Spied: BMW R1200RT

Published: 20 October 2004

Pictures claimed to show the 2005 BMW R1200RT have broken cover.

Shown here, insiders say the bike is an update on the R1150RT tourer using the new boxer engine from the R1200GS.

BMW is refusing to comment on the relatively poor-quality images but sources inside the German factory say the pictures show the finished bike.

Examples were first spotted in January this year on Spanish roads. But then the bike was disguised.

The new RT is expected to be as much as 20bhp more powerful than the current model and 20-30kgs lighter. It is thought that the bike will be launched at the Bologna motorshow in December and be available to buy around March 2005.

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