Across town or cross country, do it all in comfort
The BMW R1200 RT was first introduced in the market back in 2005 when BMW Motorrad decided that its predecessor, the R1150 RT , was ready to hang up its gloves. Initial reaction towards the R1200 RT was overwhelmingly positive, enough at least for the bike to be named as the best touring bikein 2005 and 2006.
The accolades for the R1200 RT didn’t just end there. It was also named the UK’s number one motorcycle in 2006, 2007, and 2009. It’s lone blip was that second-place finish in 2008, preventing it from achieving that rare feat of being named the best bike across the pond for four years in a row.
Since then, the R1200 RT has staked its claim as one of the best tourers in the world, a distinction that it still proudly carries to this day. Sure, there have been some hiccups in the past, including a few recall issues, but for the most part, the R1200 RT has more than lived up to its billing as a worthy successor to the R1150 RT.