BMW R1200 RT Review

BMW has launched a R1200 RT, it comes with impressive upgradation from the previous version. This motorcycle suits for the modern riders; it is an excellent tourer bike. The handling of the motorcycle is very smoother and light, the new chassis for combined with engine which provides you an amazing performance and handling. The motorcycle has a new body design and sporty TFT displays are given. This dynamic touring bike has supreme comfortable, high level of dynamic in two-wheeler. It suits mainly for the long distance drive the rider can experience impressive riding experience with a effort less travel and first class performance.

The features offer you’re an impressive digital speedometer with an analogue tachometer, electric start are provided, there are two digital tripmeter to measure. Low indicator meter, low oil meter and the low battery indicator are equipped.  It also offer Digital fuel gauge and anti lock braking system. The new color scheme of the motorcycle is Quartz blue metallic, callisto grey metallic matt and ebony metallic and. The highlighted new feature are crankshaft, alternator with an increased centrifugal mass gives you a smoother engine power, there are two riding modes along with a ASC ( Automatic stability control) the rider modes is, Rain and Road, this two modes automatically adopt the road condition and gives you a good flow.

There is an optional driving mode called as dynamic riding mode and the hill start controlling function. The gear shifting assistant pro provides the dynamic and comfort while changing the gear. The new advanced frame and ne w chassis is with a high comfortable and pretty agile. The suspension of the motorcycle is of Semi-active suspension Dynamic electronic suspension adjustment which absorbs the shock while riding. The look and feel of the bike comes with new dynamic design in the bodywork. Advanced new windshield adjustable and weather protection are implemented. The concept of new LED headlight is pretty amazing in standard; the daytime LED light is optional for the rider.

The electronic device implements the Multifunctional instrument cluster with large TFT color display show the details of the kmpl and rpm and many more details are display. The innovation is made in the motorcycle in audio control system. The standard high quality BMW Motorrad’s accessories are used in the motorcycle. It comes with four-stroke, one balance shaft, double overhead camshaft, , liquid cooled engine with the displacement of 1170cc, the maximum power of 108 bhp @ 7500 rpm and torque of 119 Nm @ 6000 rpm.

The common compression ratio 12.5:1, the management of engine is of twin spark electronic injection and digital engine electronics. The fuel system of the engine is electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management. The Constant mesh is of six-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth.  The front suspension is of BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut and the rear suspension is of Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever. The braking system of front brake is provides with a Dual disc brakes, floating discs a with diameter 320 mm and four-piston fixed calipers ABS and the rear brake is single disc brake with a diameter 276 mm and double-piston floating caliper. The clutch is Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated system.


  • The changes make it feel fresher.
  • Throttle response and ride quality.
  • Comfort levels riding bike.
  • It is a Smoother engine.


  • Gear Shift Assist is a bit basic.
  • The extras boost the price.
  • Slightly dull colours.

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