2014 BMW R1200 RT launched

6th November 2013 by  in News

The new 2014 version of BMW’s flagship tourer, the water cooled BMW R1200 RT launched this week in Milan at the EICMA show.

2014 BMW R 1200 RT

2014 BMW R 1200 RT



“Derived from the boxer unit on the BMW R 1200 GS, the new engine produces a peak output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm and its maximum torque of 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm.

‘To ready them for use on the new R 1200 RT, the centrifugal masses of both the crankshaft and the alternator were increased, resulting in even smoother engine running. Comfort has been given an additional boost by using a longer secondary transmission ratio to keep the revs lower.

‘ASC and two riding modes as standard. Riding mode Pro with Hill Start Control as an ex-works option. For optimum adaptation to the rider’s individual needs, the new R 1200 RT is equipped as standard with two riding modes along with Automatic Stability Control (ASC). The two riding modes, “Rain” and “Road”, allow the R 1200 RT to be adapted to most road conditions. The optional extra Riding mode Pro, meanwhile, includes the additional riding mode “Dynamic” plus the Hill Start Control function. The sporty nature of the R 1200 RT can be experienced to the full in “Dynamic” mode, while Hill Start Control helps to make light work of stopping and starting on an uphill slope.

‘Gear Shift Assistant Pro for smooth yet swift gear changing. The BMW Gear Shift Assistant Pro that is available as an option ex-works represents a world first for production motorcycle manufacture. It enables upshifts and downshifts to be made without operation of the clutch or throttle valve in the load and rev speed ranges that are of relevance for riding, resulting not just in even greater comfort but in added dynamism, too.

‘Even more agile chassis offering superior handling precision and comfort. Dynamic ESA for optimum riding dynamics in any situation as an ex-works option. The new R 1200 RT features a new, continuous main frame to give it even greater directional stability. And when fitted with the optionally available semi-active suspension BMW Motorrad ‘Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), the new R 1200 RT attains unprecedented levels of riding safety, performance and comfort, with the damping being automatically adapted to the prevailing conditions to suit the riding situation and the manoeuvres being carried out.

‘Multifunctional instrument cluster with TFT colour display, BMW Motorrad Pro onboard computer and innovative audio controls. The instrument cluster has undergone a complete makeover, with the new R 1200 RT now featuring a large 5.7-inch TFT colour display to provide the rider with an even greater wealth of data. This is where the extensive information from the standard-fit BMW Motorrad Pro onboard computer can also be called up, for instance. The display is supplemented by the analogue speedometer and rev counter dials. And for the ultimate in touring comfort, the list of available factory-fitted options includes an audio system with innovative operation via the multi-controller.”


“As always, the acronym RT is an epitome of comfortable and dynamic travel on two wheels. Thanks to a new engine and a sleek profile, with the new edition of the R 1200 RT BMW Motorrad once again sets the benchmark perfect combination of comfortable ride and sporty dynamics…”

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“This is BMW’s new R1200 RT tourer, with an engine derived from the R1200 GS’s 1170cc liquid-cooled boxer twin, making 125hp and 92lbft of torque.…”

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Asphalt & Rubber

“The new BMW R1200RT uses a basic formula for its philosophy: take BMW’s already proven touring package, and update it with the company’s latest technologies, while giving a mild facelift in the process…”

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