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2010 BMW R1200RT
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2010 BMW R1200RT
2010 BMW R1200RT

2010 BMW R1200RT
2010 BMW R1200RT

2010 BMW R1200RT
2010 BMW R1200RT

2010 BMW R1200RT
2010 BMW R1200RT

2010 BMW R1200RT
2010 BMW R1200RT

– 2010 BMW R1200RT

2010 BMW R1200RT

The new BMW R 1200 RT has everything you would look for on a long ­journey: comfort, practicality and speed. It handles the twisting roads north of the border with incredible agility, while its redesigned fairing offers excellent protection for both rider and pillion passenger against wind, rain and air turbulence.

The punchy new boxer engine delivers generous amounts of torque, for instant responses right through the rev range. The new DOHC (double overhead camshaft) valve operating system from the HP2 Sport delivers a maximum torque of 120 Nm at 6000 rpm and a rated output of 110hp.

And in terms of comfort, the bike boasts a new audio system with built-in radio and mp3 player available as an optional extra, with the innovative operating concept Multi-Controller carrying out virtually all commands from a roller wheel on the left grip.


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 travellers 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 120 Nm, at 6000 rpm, rated output still at 81 kW (110 bhp). 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.

*ESA II = Electronic Suspension Adjustment. Electronic spring mount and spring rate adjustment
** DOHC = Double Overhead Camshaft, two overhead camshafts per cylinder

 

Climb aboard – there’s a whole world out there waiting to be discovered. With a power output of 110 bhp, and 115 Nm of torque, the BMW R1200RT is a motorcycle built for beautiful touring moments. The chassis incorporates the BMW Motorrad Telelever and Paralever for ease of handling, while the EVO brake with the partially integral version of BMW Motorrad Integral ABS ensures maximum safety. The combination of aerodynamically optimized fairing and an electrically adjustable windshield offers excellent protection against the elements, and the class-leading ergonomics mean rider and pillion passenger can enjoy the freedom of the open road in complete comfort.

 


 

The BMW R 1200 RT has always been acknowledged as the epitome of comfortable and dynamic motorcycle touring in classic style. And now, the latest version of this unique active tourer, with its significant innovations, offers even more superior enduro qualities and dynamic benefits thanks to its new boxer engine.

In its configuration and basic structure, the new flat-twin engine is the same as the Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) engine featured in the BMW HP2 Sport. It has, however, been
further upgraded and optimized for the BMW R 1200 RT to meet the specific requirements of an outstanding tourer.

With the 1,170-cc boxer engine on the former model already offering superior drive power under all conditions and in all situations, the new R 1200 RT has even more to offer. First, the new engine offers an increase in maximum torque from 85 – 88 lb-ft at an unchanged 6,000 rpm, for even greater acceleration and passing power. Second, the range of useful engine speed has been increased by 500 rpm to a maximum 8,500 rpm. The third improvement is a significant increase in torque where it really counts at low and medium engine speeds, with a smooth and homogeneous torque curve. Maximum engine horsepower is the same as the prior model at 110 hp but occurs now at 7,750 rpm (previously 7,500 rpm).

 

Overview of the main features of the 2010 R 1200 RT:
* New, even more dynamic engine with two overhead camshafts per cylinder
* Maximum torque increased to 88 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm, maximum output remaining at 110 hp at 7,750 rpm
* Increase in maximum engine speed from 8,000 to 8,500 rpm, with an even broader power band
* Significantly improved torque and acceleration
* Smoother Torque curve
* Cylinder head covers now with two, instead of four, fastening bolts and a new dynamic design
* Electronically controlled exhaust flap for superior and powerful sound
* ESA II Electronic Suspension Adjustment with damping, spring base and now also spring rate adjustable at the touch of a button
* BMW Motorrad Integral ABS featured as standard in the partly integrated version
* New design fairing with improved protection from wind and weather
* Re-designed cockpit with visor
* New control units and hydraulic reservoir
* Electronically controlled windshield with optimized aero-acoustics and improved transparency

New DOHC cylinder heads offer an even more efficient cylinder charge
Designed and built for even higher engine speeds, the R 1200 RT’s new boxer engine , like the engine featured on the BMW HP2 Sport, is equipped with two overhead chain-driven camshafts (DOHC) per cylinder. Valves are operated by very light rocker arms able to cope easily with high engine speeds. Radial arrangement of the four valves allows for a very compact combustion chamber configuration, and like that of the former models, the fuel/air mixture is ignited by two spark plugs (HP2 Sport: one spark plug). The compression ratio of 12.0:1 remains unchanged.

