BMW Motorrad New Zealand

R 1200 RT

Infinite riding pleasure.

Greater comfort for a more intense experience. The motorcycle that defined the segment of classic touring bikes now reaches the next stage of its evolution: the new BMW R 1200 RT. The light handling of the R 1200 RT facilitates what is most important when touring: experiencing the landscape. Whether alone or with a passenger: the new R 1200 RT ensures for comfortable, relaxed riding on every tour.

More dynamic performance. More control.

The new RT is powered by a new air/water-cooled BMW boxer engine which provides powerful forward thrust with increased torque and an output of 125 bhp. Thanks to ASC – the highly active electronically controlled suspension – the machine is still easy to control and offers stability on all country roads. What is more, the standard modes “Rain” and “Road” can be activated at the press of a button to adapt the motorcycle perfectly to weather and road conditions. The on-board computer Pro and the familiar heated grips complete the range of basic equipment features.

More optional extras. More comfort.

The optional extras for the new RT enable even simpler handling while at the same time providing a higher level of comfort. The electronic suspension BMW Dynamic ESA adapts to changing surface conditions within a fraction of a second, for example. The riding mode “Dynamic” is additionally available as an optional extra, guaranteeing maximum riding fun for sporty, dynamic riders. The shift assistant Pro enables the rider to shift up and down without using the clutch or throttle valve. The reduced shift time means the rear wheel retains even better directional stability. The optional equipment riding modes Pro contains ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Light.

Keyless Ride offers even greater convenience: this system means a mechanical key is no longer needed and you have your hands free in every situation. Other optional extras: a central locking system which also locks both cases by remote control, a cruise control function and much more besides. And last but not least: the new traction assistant makes every hill climb a breeze.

More design. More impressive.

A supreme touring bike with an impressive design, too: the use of transparent materials conveys lightness and agility.

The new R 1200 RT – more impressions per kilometre.

The optional equipment riding modes Pro contains ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Light (homologation in progress).

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
Consumption w.r.t WMTC for 100km 4.96 l
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 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 / 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 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 2,222 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*: 1875 / 1915 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 l
Reserve approx. 4 l

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank

Topcase

• Waterproof topcase with lid painted in white aluminium metallic matt
• Large stowage compartment (approx. 49 l), will also take 2 helmets
• Backrest as standard, so high level of comfort for passenger
• Attachment: Easily and conveniently secured to the standard luggage carrier by means of a turn-lock mechanism, no addi-tional parts needed
• 2 gas-filled struts for assistance when opening the lid.
• 2 alternatives:
– Fully featured (only in combination with optional extra, central locking): Includes electrics connection, central locking, interior lighting, topcase bottom carpeted (like the K 1600 GT topcase)
– Light: Less equipment (without electrics, central locking, interior lighting, carpet)
• Weight: Approx. 10 kg
• Maximum payload: 10 kg
• Recommended top speed with topcase installed: 180 km/h
• Supplied without lock barrel
• Optional:
– Liner and inside holdall for topcase
– Pouch for topcase
– Second brake light (only for the fully featured version of the topcase)
– Topcase-lid embellisher, chrome plated

 

Liners for touring cases and topcase

• Familiar from and tried and tested on the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL
• Functional liners made of high-quality polyester weave
• Highly water-repellent
• Perfect shaped fit with full utilisation of the available stowage capacity
• Strong base and reinforced sides, so sturdy and able to retain shape
• Removable, adjustable shoulder strap with padding

• Liner for touring case:
– All-round zip fasteners for optimum accessibility
– Practical inside compartments for securing garments and other items of luggage (lid with bungee-cord spider, net for partitioning)
– Zippered outer pockets for small items
– Carry handle in centre

• Inside holdall for topcase:
– Lid with long zip fastener, opens wide for best possible accessibility
– 2 zippered outer pockets for small items (1x at side, 1x on lid)
– 2 carry handles designed to stow easily and securely at the side
• BMW Motorrad logotype and small BMW logo
• Colour: Black
• Note: Simultaneous use of holdall and pouch inside the topcase possible, subject to certain restrictions:
– When in use at the same time the two cannot both be filled to capacity.
– Even if the holdall is used on its own, the snap adapters prefitted inside the topcase lid for the pouch reduce the holdall’s capacity to a very slight extent.

