BMW R 1200 RT 2014

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For so long, numbers of waves have collided with an unalterable rock. Whether the foam comes from Japan, America, Italy or England, nothing can shake the icon of the road. The BMW R 1200 RT. Condemned therefore to remain the best in its segment. Success attests to it, and the builder pays him back. Each evolution earns it a notch of excellence; this time, the bearing is much more important for the road. The heart changes generation, and the whole machine takes the opportunity to pass many technological milestones. Madame RT, what do you see behind the horizon that you wanted so much to cross? ?!?

She sees … No, we see her. And with envy. The 1200 RT wants more than travel. It clearly displays dynamism, much more than in the past. The design has finished being wise, corporate, serious as of function. A touch of impertinence here, effects there, a line between seduction and sharp stature, and our traveler looks like a young lady. Its facies seeks affront, drawing largely its style from that of the K 1600. The optical unit offers a striking signature with its circular high beams escorting the main lighthouse. The optional daytime running light provides circles of light similar to the brand’s auto sedans. Superb. Obviously, RT has energy to spare, and they want to show it. We understand it: it is swarming in the connecting rods, because the all-new and beautiful boxer briefs give the whole series some pep..

Released on the trail R 1200 GS, this engine now propels the devourer of terminals, and will gradually take place in all R. An unchanging approach at the Bavarian manufacturer … and no one will complain as this flat is acclaimed by the users.
Let’s quickly review the main features and changes of this block: partially liquid cooling, clutch in oil bath, integrated gearbox and clutch, and significantly improved power. We hit 125 horsepower, with 12.7 mkg of torque. That is to say the values ​​of the adventurer GS, with however some adaptations to better stick to the Grand Touring character of the RT. Heavier inertia masses at the level of the crankshaft and the alternator smooth out the engine behavior, and give it more smoothness. The transmission has also been lengthened, just to lower the engine speed, noise level and fuel consumption..
Nothing to worry about the stable down there, which asks only to gallop. At the bend of a concentrate ‘, a user stung at the RT confided that with his old 1200, stalled on 5th gear, he could not go up the new RT scampering in 6th. And yet, the latest version carries a handful of extra pounds. Certainly, but between the two, 15 horsepower apart, and an engine that breathes with sparkling joy.

BMW R 1200 RT 2014

The R 1200 RT blows, unrestrained. His twin alive, he has muscle, and a lot of electronics to tell him how to react. As standard, there is ASC traction control and two drive modes. The “Road”, calibrated for a fair balance between performance and comfort; the “Rain”, which reacts cooler.
Now, we will see the options side (like dab). In the many shelves, we find the “Pro piloting mode”. This adds the “Dynamic” mode and Hill Start Control. What is that thing ? Basically, a hill start assistant, which blocks your braking until the bike takes off.
And the “Dynamic”? Ah yes, sorry. This mode makes driving more lively, sportier, with a more direct response to acceleration, and a more discreet intervention of the ASC and ABS.

And these driving modes also act on the suspensions, if the owner has chosen to equip himself with semi-active ESA Dynamic suspensions. Thanks to two travel sensors and a series of parameters, the damping automatically adapts to driving conditions. You just have to choose your style (flexible, normal or firm), the load level (Alone, Alone with luggage, two with luggage), and the suspensions adjust as the road goes..
(Note: An extensive recall campaign for around 8000 R 1200 RT ESA Dynamic this year has somewhat blunted the reputation of the Bavarian GT. The piston rod of the shock absorber presented a risk of breakage.)
A little technical refinement, to which you can add other delicacies. The Shifter Pro, for example, allowing up and down gears on the fly, without touching the clutch. Or Hill Start Control, to make hill starts easier. Why not heated saddles, tire pressure control, central locking or cruise control? Ah, we like the options at Behème…
Where the pill does not pass, it is on the navigation side. The GPS is also available as an option. He Ho ! The RT is loud and clear that it is the epitome of the Grand Touring motorcycle, and it doesn’t even offer a standard GPS!?! Say, it’s small for an 18 bar motorcycle at the end. And it looks really mean when you see the space shuttle instrumentation integrated in the cockpit.

