BMW R 1100 RT1996 - 2001
Model: R 1100 (1993 - 2005)
The BMW R1100RT is a fully enclosed motorcycle of the vehicle manufacturer BMW with a two-cylinder boxer engine. The travel Tourer has several sister similarly designed models such as the athlete R1100RS and the Naked Bike R1100R, with almost identical engine but different trim and chassis design. The motorcycle was built from 1996 to 2001 in the BMW Berlin plant in Spandau.
The R1100RT was released in 1996 as a successor to the R100RT. In addition to extensive changes to the full fairing, the engine power was increased significantly from 44 to 66 kW (60 to 90 hp), and the engine capacity increased from 971 cc to 1085 cc. The two cylinders have a bore diameter of 99 mm in diameter, the piston has a stroke of 70.5 mm and a compression ratio of 10.7:1. Top speed is 211 km/h, and the time to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h is 3.9 seconds.
The bike comes standard with an anti-lock ABS system and a regulated three-way catalytic converter. The chassis is constructed in three parts and consists of front and rear frame and a co-supporting ligands motor-gear unit. The suspension was formed on the front by a Telelever and the rear via a Paralever swingarm.
The fuel tank holds 25.2 liters, 6 liters reserve. The average fuel consumption is 4.7 liters per 100 km at a speed of 90 km/h or 5.6 liters at 120 km/h. The manufacturer recommends the use of petrol with a knock resistance of at least 95 octane. The front tyres have the dimensions 120/70 ZR 17 and rear 160/60 ZR 18. The bike weighs 285 kg in running order and has a maximum additional payload of 205 kg.
In 2001, the R1100RT was superseded by the R1150RT.
Fully enclosed touring motorcycles with comparable equipment and motor characteristics are the Honda Pan-European, the Honda Gold Wing and the Triumph Trophy 1200.
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