 

Pouch for topcase

• Familiar from and tried and tested on the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL
• Practical pouch for the topcase lid
• Practical inside compartments: document compartment (DIN A4), 2 small-items compartments (1x zip fastener, 1x Velcro), penholder loops
• Secures easily and quickly inside the topcase by means of 4 snap adapters
– Also suitable for off-motorcycle use as a practical document carrier (the tabs for securing the pouch inside the topcase lid stow away neatly in the back of the pouch)
– The snap adapters are fitted inside the topcase lid. Secured by means of the screws supplied for the purpose. The topcase lid has four reinforced points to accommodate these screws.
• All-round zip fastener
• Items are easily inserted and removed, even when the pouch is inside the topcase: 2 cloth inserts at sides enable the pouch to be opened wide to a maximum of approx. 90 °.
• 2 robust carry handles
• Maximum payload: 1 kg
• Dimensions: 37x22x4 cm
• Outer material: High-quality polyester weave
• BMW Motorrad logotype in white
• Colour: Black
• Note: Simultaneous use of holdall and pouch inside the topcase possible, subject to certain restrictions (see the description of the holdall for details)

 

Second brake light for the fully featured version of the topcase

• Familiar from and tried and tested on the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL
• Second brake light with state-of-the-art LED technology
• More safety on the road
• 16 LEDs, white clear-glass look with chrome-plated bezel
• Length of strip light: approx. 30 cm
• Voltage supply: 12 V
• Installation by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers only:
– Integration into the existing topcase lid embellisher: The black plastic insert set in the topcase lid embellisher is removed and the brake light with bezel fitted in its place
– Power supply via connector provided for the purpose in the topcase
– Installation instructions on the RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD
• Worldwide homologation, no technical inspection or approval required (CE/SAE mark of conformity)
• Not for the Light version of the topcase; only in combination with optional extra, central locking

 

Topcase, small

• Familiar from and tried and tested, for example on the R 1200 RT and F 800 GT
• Black plastic topcase
• Capacity: Approx. 28 l, big enough to accommodate 1 helmet
• Maximum payload: 5 kg
• Recommended top speed with topcase installed: 180 km/h
• Easily secured to the standard luggage carrier, no additional parts needed
• Supplied without lock barrel
• Optional:
– Inside holdall for topcase
– Backrest pad for topcase, providing high level of comfort for passenger

 

Liner for small topcase

• Familiar from and tried and tested, for example on the R 1200 RT and F 800 GT
• Functional, dimensionally stable liner
• Nylon outer material, with EVA foam backing, preshaped bottom
• Fit and design tailor-matched to the topcase.
• Inside pockets for oddments
• Carry handle and removable shoulder strap
• BMW Motorrad logotype, stitched
• Colour: Black

 

Impact protection for touring cases

• Familiar from and tried and tested on the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL
• 2 strong plastic moulded impact protectors for each side
• Effectively protect the cases at the side and the side front against surface damage:
– The section of the top rubbing strip is the widest part of the case (instead of the painted surface of the case).
– TPU, the plastic used, is resilient and springy, but it is not as soft as rubber.
– This effectively protects the paint finish from damage (for example by scuffing when the motorcycle is manoeuvred in a tight space).
• Colour: Black
• Installation only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD

 

Protection for tops of touring cases

• Familiar from and tried and tested on the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL
• 2 self-adhesive protective films per side
• Protects the paint finish of the cases at top and sides, for example to prevent the scuffing caused by boot heels.
• Colour: Transparent

 

Tank rucksack

• Highly functional tank rucksack
• Hard-wearing PVC-coated polyester fabric
• Bottom is moulded EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), shaped for a snug fit on the fuel tank and with an anti-slip PU surface layer
• Waterproof main compartment with a capacity of approx. 11 l:
– Liner made of nylon fabric with PU coating
– Waterproof with roll-and-seal closure with bayonet buckle and taped seams
– Zipper is lockable (lock not included in the scope of supply)
• Highly water-repellent map pocket:
– Opens wide for access by two-way zipper (in main compartment)
– Anti-slip PU coating on inside

