R 1200 RT

From £13,950*

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The R 1200 RT.

Infinite riding pleasure.

Greater comfort for a more intense experience. The BMW R 1200 RT has shaken up the entire classical tourer segment like no other machine. Because what is important when touring is enabled by the light handling of the R 1200 RT: experiencing the landscape. Whether you're alone or travelling with a companion: the new R 1200 RT ensures for comfortable, relaxed riding on every tour.

Model Variants.

  • R 1200 RT
  • R 1200 RT SE
  • R 1200 RT LE
  • R 1200 RT
    Specification.

    • Available in Alpine White, Mars Red Metallic / Dark Slate Metallic Matt

    • Heated grips

    • High resolution Multi-function display with Pro on-board computer

    • Riding Modes Rain and Road

    £13,950

  • R 1200 RT SE
    Specification.

    • Available in Alpine White,  Carbon Black Metallic, Mars red metallic / Dark slate metallic matt or Sparkling storm metallic

    • Heated grips

    • High resolution Multi-function display with Pro on-board computer

    • Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment

    • Preparation for GPS Device

    • Heated Seat • Cruise Control

    • Additional Power Socket

    £15,175

  • R 1200 RT LE
    Specification.

    Available in Alpine White, Mars red metallic / Dark slate metallic matt, Carbon Black Metallic or Sparkling storm metallic

    • Heated grips

    • High resolution Multi-function display with Pro on-board computer

    • Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment

    • Preparation for GPS Device

    • Heated Seat • Cruise Control

    • Additional Power Socket

    • Gear Shift Assist Pro

    • Chrome Exhaust

    • Central locking system

    • Tyre Pressure Control

    • Anti-Theft Alarm

    £16,270

The design of the R 1200 RT

Choose your style.

The three colours of the R 1200 RT set the design of the machine into the right image. They emphasise the dynamics along with the comfort of the machine. And create a powerful, engaging presence.

Carbon black metallic

Cultivated, exclusive and full of dynamic – this is the Style Exclusive. And that is what you can look at.

Mars red metallic / Dark slate metallic matt

The Style Sport is refined in the Mars red metallic and Dark slate metallic matt – this is the sporty look for sovereign travel.

Alpine white

Light and elegant: with Alpine white, you clearly align yourself with the sporty side of the R 1200 RT.

Opt. 719 Blue planet metallic

Option 719 Blue planet metallic paintwork combines the latest paint technology with affectionate handicraft.

Opt. 719 Sparkling storm metallic

A subtle detail of the Option 719 Sparkling storm metallic paintwork – the tradition-steeped hand ruling.

More design. More impressive.

The R 1200 RT can be recognised as a member of the BMW Motorrad family right from the first glance: the typical split face determines the front section area and gives it dynamics and expressiveness. Two round reflectors on the outside and a meshed reflector in the middle make up the typical BMW Tourer face an ensure an unmistakeable visual appearance – night or day.
A ventilation duct makes the head of the machine appear to float above the side trim panel to a certain extent. This combination of vehicle head and side trip panel highlights the light agility of the machine. The formally integrated front mudguard rounds off the dynamic vehicle concept in the front section. Integrated into the stretched Flyline are a comfort seat with low seat height and an ergonomically designed touring tank with distinctive knee grip area – for even more comfort.
The flowing interplay of the aerodynamically designed surfaces are reflected in the dynamism of the machine. Even the elegantly designed cases are a harmonious accompaniment to the consistent overall composition made of made up of surface and line styles. Here, it is clear from the first glance that the R 1200 RT promises relaxed long-distance suitability as well as dynamism. And it keeps this promise as well
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Twin-cylinder boxer engine

92
kW (125 HP) at 7,750 rpm
125
Nm maximum tightening torque at 6,500 rpm
276
kg unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready
219
kg maximum load
Air/liquid-cooled four-stroke twin-cylinder boxer engine

More dynamic performance. More control.

More dynamic performance. More control.

The new RT is powered by the air/water-cooled BMW boxer engine which provides powerful forward thrust with powerful torque and an output of 125 bhp. Thanks to ASC and 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 heated grips complete the range of basic equipment features.

