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Compare the 2005 BMW R 1200 RT vs 2005 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture. The 2005 BMW R 1200 RT has an MSRP of $17,490, while the 2005 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture has an MSRP of $16,999.
 

KEY FACTS

   
Manufacturer BMW Yamaha
Model R Royal Star
Year 2005 2005
Class Sport-Touring Touring
Country of Origin Germany Japan
MSRP $17,490

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$16,999

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Warranty 36 months 60 months
 

Engine

   
Cylinders 2 4
Compression Ratio 12.0:1 10:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1170 1294
Valve Configuration OHV DOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Air / Oil Liquid
Engine Type Flat Twin V4
 

Seat Specifications

   
Number Of Seats 2 2
Seat Height (in) 32.3 29.5
 

Front Suspension

   
Front Suspension Size (in)
Front Travel (in) 4.3 5.6
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 

Rear Suspension

   
Rear Travel (in) 5.5 4.1
Rear Suspension Brand Name Paralever
Rear Suspension Type Single Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 

Dimensions

   
Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 6.1
Trail (in)
Width (in) 35.6 35.4
Wheelbase (in) 59.1 67.1
Length (in) 87.8 104.5
 

Capacities

   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.5 6
 

Misc

   
Major Revision Year 2005
Year 2005 2005
Manufacturer Country Germany Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Sport-Touring Touring
 

Weight

   
Dry Weight (lbs) 505 807
 

Transmission

   
Number Of Speeds 6 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Shaft Shaft
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 

Brakes

   
Rear Brake Type Disc Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Disc Dual Disc
 

Tires

   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 180/55 ZR17 150/90 HR15
Front Tire (Full Spec) 120/70 ZR17 150/80 HR16
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2005 BMW R 1200 RT vs 2005 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture