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    Water cooled rt?

    I ran across this online at a bike magazine site and wonder if they are firing on all cylinders;

    I question the dry sump lubrication as well as the two overhead camshafts.

    Do the brits get a different bike than we do? Poor sods.

    2009 BMW R1200RT - UK Specifications

    Engine

    Type Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication

    Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm

    Capacity 798 cc

    Rated output 62.5 kW (85 hp) at 8,000 rpm (output reduction to 25 kW (34 hp) at 7,000 rpm possible)

    Max. torque 86 Nm at 5,800 rpm (with output reduction: 55 Nm at 3,500 rpm)

    Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPMARTY View Post
    I ran across this online at a bike magazine site and wonder if they are firing on all cylinders;
    I think they have a fouled plug.

    http://www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/motorc...fications.html

    BTW, how come the UK website is so much better that the US?

    Scott
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    Those would be the specs for the F800...
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    I did read an article that BMW is planning to have a water cooled RT for the 2012 model year. It has something to do with the Euro emissions requirements. Article claimed that BMW will keep the present boxer motor only it will be water cooled. I can't imaging how that will happen. I will try and relocate the article.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneRanger View Post
    I did read an article that BMW is planning to have a water cooled RT for the 2012 model year. It has something to do with the Euro emissions requirements. Article claimed that BMW will keep the present boxer motor only it will be water cooled. I can't imaging how that will happen. I will try and relocate the article.....
    Spray nozzles in front of each cylinder head and a bladder for the top trunk holding some 48 liters of water.
    Marty - in the western Oregon mountains.'06RT, (gone '04RT, '86 Venture Royal, '81 Yamaha Virago920, '82Suzuki GS1100GK, '76 Suzuki GT750, Triumph 750 Bonneville, BSA Road Rocket 650, 61" Harley knucklehead)

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