R 1100 RT

Cross Country Tourer



R 1100 RT in #701 Sinus Blue Metallic

1999 Model Information

R 1100 RT ABS

Comfort, speed and handling on a cross country tour? Who says a touring bike can't perform. Our number two seller is back with additional colors. It virtually remains the same in every other way.

Colors: 701 Sinus Blue Metallic, 734 Amerena Red Metallic, 703 Glacier Green Metallic, 704 Graphite Metallic, 999 Night Black, 275 Boston Green, 745 Opal Blue Metallic.

Seat Color: Black

Standard Equipment: ABS II, integral frame mounted fairing with full protection lowers & adjustable heat vents, electrically adjustable windshield, one power accessory socket, stainless steel exhaust with catalytic converter, "U" profile 3-spoke cast wheels, saddlebag mounts, matte finish saddlebags, luggage rack, adjustable seat, adjustable front brake lever, adjustable shift lever, RID (rider information display), hazard warning flashers, single key lock system, mud flap. Roadside Assistance Package & MSF Riding Course is also included.

Optional Accessories: Saddlebag liners, saddlebag scuff pads, heated handlebar grips, tall windshield, AM_FM stereo radio / cassette with handlebar mounted remote control, removable top box, inner bag for top box, tank bag, alarm system, garage door opener for alarm remote controller, BMW U_lock, motorcycle cover, cylinder protection, tank bag electrification kit, second power accessory socket, lighted ignition key.

Retail Price: $15,900.00

1999 BMW R 1100 RT ABS - facts and figures:

Importer: BMW of North America, Inc.
Manufacturer: BMW AG, Munich, Germany

R 1100 RT Mfr.'s Suggested Retail Price: *$15,900.00

*Actual Price Determined by Dealer
*Price excludes taxes, license, options, and handling charges.
*MSRP includes equalized freight charges

Type Air cooled / Oil cooled twin cylinder
Bore x stroke 99 mm x 70.5 mm
Displacement 1085 cc
Horsepower 90 bhp @ 7250 rpm
Torque 69 lb.-ft. @ 5500 rpm
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Valve gear HC, chain-driven
Valves 2 x 36 mm intake / 2 x 31 mm exhaust
Valve timing

(measured at 3 mm valve clearance)

intake opens 5 degrees after TDC
intake closes 33 degrees after BDC
exhaust opens 27 degrees before BDC
exhaust closes 5 degrees before TDC
Valves per cylinder four
Camshafts 300 degrees
Engine oil capacity 4 quarts of SF, SG motor oil, also w/CC or CD
Engine oil filter spin-on Micronic filter cartridge
Carburetion fuel injection and electronic ignition MA 2.2
Ignition controlled by Bosch Motronic
Fuel demand unleaded, middle-grade premium, 89 (AKI)
Fuel tank polyamide tank with enclosed fuel pump & filter
Fuel capacity 6.6 U.S. gallons including 1 gal. reserve
Air Filter Paper-type element
Charging system 14 V, 50 Amp Alternator (700 W)
Battery BMW Mareg, 19.5 Amp/h low maintenance
Cooling system combined air/oil cooled
Primary drive helical-cut gears with tensioner
Clutch 180 mm dry, single plate with diaphram spring
Gear ratios 1st gear: 4.16:1

2nd gear: 2.91:1

3rd gear: 2.13:1

4th gear: 1.74:1

5th gear: 1.45:1

Drive system enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints and integral torsional damper
Final drive spiral bevel gears, 2.9:1 ratio (32/11)
Frame and Suspension.
Frame New 3-section frame concept
Front suspension Telelever with central spring strut & linear-rate
coil spring. Twin-tube gas-filled shock.
Travel / dimensions 4.72 inches / 35 mm fixed tube diameter
Rear suspension Patented BMW Paralever swingarm & shaft drive,
single-tube gas-filled shock, variable rebound setting.
Travel / dimensions 5.31 inches, progressive spring, 40 positions
Brake system BMW / FAG anti-lock brake system ABS II
Front brakes two 4-piston calipers, wear compensation
Front rotors dual 12.0 inch floating rotors
Actuation method hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type
Rear brake hydraulically 2-piston floating caliper
Rear rotor single 11.2 inch diameter fixed rotor
Actuation method hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type
Wheels and Tires
Front wheel 3.50 x 17 MT-H2, cast alloy, 3-spoke U-profile
Rear wheel 4.50 x 18 MT-H2, cast alloy, 3-spoke U-profile
Front tire 120/70 - ZR 17 tubeless
Rear tire 160/60 - ZR 18 tubeless
Overall length 86.8 inches (2205 mm)
Overall width 35.4 inches (900 mm) (over mirrors)
Wheelbase 58.4 inches (1485 mm) (unladen)
Ground clearance 6.0 inches (153 mm) (unladen)
Seat height 30.7/31.5/32.2 inches (780/800/820 mm)
Handlebar width 30.5 inches (775 mm)(with weights)
Steering angle 62.8 degrees (unladen)
Front wheel trail 4.8 inches (122 mm) (with rider)
Weight - dry 563 lbs.
Weight - wet 622 lbs.
Maximum load 1080 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating
Wheel load limits Front = 397 lbs.
Rear = 662 lbs.

Subject to change without notice
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