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BMW Reveal New R 1250 GS and RT Models

BMW Reveal New R 1250 GS and RT Models

The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT – the fascination of travel and touring in a new dimension of engine power.

For more than 35 years, the flat-twin boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad GS and RT models has stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable propulsion when it comes to setting off on an extended tour or a long-distance journey – or simply enjoying the satisfying pleasure of a short weekend trip. For more than 25 years, BMW Motorrad has used 4-valve technology, combined with electronic fuel injection and closed-loop catalytic converter technology in order to achieve the best possible power and torque delivery, efficiency and environmental compatibility.

Further advanced boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology for an additional increase in power across the entire engine speed range, reduced emission and fuel consumption levels, optimised running smoothness and refinement.

With the extensively further advanced boxer engine, the new R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT not only achieve a whole new level of power and torque. It was also possible to significantly optimise refinement and running smoothness – especially within the lower engine speed range. What is more, the new engine offers improved emission and fuel consumption levels as well as a particularly satisfying sound. For this purpose, BMW ShiftCam Technology has been used for the first time in the serial production of BMW Motorrad engines: this enables variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side. In addition, the intake camshafts are designed for asynchronous opening of the two intake valves, resulting in enhanced swirl of the fresh, incoming mixture and therefore more effective combustion. Other technical changes to the engine relate to the camshaft drive – now taken care of by a toothed chain (previously a roller chain) – an optimised oil supply, twin-jet injection valves and a new exhaust system.

Two riding modes, ASC and Hill Start Control as standard.

There are two riding modes available as standard in order to be able to adapt the motorcycle to individual rider preferences. The standard Automatic Stability Control ASC ensures a high level of riding safety due to the best possible traction. The set-off assistant Hill Start Control is likewise a standard feature in both models, enabling convenient set-off on slopes.

Riding Modes Pro, featuring additional riding modes, Dynamic Traction Control DTC, ABS Pro, Hill Start Control Pro and Dynamic Brake Assistant DBC (new), available as an optional equipment item ex works.

Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA "Next Generation" with fully automatic load compensation, now also for the R 1250 RT.

With the optional equipment item BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA "Next Generation", damping automatically adapts to the situation according to riding state and manoeuvres, and there is also automatic compensation in all load states. This allows finely tuned adaptation of the motorcycle to riding states, achieving optimum damping comfort and a very stable ride response – this is now also available for the R 1250 RT.

LED headlamp for the R 1250 GS as standard and LED daytime riding light for both models as an ex works optional equipment item.

The new R 1250 GS now features the LED headlamp as standard. In addition to this, the LED daytime riding light is available as an optional equipment item for both the R 1250 GS and the R 1250 RT, which has halogen headlamps.

Connectivity: multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen and numerous features as standard in the R 1250 GS.

The new R 1250 GS now has the equipment feature Connectivity as standard including a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen. In conjunction with the standard BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller, this means the rider can access vehicle and connectivity functions particularly swiftly and conveniently.

The R 1250 RT is fitted with a large 5.7-inch TFT colour screen. This is supplemented with an analog speedometer and rev counter.

Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option.

Ensuring the fastest possible assistance in the event of an accident or in situations of emergency and danger can save people's lives. The optional equipment item Intelligent Emergency Call summons assistance to the scene as quickly as possible. As before, this feature can be ordered for both models.

BMW Motorrad Spezial – high-quality customisation features as optional equipment items ex works.

BMW Motorrad Spezial offers a range of iconic customisation features that enhance both performance and value, available as optional equipment items ex works. The focus is on harmonious integration in the vehicle as a whole, use of the very highest-quality materials, elaborate manual workmanship and characteristic attention to detail. The Billets Packs Option 719 Classic and HP are available for the new R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT, for example. The new R 1250 RT can be additionally enhanced with Option 719 wheels Classic or Sport, an exclusive seat and one of two Spezial paint finishes. An HP sports silencer is likewise available ex works for the two new boxer models.

New attractive colours and style variants.

