The BMW RT is around for 30 years now and this 2 cylinder model still continues to reward its riders with first class performances. During its long life span the model has received constant upgrades and today is packed with the latest technologies.
The motorcycle offers excellent wind and weather protection, optimum ergonomics and features a top-class chassis fitted with unique optional extras such as ASC and ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment). The bike sports a new audio system available as an optional extra, with the innovative operating concept Multi-Controller carrying out virtually all commands from a single unit.
At the heart of the BMW R 1200 RT lies a modern air/oil-cooled flat twin (’Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, which puts out a maximum torque of 88 ft-lb at 6000 rpm and 110 hp.
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The BMW R1200GS has a long history behind it as is around for almost 32 years. The German manufacturer decided to improve it even more for 2013 and the new version is the most capable R2100GS of all times.
The 2013 BMW R1200GS is powered by a new opposed twin engine which delivers a maximum output of 125 hp. The engine has received a set of improvements such as a new wet clutch with antihopping feature, electromotive throttle actuator and optional “riding modes”. BMW says that its new R1200 GS offers a top speed of over 200 km/h.
The engine is mounted on a strong frame which is combined with a set of sporty suspensions which are able to adjust automatically to various terrains and load conditions.
The 2013 model is also offered with new body panels, cooling system, wheels and a unique LED headlamp.
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The BMW R1200R is known as the world’s first motorcycle equipped with "Automatic Stability Control". Since then, the model’s reputation has become better and better and today stays among the top dogs in its segment.
The BMW R1200R offers a perfect combination between classic and modern, and its unique design helps it get noticed every time is passes down the street.
But everybody knows that the design is only an exterior shell and what’s more important is what lies underneath it. Perhaps it goes without saying that the BMW R1200R is packed with all the modern features expected from a top manufacturer.
For the starters, it sports a strong 1200 cc engine which cranks out 110 hp and 88 lb.ft of torque. Secondly, the engine is combined with a set of capable brakes which include ABS. Then there is the strong frame, the sporty suspension and the various electronic systems which work together to maximize performance and safety.
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The BMW R1200RT is a pretty capable sport touring motorcycle. Though, BMW considered that it can still be improved even more so they went on and made a few modifications. Therefore the 2012 generation received a new boxer engine with much more torque and new DOHC cylinder heads. The bike has also a fresh cockpit, new shift units, new hydraulic reservoir and handlebar separately mounted and a new audio system.
Compared to the previous model, the new R1200RT is also slightly taller and wider, two attributes that improve the road stability and rider protection.
The BMW R1200RT is also featuring an ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) with damping, spring base and now also spring rate adjustable at the touch of a button. Not to mention about the Integral ABS and hard-shell cases, all offered as standard equipment.
As far as styling goes, the new model received new fairing and a redesigned cockpit with visor and adjustable foot shift lever.
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The BMW R1200GS Adventure is a tough motorcycle which is ready to join its rider in the wildest on or off road adventures.
The motorcycle offers a wide range of features which help it tackle any mission with ease. For the starters, it comes with an aggressive design language that inspires confidence and agility. You also get top notch ergonomics thanks to the comfortable saddle and handlebar.
At the heart of the R1200GS Adventure lies an unstoppable DOHC engine, borrowed from the HP2 Sport. The R 1200 GS Adventure’s engine rewards you with a peak torque of 88 ft-lb available at 6000 rpm and a maximum power of 110 hp at 7750 rpm.
The 2013 model is also offered with an anniversary package which comprises a matt black/gold paint finish, high-quality model inscriptions and an exclusive brass plate on the clamp.
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The BMW R1200 R is one of the most practical models built by the German manufacturer. The motorcycle is not only practical, but is also pretty good looking and strong. What’s even better, it has received a set of upgrades for 2013 which help it stay among the top dogs.
The new facelift includes a few design changes, fresh instruments, a high-quality fork, double-butted aluminum handlebars, tasty cast wheels and a standard chrome muffler. As far as styling goes, the BMW R1200R will certainly stand out from the crowd thanks to its spoke wheels, the attractive paint job and the various chrome inserts.
