2006 BMW R 1200 RT

Even the long road home will feel too short...

Combining the potent torque of the BMW Boxer engine with the sophisticated design and smooth ride of a premium-touring machine, the R 1200 RT delivers an optimal mix of excitement and ergonomics. It’s equally at home nimbly leaning into a Rocky Mountain pass or gliding gracefully over a grey slash of Montana highway.
A two-section adjustable seat, electric windshield, and BMW’s rider-tested Paralever and Telelever suspension systems all contribute to the uncompromising comfort of the R 1200 RT - mile after mile after mile. Add to this a modular luggage system with plenty of capacity, and optional extras like the Navigator II system, and the only limit to how far you can go is how much time you take off of work and how much gas money you have in your pocket.


From the first glimpse of the new R 1200 RT, there’s no mistaking that it is a completely new motorcycle. Dramatically styled new bodywork makes a clear break from the old R 1150 RT, yet provides improved rider and passenger comfort thanks to improved aerodynamics. Integrated rearview mirrors/turn-signals help manage airflow around the rider’s hands to provide a generous still-air pocket and protection from weather. Compared to the R 1150 RT, the new windscreen is taller and wider, also for better rider protection but also, because it’s important in a motorcycle of this caliber, excellent passenger weather protection with a minimum of fatiguing turbulence.

A prominent split grill channels cooling air over the R 1200 RT’s large engine-oil cooler and brackets a new style of "freeform" headlight. Because superior nighttime illumination is critical to long-distance riders, the R 1200 RT features geometrically optimized surface contours that redirect the efforts of two H7 halogen bulbs for the low beam and a single, central H7 halogen light for the high beam.


The rider’s view from the saddle is at once familiar and yet completely new. Among the familiar touches is the ergonomic profile of the R 1200 RT, which is based heavily on the extremely comfortable R 1150 RT. (In fact, the handlebars are the same as before except for a revised finish.) This means that the R 1200 RT has the ideal seat-handlebar-footpeg relationship for long-range touring, placing the rider in a comfortable, upright position that reduces fatigue and improves control of the motorcycle.

Seating options abound. The R 1200 RT comes standard with a split saddle that allows for two-position adjustment of the rider’s portion, resulting in a seat height of either 32.3 or 33.1 inches (820 or 840mm). A lower seat is available that reduces overall seat height to 30.7 or 31.5 inches (780 or 800mm). In both cases, the seats themselves and the area around them have been resculpted in the R 1200 RT to maximize legroom and reduce the effective reach to the ground, which provides surefooted handling at a stop.

The R 1200 RT is clad in dynamic new bodywork that channels ambient air as well as engine-cooling air effectively around the rider and passenger. As before, the windshield is electrically moved within a wide range of positions to optimize wind protection and minimize turbulence for riders of all sizes.

A new rail mounting system is installed on the top of the fuel tank to improve the security and convenience of the optional tank bag. This is in addition to standard 32-liter hard saddlebags that feature new four-point mounting systems and, as ever, weather-resistant seals, and locks keyed to the ignition key. An integrated luggage rack can carry extra gear or be fitted with one of two optional topcases of either 28 or 49 liters’ capacity. (The 28-liter topcase is all black, while the larger case is White Aluminum Metallic over black. The side cases are color matched to the motorcycle.)

Standart Equipment :

  • Hazard warning flashers
  • Single key locks
  • Closed Loop 3 Way Catalytic Converter
  • Adjustable handbrake, clutch levers
  • Adjustable rider’s seat
  • BMW Integral ABS (Partial System)
  • Luggage rack
  • Diagnostic interface
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Info flat screen
  • Power socket

Available Equipment :


  • Gray seat
    N / C
  • Black seat
    N / C
  • Low seat
    N / C
  • Heated Seat
  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA)
  • Oil Level Warning
  • On Board Computer
  • Radio/CD
  • Black Engine Spoiler
    N / C
  • Silver Engine Spoiler
    N / C
  • Clear turn signal lenses
  • Anti-theft alarm
  • Radio prep kit
  • Heated hand grips
  • Cruise control
  • Accessory Socket

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