The new R 1250 GS showcases its travel and off-road prowess in two modern basic finishes and two striking style variants. The new R 1250 RT embodies its exclusive touring character in one basic colour, two style variants and two Option 719 Spezial finishes.

Design And Colour Concept

The new R 1250 GS: travel and off-road prowess in two modern basic finishes and two striking style variants.

The new BMW R 1250 GS conveys its refined character and universal talents with two new colours in the basic version and the style variants Exclusive and HP. The presence of a new power unit is demonstrated by means of newly designed cylinder head covers bearing the inscription "ShiftCam" as well as the pipe ducting of the new exhaust manifold system.

Basic version in Blackstorm metallic and Cosmic Blue metallic: Each of the finishes Cosmic Blue metallic and Blackstorm metallic give the new R 1250 GS a pronounced modern appearance, combining the standard cast wheels in Granite Grey metallic matt with black brake calipers, a black rear frame, a silver main frame, silver handlebars and a silver drivetrain as well as a luggage bridge in White Aluminium matt with trim holder in Nu¨rburg Silver. The Telelever slider tubes anodized in gold emphasise the off-road talents of the new R 1250 GS. The two body finishes are to be found on the central fuel tank cover and the front wheel cover. Here, the fuel tank side trim elements in Asphalt Grey metallic provide a touch of contrast. The radiator trim in galvanised plastic adds a quality accentuation, as does the new model inscription.

R 1250 GS Exclusive:

In the style variant Exclusive and the new colour combination Blackstorm metallic / Night Black, the new R 1250 GS blends classic understatement and masculine character with a commanding presence and elegance. The drivetrain coated in black matt provides the perfect counterpart to the main frame in Agate Grey metallic matt as well as the black rear frame and the black anodized tube handlebars. 

R 1250 GS HP:

In the style version HP the new R 1250 GS emphasises its sporty ambitions, dynamically showcasing its off-road expertise as a travel enduro with the colour combination Light White/Racing Blue metallic/Racing Red.

Light White is to be found on the main frame and in combination with graphics on the fuel tank side trim elements and front wheel cover, while Racing Blue is applied to the central fuel tank cover.

R 1250 RT: exclusive touring character in three attractive colour versions and two style versions.

As compared to the predecessor model, the engine spoiler has been newly designed and an additional front spoiler has been added. Another striking visual feature is the pipe ducting of the new exhaust manifold system. Along with these body modifications, there are also three attractive colour and style variants as well as two additional special finishes available for the new R 1250 RT, each creating a powerfully distinctive character.

Basic version in Alpine White:

This traditional BMW Motorrad colour gives the R 1250 RT a timeless and at the same time dynamic look. As in all other versions, a newly designed model inscription is applied here. Cylinder head covers with the lettering "ShiftCam" – a reference to the new engine generation – set it apart from the predecessor model at first sight. 

Option 719 Spezial finishes in Blue Planet metallic and Sparkling Storm metallic:

A particularly intense metallic effect is created by the two Spezial colours Blue Planet metallic and Sparkling Storm metallic. The body colour is to be found on the central fuel tank cover, the left and right-hand fuel tank covering, the trim on the case lids, the front, rear and side trim section and also on the front spoiler, front wheel cover and knee cover. Chrome elements such as the handlebar weights and windshield trim element underscore the luxurious character of the new R 1250 RT.

R 1250 RT Sport:

In this style variant with the colour combination Mars Red metallic / Slate Dark metallic matt, the new R 1250 RT reveals its sporty, dynamic qualities. Here the new engine is highlighted by means of cylinder head covers in Agate Grey metallic matt, while the R 1250 RT Sport is fitted with a shortened windshield as a sporty feature, though customers can replace this with the standard windshield if they wish.

R 1250 RT Elegance:

This style variant emphasises the elegant appearance of the new R 1250 RT by means of a body finish in Carbon Black metallic. The wheels finished in Silver metallic with a drivetrain in Aluminium Silver metallic add a powerful contrast as well as a touch of refinement. Homogeneous accentuations are provided by the central fuel tank cover and knee cover in Granite Grey metallic matt.