Knock control allows the engine to run on 95-98 RON premium (plus) fuel. Under certain conditions the rider may experience a very small drop in torque and a slight increase in fuel consumption whenever knock control cuts in.

Horizontal arrangement of the camshafts in the direction of travel calls for two special technical features on the new flat-twin engine: Each camshaft controls one intake and one exhaust valve, and the cams are finished in conical shape due to the radial arrangement of the valves. In the interest of power and performance at low and medium engine speeds, and to provide even better free-revving riding characteristics, the intake and exhaust valve timing on both camshafts has been further improved. Compared with the former models, the valve bases are up in diameter from 1.41 – 1.54 inches on the intake side and 1.22 – 1.30 inches on the exhaust side. Valve clearance is adjusted by light semi-hemispherical shims. To provide a greater free-valve cross-section, valve lift is up from 0.415 inches on the intake and 0.365 inches on the exhaust side to 0.425 inches on both sides.

Significantly more torque throughout the entire speed range
The existing ratio of bore to stroke remains the same at 3.98:2.87 inches, giving the engine the same 1,170 cc capacity as before. Other features borrowed from the former engine are the crankshaft and the connecting rods, as well as their bearings, while the two pistons made of cast aluminum have been re-designed to match the modified dimensions of the combustion chamber. Interacting with the upgraded intake system, throttle butterfly manifolds now offer 1.97 inches instead of the former 1.85 inches (HP2 Sport: 2.05 inches) opening clearance, newly designed intake air manifolds and an air filter element with increased volume capacity, the engine as in the past develops maximum output of 110 hp, now at 7,750 rpm. The biggest improvement, however, is the increase in maximum torque to 88 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm.

An oil cooler ensures a stable temperature even under extreme riding conditions. A further enhancement on the 2010 model is the use of cylinder head covers with two, instead of formerly four, fastening bolts in a new dynamic design. A valve cover guard made either of aluminum or plastic as well as chrome-plated aluminum cylinder covers are available as accessory items.

Electronically controlled exhaust flap for a superior muscular sound
On the exhaust system the two manifolds come in the same design, length and diameter as on the former model, while the interference pipe has been modified to take into account the different vibration conditions on the exhaust manifold.

Featuring an exhaust flap controlled via an electric motor and opening/closing cables, the new BMW R 1200 RT offers a particularly powerful boxer sound in full compliance with all legal standards. To reduce ram pressure and improve the sound of the engine, the rear silencer is unchanged in its exterior design versus the former models, but has a modified interior structure.

Ideal transmission of power thanks to six-speed gearbox and drive shaft

As in the past, power is transmitted through the six-speed gearbox already upgraded in the 2008 model year, with larger bearing diameters and a modified gap between shafts. The maintenance-free drive shaft to the rear wheel is unchanged.

Suspension with Telelever and Paralever follows a proven principle at BMW

The proven, two-piece main/rear frame sections made of weight-saving steel tubes, incorporating the engine as a load-bearing element, offer maximum strength and stiffness under all riding conditions. The front and rear frame are firmly bolted to the engine/gearbox unit, interacting with the engine and gearbox to form a load-bearing structure. The longitudinal arm on the front Telelever suspension is mounted as before on the engine block, while the Paralever swing arm is attached to the rear frame.

With its fixed tube measuring 1.38 inches in diameter, the Telelever is the optimum solution for the rider using his machine exclusively on the road and focusing in particular on superior comfort. This is ensured by an optimal balance of sporting and comfort-oriented suspension behavior, the maintenance-free system once again designed to reduce brake dive to almost zero, which helps to provide greater stability when applying the brakes particularly when leaning over at an angle.

As in the past the Paralever swing arm in the rear central spring strut offers travel-dependent damping or TDD for short, with the damping effect increasing progressively as a function of spring travel. This keeps the suspension smooth, sensitive and comfortable in absorbing even the smallest bumps, while at the same time offering generous reserves on bad roads with grooves or bumps and potholes.

As in the past, spring travel is 4.72 inches up front and 5.31 inches at the rear. In standard trim, the rear spring strut offers infinitely variable adjustment on the outbound stroke as well as a hand-wheel for infinitely adjusting the spring base by 0.39 inches to adjust the rear end to varying load requirements.

