BMW R1100RT (1998-1999) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Touring
Production years: 1998, 1999

BMW R1100RT 1998-1999 3 Photos
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The BMW R1100RT was a touring-oriented machine manufactured by BMW in 1996 as a replacement model for the BMW R100RT. It was made until 2001 when it was replaced by the BMW R1150RT.

It was manufactured at BMW's plant in Spandau, Berlin, alongside other similar models, like the R1100R, R1100GS, and R1100RS. All versions were powered by almost identical engines but with different engine tunes, chassis details, and trim levels.

In 1998, the German motorcycle maker released the BMW R1100RT, a fully faired touring motorcycle in its third consecutive production year. It came in the same shape and form as the previous model without modifications.

The 1998 BMW R1100RT was powered by a 1,085cc four-stroke twin-cylinder air/oil-cooled boxer engine with an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system in charge, boasting 90 hp with a peak force at 7,250 rpm and 95 Nm (70 lb-ft) torque at 5,500 rpm.

It packed 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.

The bike packed a Telelever suspension system on the front 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 tied to a dual-piston caliper.

BMW R1100RT 1998-1999

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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