2010 BMW R 1200 RT

Corbin Leather Seat

Endless riding pleasure. The R 1200 RT. As far as two-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 DOHC valve operating system from the HP2 Sport, though here designed for greater torque and without any loss of running smoothness: Maximum torque 120 Newton meters, at 6,000 revolutions per minute, rated output still at 81 kilowatts (110 brake horsepower). 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.

General Information

Manufacturer BMW
Model Year 2010
Model R 1200 RT
Model Code R1200RT
Stock Number W17887
Color Thunder Grey Metallic


Brakes BMW partial integral ABS Front: Twin-disc, floating disc, 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers Rear: Single-disc, 265 mm, double-piston floating calipers
Wheels Front: 3.5 x 17 cast aluminum Rear: 5.5 x 17 cast aluminum
Tires Front: 120/70 ZR 17 Rear: 180/55 ZR 17


Length 87.8 in.
Height 56.3 in.
Width 35.6 in.
Weight 504 lbs. Road Ready: 570 lbs. Max Permissible: 1,091 lbs. Payload: 520 lbs.
Wheelbase 58.4 in.
Seat Height 33 in.


Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Shaft


Engine Flat twin (Boxer) 4-stroke, 2 camshafts, 4-valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft, BMS-K+ management, overrun fuel cut-off, closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, EU-3
Horsepower 110 hp @ 7,750 rpm
Displacement 1,170 cc
Bore x Stroke 101 x 73 mm
Torque 88 ft. lbs. @ 6,000 rpm
Compression Ratio 12:1
Clutch Single dry plate, hydraulically operated
Cooling Air / oil
Lubrication Twin spark


Frame Two-section, front / rear, load bearing engine gearbox unit
Suspension Front: BMW telelever; 4.7 in. travel Rear: BMW paralever; 5.3 in. travel
Maximum Speed Over 120 mph