The new BMW R1200ST was unveiled at its world premiere during
the Bologna Motor Show on Thursday, December 2, 2004.
This model will be available in time for the start of the
spring riding season and will be the third model of the
new Boxer generation and successor to the R 1150 RS.
Both the R1200RT and R1200ST are scheduled to arrive in the US by the
spring of 2005. The basis for the development of the two
new models is supported by the drive train, innovative
chassis elements and the modern technologies of the R
Both the new sports-tourer and touring bike provide impressive
performance with increased power and reduced weight. Both motorcycles
exhibit excellent handling and
With an engine rated at 110 bhp and a
road-ready weight of less than 573 lbs, the new R 1200
RT provides performance and riding pleasure on long and
The R 1200 ST, rated at the same horsepower
with a weight just below 507 lbs, offers increased
handling agility and dynamic performance appealing to
the sport-touring rider.
The design of the two models is characterized by
clean lines and striking surfaces. In the R 1200 RT, the
body fairing is subdivided into separate areas and
occupies different levels.
This visually highlights the
already light feel of the motorcycle. Together with the
electrically adjustable windshield, the fairing provides
protection from wind and weather.
The dual headlamps of the R 1200 ST with its sharp
contours give the sports touring bike a very
characteristic and distinctive appearance. The fairing
is designed to highlight the sporty orientation of the
bike, yet still provide appropriate comfort and
protection to the rider.