Like its predecessor, the 2010 BMW R 1200 RT rests on light, almost filigree cast aluminum wheels in five-spoke design, combining an attractive look with an easy-to-clean surface and a high standard of stiffness. The front wheel measures 3.5 x 17 inches, the rear wheel 5.5 x 17 inches, running on a 120/70 ZR17 tire up front and a 180/55 ZR17 tire at the rear.

ESA II Electronic Suspension Adjustment offers adjustable damping, spring base and now also spring rate
The BMW R 1200 RT is available with ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment II) already well-known from the K series as an option at extra cost. Benefiting from this unique system in the world motorcycle market, the rider is able to adjust not only the damping on the outbound stroke of the front and rear spring strut, but also the spring base (spring pre-tension) on the front spring strut and the spring rate – all at the simple touch of a button. This second-generation Electronic Suspension Adjustment or ESA II for short provides the option to set the suspension for maximum comfort and, with greater precision than ever before, for optimum riding and load conditions. It ensures a new dimension of riding stability combined with premium response.

To control the Electronic Suspension Adjustment as easily as possible and to prevent any unwanted settings, the rider initially enters the motorcycle’s current load condition (solo, solo with luggage, rider with passenger and luggage). The appropriate spring base and spring rate is then set automatically, with the system coordinating these two parameters to one another.


Depending on the style of riding he wishes to enjoy, the rider must also choose among the Comfort, Normal or Sport mode, giving the suspension the desired qualities. Applying the optimum parameters in the Central Vehicle Electronics, the electronic “brain” calculates the appropriate damper rates and sets them accordingly. As a result, the new R 1200 RT benefits from a total of no less than nine different set-up options.

With additional adjustment of the spring rate, ride height can be set to various load conditions, ensuring an even higher standard of riding stability, handling and comfort. Even when carrying high loads with a passenger and considerable luggage, the R 1200 RT maintains all of its riding qualities when leaning over at a low angle in turns for a truly sporting style of ridin.

A further advantage is that adjustment of the spring rate dramatically reduces the risk of the suspension suddenly sagging under extreme load. The rider is able to change the damper setting (Normal, Sport, Comfort) simply by pressing a button while riding, although for function and safety reasons the spring base may be changed only at a standstill. The spring rate is adjusted by an electric motor complete with its own transmission, while the damping rate is modified by small step motors on the dampers.

Adjustment of the spring rate is controlled by two springs connected in a series, one behind the other. An elastomer unit (Cellasto) in combination with a conventional coil spring takes up forces under spring pressure, while radial expansion of the Cellasto element to the outside is restricted by a steel sleeve. On the inside, the Cellasto element moves an aluminum sleeve by means of electro-hydraulic connection. The position of this inner sleeve influences the expansion behavior of the Cellasto element to the inside and, therefore, its spring rate.


In all, this interaction of the various units has the same effect as a combination of two springs varying in strength. Whenever the inner sleeve is resting on the steel spring, the Cellasto unit is not in use and only the steel spring provides the desired suspension effect. Once the inner sleeve is moved further, the spring base on the steel spring – and therefore the spring pre-tension – is also varied accordingly.

This configuration significantly improves the normal static position of the motorcycle and riding geometry under all load conditions, without any of the disadvantages encountered with conventional suspension. Benefiting from this self-leveling capability, the R 1200 RT is just as stable when riding under full load as it is when carrying only the rider without any luggage.


Additional adjustment of the spring rate over the wide range from 118-192 ft /lb allows far greater variation of the Sport, Normal and Comfort settings on ESA II than on ESA I, with each set-up providing a far greater choice of specific characteristics.

In other words, the R 1200 RT is even more dynamic and precise in the Sport mode, and very comfortable in the Comfort mode, while maintaining excellent stability.

In all, ESA II offers the following significant benefits:

* Much wider range of settings and suspension options with the Sport, Normal and Comfort modes
* Far better maintenance of the machine’s static, normal position and riding geometry with all settings
* Optimum adjustment of the damping and spring rate / spring base in all settings
* Significant change of the motorcycle’s character through adjustment of the dampers
* Excellent adjustment to all load conditions through the adjustment of the spring rate / spring base
* Significant enhancement of safety when braking and in general riding stability, free side angle in turns and firm suspension without sagging

Brake system featuring partly integral ABS as standard for safe stopping power
The proven brake system with BMW Motorrad Integral ABS in its partly integral version is standard on the R1200 RT and offers maximum safety at all times. Maximum and controllable stopping power requires minimum effort on the part of the rider particularly when braking in an emergency. The front brake discs measure 12.6 inches in diameter, the rear brake disc measures 10.4 inches.

