BMW R1150RT: review, history, specs

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BMW R1150RT
Manufacturer
BMW
Also called R 1150 RT
Production 2001 - 2005
Class Touring
Predecessor BMW R1100RT
Successor BMW R1200RT
Engine
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 101.0mm x 70.5mm
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Top Speed 124 mph (200 km/h)
Horsepower 91.86 HP (68.5 KW) @ 7250RPM
Torque 73.76 ft/lbs (100.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM
Spark Plug NGK BKR7EKC-N '02-03
Battery YUASA 51913 '02-03
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: single-disc dry clutch, hydraulically operated
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension Front: bmw motorrad telelever
Rear: die-cast aluminum single-sided swinging arm with bmw motorrad paralever
Brakes Front: double disc
Rear: double disc
Front Tire 120/70-zr17
Rear Tire 170/60-zr17
Wheelbase 58.46 inches (1485 mm)
Length 87.8 inches (2230 mm)
Width 35.35 inches (898 mm)
Height 54.33 inches (1380 mm)
Seat Height 31.69 inches (805 mm)
Weight 562.4 pounds (255.1 Kg) (dry), 279.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 6.66 Gallon (25.20 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 4.70 liters/100 km (21.3 km/l or 50.05 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The BMW R1150RT was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke Touring motorcycle produced by BMW between 2001 and 2005. It could reach a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h). Max torque was 73.76 ft/lbs (100.0 Nm) @ 5500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 91.86 HP (68.5 KW) @ 7250 RPM.

Engine

The engine was a oil & air cooled two cylinder boxer, four-stroke. A 101.0mm bore x 70.5mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1130.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the single-disc dry clutch, hydraulically operated.

Chassis

It came with a 120/70-zr17 front tire and a 170/60-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc in the front and a double disc in the rear. The front suspension was a bmw motorrad telelever while the rear was equipped with a die-cast aluminum single-sided swinging arm with bmw motorrad paralever. The R1150RT was fitted with a 6.66 Gallon (25.20 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 562.4 pounds (255.1 Kg). The wheelbase was 58.46 inches (1485 mm) long.

2001 BMW R 1150 RT

The 2001 MY BMW R 1100 RT has, at its heart, an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 1130cc, boxer twin cylinder powerhouse paired to a six-speed manual transmission and can reach a maximum power output of 95 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque.

This touring machine also comes standard with features such as side panniers, a full-fairing with an adjustable windshield, dual front disc brakes, an analogue and digital instrumentation panel, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, passenger grab handles, a BMW Motorrad Telelever front suspension and a BMW Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, die-cast aluminum wheels, and a chromed exhaust muffler.


2002 BMW R 1150 RT

The 2002 MY BMW R 1100 RT comes with side panniers, a full-fairing with an adjustable windshield, dual front disc brakes, an analogue and digital instrumentation panel, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, passenger grab handles, a BMW Motorrad Telelever front suspension and a BMW Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, die-cast aluminum wheels, and a chromed exhaust muffler.

In the engine department it sports an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 1130cc, boxer two cylinder powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission with a shaft final drive that can produce a claimed 95 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque.


2003 BMW R 1150 RT

The House of Munich has designed the 2003 MY BMW R 1100 RT for those riders who want to spend more time in the saddle, whether solo or two-up. It boasts a maximum power output of 95 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque from its four-stroke, air/oil-cooled, 1130cc, boxer two cylinder powerhouse that is paired to a six-speed manual transmission with a shaft final drive.

It also has standard features such as side panniers, a full-fairing with an adjustable windshield, dual front disc brakes, an analogue and digital instrumentation panel, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, passenger grab handles, a BMW Motorrad Telelever front suspension and a BMW Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, die-cast aluminum wheels, and a chromed exhaust muffler.


2004 BMW R 1150 RT

The 2004 MY BMW R 1150 RT has been designed as a lighter and more agile alternative to its K 200 RT touring machine, that offers the distinctive hue of a boxer engine, but still packs enough kick to make the rider smile whenever he twists the throttle. It also comes with side panniers, a full-fairing with an adjustable windshield, dual front disc brakes, an analogue and digital instrumentation panel, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, passenger grab handles, a BMW Motorrad Telelever front suspension and a BMW Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, die-cast aluminum wheels, and a chromed exhaust muffler.

In addition, a maximum power output of 95 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque is achieved by its four-stroke, air/oil-cooled, 1130cc, boxer twin cylinder engine that was mated to a five-speed manual transmission with an easy-to-maintain shaft final drive.


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