New BMW R 1200 RT

The R 1200 RT defines the tour class, and with this next-generation model its appeal only grows bigger. Comfort and excitement have been enhanced for any on-road adventure, and with three model examples on sale you can choose the finish that's right for your needs and budget.

BMW R 1200 RT


Optimum comfort was the aim for BMW when designing the new R 1200 RT, and with a carefully considered riding position this has been achieved for buyers of differing sizes. The saddle and footpeg location make it easy to move around in the seat and prepare for bends, while raised handlebars create a slightly forward-leaning position that doesn't put pressure on the wrists. A condensed shape means a healthy lean angle and therefore more confident turns, while the passenger can enjoy an elevated position looking over the rider.

The R 1200 RT can be finished in a choice of colours and the chrome exhaust adds another touch of luxury to this segment lead


Powering the Tour model forward with great enthusiasm is a liquid and air cooled twin-cylinder petrol engine tuned to produce 125bhp and 125Nm of torque. Drive is fed through a six-speed gearbox which makes sure acceleration is available as soon as you request it, and the 125mph top speed is ample for any route.

The Telelever suspension is fitted in place of more conventional telescopic forks, resulting in less 'dive' when braking and better feedback. You also have the option of three suspension settings via the Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) system. Ride modes of Rain, Road and Dynamic adjust output to suit conditions for greater control and enjoyment wherever you go.

New Williams BMW R 1200 RT


BMW has added advanced assistance systems to the bike to help you stay firmly in control at all times. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) joins Automatic Stability Control (ASC) with all model versions, with safer stopping delivered by the 320mm twin rear disc brakes and a 276mm front disc.

The mid-range SE includes an optional Dynamic Package with Hill Start Control and a Daytime Riding Light for added peace of mind, while the range-topping LE boasts tyre pressure control at no extra cost.


The new BMW R 1200 RT is the first choice for many who want optimum touring ability and complete comfort during everyday rides. You can experience the bike with a gripping test ride from Williams Motorcycles, and schedule your time in the saddle by enquiring with our Manchester centre directly.