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2021 BMW R 1250 GS
2021 BMW R 1250 GS

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
BMW
BMW
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
R 1250 GS
R 1250 GS
Model Code
R1250GS
R1250GS
Color
Style Triple Black
Style Triple Black

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual disc, floating discs, diameter 12 in. (305 mm), 4-piston radial calipers

Rear -Single disc brake, diameter 10.9 in. (276 mm), double-piston floating caliper

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part-integral, slant-layer-optimized)

Front - Dual disc, floating discs, diameter 12 in. (305 mm), 4-piston radial calipers

Rear -Single disc brake, diameter 10.9 in. (276 mm), double-piston floating caliper

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part-integral, slant-layer-optimized)

Wheels
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Rims

Front - 3 x 19 in.

Rear - 4.5 x 17 in.

Front - 3 x 19 in.

Rear - 4.5 x 17 in.

Tires

Front - 120 / 70 R 19

Rear - 170 / 60 R 17

Front - 120 / 70 R 19

Rear - 170 / 60 R 17

Dimensions

Length
Over mud guard - 86.9 in. (2,207 mm)
Over mud guard - 86.9 in. (2,207 mm)
Height
Over windshield - 56.3 in. (1,430 mm)
Over windshield - 56.3 in. (1,430 mm)
Width
Over hand guard - 37.5 in. (952.5 mm)
Over hand guard - 37.5 in. (952.5 mm)
Weight
Unladen, road ready, fully fuelled - 549 lb. (249 kg)
Unladen, road ready, fully fuelled - 549 lb. (249 kg)
Wheelbase
59.6 in. (1,514 mm)
59.6 in. (1,514 mm)
Seat Height

Unladen weight - 33.5 in. / 33.3 in. (850 mm / 870 mm), (OE lowered suspension 31.5 in. / 32.3 in. - 800 mm / 820 mm)

Inner leg curve - 1,870 mm / 1,910 mm, (OE lowered suspension 1.750 mm / 1.790 mm)

Unladen weight - 33.5 in. / 33.3 in. (850 mm / 870 mm), (OE lowered suspension 31.5 in. / 32.3 in. - 800 mm / 820 mm)

Inner leg curve - 1,870 mm / 1,910 mm, (OE lowered suspension 1.750 mm / 1.790 mm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
Gearbox - Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Gearbox - Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Final Drive
Shaft drive
Shaft drive

Electrical

Battery
12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
Alternator
Three-phase generator with 510 W nominal power
Three-phase generator with 510 W nominal power
Instrumentation
TFT color display with connectivity
TFT color display with connectivity
Lighting
Full-LED headlight
Full-LED headlight
Advanced Electronics

DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)

3 Ride Modes (ECO, Rain and Road)

HSC (Hill Start Control)

DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)

3 Ride Modes (ECO, Rain and Road)

HSC (Hill Start Control)

Engine

Engine
Four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam.
Four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam.
Cooling
Air / liquid
Air / liquid
Horsepower
Rated output - 136 hp @ 7,750 rpm
Rated output - 136 hp @ 7,750 rpm
Displacement
1,254 cc
1,254 cc
Bore x Stroke
102.5 x 76 mm
102.5 x 76 mm
Torque
Max - 105 ft. lb. @ 6,250 rpm
Max - 105 ft. lb. @ 6,250 rpm
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
12.5:1
Clutch
Wet with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
Wet with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
Fuel System
Preparation - Electronic intake manifold injection
Preparation - Electronic intake manifold injection
Emissions
Regulated three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU5 emission standard
Regulated three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU5 emission standard
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Capacity

Usable tank volume - 5.2 gal.

Reserve - Approx. 1.1 gal.

Usable tank volume - 5.2 gal.

Reserve - Approx. 1.1 gal.

MPG Rating
49.5 mpg (WMTC)
49.5 mpg (WMTC)

Operational

Frame
Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front Suspension

BMW Motorrad Telelever stanchion diameter 1.5 in. (37 mm), central spring strutt

Travel - 7.5 in. (190 mm)

BMW Motorrad Telelever stanchion diameter 1.5 in. (37 mm), central spring strutt

Travel - 7.5 in. (190 mm)

Rear Suspension

Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel

Travel - 7.9 in. (200 mm)

Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel

Travel - 7.9 in. (200 mm)

Rake
Steering head angle - 64.3°
Steering head angle - 64.3°
Trail
Castor - 4.0 in. (100.6 mm)
Castor - 4.0 in. (100.6 mm)
Maximum Speed
Over 124 mph
Over 124 mph
Capacity

Permitted total weight - 1,025 lb. (465 kg)

Payload with standard equipment - 476 lb. (216 kg)

Permitted total weight - 1,025 lb. (465 kg)

Payload with standard equipment - 476 lb. (216 kg)

Other

Additional Colors

Style TripleBlack

Light white non-metallic

Style Rallye

Edition 40 Years GS

Style TripleBlack

Light white non-metallic

Style Rallye

Edition 40 Years GS

Includes

Integral ABS Pro (inclination-optimized ABS)

USB charging socket

Integral ABS Pro (inclination-optimized ABS)

