BMW R1100RT (1997-1998) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Touring
Production years: 1997, 1998

BMW R1100RT 1997-1998 5 Photos
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In 1997, the German motorcycle maker released the BMW R1100RT, a touring motorcycle in its second production year. It featured the same technical, visual, and performance specifications as the previous model without changes.

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

The bike had standard features in the visual department, such as 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.

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

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

As for the power figures, the 1997 BMW R1100RT took its muscles from a 1,085cc four-stroke twin-cylinder air/oil-cooled boxer engine with an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system, delivering 90 hp with a peak force at 7,250 rpm and 95 Nm (70 lb-ft) torque at 5,500 rpm.

BMW R1100RT 1997-1998

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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