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2012 BMW ›› Motorcycle / Scooter ›› Tour ›› R 1200 RT ››


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.


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2012 BMW R 1200 RT Base
Year 2012
Manufacturer BMW
Model Name R 1200 RT
Trim Name Base
Generic Type (Primary) Touring
Engine Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore 101 mm
Stroke 73 mm
Cylinders-Displacement (cc) 1,170 cc
Engine Power 110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm
Engine Torque, Maximum 89 ft-lb (120 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
Compression Ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture Control Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Emissions Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Top Speed Over 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 57 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel Type Unleaded super and premium
Alternator three-phase alternator 720 W
Battery 12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gears Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive System Shaft drive
Frame Type Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load-bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front Suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 35 mm, central spring strut
Rear Suspension 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)
Wheelbase 58.4 inches (1,485 mm)
Castor 4.5 inches (116 mm)
Steering 63.8°
Wheel Option Cast aluminium wheels
Front Wheel 3.50 x 17"
Rear Wheel 5.50 x 17"
Front Tire 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tire 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
ABS Option BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Length 87.8 inches (2,230 mm)
Width 35.6 inches (905 mm) inc. panniers: 38.5 inches (980 mm)
Height 56.3 inches (1,430 mm)
Seat Height 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)
Unloaded Weight 580 lbs (259 kg)
Dry Weight 514 lbs (233)
Weight, Maximum Capacity 1,091 lbs (495 kg)
Payload Capacity 520 lbs (236 kg)
Fuel Capacity 6.6 gallons (25.0 liters)
Fuel Reserve Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)