BMW R1200RT Top Speed, Acceleration, Quarter Mile Time

The BMW R1200RT has an electronically limited top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph).

R1200RT can go from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds.

The quarter-mile time of the BMW R1200RT is 11.5 sec.

R1200RT can go from 0-200 km/h in 15.7 sec.

BMW R1200RT Acceleration

BMW R1200RT can go from 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds.

A constant acceleration is seen up to 160 km/h, reaching that speed in 7.5 seconds.

Acceleration starts tapering off after 160 km/h but the R1200RT still reaches 200 km/h from a standstill in 15.7 seconds.

In mph measurements, the R1200RT hits 60 mph from 0 in 3.2 seconds, 100 mph in 7.5 seconds, and 120 mph in 13.5 seconds.

This is impressive for a sport-touring motorcycle.

BMW R1200RT Quarter Mile Time

The quarter-mile time of the BMW R1200RT is 11.5 sec.

BMW R1200RT 0-60 Time

BMW R1200RT can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.2 sec.

The motorcycle can do 0-100 km/h in 3.3 sec and 0-200 km/h in 15.7 sec.

Top Speed138 mph
Quarter Mile Time11.5 sec
0-60 mph3.2 sec
Drag Time11.5 seconds @ speed of 115 mph

BMW R1200RT Drag Times

Over a quarter-mile drag strip, the BMW R1200RT posts a time of 11.5 seconds at a trap speed of 185 km/h (115 mph).

This shows the motorcycle’s potent acceleration over short bursts.

R1200RT can cover a full kilometer from 0 in 22.1 seconds.

BMW R1200RT Acceleration on Gears

The R1200RT shows great acceleration even in higher gears.

  • 60-100 km/h in 4th gear: 3 seconds
  • 80-120 km/h in 4th gear: 3.1 seconds
  • 80-120 km/h in 5th gear: 3.7 seconds
  • 80-120 km/h in 6th gear: 4.4 seconds

In mph:

  • 40-60 mph in 4th gear: 2.4 seconds
  • 50-70 mph in 4th gear: 2.5 seconds
  • 50-70 mph in 5th gear: 3 seconds
  • 50-70 mph in 6th gear: 3.5 seconds

This allows for maintaining higher gears without losing acceleration.

BMW R1200RT Top Speed

BMW R1200RT Speed Range

The 6-speed transmission has a wide speed range, allowing both comfortable cruising and high-velocity riding.

  • 1st gear: up to 84 km/h (52 mph)
  • 2nd gear: up to 120 km/h (75 mph)
  • 3rd gear: up to 151 km/h (94 mph)
  • 4th gear: up to 185 km/h (115 mph)
  • 5th gear: up to 212 km/h (132 mph)
  • 6th gear: up to 222 km/h (138 mph) – Hard to achieve because of limited horsepower

At a relaxed 1000 rpm, the R1200RT can cruise in top gear at 30.9 mph (19.2 mph).

Top Speed Comparison

The BMW R1200RT has an electronically limited top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph), while the Yamaha FJR1300 can reach a top speed of 153-155 mph. The Honda ST1300 can achieve speeds of 140+ mph.

BMW R1200RT can go from 0-100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds, covering a quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds at a trap speed of 185 km/h (115 mph).

The FJR1300’s acceleration is swift, attaining 60 mph in approximately 2.9 seconds and completing the quarter mile in 10.57 seconds at 137 mph.

The ST1300’s acceleration is commendable, accomplishing 0-60 mph in about 3.5 seconds and covering the quarter mile in 11.47 seconds.

BMW R1200RT Response at High Speeds

Blustery headwinds are felt at high speeds as the windshield isn’t suitable for speeds of 120+mph.

Riders reported a 20% drop in mileage above 4-5000 rpm.

The motorcycle can cruise at 120 mph on half throttle.

Note: Use the motorcycle for practical purposes rather than pushing for maximum speed.

Top Speed: Real World Experiences

Riders have opinions that BMW R1200RT speedometers tend to be optimistic, showing higher speeds than GPS measurements.

Riders share their experiences on forums that the motorcycle can reach a top speed of 134 mph.

Riders collectively agree that the bike is stable at high speeds, attributing it to factors like aerodynamics and design.

Some riders say that the high windshield might be blocking the motorcycle from achieving a better top speed.

Let’s look at the engine that helps R1200RT achieve such a top speed.

Engine and Performance

BMW R1200RT could reach the top speed because of the 1,170 cc, air/oil-cooled flat-twin boxer engine.

R1200RT engine produces 109 horsepower at 7,750 rpm, and 89 lb-ft torque at 6,000 rpm.

R1200RT has a 6-speed manual transmission with a shaft final drive.

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