Introduction of the R 1200 Rt

By: pntglobal
Sport touring and touring bikes provide impressive performance with increased power and reduced weight. The R 1200 RT exhibits excellent handling and ride comfort. The design of model is characterized by clean lines and striking surfaces. In the R 1200 RT, the body fairing is subdivided into separate areas and occupies different levels. This visually highlights the already light feel of the motorcycle. Together with the electrically adjustable windshield, the fairing provides protection from wind and weather.

The RT series arrived in 2005 with the introduction of the R 1200 RT, which continues into the 2007 model year with color and other changes. The design of this model is completely different from the R 1150 RT with a 15% boost in power, 20 kg (44 lb) weight saving, optional electronically adjustable suspension and on-board computer. The servo powered ABS brakes on the 2005 and 2006 models are partially integrated such that the rear brake pedal only applies the rear brake while the front brake lever applies both brakes.

The new R1200RT takes the concept further with more power, less weight, and more comfort and safety features.

The new balance-shaft-equipped Boxer engine delivers a smooth 110 horsepower through a slick 6-speed gearbox. The standard anti-lock braking system is the BMW's Integral Generation II with automatic brake force distribution. The foot lever operates the rear brake only, as desired by many enthusiast riders. Every bike also is equipped with heated handgrips, and electrically-adjusted windshield, and adjustable rider seat height. An optional Electronic Suspension Adjustment system (ESA) sets the suspension for load and road conditions at the touch of a button. Electronic cruise control, heated seats, a sound system and more are available. Yet, this full-featured touring bike has a basic dry weight of only 504 pounds! The R1200RT is superbly set up for long-distance touring without sacrificing riding enjoyment.

Engine & Performance

1.
Type - Air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke Boxer engine, one camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central compensation shaft.

2.
Mixture control / engine management - Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management: BMW engine management, BMS-K with overrun fuel cut-off, dual ignition

3. Emission control - Closed-loop 3-way.

4. Maximum speed - Greater than 125?mph (200?km/h)

5. Fuel consumption over a 62 mile course at a constant 56?mph (90?km/h) - 65 mpg.

6. Fuel consumption over a 62 mile course at a constant 75?mph (121?km/h) - 49 mpg.

7. Fuel type - Unleaded premium, octane number 98 (RON) with automatic knock control

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