Lighter and even more dynamic fairing with improved riding comfort
The R 1200 RT remains unmistakable in design, simply begging the rider to take to the road at very first sight. With its highly attractive black-grain surface finish around the air intake at the front of the fairing and around the upper side fairing, the R 1200 RT looks even lighter and more dynamic than its predecessor.

More than ever before, the light look of the fairing, which offers maximum protection from wind and weather, makes the machine a truly unique experience. The intentionally limited use of color around the mirror hand-guards again contributes to the dynamic appearance of the R 1200 RT, while the integrated direction indicators now with white lenses accentuate the powerful touring character of the machine.

Light edges in the fairing as well as the new cylinder head covers showcasing the length of the R 1200 RT give BMW’s new motorcycle an even sleeker and more slender look from the side. The newly designed front wheel mudguard with improved aerodynamics and the improved engine spoiler also add a particularly dynamic touch to the design of the new
R 1200 RT.

As in the past, the dominating headlight with its sharp contours gives the front end of the R 1200 RT a particularly stylish and truly unique appearance, setting it clearly apart from all other models. Following the free-form surface principle, the headlight unit is made up of two H7 headlights arranged to the right and left for a double low beam and a central light for the high beam, each with maximum light intensity. On prior models the headlight was adjusted by means of a lever on the motorcycle at rest, on the new 2010 R 1200 RT it may now be adjusted most conveniently by a knob on the left side of the cockpit.

The windshield also is electrically adjustable to any position desired on the new R 1200 RT, with a variation of windshield height as before by up to 5.51 inches — enough to protect virtually any rider, no matter how tall from wind and weather, while continuing to reduce the level of noise.

To improve aero-acoustics to an even higher level, the windshield has been modified on the upper side section, helping again to significantly reduce wind noise. Windshield transparency has been optimized in this process, with less distortion around the edges as well as less reflection. To reduce vibrations, the windshield support has been reinforced with just one bar and the mirror mounting modified.

Re-designed cockpit with additional visor
The cockpit placed perfectly in the rider’s line of vision, with its two analog dials for road and engine speed, offers improved ergonomics and allows the rider improved monitoring of all the machine’s functions. The new R 1200 RT is now equipped with a matt visor finished in a dark metallic color above the instruments to avoid any undue reflection. The instrument cluster itself features a newly designed face, now looking even more modern and sophisticated.

The instruments are supplemented by a central screen presenting data such as the coolant temperature, tank level, time of day or the currently selected gear in the usual proven manner. On models fitted with ESA II as an option, the instrument cluster also provides information on the current suspension setting.

Data retrievable on demand include the overall mileage, trip mileage and, as soon as tank capacity has dropped to the reserve level, the remaining range on the fuel available. An on-board computer complete with an oil level warning comes as an option, with the information required (ambient temperature, remaining range, average speed, fuel consumption, tire pressure (optional) also available in the Info Display.

New switches, controls, hydraulic reservoir and vibration reduced handlebar
Like the K 1300 models, the new R 1200 RT is equipped with a brand-new generation of switches and manual controls. The new switches are far smaller and more compact, but at the same time offer a higher level of functional value. Apart from the standard direction indicator, horn, high beam and starter functions, the R 1200 RT features controls for the electrically adjustable windshield and the optional handgrip and seat heating, the on-board computer, ESA II, ASC, and cruise control all integrated in the control unit. As part of this
modification, new, square-shaped and separately mounted hydraulic fluid reservoirs in a discreet smoky glass monitor the clutch and brake fluid are also fitted in the cockpit area.

To avoid unwanted vibration and offer an even higher standard of riding comfort, the handlebar is now mounted on rubber bearings to absorb vibrations. The upper fork bridge, now finished in silver complete with the BMW logo, underscores the particular style and flair of the R 1200 RT.

