2015 BMW R 1200 RT

2015 BMW R 1200 RT pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$17,705
Type
Sport-Touring
Insurance
Compare with the 2023 BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2023 BMW F 850 GS Adventure
Model Type
Sport-Touring
MSRP
$17,705
Dealers
Warranty
36
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Sport-Touring
Manufacturer Country
Germany
Introduction Year
2005
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
BMW
Display Name
R 1200 RT
Year
2015
Make
BMW
Engine Type
Flat Twin
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)
125 / 92
Horsepower RPM
7750
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)
92 / 125
Torque RPM
6500
Cooling
Liquid / Air
Valves
8
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Bore (mm/in)
101 / 3.98
Stroke (mm/in)
73 / 2.87
Displacement (cc/ci)
1170 / 71.4
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Premium
US Miles Per Gallon (Hwy)
60
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Injector
Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
52
Carburetor
No
Number Of Carburetors
0
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
6
Overdrive
Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Shaft
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5/6)
2.44 / 1.7 / 1.3 / 1.06 / 0.94 / 0.85
Reverse
No
Final Drive Ratio
2.91
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)
3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)
5.5
Chromed
No
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Tire Speed Rating
Z
Front Wheel Diameter
17
Rear Tire Width
180
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
55
Rear Tire Speed Rating
Z
Rear Wheel Diameter
17
Front Tire (Full Spec)
120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
180/55 ZR17
Front Brake Type
Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
12.6 / 320
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
10.9 / 276
Anti-Lock Brakes
Standard
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
Standard
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.5 / 37
Front Travel (in/mm)
4.7 / 120
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut
Yes
Front Suspension Brand Name
Telelever
Steering Damper
Yes
Rear Suspension Type
Single Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)
5.4 / 136
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Paralever
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
7.29
Width (in/mm)
38.8 / 985
Height (in/mm)
55.7 / 1416
Wheelbase (in/mm)
58.5 / 1485
Length (ft/ft)
7
Length (ft/in)
3.5
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
604 / 274
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)
487 / 221
GVWR (lbs/kgs)
1091 / 495
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
6.6 / 25
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)
1 / 4
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.94
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Adjustable
Yes
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
31.7 / 805.2
Number Of Seats
2
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Frame
Aluminum / Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Chain Guard
No
Fork Guards
Yes
Tank Guard
No
Belt Guard
No
Brush Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Radiator Cover
No
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Stand Type
Center / Kick
Lower Fairing
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Upper Fairing
Standard
Wind Deflector
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Computer
Standard
Lap Timer
Standard
Oil Pressure Gauge
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Service Reminder
Standard
Warranty (Condition)
Limited
Destination Charge
495
Basic Warranty (Miles)
36000
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Side Case Mount
Standard
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Paint
Standard
Decal Kit
Standard
Folding
Yes
Windshield Lowers
No
Height Adjustable
Yes
Tinted
No
Height
Mid
Side Case Material
Vinyl
Number Of Side Cases
2
Location
Left and Right Side
Side Storage Mount
Standard
Underseat Storage
Standard
Rear Rack
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Engine Immobilizer
Standard
Heated Hand Grip Location
Driver
Adjustable
Yes
Power Outlet
Standard
Handlebar Lock
Standard
User Reviews
2 reviews
  • R1200RT vs Triumph Trophy vs K1600GTL
    By  (I am an Owner) on Aug 27, 2015

    You might be wondering why I included the K1600GTL in this comparison. The simple reason is that these were the final three motorcycles I considered for satisfying a touring aspiration with my wife. (I did ride the 2015 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra, just to be able to say I can safely eliminate ...

    By far, the K1600GTL engine performance was leaps and bounds ahead of the Trophy and the R1200RT. But the Triumph Triple was also very satisfying and smooth. The R1200 finished in third place, with respect to engine performance, but overall feel, handling, and comfort were the deciding factors for me in favor of the R1200. The overall weight and slow speed maneuvering of the K1600 put it behind both the Trophy and the R1200. The bike is simply too big and cumbersome for me, and I'm 6'3" and 260 lbs. The rear seat swallowed my 5'2'' 130 pound wife. She prefers the R1200 by far.

    It turns out that the lower weight R1200RT proved to be right choice for me as a total package. I could have been just as happy with the slightly heavier Trophy, but the added technology of the BMW, plus its handsome cutting edge looks, and comfortable rear pillion gave it the slight edge over the Trophy, so I bought my very first brand new motorcycle, (since my 1973 Bonneville,) right off the dealer's show room floor.

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  • BMW 1200 RT
    By  (I am an Owner) on May 04, 2015

    This is truly an incredible Sport Touring Bike. BMW has set the standard in this class, like they have with the GS.

    After spending seat time this weekend, I have found the one motorcycle that satisfies it for me. Comfortable riding position. Handling and Performance. Technology. Wind and weather ...

    I am very impressed.

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