Thursday, November 05, 2009

2010 BMW R1200GS, R1200RT: First pics and specs

The 2010 BMW R1200GS/Adventure and R1200RT feature improvements in all areas, including engine, chassis and suspension performance as well as ergonomics

BMW have released pics and specs of the 2010 R1200GS and R1200RT bikes. Both machines are fitted with an updated version of BMW’s 1,170cc boxer twin, which now produces 110 horsepower at 7,750rpm and 120Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. Engine internals come from the sportier, more aggressive HP2 Sport and include double overhead cams (DOHC), bigger inlet and exhaust valves, lighter, forged aluminium pistons and bigger throttle bodies for the fuel injectors. Also, the revised (slightly lower) gear ratios help improve acceleration.

Both bikes are available with ABS and optional electronic suspension adjustment (ESA II). Both bikes get LED headlamps, while the RT also gets an MP3 audio system with USB connectivity and iPod compatibility, redesigned fairing for improved weather protection and an electrically operated windshield. A lower seat, better suited for shorter riders, is available as an option on the GS/Adventure.

Various new colours are available, including red, white, silver, black and yellow. Prices for both the BMWs will be announced later this month.

Via Motoblog


Praveen said...

hahaha... sorry for irrelevant comment, just when I was seriously browsing the site here's where adbrite took me....

James1971 said...

The R1200RT looks good and should be a brilliant touring bike. but the big GS is looking a bit dated now. The F800GS would be so much more like it. Light is right! ;-)

Anonymous said...

If I had to choose, I'd probably take the 1200RT over, say, a VFR1200F or K1300GT. BMW still make the best touring bikes in the world. Now all I have to do is scrape together some money so I can actually BUY one of these and go for that long, long ride...



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