Motobikes from the German company BMW have long been the standard of high strength and reliability. In this regard, it is not surprising that connoisseurs of two-wheeled transport are always looking forward to the appearance of new motorcycles from this manufacturer. One of the most successful new products in the motorcycle market is the latest version of the BMW R1200RT, which debuted last year. Reviews of experts and owners of the model characterize it as a very high-quality motorbike, which is excellent not only for long tourist trips, but also for high-speed driving. More details about it and will be discussed later.
The novelty is a motorcycle that belongs to the touring class and is one of the world leaders among all two-wheeled vehicles in terms of comfort. The developers have made sure that the driver does not experience absolutely any inconvenience while driving the BMW R1200RT. Thanks to the aerodynamics of the windshield, the rider is provided with complete protection from the oncoming air flow. At the same time, the handles on the steering wheel and the seat are equipped with a heating function. driving positioncan be adjusted in height from 805 to 825 millimeters. If such a need arises, potential buyers have the opportunity to order a lower or higher seat. Compared with the previous modification, the novelty received a narrower frame. The bike owner can also adjust the position of the handlebars and footpegs.
The two-cylinder, four-stroke, 1,170cc boxer engine that was previously tested on the BMW R1200-GS model has also been installed on this bike. However, it has been slightly improved. Its power increased from 110 to 125 "horses". In addition, stronger traction from the very bottom is provided by the engine that is used in the BMW R1200RT. The technical characteristics of the installation allow the motorcycle to accelerate from standstill to “hundreds” in just 3.8 seconds. The main differences of the unit, in comparison with its older brother, were a larger generator and a heavy crankshaft. These nodes have a more serious flywheel effect. At the same time, the designers managed to almost completely remove the vibration. The motor, both at idle and at maximum speed, functions very smoothly. Its combined fuel consumption averages 5.3 liters for every 100 kilometers driven.
In the BMW R1200RT model, the on-board computer provides three driving modes. The first one is called Rain and is best suited for travel.in rainy weather or just on wet asph alt, the second Road is designed for leisurely travel and the urban cycle, the third Dynamic is designed specifically for lovers of high speeds. The throttle handle functions without dips and jerks in any of them. Moreover, even a small fraction of the engine power is not silenced by electronics, and the dynamics depend solely on the activated mode. Not to mention the stability control system. Its function is to monitor the speed of rotation of the wheels and reduce the fuel supply when an imbalance occurs. It should be noted that the settings of this assistant are different in different driving modes, which greatly improves driver safety.
The BMW R1200RT is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. As an optional add-on, the model can be equipped with an assistant called Gear Shift Assistant Pro. Its main purpose is to smoothly shift gears up and down. However, even in its absence, the trip can be called smooth and soft. The standard equipment also includes a hill start assist system, which independently holds the brakes and does not allow rolling back, because it is very problematic to start off on a 300-kilogram vehicle without it.
The suspension characteristics of the latest version of the BMW R1200RT deserve special mention. This node was inherited from another popular model from this manufacturer - K1600-GT. Along with this, the designers adjusted itelectronics to the realities of the present. The motorcyclist has the ability to change the suspension settings, even while on the move, alternating between normal, soft and hard modes. It should be noted that they are directly dependent on the engine operation options that were described above. The on-board computer automatically monitors and adjusts the rebound and compression of the springs.
As evidenced by the reviews of the owners of the BMW R1200RT motorcycle, its character largely depends on the suspension settings. If in soft mode this iron horse vaguely resembles a large scooter, then in hard mode it transforms into a powerful sports motorbike. It should be noted that the German developers have reduced the clearance compared to the previous modification. This allows the owners of the model to enter into turns quite safely even on the race track.
Optional equipment and cost
The list of optional equipment available to buyers of this motorcycle for a fee is quite extensive. This includes the speaker system, navigation, wardrobe trunks and much more. It should be noted that the function of heating the seat and handles is also optional and you have to pay extra for it. Reviews of many owners call this one of the main drawbacks of the model. As for its cost, in the salons of domestic dealers, the price of the BMW R1200RT as standard starts at 850 thousand rubles. When installing additional equipment and systems, it can step over the marks inone million rubles. Such a cost to many motorists may seem overpriced. On the other hand, we should not forget what brand of motorcycle we are talking about in this case.