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2021 BMW R 1250 RS
2021 BMW R 1250 RS

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
BMW
BMW
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
R 1250 RS
R 1250 RS
Model Code
R1250RS
R1250RS
Color
Austin Yellow Metallic Matte
Austin Yellow Metallic Matte

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual floating disc, 4-piston radial calipers, diameter 320 mm

Rear - Single disc, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper

ABS - BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral, can be switched off)

Front - Dual floating disc, 4-piston radial calipers, diameter 320 mm

Rear - Single disc, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper

ABS - BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral, can be switched off)

Wheels
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Rims

Front - 3.50 x 17 in.

Rear - 5.50 x 17 in.

Front - 3.50 x 17 in.

Rear - 5.50 x 17 in.

Tires

Front - 120 / 70 ZR 17

Rear - 180 / 55 ZR 17

Front - 120 / 70 ZR 17

Rear - 180 / 55 ZR 17

Dimensions

Length
86.7 in. (2,202 mm)
86.7 in. (2,202 mm)
Height
Excluding mirrors - 49.4 in. (1,255 mm)
Excluding mirrors - 49.4 in. (1,255 mm)
Width
Including mirrors - 36.4 in. (925 mm)
Including mirrors - 36.4 in. (925 mm)
Weight
Unladen, road ready, fully fuelled - 536 lb. (243 kg)
Unladen, road ready, fully fuelled - 536 lb. (243 kg)
Wheelbase
60.2 in. (1,530 mm)
60.2 in. (1,530 mm)
Seat Height

Unladen weight - 32.3 in. (Standard Seat)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight - 73.8 in. (Sport Seat), 72.4 in. (Standard Seat), 67.7 in. (Low Seat)

Unladen weight - 32.3 in. (Standard Seat)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight - 73.8 in. (Sport Seat), 72.4 in. (Standard Seat), 67.7 in. (Low Seat)

Drivetrain

Transmission
Gearbox - Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Gearbox - Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Final Drive
Shaft drive
Shaft drive

Electrical

Battery
12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Alternator
Three-phase 508 W generator
Three-phase 508 W generator

Engine

Engine
4-stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam
4-stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam
Cooling
Air / liquid
Air / liquid
Horsepower
136 hp @ 7,750 rpm
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
Oil lubricated, hydraulically operated
Oil lubricated, hydraulically operated
Fuel System
Mixture control / engine management - Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system
Mixture control / engine management - Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system
Emissions
Control - Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Control - Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Capacity

Usable tank volume - 4.8 gal. (18 l)

Reserve - Approx. 1 gal. (4 l)

Usable tank volume - 4.8 gal. (18 l)

Reserve - Approx. 1 gal. (4 l)

MPG Rating
50 mpg (WMTC)
50 mpg (WMTC)

Operational

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

Front - Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 45 mm

Travel - 5.5 in. (140 mm)

Front - Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 45 mm

Travel - 5.5 in. (140 mm)

Rear Suspension

Rear - Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable

Travel - 5.5 in. (140 mm)

Rear - Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable

Travel - 5.5 in. (140 mm)

Rake
62.3°
62.3°
Trail
Castor - 4.4 in. (110.9 mm)
Castor - 4.4 in. (110.9 mm)
Maximum Speed
Over 125 mph
Over 125 mph
Capacity

Payload (with standard equipment) - 478 lb. (217 kg)

Permitted total weight - 1,014 lb. (460 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment) - 478 lb. (217 kg)

Permitted total weight - 1,014 lb. (460 kg)

