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2009 BMW R1200RT
2009 BMW R1200RT

2009 BMW R1200RT
2009 BMW R1200RT

2009 BMW R1200RT
2009 BMW R1200RT

2009 BMW R1200RT
2009 BMW R1200RT

– 2009 BMW R1200RT

2009 BMW R1200RT

Even the long road home will feel too short…

For years, serious riders who want both performance and long-distance touring abilities have chose the BMW RT. And the latest version, the R 1200 RT, is no different. The new RT boasts optional Electronic Suspension Adjustment, giving you push-button fine-tuning for a wide range of roads, loads and moods. Cavernous storage, supreme ergonomics and optional accoutrements like heated grips, heated seats, a premium sound system and cruise control make the R 1200 RT so comfy, so easy to ride, that when you get away, you’ll feel like you’re getting away with something. The R 1200 RT is a fully outfitted touring bike with royal ergonomics, on-the-fly adjustable suspension and a long list of comfort features, plus it’s a downright exciting performance motorcycle. Its 110 horsepower low-center-of-gravity Boxer engine pulls smoothly and pops thrillingly, and its advanced chassis creates nimble handling usually reserved for short rides and sore shoulders. Ride as far as you want and get there with all the performance you crave with the R 1200 RT.

The BMW R 1200 RT: a touring bike with character and the perfect travelling companion.

The latest touring machine to carry the legendary “RT” badge has everything you need to carry you through your next thousand kilometres. Whether you are heading for the horizon or winding your way through the mountains the flat twin’s power never seems to run out, whether surfing the endless wave of available torque or taking the engine to its remarkably high limit, you’ll always be able to put in an extra burst of speed when needed. A tailor-made package of comprehensive accessories with a wide range of technical features ensures a perfect fit with your own touring needs – and the acclaimed ABS system comes as standard (the groundbreaking BMW Motorrad Automatic Stability Control system is available as a factory-fitted option).

The reviews of this bike speak for themselves. But if you’re still wondering what truly exceptional touring feels like, take a test-ride at your local BMW Motorrad dealer: we’re confident you’ll return with a smile on your face.




2009 BMW R1200RT – USA Specifications
USA MSRP: $16,800 USD
Canada MSRP: $19,000 CDN

Type Air cooled / oil-cooled Boxer twin-cylinder
Displacement 1170 cc
Bore X Stroke 101.0 mm x 73.0 mm
Horsepower 110 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Torque 85 lb/ft @ 6000 rpm
Valve Gear HC, chain-driven
No of cylinders 2
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Engine Management BMW Engine Controller – BMS K
Valves per Cylinder Four
Valves 2 x 36.0 mm intake / 2 x 31.0 mm exhaust
Fuel Tank HDPE, internal pump and internal filter
Alternator W 720 Watts @ 14 Volts
Battery V/AH 12 Volts / 19 Amps/hour
Engine Summary The two cylinder flat twin Boxer engine is BMW’s famous, time-tested, signature design. First designed in 1923, its two horizontally mounted cylinders are like a boxer’s

Clutch 180 mm dry, single plate with hydraulic actuation
Gear Box Dog shifted 6 speed gear box
Primary Transmission 1:1.882
Gear Ratios I: 2.28:1
II: 1.58:1
III: 1.26:1
IV: 1.03:1
V: 0.90:1
VI: 0.81:1

Final Drive System Enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints
Final Drive Ratio 2.62:1

Frame & Suspension
Frame Three-part, engine/cast aluminum/tubular steel
Front wheel suspension BMW Telelever
Rear wheel suspension BMW Paralever
Spring Travel front/rear 4.7 inches / 5.3 inches
Ground Clearance 6.1 inches
Handlebar center point angle 63.4 degrees

Brake System BMW EVO with partial integral ABS
Front Brakes Two, four-piston fixed calipers
Front Rotor 12.6 inch dual floating rotors
Rear Brakes Single, two-piston fixed calipers
Rear Rotor 10.4 inch single, fixed rotor
Actuation Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type

Wheels & Tires
Front Wheel 3.50 x 17 cast alloy, five double-spoke
Rear Wheel 5.00 x 17 cast alloy, five double-spoke
Front Tire 120/70 x 17 tubeless
Rear Tire 180/55 x 17 tubeless

Overall Length 87.8 inches
Overall Width 35.6 inches
Wheelbase 58.4 inches
Seat height 32.2 inches
Weight – Dry 505 lbs.
Max permissible weight 1091 lbs.
Fuel Capacity 7.1 U.S. gallons ; including 1 gallon reserve

Standard Equipment
Seat – Black $N/C

Available Equipment
Silver Engine Spoiler No Charge if Factory Equipped
Black Engine Spoiler No Charge if Factory Equipped
Seat – Low (30.7 inches) No Charge if Factory Equipped
Radio/CD R 1200 RT $1500
Anti Theft Alarm $395
Radio Prep Kit $450
Low Suspension $175
Chrome Exhaust Pipe $150
Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) $800
Heated Hand Grips $250
Heated Seat $350
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) $250
Cruise Control $350
On Board Computer $295
White Turn Indicator $60
Accessory Socket $50
ASC (Automatic Stability Control) $450



2009 BMW R1200RT – Canada Specifications
MSRP: $19,000 CDN

See specifications above


2009 BMW R1200RT – UK Specifications


Type Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication

Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm

Capacity 798 cc

Rated output 62.5 kW (85 hp) at 8,000 rpm (output reduction to 25 kW (34 hp) at 7,000 rpm possible)

Max. torque 86 Nm at 5,800 rpm (with output reduction: 55 Nm at 3,500 rpm)

Compression ratio 12.0 : 1

Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K)

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 3.4 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 4.4 l

Fuel type Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)

Electrical system

Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W

Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated

Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase

Drive Belt drive with shock damper

Chassis / brakes

Frame Bridge-type aluminium frame, load-bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm

Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with eccentric adjustment for rear axle, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel front / rear 140 mm / 140 mm

Wheelbase 1,466 mm

Castor 95 mm

Steering head angle 64.2°

Wheels Cast aluminium

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 Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper

ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS


Dimensions / weights

Length 2,082 / 2,195 mm

Width (incl. mirrors) 860 mm

Height (excl. mirrors) 1,155 / 1,225 mm

Seat height, unladen weight 820 mm (low seat: 790 mm)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,810 mm (low seat: 1,745 mm)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 204 / 209 kg

Dry weight 2) 182 / 187 kg

Permitted total weight 405 kg

Payload (with standard equipment) 201 / 196 kg

Usable tank volume 16.0 l

Reserve approx. 4.0 l

1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
2) Unladen weight without fluids

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