The motorcycle is propelled by an air-cooled 2-cylinder twin engine which received a few tweaks to deliver more power. Thereby the engine’s output has been increased to 81 kW (110 bhp), while the maximum torque has also been raised to 119 Nm at 6,000 rpm.
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The BMW R7 is truly a one-of-a-kind motorcycle that was introduced as a concept in 1934, but never produced. It did, however, inspire the R17 and R5 models. It was built during the height of the Art Deco movement, which is apparent by its very precise design that adheres to the standard mathematical basis of the Art Deco style, and is truly a pleasing piece.
After its conception, the R7 slipped away and was thought to be lost until it was rediscovered in 2005 and fully restored. It bears all black body panels with white outlines. Its wire wheels are painted a deep black to match the rest of the body. The body was like no other bike at the time, boasting smooth lines and fenders that partially wrapped around the wheels. Covering the engine are pieces of formed sheet metal to aid its aerodynamic qualities. Even the exposed cylinder heads are formed into a more aerodynamic dome shape.
The R7 boasts an 800 cc boxer engine that Leonhard Ischinger designed for BMW. It boasts a forged, 1-piece crankshaft for extra strength, and 1-piece cylinders and cylinder heads. Since the camshaft was under the crankshaft, the cylinders were positioned higher, leading to more effective valve positioning and even more ground clearance than the typical bike of the era. Coming off of the engine are two chrome fish-fin exhaust pipes.
This bike boasts a 4-speed manual transmission. Instead of the traditional foot shifter, the 1934 R7 boasts a car-style gear shifter to the right of the fuel filler cap.
There is no price placed on this bike, as it is a one-of-a-kind example that has never been sold on the open market. We are sure it would fetch upwards of $1 million at auction. We’ll never know, as its original discoverers are still in ownership and show no desire to sell it.
Image Credit: BMW museum Munich and ElfeJoyeux via Wikipedia
The BMW R1200 GS is already considered one of the coolest cross motorcycle in its class, but with the addition of a the special Triple Black version, the model became even cooler. Thanks to the Triple Black treatment the R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black is without a doubt a true eye catcher.
The Triple Black model is finished in a tasty combination of sapphire black, granite grey and asphalt grey. Moreover, the seat of the R 1200 GS Adventure has a special and exclusive feature as it is available for the first time without the GS symbol.
The BMW R1200GS is powered by a flat twin (’Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, DOHC engine with a capacity of 1,170 cc. The engine is rated at 110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm and 89 ft-lb (120 Nm) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
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BMW has issued a recall of 122,000 motorcycles worldwide because of pipe problems to the front braking system. The affected models are K 1200 GT and R 1200 GS manufactured between August 2006 and May 2009.
The respective models were first recalled over the same issue two years ago, but the solution found then – bringing in new brake houses – didn’t prove as reliable as expected. Apparently, as a result of vibrations, the brakes could leak but BMW reports that there should be no problems as long as the fluid level in the front brake reservoir is the right one. More after the jump. Full story
The original BMW R90/6 was a very reliable touring motorcycle and many of those maintained properly still ride strong today, so a 1976 model year should be a bargain. But taking a look at the bike you suddenly realize that this is no mean machine to make your neighbor jealous with. The quickest solution to make such bikes visually attractive again (and the neighbor finally jealous) is by turning them into café racers.
Rob Snow from Salt Lake City, Utah did so with his 1976 BMW R90/6 and with approximately $450 he turned the old Goldwing competitor into a veritable café racer that simply cannot be ignored. Looking at the before and after pictures, it’s kind of hard to believe that the radical change was achieved with only a new tailsection, seat and taillight as well as handlebar and mirrors. Obviously, the huge fairing had to go and it is now replaced by a much cooler bikini-style one and the new black paintjob does help a lot too. More photos after the jump. Full story