BMW R1200RT For Sale

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BMW R1200RT
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Insurance Costs: 9 of 10
Current Prices: £4,700–£3,150

What Is It?

The BMW R1200RT is a premium touring bike which can be spec'd up with all the toys and is powered by an air / liquid cooled 1,170 cc Boxer engine, producing 110 bhp at 7,500 rpm with maximum torque at 6,000 rpm.

Features include:

  • Shaft final drive
  • Dual 320 mm discs up front with Brembo four piston calipers
  • 265 mm disc at the rear with two piston caliper
  • ABS system
  • 35 mm Telelever suspension up front with 120 mm travel
  • Rear Paralever suspension with 135 mm travel and adjustable pre-load
  • 820 mm / 840 mm adjustable seat
  • Adjustable levers
  • 12V socket
  • Cruise control
  • 32 litre panniers
  • 6 speed gearbox

The R1200RT launched in 2005 to replace the outgoing R1150RT and the closely related R1200ST is basically a 70 kg lighter version with less fairings.

Compared to the R1150RT there's a new aerodynamic fairing, integrated mirrors which add wind protection, a taller screen, 15 bhp more power, more functionality and 20 kg less weight. The 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyres at the front and 180/60 at the rear.

Accessories include a 780 mm low seat, CD player with radio (£900), 28 / 49 litre top boxes, tank bag, computer, heated grips, heated seat, sat nav and electronic suspension (ESA).

Colours: Black, grey/black, red/black, blue/silver

Did You Know?

A police version can be seen briefly in 24: Live Another Day (episode 3/12) and Spooks. It's referred to as the R1200RT-P.

Updates

2008: iPod connector.

2009: Limited edition Touring Special in black with traction control (ASC), TPMS and colour coded top box.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Electric windscreen
  • Handling
  • Comfort
  • Brakes
  • Power

Any Downsides?

  • Complex audio controls
  • Speakers at speed

Specs

Launch RRP: £10,700

Capacity: 1,170 cc (very high)

Power: 110 bhp / 82 kW (high)

Red Line: 8,000 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 130 mph / 209 km/h (high)

Economy: 45 mpg / 6.3 L/100km (average)

Range: 270 miles / 434 km (very high)

Fuel Capacity: 27.0 litres / 5.9 gallons (very high)

Seat Height: 820 mm / 32.3 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 259 kg / 571 pounds (very heavy)

Dry Weight: 229 kg / 505 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.425 bhp/kg / 0.317 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2005
£4,000
£3,200
£2,800
23,200
2006
£3,950
£3,150
£2,750
22,200
2007
£4,100
£3,250
£2,850
21,100
2008
£4,350
£3,500
£3,050
19,800
2009
£4,700
£3,800
£3,300
18,400
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2005
427
143
570
70 / month
2006
289
83
372
4 / month
2007
343
110
453
66 / month
2008
364
120
484
59 / month
2009
355
83
438
49 / month

Source: DVLA