276 kg, but you will not fell like them. The BMW R1200RT is a large motorcycle, but with a great manageability in the city. A very hostile land for these kind of bikes. Here our BMW R1200RT Review.
When the BMW R1200RT takes to the streets seems to travel within a modern high-speed train. Simply lift the fairing, electrically controlled, to being locked inside a “bubble of air”, which reduces the noise impact and which reset substantially the wind in your face. You can also listen the radio. In our 3500 kilometers around Europe, the BMW R1200RT traveled in all-weather conditions. The model of the German mark does not stop at nothing. Simply you can adapt your speed to all road conditions, without taking a drop of water. All thanks to the special shape aerodynamics. The water hits the windshield and the hull without getting to the pilot. If the speed decreases, instead, the waterfalls on the tank and then finish it on your legs.
BMW R1200RT Review, the fusion of two different concepts
On the straight road, it is nice to watch the panorama listening the radio system with AUX and USB input. But when the curve arrives, the music changes. Because the timid touring bike becomes a true sports motorcycle. So, the pilot can decide to drive more decisively, pushing ever closer to the limit. We can customize ESA dynamic suspensions, and switch the BMW R1200RT from touring to sport bike. Then, the front does not move even when changing directions closer. A motorcycle definitely on the dual personality that is the fusion of two different concepts. Sporty performance and relaxed driving pleasure. From the series “K” it has some technological facilities and the wish to travel, while from the last R1200GS the R1200RT has the boxer engine air cooled/liquid, with 125 horsepower. Now the BMV R12OORT Review talks about the instrumentation and the performance.
If you want, there is the Keyless function
The instrumentation of the BMW R1200RT is well positioned. The main display seems to derive from aeronautical engineering. On the left side of the handlebar, there is cruise control, command of the fairing and the button to use the functions of the on-board computer. While on the right side, we find the ignition button and the locking button of the two storage compartments and two rear bags. Keyless function (optional) allows you to leave the key in your pocket and just press a button to start the equipment and the engine. It is also possible to lock the steering on both sides.
BMW R1200RT, comfort and performance
A very useful function is the Hill Start assistance. A system important when we face a difficult hill. You must just push the right stick to see appear in the display (H). It identifies the activation of the function. The performance consumption is similar to the values declared by the brand. It is not uncommon to see the onboard computer show values ranging between 3 and 4 liters for 100 Km travel between 70 and 90 km/h. On our ride at full load and with a passenger, I kept consumption varying between 5.2 and 5.7 liters per 100 km without paying much attention to driving style and with the windshield almost always raised.
A Tourist Connotation
Ultimately, our BMW R1200RT Review talks about a good motorbike. A bike to buy for those who want to do serious touring with comfort and performance. I am convinced that the average user of the “K” will be pleasantly impressed by the riding comfort, as well as the owner of GS will find a brilliant engine, generous, but especially always ready. If you want something for every day, you will be equally impressed by a manageable motorcycle. However, the connotation is still purely touristy.
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