USB charging socket

Features

Features

  • LED INDICATORS IN SERIES WITH OPTIONAL CRUISING LIGHT: Increase visibility thanks to their strong luminosity. The Cruising Light keeps the front indicators constantly dimmed and ensures a striking appearance, especially at night and in poor visibility.
  • HANDLEBAR RISERS OF 30 MM: Ensure a relaxed posture and give you much more control when riding standing up.
  • ENDURO PACKAGE FOR TRIPS OFF-ROAD: Less road, more fun: Engine protection bar, sports suspension, handlebar risers and off-road tires invite you to explore routes way off the beaten track.
  • COMFORTABLE HEATED SEAT: Easily adjustable to several levels, it provides you and your passenger with comfortable warmth in low temperatures and on long tours.
  • ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHT WITH LED HEADLIGHT: Enables the best possible illumination of the inner curve area.
  • RIDE MODES PRO AND ECO MODES: Fun at the touch of a button: The Ride Modes Pro are adapted to different riding styles and give you even more control over your bike with features such as the new dynamic engine brake control. The new ECO Mode in series gets the most out of every full fuel tank.
  • DTC AND ABS PRO IN SERIES: Enable precise handling in every riding situation: ABS Pro stabilizes the bike when braking in a heel angle. DTC prevents the rear wheel from spinning on surfaces with little grip.
  • CONNECTIVITY WITH TFT DISPLAY AND USB REMOTE POSITIVE TERMINAL: The TFT display connects your smartphone and bike together and, together with the BMW Connected App, enables you to find your route, listen to music and make phone calls safely while on the move. Thanks to the new USB socket, your smartphone never runs out of power when you’re on the road.
  • THE RIGHT MODE FOR EVERY ADVENTURE: Tarmacked roads, wet roads or unpaved gravel roads: The seven riding modes of the R 1250 GS ensure optimum grip and superior handling at all times. When the vehicle is stationary, you can pre-select up to four riding modes individually in the menu, which you can then select quickly and conveniently during the journey using the riding mode button. The new dynamic engine brake control provides more stability and easy control of the bike in the Pro riding modes; it prevents the rear wheel from slipping or jerking. And in the new standard ECO Mode, you get the maximum range from every tank of fuel.
  • SEE AND BE SEEN: The perfect illumination for every curve: The adaptive headlights switch on automatically when the vehicle is tilted, providing optimum illumination of bends depending on gradient and payload – a significant plus in terms of safety and comfort. The multifunctional rear LED flashing turn indicators ensure an eye-catching appearance and even greater visibility.
  • PERFORMANCE, EFFICIENCY, CONTROL: The boxer engine of the R 1250 GS fascinates from the very first glance. You can feel its character in every engine speed range, because it offers you impressive performance with more smoothness at low rotational speeds. The variable BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control ensures more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range, providing greater control in every riding situation. This means: More displacement and more performance with higher efficiency and therefore power whenever you need it. The strong pull with fewer gear changes gives you more freedom. This way you feel the boxer’s energy even more directly.

Features

  • LED INDICATORS IN SERIES WITH OPTIONAL CRUISING LIGHT: Increase visibility thanks to their strong luminosity. The Cruising Light keeps the front indicators constantly dimmed and ensures a striking appearance, especially at night and in poor visibility.
  • HANDLEBAR RISERS OF 30 MM: Ensure a relaxed posture and give you much more control when riding standing up.
  • ENDURO PACKAGE FOR TRIPS OFF-ROAD: Less road, more fun: Engine protection bar, sports suspension, handlebar risers and off-road tires invite you to explore routes way off the beaten track.
  • COMFORTABLE HEATED SEAT: Easily adjustable to several levels, it provides you and your passenger with comfortable warmth in low temperatures and on long tours.
  • ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHT WITH LED HEADLIGHT: Enables the best possible illumination of the inner curve area.
  • RIDE MODES PRO AND ECO MODES: Fun at the touch of a button: The Ride Modes Pro are adapted to different riding styles and give you even more control over your bike with features such as the new dynamic engine brake control. The new ECO Mode in series gets the most out of every full fuel tank.
  • DTC AND ABS PRO IN SERIES: Enable precise handling in every riding situation: ABS Pro stabilizes the bike when braking in a heel angle. DTC prevents the rear wheel from spinning on surfaces with little grip.
  • CONNECTIVITY WITH TFT DISPLAY AND USB REMOTE POSITIVE TERMINAL: The TFT display connects your smartphone and bike together and, together with the BMW Connected App, enables you to find your route, listen to music and make phone calls safely while on the move. Thanks to the new USB socket, your smartphone never runs out of power when you’re on the road.
  • THE RIGHT MODE FOR EVERY ADVENTURE: Tarmacked roads, wet roads or unpaved gravel roads: The seven riding modes of the R 1250 GS ensure optimum grip and superior handling at all times. When the vehicle is stationary, you can pre-select up to four riding modes individually in the menu, which you can then select quickly and conveniently during the journey using the riding mode button. The new dynamic engine brake control provides more stability and easy control of the bike in the Pro riding modes; it prevents the rear wheel from slipping or jerking. And in the new standard ECO Mode, you get the maximum range from every tank of fuel.
  • SEE AND BE SEEN: The perfect illumination for every curve: The adaptive headlights switch on automatically when the vehicle is tilted, providing optimum illumination of bends depending on gradient and payload – a significant plus in terms of safety and comfort. The multifunctional rear LED flashing turn indicators ensure an eye-catching appearance and even greater visibility.
  • PERFORMANCE, EFFICIENCY, CONTROL: The boxer engine of the R 1250 GS fascinates from the very first glance. You can feel its character in every engine speed range, because it offers you impressive performance with more smoothness at low rotational speeds. The variable BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control ensures more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range, providing greater control in every riding situation. This means: More displacement and more performance with higher efficiency and therefore power whenever you need it. The strong pull with fewer gear changes gives you more freedom. This way you feel the boxer’s energy even more directly.