BMW R1200RT For Sale

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BMW R1200RT
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Insurance Costs: 9 of 10
Current Prices: £4,650–£3,100

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

2008: iPod connector.

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

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.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Electric windscreen
  • Handling
  • Comfort
  • Brakes
  • Power

Any Downsides?

  • Complex audio controls
  • Speakers at speed

Specs

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 Ratio: 0.425 bhp/kg / 0.317 kW/kg

Launch RRP: £10,700

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2005 £3,900 £3,150 £2,750 22,400
2006 £3,900 £3,100 £2,750 21,400
2007 £4,050 £3,250 £2,850 20,200
2008 £4,300 £3,450 £3,000 18,900
2009 £4,650 £3,700 £3,250 17,600
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2005 427 143 570 170 / month
2006 289 83 372 2 / month
2007 343 110 453 80 / month
2008 364 120 484 100 / month
2009 355 83 438 80 / month

Source: DVLA