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2013 BMW R 1200 RT — Contact Dealer for Pricing

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2013 BMW R 1200 RT

As far as 2-cylinder fans are concerned, first-class touring has a memorable abbreviation - and it’s been around for 30 years: RT. For long-haul travelers there can hardly be any other term which has always stood for perfectly conceived motorcycling concept from start to finish: excellent wind and weather protection, optimum ergonomics, highly convenient operation combined with a top-class chassis fitted with the unique optional extras ASC and ESA II.

In the touring segment, these features probably define the ultimate benchmark of innovation. Even though 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.

Then there is this fascinating mixture of distinctive engine and big bike dynamics. The characteristic “boxer” supremacy has been further enhanced in the current version: the engine’s crowning glory is now the radial Double Overhead Camshaft 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. This means a tangible increase in thrust from the lower engine speed range through to above the medium range. The new valve control in the exhaust system ensures a discreet but more dynamic sound.

And in terms of comfort, the bike boasts a new audio system available as an optional extra, with the innovative operating concept Multi-Controller carrying out virtually all commands from a single unit.

So there’s only one thing you have to do yourself - drop by for a test ride.


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2013 BMW R 1200 RT Base
Year 2013
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 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 125 mph
Fuel Usage, 100% Load 57 mpg at a constant 55 mph (4.1 l)
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
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Final Drive 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 aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring preload hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
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°
Front Wheel 3.50 x 17" Cast aluminium wheels
Rear Wheel 5.50 x 17" Cast aluminium wheels
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 Standard (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 32.3/33.1 inches (adjustable seat height) Standard; variable seat heights available between 29.5 inches and 33.1 inches (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Curb 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)