BMW Motorrad has been setting the bar when it comes to dynamic touring bikes, and it did that again with the BMW R 1200 RT. The new BMW R 1200 RT is now ran by a more powerful boxer engine derived from the BMW R 1200 GS. The boxer engine provides up to 92 kW (125 hp) of output at 7,750 rpm and up to 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm.
The centrifugal masses of its crankshaft and alternator were increased to pave way for a more refined and smooth engine operation. Riding comfort was further boosted by employing a longer secondary transmission ratio to keep the revs lower.
The new R 1200 RT features, as standard, two riding modes -- “Rain” and “Road” -- along with Automatic Stability Control (ASC). The optional extra Riding mode Pro, meanwhile, adds the “Dynamic” riding mode plus the Hill Start Control function.
For smooth and swift gear shifts, one could avail of the BMW Gear Shift Assistant Pro option. This feature allows shifting without using the clutch or throttle valve in the load, with rev speed ranges more relevant for riding. To make the BMW R 1200 RT more agile and stable during directional changes, BMW Motorrad endowed the bike with a new, continuous main frame.
Such agility and directional stability could be improved by fitting the continuous main frame with semi-active suspension BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), which comes as an option. This allows its rider to be confident of maneuvering differing conditions while being assured of safety and comfort. [sourceL BMW]