BMW R1150RT Bike Overview
The impressive BMW R1150RT is all that should encompass a touring motorbike; superb comfort, room for luggage and plenty of power, but what makes it stand out for its competition? The lightweight handling. The dry weight of the bike clocks in at only 255kg, considerably lighter than most tourers.
The R1150RT only spent five years in production but it made its mark with the 1130cc engine with 95bhp and a top speed of 130mph, perfect for any tourer. No need to worry about costs either, the RT1150RT produces a healthy 45mpg.
Guaranteed armchair comfort, no matter how many miles your ride, and there’s also an option to lower the seat for those shorter riders out there. Don’t forget it comes equipped with an intergrated luggage rack and two system case, so it’s time to start planning your next adventure.
Take a look at the BMW R1150RT in action…
BMW R1150RT Bike Spec
- Top speed127mph
- Average fuel consumption44mpg
- Seat height845mm
- EngineFour stroke, two cylinder, 4v, air/oil cooled
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As standard the ride quality is outstanding with excellent weather protection and smooth power delivery just oozing torque all over the place. The standard luggage make this amongst the very best touring bikes ever made.
The Boxer twin is legendary and delivers its power in a no nonsense manner that never fails to put a smile on my face. A fast sports bike it most certainly isn’t, although it will hold its own with any ‘superbike’ Within leagal limits, but a reliable piece of honest engineering that will get you from A to B speedily and in comfort it most certainly is.
Ridden with a certain amount of spirit the bike returns approximately 45 mpg. Obviously this can drop if zest is in your make-up but equally, on a long run and cruising with the traffic significant improvem Can also be seen. Oil consumption is extremely modest.
Naturally no bike is perfect and BMW are like other manufacturers when it comes to (extremely rare) occasional breakdowns, however, for a bike that’s nigh on fifteen years old spares are readily available, reasonably priced and there are still companies out there developing new solutions for it.
The ABS equipped electric servo linkedbraking system has managed to earn itself a poor reputation amongst some, however, with proper regular maintenance these brakes are phenomenal. One finger braking is the norm and they are both immediate and utterly controllable – outstanding!
If you take the top box off it is ok but with the top box on it steers like a bus
95 horses will make enough woof and chuff for any A to B dash to be pleasantly rapid enough
Its cheap if you don't mind getting your hands dirty and you shop around for spares.
for an oldie its reputation suggests it will battle on for 150000 miles or so
I don't think there as wildly impressive as the reviews have stated .
Good enough to ride all day
Great for touring.
50 mpg, sensible insurance and service it yourself...a lot of bike for the money
Easy to service yourself
Terrible servo assist, it can be removed but I haven't yet
Like the newer 1200's this is a beast of a bike weight wise. It does however handle well as you get into the power band above about 2500rpm. It is s.ooth I put this down to the shaft drive
Very we built and gives and plenty of power when needed, and slick chsnges
My riding style returns good .mpg figures, a d I just e sure it's serviced regularky
It's a older beemer what,else is there to say
Mine is the non ABS version which I feel gives great feedback on traction, I would say I'm . Seriously considering braided lines