BMW R1100RT (1999-2000) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Touring
Production years: 1999, 2000

BMW R1100RT 1999-2000 2 Photos
BMW R1100RT (1999-2000)BMW R1100RT (1999-2000)

The BMW R1100RT was introduced in 1996 as a successor to the R100RT, featuring extensive modifications to the full fairing and engine. The displacement increased from 971 to 1,085cc, and the power increased to 90 hp.

It was a touring motorcycle powered by a horizontally opposed twin-cylinder boxer engine. The bike was manufactured at BMW's Spandau plant in Berlin alongside similar models, like the R1100R, R1100GS, and R1100RS. All versions were powered by identical engines but with different engine tunes, chassis details, and trim levels.

In 1999, the German motorcycle manufacturer released the BMW R1100RT, a touring machine in its fourth consecutive production year, packing the same specifications as previous models without significant changes.

The bike's visual department was characterized by standard features, such as three-spoke aluminum wheels, a full fairing, a windscreen, a two-piece dual seat with a passenger grab rail, side-mounted panniers, a top box, and a single-sided swingarm.

As for power, the 1999 BMW R1100RT had installed a 1,085cc four-stroke air/oil-cooled two-cylinder boxer engine underneath its fairing, delivering an output power of 90 hp at 7,250 rpm and 94 Nm (69 lb-ft) torque at 5,500 rpm.

A five-speed manual transmission with a dry single-plate clutch redirected the power from the engine to the rear end via a final shaft drive, launching the motorcycle to 203 kph (126 mph).

BMW R1100RT 1999-2000

BMW R1100RT 1085

engine specs
Type:air-cooled, Boxer twin cylinder
Displacement:1085 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.9x2.8 in OR 99 mm
Compression Ratio:10.7:1
Horsepower:90/7250 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:69/5500 lb-ft/RPM OR 94/5500 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:EFI
transmission specs
Gearbox:5-speed, manual
Clutch:dry, single plate
Primary Drive:gears
Final Drive:shaft
chassis specs
Front Suspension:Telelever
Rear Suspension:Paralever
Front Brake:dual 300 mm floating rotors, 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake:single 285 mm rotor, 2-piston floating caliper
dimension specs
Overall Length:86.8 in OR 2205 mm
Overall Width:35.4 in OR 899 mm
Seat Height:30.7 in OR 780 mm
Wheelbase:58.4 in OR 1483 mm
Ground Clearance:6 in OR 152 mm
Weight:562 lbs OR 255 kg
Fuel Capacity:6.6 gallons OR 25.0 L
tyres specs
Front:120/70 - ZR 17
Rear:160/60 - ZR 18
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