Other

Additional Colors

Austin Yellow Metallic Matte

Imperial Blue Metallic

Black Storm Metallic

Austin Yellow Metallic Matte

Imperial Blue Metallic

Black Storm Metallic

Features

Features

  • SPORTINESS MEETS ERGONOMICS: The R 1250 RS combines sportiness with touring ability. The completely revised front, including engine spoiler, emphasizes the overall style of the Sport Tourer. The symmetrical layout of the twin headlights gives the R 1250 RS a balanced and modern look. The handlebar geometry ensures a sporty sitting position.
  • FULL POWER AHEAD: BMW ShiftCam is the name of the innovative technology that lets you accelerate faster from any speed. This is achieved by means of a variable camshaft control system. The increase to 136 hp gives you more power and, with the capacity expansion to 1254 cc, the possibility to make another sprint in the fast lane. The increase in torque (max 105 lb-ft) is noticeable in every rpm range, delivering the typical boxer punch an pure riding pleasure.
  • FULL LED HEADLIGHTS AS STANDARD: In both low beam and high beam, the illumination is wider and more consistent than conventional headlights. In addition, the light is whiter, making contours clearer and significantly increasing passive safety.
  • FACELIFT - FRONT AND SPORTIER APPEARANCE: The redesigned front, including an engine spoiler and full-LED headlight, make the R 1250 RS even more dynamic in its appearance.
  • BMW MOTORRAD OPTION 719: You now have even more options to make your BMW R 1250 RS your own bike: With the design-defining Option 719 Billet Packs Classic, Storm and Shadow, all three are very exclusive and high-quality factory-fitted customisation options. With the two-colour Option 719 wheels, you can make your R 1250 RS even more exclusive. The sports silencer also makes a statement on performance.
  • TFT DISPLAY WITH CONNECTIVITY: Connect your smartphone to your bike via Bluetooth. The 6.5-inch TFT display shows you everything about your motorcycle and offers you in conjunction with the smartphone app additional features such as navigation, music and phone.
  • BMW SHIFTCAM: The boxer engine with variable camshaft control gives you more pulling power in every rpm range.
  • STYLE SPORT: The Style Sport is a statement about performance with the expressive color Austin Yellow Metallic Matte.
  • STYLE EXCLUSIVE: Show off your elegant sportiness with the Exclusive Style.
  • DYNAMIC ESA OF THE LATEST GENERATION: Dynamic ESA ensures more stable and even safer ride characteristics. The system automatically regulates the damping and spring preload of the struts depending on riding conditions and load. And it offers the highest level of comfort and traction on all surfaces, even in an inclined position. The inverted gold-colored fork is also part of the Dynamic ESA package.
  • RIDE MODES: Ride Modes Pro now also includes Hill Start Control Pro with automatic brake activation and Dynamic Brake Assistant (DBC).
  • CONNECTIVITY: Connect your smartphone to your bike via Bluetooth. The 6.5-inch TFT displays important information from the motorcycle and offers you, in conjunction with your smartphone app, additional features such as navigation, music and phone.
  • THE ENGINE: With a maximum 105 lb-ft of torque, the reworked engine delivers more power than ever before. Experience the pure thrill of riding and the typical punch of the Boxer engine at all times.

Features

  • SPORTINESS MEETS ERGONOMICS: The R 1250 RS combines sportiness with touring ability. The completely revised front, including engine spoiler, emphasizes the overall style of the Sport Tourer. The symmetrical layout of the twin headlights gives the R 1250 RS a balanced and modern look. The handlebar geometry ensures a sporty sitting position.
  • FULL POWER AHEAD: BMW ShiftCam is the name of the innovative technology that lets you accelerate faster from any speed. This is achieved by means of a variable camshaft control system. The increase to 136 hp gives you more power and, with the capacity expansion to 1254 cc, the possibility to make another sprint in the fast lane. The increase in torque (max 105 lb-ft) is noticeable in every rpm range, delivering the typical boxer punch an pure riding pleasure.
  • FULL LED HEADLIGHTS AS STANDARD: In both low beam and high beam, the illumination is wider and more consistent than conventional headlights. In addition, the light is whiter, making contours clearer and significantly increasing passive safety.
  • FACELIFT - FRONT AND SPORTIER APPEARANCE: The redesigned front, including an engine spoiler and full-LED headlight, make the R 1250 RS even more dynamic in its appearance.
  • BMW MOTORRAD OPTION 719: You now have even more options to make your BMW R 1250 RS your own bike: With the design-defining Option 719 Billet Packs Classic, Storm and Shadow, all three are very exclusive and high-quality factory-fitted customisation options. With the two-colour Option 719 wheels, you can make your R 1250 RS even more exclusive. The sports silencer also makes a statement on performance.
  • TFT DISPLAY WITH CONNECTIVITY: Connect your smartphone to your bike via Bluetooth. The 6.5-inch TFT display shows you everything about your motorcycle and offers you in conjunction with the smartphone app additional features such as navigation, music and phone.
  • BMW SHIFTCAM: The boxer engine with variable camshaft control gives you more pulling power in every rpm range.
  • STYLE SPORT: The Style Sport is a statement about performance with the expressive color Austin Yellow Metallic Matte.
  • STYLE EXCLUSIVE: Show off your elegant sportiness with the Exclusive Style.
  • DYNAMIC ESA OF THE LATEST GENERATION: Dynamic ESA ensures more stable and even safer ride characteristics. The system automatically regulates the damping and spring preload of the struts depending on riding conditions and load. And it offers the highest level of comfort and traction on all surfaces, even in an inclined position. The inverted gold-colored fork is also part of the Dynamic ESA package.
  • RIDE MODES: Ride Modes Pro now also includes Hill Start Control Pro with automatic brake activation and Dynamic Brake Assistant (DBC).
  • CONNECTIVITY: Connect your smartphone to your bike via Bluetooth. The 6.5-inch TFT displays important information from the motorcycle and offers you, in conjunction with your smartphone app, additional features such as navigation, music and phone.
  • THE ENGINE: With a maximum 105 lb-ft of torque, the reworked engine delivers more power than ever before. Experience the pure thrill of riding and the typical punch of the Boxer engine at all times.