BMW® R 1200 RT WC
|Engine||Four-stroke flat twin, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft|
|Bore x Stroke||3.97 x 2.87 in (101.00 x 73.00 mm)|
|Fuel System||Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth|
|Wheel base||58.50 in (148.59 cm)|
|Seat Height||31.70 in (80.51 cm)|
|Front Brake||Dual disc brake, floating discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers ABS|
|Rear Brake||Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||6.60 gal (24.98 L)|
|Dry Weight||604.00 lbs (273.97 kg) wet|
|Fuel Economy||46.00 mpg (19.56 km/L)|
Test Ride on the BMW1200RT Rental Bike
The RT is VERY stable, fast and easy to maneuver, even in tight turns in our famous U-Turns. There are no vibrations, no shaking or rattling. The Boxer Motor keeps the vibrations to "0". It is very well balanced and accelerates well and with ease. It suggests when to up-shift on the screen. Besides that, most of the electronics are a little overwhelming, it has buttons and a ring and a this and that, it may even have a popcorn dispenser...
With all the space age controls and electronics I could not understand when the blinkers don't self cancel - Really?
This bike would be GREAT for short and long distance, the ride comfort is very high and the suspension is great, but it has to be adjusted for conditions and rider/s
This bike is second in line for me, right after the Indian Scout, however, that's just my opinion.
Frederique Delius, a novice rider