As far as two-cylinder fans are concerned, first-class touring has a memorable abbreviation - and itís 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.
Road Ready: 580 lbs. (263 kg)
Max. Permissible: 1,091 lbs. (495 kg)
Payload: 511.5 lbs. (232 kg)
Reserve: 1 gal. (4 l)
Front: 2-disc, floating discs, 320 mm diameter, 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear: 1-disc, 265 mm diameter, 2-piston floating calipers
Rear: 5.5 x 17 in. cast aluminum
Rear: 180/55 ZR 17
Rear: Cast aluminum 1-sided swingarm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable; 5.3 in. (135 mm) travel