BMW R1100RT (1996-1997) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Touring
Production years: 1996, 1997

BMW R1100RT 1996-1997 5 Photos
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The BMW R1100RT was a touring-oriented motorcycle made by BMW in 1996 as a replacement model for the BMW R100RT. It was produced until 2001, when the BMW R1150RT replaced it.

The bike was manufactured at BMW's plant in Spandau, Berlin, alongside other similar models, like the R1100R, R1100GS, and R1100RS. Almost identical engines powered all versions but different engine tunes, chassis details, and trim levels.

Compared to its predecessor, the R1100RT featured extensive modifications in the visual department, while the engine received a displacement increase from 971 to 1,085cc, boosting the power from 60 to 90 hp.

In the performance department, the 1996 BMW R1100RT had installed a 1,085cc four-stroke twin-cylinder air/oil-cooled boxer engine controlled by an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system, boasting 90 hp with a peak force at 7,250 rpm and 95 Nm (70 lb-ft) torque at 5,500 rpm.

Standard fittings, like a full fairing with a tall windscreen, a two-piece dual seat with passenger grab rails, a luggage rack, side-mounted panniers, and three-spoke aluminum wheels characterized the bike's aesthetic department.

The bike's front end was controlled by a Telelever suspension system with 120 mm of travel and two 305 mm brake discs with four-piston calipers. In contrast, the rear end was controlled by a Paralever suspension system and a 276 mm brake disc coupled to a dual-piston caliper.

BMW R1100RT 1996-1997

BMW R1100RT 1085

engine specs
Type:air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer two cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement:1085 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.89x2.77 in OR 99 mm
Compression Ratio:10.7:1
Horsepower:90/7250 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:70/5500 lb-ft/RPM OR 95/5500 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:EFI
transmission specs
Gearbox:5-speed, manual
Clutch:dry, single plate
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:shaft
chassis specs
Front Suspension:BMW Motorrad Telelever
Rear Suspension:BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front Brake:dual 305mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake:single 276mm disc, 2-piston caliper
dimension specs
Overall Length:86.81 in OR 2205 mm
Overall Width:35.43 in OR 900 mm
Seat Height:29.9 in OR 759 mm
Wheelbase:58.5 in OR 1486 mm
Ground Clearance:6 in OR 152 mm
Weight:564 lbs OR 256 kg
Fuel Capacity:6.1 gallons OR 23.1 L
tyres specs
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