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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With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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