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BMW R1200RT Info and Accessories

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R1200RT Road Tests

R1200RT Links

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Stock tires

Generic information on tires is here.

All of the tires have manufacturer recommended pressures of 36 psi in front, and 42 psi in back. All of these tires have maximum loads of 536 pounds at 42 psi in front, and 783 pounds at 42 psi in back.


Bridgestone BT020
Dunlop D205
Metzeler ME-Z4
Pilot Road
Dunlop D220
Avon AV45ST / AV46ST
Metzeler Roadtec Z6
Pirelli Dragon GTS
Metzeler ME-880

Good deals on tires can be found at:


Engine and transmission

Displacement: 1170 cc (71.39 cubic inches)
Engine type: Two cylinder boxer SOHC w/ counter balance shaft
Power: 110 HP @ 7500 RPM
Torque: 84.8 ft.lbs @ 6000
Compression: 12.0:1
Bore x stroke: 101.0 x 73.0 mm (4.0 x 2.9 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Valves per cylinder: 4
Cooling system: Oil & air
Primary drive: 1.882:1
Gearbox: 6-speed 2.23, 1.58, 1.26, 1.03, .91, .81
Final drive: Shaft drive 2.62:1
Top speed: 125 mph
Alternator: 720 watts, 60 amps

Physical measures

Dry weight: 506 lbs
Wet weight: 570 lbs (44 lbs less than R1150RT)
GVWR: 1089 lbs (519 lbs net cargo capacity)
Seat height: 32.3 or 33.1 inches
Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
Overall length: 88 inches
Overall width: 36 inches
Overall height: 56.3 inches
Fuel capacity: 7.1 gallons including 1.05 gallon reserve

Chassis and dimensions

Frame type: Three-section composite frame consisting of front and rear section, load bearing engine.
Front suspension: BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut, spring pre-load 9-way adjustable
Front suspension travel:120 mm (4.7 inches)
Rear suspension: Die-cast aluminum single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable, rebound damping adjustable
Rear suspension travel: 135 mm (5.3 inches)
Front wheel: 3.5 x 17 cast aluminum
Front tire dimensions: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear wheel: 5.0 x 17 cast aluminum
Rear tire dimensions: 180/55 ZR 17
Front brakes: Double disc, 320 mm (12.65 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc, 265 mm (10.4 inches)
Side Cases: 32 liters
Optional Top Box: 49 liters

Optional Equipment

Heated Seat
Lower Seat
Cruise Control
Heated Grips
Electronic adjustable suspension