BMW R 1200 RT 2014

Strongly inspired by that of the K 1600 GT, the instrument cluster will almost take us into the world of avionics. An elegant and futuristic arrangement of meters, a battery of LEDs and a 5.7-inch color TFT display. The R 1200 RT can thus display a wealth of information, disseminated through a range of menus. And what better than an intuitive wheel on the left stalk to control that. Attention, a lot of menus, settings and info also means real attention to the instrumentation. So remember to settle everything before leaving.
This high-tech dashboard also made it possible to review the audio system (optional), more complete, which can control an iPod or an MP3 / USB medium, supplemented by a bass-reflex tube to improve the sound quality..

The fundamentals are more classic, more proven, and still just as effective. Even a little more. The Telelever front end is tirelessly in the game, as is the Paralever single-sided gimbal. The tubular steel frame too, but it’s continuous now, and a little more rigid to improve steering. A little work to optimize the center of gravity, and this 1200 RT promises even more agility and precision. The 15 kilos that this generation has gained in the hips will have no trouble being discreet. ABS has been standard, like any BM for a few years. The latter monitors 320 mm tracks at the front, bitten by radial Brembo with 4 pistons per caliper. If the balance of the RT will hardly suffer from the 274 kilos that it supports, a braking must be of foreground to slow down this beautiful vessel..

The look is galvanized with dynamism, without forgetting its primary function and its laudatory reputation: protection. It will go even further on this generation, BMW having taken care to improve the bubble in particular. This continuously electrically adjustable windshield promises to be more effective in reducing air pressure and reducing aerodynamic noise. In addition, its memory function brings it back to the low position once the ignition is off. And come back to his place when we leave.
The new mirrors are smaller, view better, and can now be folded down. The almost perfect ergonomics can now be seen more attractive, with a handlebar / saddle / footrest triangle lowered by 20 mm, just like the passenger seat. Saddles which are larger (2 cm for the pilot and 1 cm for the passenger), and that of the pilot adjustable to two heights. Or even more adaptable with the high or low saddle options.

BMW R 1200 RT 2014

As always, BMW has given its RT something to stay at the top of its class, and put the competition on its head. The flat liquid and the desire for dynamism will undoubtedly give it an extra level of pleasure. There remains a strong price and a list of options as long as the arm. The worst part is that she can afford it. A little heavier, a little wider (983 mm), a little more nervous, a little more equipped, much more powerful and even more rewarding, the R 1200 RT has simply widened its place at the top of the category..

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      Model marketed in

      2014
      2015
      2016
      2017
      2018

      Performances

      • Max speed:
        200 km / h
      • Acceleration
        0 to 100: 3.80 s
      • Consumption
        medium: 5.30 l

      The technical aspect

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      • Frame
      • Frame: perimeter in cier tubes
      • Tank: 25 liters
      • Seat height: 805 mm
      • Length: 2222 mm
      • Width: 983 mm
      • Wheelbase: 1,485 mm
      • Dry weight: 274 kg
      • Train before
      • Telelever fork Ø 35 mm, deb: 120 mm
      • 2 Ø 320 mm discs, 4 piston radial calipers
      • Front wheel:

        120/70
        – 17

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014 technique

      • Transmission
      • 6-speed gearbox
      • secondary by cardan
      • Rear axle
      • Mono-shock and Paralever EVO, deb: 136 mm
      • 1 disc Ø 276, 2 piston caliper
      • Rear wheel:

        180/55
        – 17

      • Motor
      • Twin cylinder
        flat
        , 4 stroke
      • Cooling: by water
      • Injection Ø 52 mm
      • 2 ACT
      • 4 valves per cylinder
      • 1170 cc
        (101 x 73 mm)
      • 125
        ch
        at 7,750 rpm
      • 12.70 mkg
        at 6500 rpm
      • Weight ratio /
        power
        : 2.19
        kg / hp
      • Compression: 12.5: 1
      • Crit’air:

      Detached pieces

      exhaust
      motor
      fluid
      electricity

      filtration
      braking
      chain kit

      Competitors

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      Moto-Guzzi NORGE 1200 GT 8V 2014
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      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

      BMW R 1200 RT 2014

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