BMW Motorrad goes into the next round of the product offensive - the new BMW R 1200 RT and BMW R 1200 ST.
Munich. The BMW Motorrad product offensive goes into its next round. At the Bologna Motor Show on 02.12.2004, the new travel touring bike R 1200 RT celebrates its world premiere. It will then go onto the market in January 2005. Punctually for the start of the season, the sports touring bike R 1200 ST will also be available on the market as the third model of the new flat twin 'boxer' generation and successor to the R 1150 RS.
The basis for the development of the two new models was provided by the drive train, innovative chassis elements and the modern technologies of the R 1200 GS. Both the new sports bike and the new travel touring bike are impressive with their increased power yet reduced weight. The R 1200 RT offers excellent riding properties and excellent ride comfort. An output of 81 kW (110 bhp) and a road-ready weight of less than 260 kg guarantee supreme performance figures and plenty of riding pleasure both on long and short tours. At the same rated output, the weight of the R 1200 ST is just below 230 kg. More agile and dynamic, the new R 1200 ST especially appeals to the tour rider with sporty ambitions.
The design of the two models is characterised by clear lines and striking surfaces. In the R 1200 RT the trim elements are subdivided into separate areas and occupy different levels. This visually highlights the already light feel of the motorcycle. Together with the electrically adjustable windshield, the trim provides perfect protection from wind and weather.
The dual headlamps of the R 1200 ST with its sharp contours gives the sports touring bike a very characteristic and distinctive appearance. The trim is economically designed, highlighting the sporty orientation of the bike yet still providing the appropriate comfort and protection.