2012 BMW R 1200 RT — Contact Dealer for Pricing
BMW R 1200 RT
The BMW R1200RT is a pretty capable sport touring motorcycle. Though, BMW considered that it can still be improved even more so they went on and made a few modifications. Therefore the 2012 generation received a new boxer engine with much more torque and new DOHC cylinder heads. The bike has also a fresh cockpit, new shift units, new hydraulic reservoir and handlebar separately mounted and a new audio system.
The BMW R1200RT is also featuring an ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) with damping, spring base and now also spring rate adjustable at the touch of a button. Not to mention about the Integral ABS and hard-shell cases, all offered as standard equipment.
Highly convenient operation combined with a top-class chassis fitted with the unique optional extras ASC and ESA II*.
The R 1200 RT cuts a superb figure everywhere with its dynamic new design, everything about it sends out the message: built to cover thousands of miles, preferably in one go.
The characteristic “boxer” supremacy has been further enhanced in the current version: the engine’s crowning glory is now the radial DOHC** valve operating system from the HP2 Sport, though here designed for greater torque and without any loss of running smoothness: maximum torque 88 ft-lb at 6000 rpm, rated output still at 110 hp.
2012 BMW R 1200 RT Base
R 1200 RT
Generic Type (Primary)
Air/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm
Engine Torque, Maximum
89 ft-lb (120 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
12.0 : 1
Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Over 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy
57 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Unleaded super and premium
three-phase alternator 720 W
12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit
BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 35 mm, central spring strut
Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Wheels & Tires
Front Travel (in./cm.)
4.7 inches (120 mm)
Rear Travel (in./cm.)
5.3 inches (135 mm)
58.4 inches (1,485 mm)
4.5 inches (116 mm)
Cast aluminium wheels
3.50 x 17"
5.50 x 17"
120/70 ZR 17
180/55 ZR 17
Front braking system
Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Rear braking system
Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
87.8 inches (2,230 mm)
35.6 inches (905 mm) inc. panniers: 38.5 inches (980 mm)
56.3 inches (1,430 mm)
32.2/33.1 inches (820/840 mm) low seat: 30.7/31.5 inches (780/800 mm), extra-low seat (one piece): 30.1 inches (765 mm), lowered suspension: 29.5 inches (750 mm), comfort seat: 30.9 inches (785 mm)
580 lbs (259 kg)
514 lbs (233)
Weight, Maximum Capacity
1,091 lbs (495 kg)
520 lbs (236 kg)
6.6 gallons (25.0 liters)
Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)