New audio system regulated by the Multi-Controller available as an option
An absolute innovation in the motorcycle market is the new Multi-Controller. Installed on the inside of the left handlebar within optimum reach at all times, the Multi-Controller replaces the former function switch installed further to the inside of the handlebar. Like a computer mouse, the Multi-Controller responds to turning and pressing of the wheel, enabling the rider to select a specific radio station and music title or vary the volume of the sound system. The audio system is also new, featuring interfaces for an MP3 player, an iPod or USB stick as well as conventional devices such as a CD player. The CD player installed on the former model has been discontinued. The new system can store nine playback lists on a USB/MP3 and iPod, with the alternative option to play all titles in random choice. The Info Display presents the volume chosen as well as the title currently being played. The external devices used may be kept conveniently in a lockable
compartment on the right side of the inner fairing, protected safe from wind and weather.

The radio functions themselves are the same as before, but now the new audio system enables the rider to save 24 instead of just six stations. The rider can select stations either manually, through the memory function on stations saved in advance, or through the station search mode looking for the station with state-of-the-art reception (Autostore). The station currently being played is presented on the Info Display and the speed-related volume control may be set to three different levels. Above and beyond the functions provided by the Multi-Controller, the radio control unit is regulated as before through control knobs on the left side of the inner fairing.

Improved ergonomics for superior long-distance riding comfort
As before, the comfortable seat on the R 1200 RT is split into two sections, with manual adjustment of the rider’s section to two levels (32.3 and 33.1 inches). A lower seat is available as an option, with seat height of 30.7 and 31.5 inches respectively. A further option is to lower the entire motorcycle to a 29.5-inch seat height (including an extra-low seat), with a single-piece, extra-low seat measuring just 30.1 inches in height available as an accessory.

Supreme comfort is ensured by the single-piece comfort seat also available as an accessory within the wide range of features available from BMW Motorrad. The ergonomic triangle made up of the footrests, seat and handlebar ensures an active seating position with maximum grand touring comfort. The rider and passenger on the R 1200 RT can both enjoy a pleasant knee angle at all times and under all conditions.

In the process of upgrading the R 1200 RT, BMW Motorrad has given the model adjustable gearshift levers with an eccentric control bar serving to change the distance between the shift lever and the footrest and once again improve rider ergonomics.

High-tech baggage system for comfortable touring
The R 1200 RT comes standard with hard-shell cases, offering a capacity on each side of 8.5 gallons. The case brackets are integrated almost fully into the body of the machine, providing a perfect match with the contours of the R 1200 RT.

Case covers finished in high-quality body color and an appropriate surface look matching the overall design of the motorcycle ensure a harmonious overall impression from every angle. A premier locking system with four locking points offers an exact fit of the case cover as well as reliable protection from water.

The luggage rack offers ample space for additional luggage. As an alternative, the rider may opt for two top-cases (either 12.9 gal or 7.4 gal) from the wide range of accessories. The smaller of these two top-cases is finished in black. The larger comes with a cover finished in White Aluminum metallic matt as a contrast to the black grain lower section or, Sapphire Black.

A specially developed rail is designed on top of the tank for fastening the tank bag. And last but not least, numerous lashing points for luggage round off the touring package on the 2010 R 1200 RT.

 

Options and Accessories
As a systems supplier by tradition, BMW Motorrad has developed a wide range of options and accessories for the new R 1200 RT, allowing the discerning customer to personalize his or her machine to an even higher standard. Options are available directly from the factory and are installed during production at the Berlin Plant. Accessories are installed by Authorized BMW Motorcycle Dealers.

Options
* ASC
* RDC
* ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment II)
* Audio system including Multi-Controller and interfaces for iPod, USB, MP3, etc.
* On-board computer, including oil level warning system
* Rider’s seat, lower (30.7 /31.5”)
* Suspension, lower (29.5”) including extra-low seat (available only without seat heating)
* Seat heating (only in conjunction with heated handgrips)
* Heated handgrips
* Second power socket
* Preparation for audio system
* Cruise control
* Anti-theft warning system
* Exhaust system, chrome-plated
* Comfort seat, single-piece

Accessories
Bags and Cases
* Topcase, large (12.9 gal), cover in White Aluminium metallic matt or Sapphire Black
* Topcase, small (7.4 gal)
* Back padding for topcase, small
* Inner bag for topcase, large
* Inner bag for topcase, small
* Inner bag for system case, left or right
* System case protector, top (transparent film)
* Impact guard for cases
* Tank bag, watertight, with base plate
* Vario insert for tank bag
* Softbag 2, small (5 gal)
* Softbag 2, large (13.47 gal)
* Baggage roll, watertight (14 gal)
* Lashing strap with tightening lock
* Baggage straps
* Insert for radio socket

