The boxer engine on the R 1200 RT was derived from the 1200 cc water-cooled boxer engine on the new BMW R 1200 GS, making 125 hp at 7,500 rpm and 92 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,500 rpm. BMW increased the centrifugal masses of both the crankshaft and the alternator to smooth the engine out a bit more, making it a little better for long-distance touring. The secondary transmission has also been elongated slightly to help keep revs low at cruising speeds.
The new R 1200 RT comes equipped standard with two riding modes (rain and road), and Automatic Stability Control. An optional extra riding mode Pro includes an additional Dynamic mode and also features the Hill Start Control function.
Gallery: 2013 EICMA: 2014 BMW R 1200 RT
it also features "BMW Gear Shift Assistant Pro," which enables both upshifts and downshifts to be made without the operation of the clutch so you don't even have to put your coffee down to shift gears.
The entire rider triangle (the space between the seat, footpegs, and handlebars) has been lowered 20 mm to make mounting and dismounting the motorcycle easier. BMW say they have also optimized the windscreen for a more aerodynamic performance.
The instrument cluster on the R 1200 RT is also all-new, featuring a large 5.7-inch TFT color display.
The TFT display and funky new headlight are really doing it for us, what do you think?