BMW R1200RT Horsepower and Torque Specifications

BMW R1200RT produces 110 horsepower at 7750 rpm (80.16 kW) and redlines at 8500 rpm.

BMW R1200RT’s 1170 cc, twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC engine has a peak torque of 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 6500 rpm.

BMW R1200RT Horsepower

BMW R1200RT produces 110 horsepower at 7750 rpm or 80.16 kW at 7750 rpm.

BMW R1200RT hits the redline at 8500 rpm.

BMW modified its engine to produce more horsepower in 2014. BMW claimed that the new motor produces 125 horsepower and 92 lb-ft torque.

Dyno testing showed the new motor now producing 113.5 horsepower and 82.1 lb-ft torque.

BMW R1200RT torque specs

The R1200RT produces a Peak Torque of 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 6500 rpm.

BMW R1200RT Horsepower and Torque

BMW R1200RT Horsepower Changes

R1200RT 2005 model produced 110 horsepower from its 1,170cc boxer twin engine.

In 2010, BMW introduced a revised R1200RT that kept the same 110 horsepower output but increased torque from 85 lb-ft to 88 lb-ft and raised the redline to 8,500 rpm.

The next major overhaul came in 2014 when BMW launched a redesigned R1200RT with a new water-cooled 1,170cc engine.

Dyno testing showed the new motor now producing 113.5 horsepower and 82.1 lb-ft torque.

BMW claimed that the R1200RT produced 125 horsepower at 7,750 rpm and 92 lb-ft torque at 6,500 rpm.

BMW R1200RT Engine

The BMW R1200RT has a 1,170 cc displacement with a robust twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC engine type, featuring two cylinders.

The bore/stroke ratio of 101 mm × 73 mm (4.0 in × 2.9 in) and a compression ratio of 12.0:1 ensure optimal performance and efficiency.

The BMW R1200RT has an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke two-cylinder boxer engine.

BMW R1200RT Horsepower – Torque Curve 2009 Model

Horsepower and torque increase progressively as engine rpm rises, peaking at 108.5 hp and 84.8 lb-ft of torque at 7200 rpm.

Peak torque stays relatively flat between 6000-7200 rpm at around 84 lb-ft.

Peak horsepower diminishes slightly after peaking at 7200 rpm, down to 97.7 hp at 8000 rpm (the max rpm shown).

The engine produces usable power from 1100 rpm through 8000 rpm, giving it a wide powerband.

BMW R1200RT Horsepower - Torque Curve 2009
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BMW R1200RT Horsepower – Torque Curve 2018 Model

The graph below shows R1200RT’s performance at various RPMs:

BMW R1200RT torque curve
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Peak torque of 125 Nm(92 lb-ft) occurs at 6,500 rpm, while maximum horsepower reaches 125 PS (80.16 kW) at 7,500 rpm.

So this engine makes the maximum torque just below its peak horsepower rpm.

There is a fairly flat and wide powerband, with horsepower exceeding 120 PS from 6,200 rpm until 8,000 rpm.

Torque stays above 120 Nm from 5,000 up to 6,700 rpm as seen in the torque curve above.

Low-end torque seems adequate but not exceptional, with 100 Nm available from just under 4,000 rpm up to 5,000 rpm. Mid-range pulls strong.

The torque curve has a steady, almost linear build-up from idle to peak torque (92 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm, followed by a gradual downward slope. Horsepower builds slowly at first then rapidly rises approaching peak output.

This engine likely provides flexible power delivery and sustained high rpm performance despite not having punchy bottom-end torque.

It should maintain good drivability through a relatively wide operating range once on the cam.

Comparison to Rivals

The Yamaha FJR1300 has the highest maximum horsepower at 141.5, followed by the Honda ST1300 with 126 horsepower, and the BMW R1200RT with 125.08 PS (123 hp).

The FJR1300 produces the maximum torque at 103 lb-ft, followed by the R1200RT with 125 Nm (92 lb-ft), and the ST1300 with 85 lb-ft.

The FJR1300 achieves its maximum horsepower at 8,000 rpm, while the ST1300 and R1200RT achieve their maximum horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 7,750 rpm, respectively.

The R1200RT has a slightly higher horsepower output than the ST1300 but lower than the FJR1300.

BMW R1200RT Horsepower Upgrades

BMW R1200RT has a high-compression, stock BMW engine leaving little room for easy modifications.

The only way to upgrade the motorcycle is by fitting a better suspension system and brakes.

The rider needs to adapt to the motorcycle to get the most out of it.

A horsepower upgrade on this motorcycle needs extensive engine work which proves very costly on this model.

BMW R1200RT Real-World Power Delivery

This engine offers a wide powerband that stays flat past 6,200 rpm, allowing the R1200RT to sustain over 120 horsepower through 8,000 rpm.

Torque remains robust as well, with over 120 Nm generated between 5,000 and 6,700 rpm.

Low-end torque seems adequate if not outstanding, building in a steady, linear manner from idle up to the torque peak at 6,500 rpm.

BMW R1200RT Standing Quarter Mile

BMW R1200RT can do a standing quarter mile in 12.2 seconds.

This is an outstanding figure considering that R1200RT is a sport tourer.

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