BMW® R 1200 RT
|Engine||Air Cooled / Oil Cooled Boxer Twin|
|Fuel Capacity||6.60 gal (24.98 L)|
|Fuel System||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Length||87.80 in (223.01 cm)|
|Miles per Gallon||57 mpg|
|Seat Height||32.30 in (82.04 cm)|
|Weight||505.00 lbs (229.06 kg)|
|Wheel base||58.40 in (148.33 cm)|
|Bore x Stroke||3.97 x 2.87 in (101.00 x 73.00 mm)|
|Fuel Economy||57.00 mpg (24.23 km/L)|
I grew up riding on dirt bikes, then "super bikes" and have owned 8 bikes over a period of 40+ years. I had never ridden a BMW and decided to rent the 1200RT and run it for hundreds and hundreds of miles thru twisty roads and hills. Wow, as I grew more and more comfortable with the bikes engine and handling characteristics I pressed it harder and harder in the turns - what a perfect combination of high performance, comfort, utility and grace! Whether one up or dual this bike just exceeded all my expectations! If you are going far - this platform is comfortable from gas tank-to-gas tank! Packing your gear for 2 requires efficiency unless you get the backrest helmet/gear bag too. Lots of upgraded features on the new models - you will NOT regret choosing this bike for any overnight trips!
This is a great bike to ride. It is light weight, easy to maneuver, and very quick. The electronics are easy to use and the heated seats and handlebars work very well. The power delivery and suspension on this bike provide a very smooth ride, as well.