Buyers Guide BMW 2016 BMW R 1200 RT | Buyer's Guide

2016 BMW R 1200 RT | Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW R 1200 RT | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW R 1200 RT | Buyer's Guide
2016 BMW R 1200 RT

The latest version of BMW’s classic boxer tourer–the R 1200 RT–gets Automatic Stability Control and two riding modes. The seating position has a lower the center of gravity that the last air-cooled RT, making it easier to reach the ground at stops. Plus, the instrument cluster uses a 5.7-inch TFT color display.

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2016 BMW R 1200 RT Specs:

ENGINE

  • Type: Air-/liquid-cooled, DOHC, flat twin
  • Bore x stroke: 101 x 73mm
  • Displacement: 1170cc
  • Maximum power: 125 horsepower @ 7750 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 92 ft/lbs @ 6500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Engine management: Electronic intake pipe injection
  • Emissions control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

PERFORMANCE

  • Maximum speed: 125+ mph
  • Fuel consumption: 60 mpg at a constant 55 mph
  • Fuel: Premium

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Alternator: 3-phase, 540 watts
  • Battery: 12 V / 16 Ah, maintenance-free

TRANSMISSION

  • Clutch: Multi-plate wet, hydraulically operated
  • Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed w/ helical gear teeth
  • Drive: Shaft

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Two-section, with bolt-on rear and load-bearing engine
  • Front suspension: 37mm BMW Telelever; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Cast aluminum single-sided swingarm w/ BMW EVO Paralever, WAD strut, spring-preload and rebound damping adjustable; 5.4 inches of travel

WHEELS/BRAKES

  • Wheel Type: Cast aluminum
  • Front rim: 3.50 x 17″
  • Rear rim: 5.50 x 17″
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear tire: 180/55 ZR 17
  • Front brakes: Dual floating 320mm discs w/ four-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear brake: 276mm disc, with dual-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Standard (defeatable)

DIMENSIONS

  • L x W x H: 87.5 x 38.8 x 55.7 inches
  • Wheelbase: 58.5 inches
  • Rake: 26.4°
  • Trail: 4.6 inches
  • Seat height: 31.7 and 32.5 inches (standard choices); various optional seats available
  • Curb weight: 604 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 6.6 gallons

2016 BMW R 1200 RT Colors:

  • San Marino Blue/Granite Grey Metallic Matte
  • Platinum Bronze Metallic
  • Ebony Metallic

2016 BMW R 1200 RT Price:

  • MSRP From $18,145

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