R 1250 R


R 1250 R

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Product code: R 1250 R

Specifications and pricing are subject to change.

Black storm metallicStyle ExclusiveStyle Sport




Unadulterated riding pleasure with that classic boxer punch: The BMW R 1250 R. The only thing as exceptional as its drive system using BMW ShiftCam technology is its versatility: Whether sporty and dynamic, pure and classic, or effortless and relaxed: This roadster delivers an incomparable riding experience. Make a clear statement with its power train and maximum torque of 143 Nm – whenever you want. And with its handling, you are the master of every kilometre – however you want. Simply put: #NeverStopChallenging.

Sportiness made visible

Feel and enjoy the torque delivered by this boxer with every twist of your wrist. With Core Screen Sport, you now have this sportiness – in the truest sense of the word – at your fingertips. The TFT display provides information such as DTC interventions, your current and maximum lean, as well as the brake intervention force.

Eco mode for more efficient riding

Being able to drift with ease and unwavering calm, on a powerful boxer: This is also a sign of versatility. With the R 1250 R's new Eco mode, you get maximum range every time you fill your tank. The TFT display shows you how efficient your riding style is. For maximum performance, you can switch to another riding mode, quick and easy, at any time. The standard Rain and Road riding modes now also include ABS Pro and DTC. Moreover, the optional Pro Dynamic and Dynamic Pro riding modes help you unleash the full potential of your R 1250 R.

Legendary power delivery

The heart of the R 1250 R is its impresses ability to adapt perfectly to the situation: Its 1254 ccm boxer engine features BMW ShiftCam technology and a variable camshaft control. Which means superior, uniform power delivery. No matter how you want to ride. From a relaxed cruise to a spontaneous sprint, anything is possible. And when you feel this bike’s maximum torque of 143 Nm at full performance, you will know that unmistakable boxer punch which only a roadster can provide.

One roadster, three faces

Whatever your style, this bike offers you three authentic roadster looks: from purist to sporty to classic elegance.

Striking boxer roadster

The striking, newly designed LED headlights, with their iconic crescent-shaped LED light guides, give the R 1250 R that characteristic Roadster face. And just as unmistakable, next we have: glass or trim? No need: You can feel the power you put to the road. Fortunately. Because this power is the feedback that makes riding such a pleasure. And the optional new single seater perfects the sporty look of the R 1250 R.

Motorcycle Specs



Rated output 100 kW (136 hp) at 7,750 rpm
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter
Type Two-cylinder, air/liquid-cooled, four-stroke boxer engine with two overhead spur-gear driven camshafts, one counterbalance shaft and BMW ShiftCam variable intake camshaft control
Bore x stroke 102.5 mm x 76 mm
Capacity 1,254 cc
Max. torque 143 Nm at 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management system: BMS-O with throttle-by-wire
Exhaust emission standards

 EU 5

Performance / fuel consumption

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 4.75 l
Fuel type Super unleaded (max. 15% ethanol, E15), 95 ROZ/RON, 90 AKI
CO2 emission based on WMTC 110 g/km

Electrical system

Alternator Permanent magnet alternator with 508 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch
Gearbox Claw-shifted 6-speed gearbox with helical gears
Drive Cardan

Chassis / brakes

Frame Steel tube frame with load-bearing engine, steel tube sub-frame
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum single-sided swingarm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD shock absorber, spring preload continuously adjustable hydraulically by handwheel, rebound damping adjustable by handwheel
Suspension travel front / rear 140 mm / 140 mm
Wheelbase 1,512 mm
Castor 129.60 mm
Steering head angle 61.7°
Wheels Aluminium cast wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear
Tyre, front 120/70 ZR17
Tyre, rear 180/55 ZR17
Brake, front Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston radial brake caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, 2-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (partial integral, lean angle optimized)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height at unladen weight
820 mm (seat low: 760 mm; seat sport: 840 mm)
Usable tank volume 18 l
Length 2,165 mm (over license plate holder)
Height 1,300 mm (above mirror, at DIN unladen weight)
Width 880 mm (above mirror)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled

239 kg

Permitted total weight 460 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 221 kg

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