Looks like BMW are preparing for the new Honda VFR1300. They look set to release a all new boxer engined R1300RT. Take from http://www.moto-station.com/article6343-news-moto-2010-bmw-r1300rt.html This is a translation from this French website...
This is already a few years the R1200RT was installed on the European market GT. But the cycle of renewal of the German motorcycle directly affect in 2010. New look, new engine, new developments, the R1300RT out all the stops to do even better than its predecessor. In excluded Moto-Station lifts the veil 1996 R1100RT, 2001 R1150RT, 2005 R1200RT ... 2010 R1300RT! Argued chronologically, the arrival of a new flagship for the fleet of German flat twin seems obvious. But we have intersected the conclusion of this rule arithmetic with various sources on this point are also unanimous. And to give us reason if any was still needed, the current R1200RT is now the subject of a disguised in the network (formally pack 2 or 3 at deflated prices, unofficially remission often more important ). In short, there are "business" to do on the R1200RT, the GTistes insensitive to the novelty of them end up as the symbol of German remains one of the most stable market. In turn, the dealers will sell their stock. And finally, BMW will once again take advantage of technology transfers within its range to benefit the replacement of the current high-end tourism twin developments already made in other models ...
A R1300RT ... HP2 sauce!
First is foremost on the R1300RT engine that will make the difference with its predecessor. The savvy technological assistance will be for expenses: the automatic or semiautomatic is not the program. In contrast, anti-skating acceleration (AUC), He will be. But it is primarily mechanical side that everything will play out since RT resume base engine ... of the current HP2 Sport! The No. 1 advantage of this flat is its twin yokes two trees overhead cam (instead of one on the R1200), with the key to more power (over 130 hp.) But also more of torque over a speed range wider. Faced with four-cylinder competitors, we had already pointed to the lack of performance (relatif. ..) of the current R 1200 RT (read our comparative motorcycle GT 2008), and no doubt his successor should she make a more sensitive on this point. Especially since the adoption of these new heads will be accompanied by an increase in displacement. On this point, despite our title, we do not yet know what value was selected by the Bavarian engineers: 1 250 1 300 cm3? But it is certain that this increase in performance will devoted to this bike rides great duo responsible, then you are quite likely to complain about the lack of low-end torque (or flexibility) of the current model on the maxitest R1200RT . In addition, featured on the new RT, it is evident that this very flat twin will be optimized then declined on other models in the range (R, GS, S) ... who will benefit from full power elsewhere in France of course (cause clamping to 106 hp. us).
The aesthetics of the current R1200RT has much divided when it was released in 2005. Over the years we became accustomed to its angular lines. But perhaps the German designers will they take their precautions this time to rally the outset a large audience to the aesthetic of the new R1300RT? That's all we can wish this bike flagship BMW range, a large road that promises a compromise road / performance very sharp. For like his predecessor, can be expected by an enhanced chassis and streamlined, with the famous and Telelever Monolever suspension (with electronic control ESA), a new generation of ABS text, all in template may be more content and coupled with a potential net increase in momentum. In short, a more modern and RT stripping than ever serving backpackers concerned about their image and preserve the art of travel ... Fast. A condition to be patient and silver, because if we can expect an increase in its price (around € 18 000?), The R1300RT not arrive at dealerships by June 2010. Other information as soon as possible ... Stay connected.
By Manu Cadiou, photomontage Christian Papazoglakis