Ergonomics and Comfort
* Extra-low seat (30.1”) (single-piece, only without seat heating)
* Rider’s seat, low, (30.7/31.5”), Black or Grey
* Seat, Grey
* Comfort seat (30.9”) (single-piece, only with seat heating)
* Heated handgrips
* Second and third power socket

Design and Sound

* Cylinder head covers chrome-plated
* Carbon cover on engine block
* Akrapovi? sports muffler
* Splashguard at the rear

Safety
* Aluminum cylinder head cover protection
* Plastic cylinder head cover protection
* Anti-theft warning system
* First-aid kit, large/small
* Safety bolt for oil filter manifold

Navigation and Communication
* BMW Motorrad Navigator IV with accessories
* Mount for BMW Motorrad Navigator IV
* iPod adapter cable (USB/chinch)

Maintenance and Technical Features
* Paddock stand
* On-board toolkit/service set
* LED light for on-board power socket 16.1”

Range of Colors
The fairing on the new R 1200 RT is lighter and more dynamic than the large surfaced fairing of its predecessor. This lighter and more dynamic look is achieved by the sophisticated black-grain surface finish around the side and front sections. The color concept — with four new color shades — enhances this effect and gives the 2010 BMW
R 1200 RT a significantly more compact look through the contrast between the color of the body and the matt-painted engine spoiler as well as the seat finished exclusively in black on all models. Polar metallic accentuates the elegant sporty design of the new R 1200 RT. In conjunction with the engine spoiler finished in Dark Slate metallic matt, Polar metallic is a particularly colorful highlight in the R 1200 RT range. Thunder Grey metallic in combination with the engine spoiler finished in White Aluminum metallic matt, by contrast, offers another bold look.


Ostra Grey metallic matt sets a powerful contrast to the engine spoiler finished in White Aluminum metallic matt, offering a very technical look. Twin-tone paintwork based on Thunder Grey metallic, together with sweeping lines in Titanium Silver metallic and Granite Grey metallic, makes the side surfaces appear even more compact and dynamic. The exciting array of colors available for the new R 1200 RT sets a sporty new tone along with the cases finished for the first time on a motorcycle in several of the machine’s colors


 

 

Features and Specifications

Here is an overview of the main features of the new BMW F 800 R Chris Pfeiffer as compared to the standard model:

– Akrapovic® rear silencer for a dynamic appearance and a sporty sound.
– Spring of rear spring strut finished in red.
– Painted pillion passenger seat cover.
– Highly sporty visual appearance with paint finish in the BMW Motorsport colours of Alpine White non-metallic, Lupine Blue metallic and Magma Red non-metallic, contrasting with elements in black silk matt.
– Front wheel finished in white.
– Clear overpainted Chris Pfeiffer signature on the central cover.
– Set of sponsor stickers supplied.
– No cockpit fairing.
– LED direction indicators.


 

 

 

 

2010 BMW R1200RT – USA Specifications
USA MSRP: $NA USD

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 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque 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 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.1 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.2 l

Fuel type Unleaded super and premium, octane number 95-98 (RON)
(knock sensor; rated output at 98 RON)

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


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 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 120 mm / 135 mm

Wheelbase 1,485 mm

Castor 116 mm

Steering head angle 63.8°

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 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Dimensions / weights

Length 2,230 mm

Width (incl. mirrors) 905 mm (incl. panniers: 980 mm)

Height (excl. mirrors) 1,430 mm

Seat height, unladen weight 820 / 840 mm (low seat: 780 / 800 mm, extra low seat (one-piece): 765 mm, lowered suspension: 750 mm, comfort seat: 785 mm)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,880 / 1,920 mm (low seat: 1,800 / 1,840 mm, extra low seat (one-piece): 1,780 mm, lowered suspension: 1,750 mm, comfort seat: 1,820 mm)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 259 kg

Dry weight 2) 229 kg

Permitted total weight 495 kg

Payload (with standard equipment) 236 kg

Usable tank volume 25 l

Reserve approx. 4.0 l

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)

 


 

