BMW R1200RT
2017 BMW R1200RT



2017 BMW R1200RT Review

2017 BMW R1200RT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

The new R 1200 RT – more impressions per kilometre…

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 R 1200 RT. 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 R 1200 RT is available in the new elegant paint finishes Quartz blue metallic, Ebony metallic and Callisto grey metallic matt.






2017 BMW R1200RT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Options/Packages
AC ABS Pro (cornering-optimized ABS) is now included as part of 224 Ride Modes Pro, which is only offered in the 238 Dynamic Package and ZPP Premium Package. Although European models include a Dynamic Brake Light with ABS Pro, this light will not be available in the US market. Pricing has been revised as follows to account for the added value of ABS Pro:
o ZPP (+$50 = $3,250) / 238 (+$50 = $325 MSRP).

Colors
N1K Carbon Black Metallic ($0) and Alpine White ($0) replace N0E San Marino Blue Metallic / Granite Grey Metallic Matte and NC9 Ebony Metallic.

 

 

2017 BMW R1200RT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

 




 

2017 BMW R1200RT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in USD

Engine
Type Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine with balancer shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, wet sump lubrication
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 fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system
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 60 mpg at a constant 55 mph (3.9 l)
Fuel type Premium Unleaded
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase 540 W generator
Battery 12 V / 16 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Drive Shaft drive 2.75:1
Chassis / brakes
Frame Continuous tubular steel bridge-type frame
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Telelever, Ø 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW EVO Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable via handwheel
Suspension travel front / rear 4.7″ / 5.4″ (120 mm / 136 mm)
Wheelbase 58.5″ (1,485 mm)
Castor 4.6″ (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 floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Dimensions / weights
Length 87.5″ (2,222 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 38.7″ (983 mm) / 38.8″ (985 mm) incl. panniers
Height (excl. mirrors) 55.7″ (1,416 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 31.7″ / 32.5″ (805 / 825 mm; adjustable seat height) Standard; variable seat heights available between 29.9″ (760 mm) and 33.5″ (850 mm) (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 71.3″ / 72.8″ (1,810 / 1,850 mm; adjustable seat height) Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 68.5″ (1,740 mm) and 75.4″ (1,915 mm) (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 604 lbs (274 kg)
Permitted total weight 1,091 lbs (495 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 487 lbs (221 kg)
Usable tank volume 6.6 gal (25 l)
Reserve Approx. 1 gal (4.0 l)


 


 

2017 BMW R1200RT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in 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-4
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
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
Permitted total weight 495 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 221 kg
Usable tank volume 25 l
Reserve approx. 4 l



 

2017 BMW R1200RT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Type Air/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 stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 125 bhp (92 kW) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 125 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Digital engine management, electronic intake pipe fuel injection
E-Gas (ride by wire) electronic throttle control
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel type Premium unleaded, 95 octane (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase alternator 540 W
Battery 12 V / 16 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Wet eight-disc clutch with anti-hopping function, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Built-in six-speed helical gearbox
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
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
Wheelbase 1,485 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
Length 2,222 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 weight 1,810 / 1.,850 mm (high seat*: 1,875 / 1,915 mm; low seat*: 1,740 / 1,780 mm) *OE
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 276 kg
Permitted total weight 495 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 219 kg
Usable tank volume 25 litres
Reserve Approx. 4 litres



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