2018 R 1200 RT

From $18,395

MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $495, tax, title, license and registration.

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The R 1200 RT.

Infinite riding pleasure.

Greater comfort for a more intense experience. The motorcycle that defined the segment of classic touring bikes: the BMW R 1200 RT. The light handling of the R 1200 RT facilitates what is most important when touring: experiencing the landscape. Whether alone or with a passenger: the R 1200 RT ensures comfortable, relaxed riding while touring.

The design of the R 1200 RT

Choose your style.

The three colors of the R 1200 RT emphasize the dynamic styling along with the comfort of the machine, and create a powerful, engaging presence.

Carbon Black Metallic

Cultivated, exclusive and dynamic – this is the Exclusive Style.

Mars Red Metallic / Dark Slate Metallic Matte

The Sport Style is refined in the Mars Red Metallic / Dark Slate Metallic Matte – a color combination that emphasizes the bikes sporty characteristics.

Alpine White

Light and elegant: with Alpine White, you clearly align yourself with the sporty side of the R 1200 RT.

Opt. 719 Blue Planet Metallic

Option 719 Blue Planet Metallic Spezial color combines the latest paint technology with affectionate handicraft.

Opt. 719 Sparkling Storm Metallic

The Option 719 Sparkling Storm Metallic Spezial color features subtle detail.

More design. More impressive.

The R 1200 RT can be recognized as a member of the BMW Motorrad family right from the first glance: the typical split face defines the front of the vehicle and gives it dynamics and expressiveness. Two round reflectors on the outside and a meshed reflector in the middle make up the typical BMW tourer face and ensure an unmistakable visual appearance – night or day.

A ventilation duct makes the head of the machine appear to float above the side trim panel to a certain extent. This combination of vehicle head and side trip panel highlights the light agility of the machine. The formally integrated front fender rounds off the dynamic vehicle concept in the front section. Integrated into the stretched Flyline are a comfort seat with low seat height and an ergonomically designed touring tank with distinctive knee grip area – for even more comfort.

The flowing interplay of the aerodynamically designed surfaces are reflected in the dynamism of the machine. Even the elegantly designed cases are a harmonious accompaniment to the consistent overall composition made of made up of surface and line styles. Here, it is clear from the first glance that the R 1200 RT promises relaxed long-distance suitability as well as dynamism. And it keeps this promise as well.

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Twin-cylinder boxer engine

hp (92 kW) at 7,750 rpm
lb-ft maximum torque at 6,500 rpm
lbs unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready
lbs maximum load
Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine with balance shaft, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, wet sump lubrication

More dynamic performance. More control.

More dynamic performance. More control.

The RT is powered by an air/water-cooled BMW boxer engine which provides powerful forward thrust with substantial torque and an output of 125 hp. Thanks to standard Automatic Stability Control (ASC) this machine provides optimum traction to account for a variety of road surfaces and conditions. "Rain" and "Road" modes can be activated at the press of a button to adapt the motorcycle to weather and road conditions. The on-board computer Pro with multi-controller, power adjustable windshield, and heated grips complete the range of basic equipment features.

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Experience the sound of the R 1200 RT

The highlights of the R 1200 RT

Headlights and front view.
Windscreen for transparent slipstream deflector.
Higher seat comfort.
Right storage compartment.
Innovative audio operating part.
Rear lights with LED technology.

More equipment. More comfort.

More equipment. More comfort.

The optional extras for the new RT offer easier handling while providing a higher level of comfort. The BMW Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (D-ESA) adapts to changing surface conditions within a fraction of a second. A "Dynamic" riding mode and cornering-optimized ABS Pro are also available as part of the Ride Modes Pro option promoting maximum riding fun for sporty, dynamic riders. The Gear Shift Assist Pro option enables the rider to shift up and down without using the clutch. The reduced shift time means the rear wheel retains even better directional stability.

Keyless Ride offers even greater convenience. This system means a mechanical key is no longer needed to start your motorcycle, eliminating the need to reach for your keys before you ride. Other optional extras include a central locking system which also locks both cases by remote control, a cruise control function and much more.

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  • The special equipment Ride Modes Pro also includes the Dynamic riding mode and the Hill Start Control function. The Dynamic mode allows you to discover the sporty side of the R 1200 RT. The Hill Start Control system aids confident starting on a hill.

  • On the R 1200 RT, the Shift Assist Pro has been specially tuned for the requirements of touring. As an aid to shifting, it enables shifting without operating the clutch both for shifting up and shifting down. It therefore offers riders significantly increased comfort.

  • The semi-active BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA chassis provides optimal riding dynamics in all situations: for the highest level of riding safety, performance and comfort. The suspension is adjusted automatically, adapting to both the terrain and the riding maneuvers. A significant additional gain in safety of the Dynamic ESA is that when braking and accelerating, the riding position remains virtually unchanged: for even more directional stability.

BMW Motorrad Spezial

Bring your character onto the road.
No tinkering, no surprises, no compromises. With BMW Motorrad Spezial, you get a bike with your personal touches and the highest quality standards.

At BMW Motorrad Spezial, you will find particularly high-quality designer optional equipment such as the exclusive Option 719 milled parts set and Spezial colors or performance enhancing accessories from HP Parts.

The interplay between long-standing development skills from BMW Motorrad and the interaction of complex production processes connected with tradition-steeped craftsmanship facilitate a new level of significance and exclusivity.

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Accessories for the R 1200 RT

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