2010 BMW R1200RT – Canada Specifications
Canada MSRP: $19,950 CDN

Engine
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Air/oil-cooled, four-stroke two-cylinder boxer engine, single camshaft, four valves per cylinder, central balance shaft
Bore x stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,170 ccm
Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 kW (110 bhp) at 7,500 rpm
Max. torque. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Compression ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:1
Fuel/engine management. . . . . . . Electronic intake pipe injection,
BMS-K digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, double ignition
Emission control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regulated 3-way catalytic converter with one lambda sensor per cylinder

Performance/fuel consumption
Maximum speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Over 200 km/h (124 mph)
Fuel consumption per 100 km (62 mls.)
at a constant 90 km/h (56 mph). . 3.6 l
at a constant 120 km/h (75 mph). . 4.8 l
Fuel type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Super plus unleaded (98 octane);
can be reduced to super unleaded (95 octane) with automatic knock control

Electrics
Alternator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 A / 720 W generator
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 V/19 Ah (maintenance-free)

Power transmission
Clutch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hydraulically operated single-disc dry clutch
Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Synchromesh 6-speed gearbox
Secondary drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cardan (shaft drive)

Chassis/brakes
Frame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Three-section frame made up of front and rear frame with load-bearing engine
Front suspension. . . . . . . . . . . . . BMW Motorrad Telelever, stanchion diameter 35 mm, central strut, (rebound damping electronically adjustable via ESA**)

Climb aboard – there’s a whole world out there waiting to be discovered. With a power output of 81 kW/110 bhp, and 115 Nm of torque, the BMW R 1200 RT is a motorcycle built for beautiful touring moments. The chassis incorporates the BMW Motorrad Telelever and Paralever for ease of handling, while the EVO brake with the partially integral version of BMW Motorrad Integral ABS ensures maximum safety. The combination of aerodynamically optimized fairing and an electrically adjustable windshield offers excellent protection against the elements, and the class-leading ergonomics mean rider and pillion passenger can enjoy the freedom of the open road in complete comfort.

Rear suspension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Die-cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, continuously adjustable spring preload (either hydraulically via handwheel or electronically via ESA**, adjustable rebound damping (with ESA** rebound damping is electronic-ally adjustable)
ESA**. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electronic Suspension Adjustment. Damping (rebound) can be switched between presets
Travel front/rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 mm/135 mm
Wheelbase (in normal position) . . 1,480 mm
Castor (in normal position). . . . . . 110 mm
Steering head angle
(in normal position) . . . . . . . . . . . 63.4°
Wheel material. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cast aluminium
Rims, front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 x 17
Rims, rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5 x 17
Tyres, front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180/55 ZR 17
Brakes, front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Double-disc EVO brake system with floating discs and four-piston fixed caliper (diameter: 320 mm)
Brakes, rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single disc brake with double-piston floating caliper (diameter: 265 mm)
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral version)

Dimensions/weight
Seat height, unladen . . . . . . . . . . 820 mm/840 mm
780 mm/800 mm (optional lowered seat)
Unladen, road ready, fully fuelled*** 259 kg
Dry weight unladen. . . . . . . . . . . . 229 kg
Max. permitted weight . . . . . . . . . 259 kg
Max. load with standard equipment 236 kg
Usable tank volume . . . . . . . . . . . 27 l
Reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 4 l
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,230 mm
Height (without mirrors). . . . . . . . Windshield down: 1,430 mm. Windshield up: 1,560 mm
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Across mirrors: 905 mm (without panniers). Across panniers: 980 mm

 

 

 

2010 BMW R1200RT – UK Specifications
UK MSRP: £TBC

Engine
Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke, one camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,500 rpm
Max. torque 115 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 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 3.6 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 4.8 l
Fuel type Unleaded premium, octane rumber 98 (RON), automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 95 (RON).

Electrical System
Alternator three-phase alternator 720 W
Battery 12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load bearing engine-gearbox unit
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 35 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 120 mm / 135 mm
Wheelbase 1,485 mm
Castor 116 mm
Steering head angle 63.8°
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 disc, floating brake discs, 320 mm diameter, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Dimensions / weights
Length 2,230 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 905 mm (incl. panniers: 980 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,430 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 820 / 840 mm (low seat: 780 / 800 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,880 / 1,920 mm (low seat: 1,800 / 1,840 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 259 kg
Dry weight 229 kg
Permitted total weight 495 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 236 kg
Usable tank volume 27.0 l
Reserve approx. 4.0 l

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