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2021 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure - 40 Years of GS Edition
2021 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure - 40 Years of GS Edition

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
BMW
BMW
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
R 1250 GS Adventure - 40 Years of GS Edition
R 1250 GS Adventure - 40 Years of GS Edition
Model Code
R1250GSADVENTURE
R1250GSADVENTURE
Color
40 Years of GS Edition
40 Years of GS Edition

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

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 CRUISING LIGHT OPTION: Make you even more visible in the dark. The Cruising Light is also eye-catching: It allows the front indicators to shine in a permanently slightly dimmed light and, in combination with the headlight, produces a wide beam.
  • COMFORTABLE HANDLEBAR RISERS: This is particularly beneficial for the taller drivers. But also when riding off-road or as an ambitious enduro rider, you have more control and even more fun with the handlebars mounted 30 mm higher.
  • LONG RANGE WITH THE 7.9 GALLON TANK: When in beautiful surroundings, you won’t want to cut your journey short: With a maximum range of over 372 miles, you can relax and be on the road a little longer.
  • SEAT HEATING: This way, every tour can easily be a little longer: The multi-level seat heating guarantees the rider and passenger more comfort and makes them want to stay out longer.
  • ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHT WITH LED SWIVELING HEADLIGHT: You get more out of every mile if you can see better. That’s why the 1250 GS Adventure illuminates your path consistently and homogeneously. Even on dynamic curves.
  • RIDE MODES PRO AND ECO MODE: Every terrain is worth trying out: The Ride Modes Pro, which have been extended to up to seven with new dynamic engine brake control, ensure optimum control on any terrain. The standard ECO Mode gets more range out of every tank of fuel: for relaxed longer trips.
  • DTC AND ABS PRO IN SERIES: The nicest thing about adventure is you never know how you’ll reach your destination. With ABS Pro and DTC, you are ideally prepared for any surface. Both when braking or if surface grip suddenly changes.
  • TFT DISPLAY WITH CONNECTIVITY, USB CHARGING SOCKET AND ADJUSTABLE WINDSCREEN: On the TFT display, the BMW Motorrad Connected App gives you a clear view of your navigation and all your data. The large windscreen can be adjusted using the knob and offers you protection from changing weather conditions. Thanks to the USB charging socket, your smartphone always has enough power.
  • GO RELAXED INTO UNKNOWN TERRAIN: The comfortable ergonomics and seating position of the R 1250 GS Adventure offer superior vision in every situation and let you control the bike easily. As the handlebars can be raised by up to 30 mm, you can ride comfortably and confidently even as a tall rider or standing up while off-road. In addition, the wide range of seat heights from 790 to 910 mm and the extensive selection of seats are guaranteed to help you find the right R 1250 GS Adventure for you. And the seat heating system ensures that you and your passenger enjoy every tour even more.
  • LED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY: More radiance, visibility and prominence: The full-LED swiveling headlights and adaptive headlights guarantee superior illumination and constant range - to the side, up and down. Depending on the ground gradient, payload and inclination in curves. This way, the light is with you wherever you ride. The LED turn signals with Cruising Light option provide an eye-catching appearance with constantly dimmed lighting at the front. While at the rear, the multifunctional LED indicators increase passive safety. Further highlights: the Welcome and Goodbye function as well as the driving lights, which can be activated when the ignition is switched off - very practical when maneuvering in the dark.

Features

  • LED INDICATORS IN SERIES WITH CRUISING LIGHT OPTION: Make you even more visible in the dark. The Cruising Light is also eye-catching: It allows the front indicators to shine in a permanently slightly dimmed light and, in combination with the headlight, produces a wide beam.
  • COMFORTABLE HANDLEBAR RISERS: This is particularly beneficial for the taller drivers. But also when riding off-road or as an ambitious enduro rider, you have more control and even more fun with the handlebars mounted 30 mm higher.
  • LONG RANGE WITH THE 7.9 GALLON TANK: When in beautiful surroundings, you won’t want to cut your journey short: With a maximum range of over 372 miles, you can relax and be on the road a little longer.
  • SEAT HEATING: This way, every tour can easily be a little longer: The multi-level seat heating guarantees the rider and passenger more comfort and makes them want to stay out longer.
  • ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHT WITH LED SWIVELING HEADLIGHT: You get more out of every mile if you can see better. That’s why the 1250 GS Adventure illuminates your path consistently and homogeneously. Even on dynamic curves.
  • RIDE MODES PRO AND ECO MODE: Every terrain is worth trying out: The Ride Modes Pro, which have been extended to up to seven with new dynamic engine brake control, ensure optimum control on any terrain. The standard ECO Mode gets more range out of every tank of fuel: for relaxed longer trips.
  • DTC AND ABS PRO IN SERIES: The nicest thing about adventure is you never know how you’ll reach your destination. With ABS Pro and DTC, you are ideally prepared for any surface. Both when braking or if surface grip suddenly changes.
  • TFT DISPLAY WITH CONNECTIVITY, USB CHARGING SOCKET AND ADJUSTABLE WINDSCREEN: On the TFT display, the BMW Motorrad Connected App gives you a clear view of your navigation and all your data. The large windscreen can be adjusted using the knob and offers you protection from changing weather conditions. Thanks to the USB charging socket, your smartphone always has enough power.
  • GO RELAXED INTO UNKNOWN TERRAIN: The comfortable ergonomics and seating position of the R 1250 GS Adventure offer superior vision in every situation and let you control the bike easily. As the handlebars can be raised by up to 30 mm, you can ride comfortably and confidently even as a tall rider or standing up while off-road. In addition, the wide range of seat heights from 790 to 910 mm and the extensive selection of seats are guaranteed to help you find the right R 1250 GS Adventure for you. And the seat heating system ensures that you and your passenger enjoy every tour even more.
  • LED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY: More radiance, visibility and prominence: The full-LED swiveling headlights and adaptive headlights guarantee superior illumination and constant range - to the side, up and down. Depending on the ground gradient, payload and inclination in curves. This way, the light is with you wherever you ride. The LED turn signals with Cruising Light option provide an eye-catching appearance with constantly dimmed lighting at the front. While at the rear, the multifunctional LED indicators increase passive safety. Further highlights: the Welcome and Goodbye function as well as the driving lights, which can be activated when the ignition is switched off - very practical when maneuvering in the dark.