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Experience the sound of the R 1200 RT

The highlights of the R 1200 RT

Headlights and front view.
Cockpit.
Windscreen for transparent slipstream deflector.
Higher seat comfort.
Right storage compartment.
Case.
Innovative audio operating part.
Rear lights with LED technology.

More equipment. More comfort.

More equipment. More comfort.

The special equipment of the R 1200 RT enables even simpler handling while at the same time providing a higher level of comfort. For example, the electronic suspension BMW Dynamic ESA adapts the damping characteristics to changing surface conditions. The shift assistant Pro enables the rider to shift up and down without using the clutch. The Pro special equipment includes the "Dynamic" riding mode and guarantees maximum riding fun for sporty, dynamic riders. You also get ABS Pro, dynamic brake light and Hill start Control here. Thanks to this, starting on hills is child's play.

Keyless ride offers even more comfort. The system makes the mechanical key superfluous. It enables you to start the engine at the press of a button, if the key is in the vicinity of the vehicle – e.g. in your jacket pocket. Also optionally available: a central locking system which locks both cases by remote control, a cruise control function and much more besides.

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  • Pro riding modes

    The special equipment "Pro riding more" also includes the "Dynamic" riding mode and the Hill Start Control function. The "Dynamic" mode allows you to discover the sporty side of the R 1200 RT. The Hill Start Control system aids confident starting on a hill.

  • Pro shift assistant

    On the R 1200 RT, Pro the shift assistant has been specially attuned for the requirements of touring. As an aid to shifting, it enables shifting without operating the clutch both for shifting up and shifting down. It therefore offers riders significantly increased comfort as well as dynamic.
  • Semi-active Dynamic ESA suspension

    The semi-active BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA chassis provides optimal riding dynamics in all situations: for the highest level of riding safety, performance and comfort. The suspension is automatically adjusted to the detected conditions depending on the riding condition and the rider's riding manoeuvres. A significant additional gain in safety of the Dynamic ESA is that when braking and accelerating, the riding position remains virtually unchanged: for even more directional stability.

  • LED daytime riding light

    The daytime riding light is projected in the riding direction by two fibre-optic conductors arranged around the high-beam headlamps by means of optical prisms. During the day, it is switched on instead of the main headlamps either automatically via a light sensor or manually by pressing the daytime riding light button. When darkness falls or when entering a tunnel, it automatically switches to the main headlamp. The motorcycle is perceived more clearly and easily with the daytime riding light compared to the other road users. The LED technology is furthermore impressive with activated daytime riding light thanks to a low overall energy consumption.

More Individuality

Accessories for the R 1200 RT.

With Original BMW Motorrad accessories and exclusive optional equipment from BMW Motorrad Spezial you can adjust your R 1200 RT to your needs and your tours.

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BMW Motorrad Spezial

Bring your character onto the road.
No tinkering, no surprises, no compromises. With BMW Motorrad Spezial, you get a bike with your personal touches and the highest quality standards.

At BMW Motorrad Spezial, you will find particularly high-quality designer optional equipment such as the exclusive Option 719 milled parts set and Spezial colours or performance enhancing accessories from HP Parts.

The interplay between long-standing development skills from BMW Motorrad and the interaction of complex production processes connected with tradition-steeped craftsmanship facilitate a new level of significance and exclusivity.

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More individuality

Accessories for the R 1200 RT.

With the extensive range of original BMW Motorrad accessories, you can adapt your R 1200 RT even better to your requirements and your tours.

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Interview with Edgar Heinrich

Back in Bavaria after India.

Interview with Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design at BMW Motorrad.

After a brief stint in India, Edgar Heinrich returned to Munich to lead the BMW Motorrad design team. It was a happy return for the motorcycle enthusiast, who began his career at BMW in 1986. He spearheaded the design of many BMW motorcycles: the Paris-Dakar rally bike, the K 1200 S and R, the HP2 Enduro, the R 1150 GS, the R 1200 GS and most recently the S 1000 RR.

Before his time at Indian automaker Bajaj, he was also involved in the design of the K 1600 GT and GTL touring bikes as well as the C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT maxi scooter. All of them were successful products that expanded the horizons of this established market segment and attracted many new customers to the brand. In an exclusive interview with BMW Motorrad, Edgar Heinrich talks about his passion for designing, collecting and restoring motorcycles of all kinds.

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Accessories for the R 1200 RT

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