At the RETTmobil trade fair being held in Fulda from 10 to 12 May 2017, the BMW Group will again be presenting a selection of tailor-made emergency and special-purpose vehicles for rescue teams, fire services, emergency physicians and police forces.
The event is taking place for the 17th time now and ranks as Europe’s leading trade fair for rescue and mobility services. This year, around 500 exhibitors from 20 nations will attend the fair to present their current developments and technologies from the areas of rescue services, technical aids as well as fire and disaster protection. Following last year’s record attendance, the organizer expects more than 25,000 trade visitors from home and abroad, including many representatives from local authorities, communities and associations.
BMW and BMW Motorrad in exhibition hall 2, stand 208. The BMW Group will showcase a total of six different emergency vehicles at this year’s RETTmobil. At the main entrance to the fair, an eye-catching BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe boasting a flashy emergency ambulance trim already awaits visitors. At the BMW stand in hall 2, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan can be seen as an emergency vehicle in disguise. Next to it there are two versions of an emergency ambulance: a BMW X5 and a BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer. As a command vehicle for fire services, the exhibited BMW X1 has to meet entirely different requirements; the same applies to the exhibited first responder emergency motorcycle based on the BMW R Series and featuring a 1,200 cubic centimetre, two-cylinder boxer engine.
Always a second faster: BMW R 1200 RT as first responder. Motorcycles are ideally suited for deployment in urban areas as they are exceptionally agile and usually reach a destination faster than two-track vehicles, even in dense traffic. With the corresponding equipment and engines, they do in actual fact also offer genuine long-distance qualities.
The BMW R 1200 RT First Responder boasting a new RAL colour being presented at this year’s RETTmobil is the ultimate emergency vehicle: It can be flexibly adapted to specific requirements and offers a high level of driving dynamics and safety under all conditions. The extensive range of equipment options featured on the exhibited machine include a heated single seat with radio box, additional battery, antenna (380 MHz), an acoustic signal and public address system as well as visual features such as LED flashing beacons and a stop signaller. Radio preparation includes wiring for the system SEPURA Tetra BOS.
Thanks to the driving modes “Rain” and “Road”, the motorcycle can be specifically adapted to varying road conditions, whilst the optional Shift Assistant Pro additionally relieves the rider. ABS and Automatic Stability Control ASC come as standard; tilt-optimised ABS Pro and dynamic braking light are available from the range of optional Pro driving modes. A large TFT colour display mounted on the dash provides important information, and the rider benefits from excellent wind and weather protection as well as outstanding ergonomics.
The powerful two-cylinder, liquid-cooled boxer engine delivers 92 kW/125 hp, allowing the BMW R 1200 RT to reach a top speed of over 200 km/h. Fuel consumption according to WMTC is 4.96 litres per 100 km. The current model fulfils emission standard EU 4 and is fitted with an OBD control lamp.