• Water-repellent zippered outside pocket with bottle-holder function:
– A pullcord on the inside secures a 0.5 l PET bottle where it is quickly accessible on a short stop
• Carry handle and removable shoulder strap
• R 1200 RT logotype on side
• Colour: Black
• Optional: Vario insert for tank rucksack provides a variable means of dividing the capacity of the main compartment

 

Vario insert

• Flexible division of the space available inside the tank rucksack:
– Flexible outer ring, width adjustable by Velcro-type fastener (LxH: approx. 100×13 cm)
– Flexible interior compartmentalisation consisting of 2 long and 2 short flexible wall inserts, each with a Velcro-type fas-tener at both ends. The wall inserts offer the opportunity to divide the interior flexibly into smaller compartments.
• Small zippered pocket attaches by Velcro, with BMW Motorrad logotype
• Suitable for BMW Motorrad tank rucksacks with overall capacity of 11 litres or more
• Material: flexible ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), with self-attaching polyester covering
• Colour: Grey

 

Other useful luggage solutions

• Softbag 2, large, 55 l
• Softbag 2, small, 31-36 l
• Stuffbag 2, 50 l
• Strap
• bungee-cord spider

 

Case embellisher chrome-plated, topcase-lid embellisher chrome-plated

• Familiar from and tried and tested on the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL
• High-quality chrome highlights for customised visuals
• Replace the standard black plastic parts
• Installation only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD

 

End silencer, chrome-plated

• Standard silencer with high-grade chrome plating to enhance visual appeal
• Installation only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD
• Also available as optional extra

 

Akrapovič sports silencer

• Slip-on silencer for throaty sound and sporty looks
• Material is all-titanium (shell, connecting pipe and internals)
• Considerable reduction in weight compared to standard configuration (approx. 1.1 kg)
• Carbon end cap and heat shield
• Power and torque at the levels of the standard configuration
• Akrapovič logotype lasered into the side
• Approved for road use (EU General Operating Permit)¹
• Workshop installation instructions available in ASAP

¹ Always comply with the conditions for approval applicable in the country of use.

 

Comfort windscreen

• Higher and wider than the standard windscreen
• Maximum wind and weather protection for rider and passenger
• Excellent aero-acoustics
• Scratchproof coating for unimpaired long-term transparency
• R 1200 RT print close to bottom
• Installation only by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers, installation instructions on the RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD
• General Operating Permit

 

Pro shift assistant

• Permits upshifts and downshifts without declutching or closing the throttle in the load and rpm ranges generally relevant for riding situations
• Available as optional extra, retrofit is technically possible (installation instructions on the RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD)

 

Rear seat with seat heating

• Zoned foam stiffness for more comfort
• High-quality Freshtouch seat covering; see description of front seat for details
• Seat heating function only in combination with optional extra, seat heating (cannot be retrofitted)

 

BMW Motorrad Navigator V

• Bluetooth-compatible GPS satnav device optimised for use on motorcycles
• Large, bright 5″ display
• Available either with map data for Europe or North America¹, or without preinstalled map data
• Free lifelong map updates (only for the options with preinstalled map data)
• 8 GB integrated memory (world unit 4 GB), and with slot for SD card
• Optional Garmin Smartphone Link for congestion information in real time, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and more

• Special feature with the R 1200 RT:
– Convenience of operation by Multi-Controller and the menu in the on-board multifunction display
– Only in combination with optional extra “Preparation for navigation system” (retrofit technically possible)
• See separate product information bulletin for more detailed information on the Navigator V
– The “My Motorcycle” and “Warnings and status messages” described there are specific to the R 1200 GS/R 1200 GS Adventure and are not available for the R 1200 RT.

¹ Available only in USA

 

iPod adapter cable

• For connecting an iPod to the audio interface of the audio system
• Compatible only with iPods with Dock Connector from market launch January 2004 onward
• An extra adapter available through electrics and electronics retail outlets is necessary for the iPod 5.

 

Cylinder-head cover guard

• Cylinder-head cover guard made of special steel
• Excellent protection for the cylinder-head cover, preventing scratches and damage caused by flying stones
• Plastic contact guard at outside, replaceable
• Large rubber buffer on inside
• BMW Motorrad logotype on contact guard

 

LED auxiliary headlights

• Powerful LED auxiliary headlights with die-cast aluminium housing
• More safety on the road: better vision and better visibility
• LEDs are so long-lasting as to be virtually wear-free, so operation is fault-free and maintenance-free as well
• White LEDs emit light of a colour very close to that of daylight for differentiated illumination of the road ahead
• Diameter approx. 70 mm, length approx. 110 mm
• Worldwide homologation, no technical inspection or approval required (CE/SAE mark of conformity)
• Installation and enabling by authorised BMW Motorrad dealers only; installation instructions on the RSD (Re-pair and Service Data BMW Motorrad) DVD

 

Retrofitting optional extras

It is technically possible to retrofit the following optional extras. See the electronic parts catalogue (ETK/EPC) for details of all the parts needed for retrofits.
• Tyre pressure monitoring (RDC)
• Pro riding modes
• Hill Start Control
• Cruise-control system

 

Anti-theft alarm

• Acoustic and visual signals as alarm in the event of change of position or vibration
• Switching off the ignition activates the anti-theft alarm
– If applicable, switch on the “automatic activation of the anti-theft alarm after ignition OFF” function
– No remote control needed
• Anti-theft alarm with central locking cannot be retrofitted (available only as optional extra fitted ex-works)

 

Safety plug for oil filler neck

• Cap for oil filler neck, lockable with special cranked-tip tool
• Protection against theft of the cap and also to keep foreign substances from entering the oil system
• Aluminium, milled, surface anodised silver
• BMW Boxer logotype
• Supplied complete with special cranked-tip tool and O-ring

 

On-board toolkit service kit

• On-board toolkit service kit for simple maintenance work and upkeep
• Small, light and multifunctional:
– Quicker and easier to snap together and take apart, with snap adapter and ball lock
– Standard bit adapter and standard tool adapter (9×12 mm and 3/8″) mean that other components can be added to the kit in accordance with individual preference.
• Tool quality and finish (surface, harness, etc.) are of course outstanding
• Including practical tools wallet in black artificial leather

• Scope of supply:
– Spark plug wrench, telescopic, w/f 14
– Allen key, w/f 19 3/8″
– Bit adapter 3/8″ square – 1/4″ hex
– Adapter, adjustable 3/8″ – 9×12 mm
– Open-ended spanner, w/f 10 and 14 – 9×12 mm
– Ring spanner, w/f 17 – 9×12 mm
– Bits, cross-head PH1 and PH2 – 1/4″ hex
– Bit, plain 6 mm – 1/4″ hex
– Bits, Torx 25, 30, 40, 45 and 50 – 1/4″ hex
– Socket wrench insert, w/f 13 – 3/8″ square
– LED flashlight (without battery¹)
– Wallet for on-board toolkit service kit
– Operating instructions
• The adapter for the direct ignition coil must be ordered separately. The tools wallet has an empty slot to accommodate this optional tool.

¹ The device takes 4 button cells, 1.5 V, type LR-41.

 

Paddock Stand

• Paddock Stand for rear wheel swinging arm, made of strong rectangular-section special-steel tubing, welded
• For lifting the motorcycle quickly and holding it securely in position
• Universal for many BMW Motorrad models
• How it works: The tubular holder of the Paddock Stand is simply pushed through the hollow rear axle and pressure is then applied to the lever to lift the rear wheel. There is an adapter for matching the diameters of tubular holder and hollow rear axle.

 

Other useful accessories

• Extra socket, rear
• LED light for socket, 410 mm
• Battery charger
• Repair kit for tubeless tyres
• Motorcycle cleaner
• Engine oil

Bike configurator and colours

* Colour options shown are subject to availability