BMW R 1250 GS Adventure 2023 Specs

This in from BMW Motorrad…

The R 1250 GS is the queen of the touring enduro It’s just made for impassable routes, adverse conditions and the most remote destinations. That is why we have further optimised the high standard of touring suitability and comfort. From driver assistance systems, lighting technology and advanced riding modes to a USB socket, the R 1250 GS Adventure offers you everything you need to explore unknown places. And thanks to the powerful boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam, you can reach any destination with ease.

On the road, off-road and back again. Even if you don’t know what terrain to expect along the way, you can rely on your bike down to the smallest detail. With the R 1250 GS Adventure, you can now enjoy long distances even more intensely. Comfortably and safely.

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. 

Colours: Ice Grey, GS Trophy, Rallye, Triple Black

Price starting at £16360



Type – Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam.

Bore x stroke – 102.5 mm x 76 mm, Capacity – 1,254 cc

Rated output – 100 kW (136 PS) at 7,750 rpm, Max. torque – 143 Nm at 6,250 rpm

Compression ratio – 12.5 : 1

Mixture Control – Electronic intake pipe injection

Emission control – Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed – over 200 km/h, Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC – 4.75 l

CO2 emission based on WMTC – 110 g/km

Fuel type – Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), adaptive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)

Electrical system

Alternator – Three-phase alternator with 510 Watt nominal power

Battery – 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-freeECALLIntelligent Emergency Call

Power transmission

Clutch – Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation

Gearbox – Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Drive – Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes

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

Front wheel location / suspension – BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut

Rear wheel location / 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

Suspension travel, front / rear210 mm / 220 mm, Wheelbase – 1,504 mm

Castor – 95.4 mm, Steering head angle – 65.1°

Wheels – Cross spoke wheels

Rim front – 3.00 x 19″, Rim, rear – 4.50 x 17″

Tyre, front – 120/70 R 19, Tyre, rear – 170/60 R 17

Brake, front – Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers

Brake, rear – Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper

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

Dimensions / weights

Seat height – 890 mm / 910 mm, Inner leg curve – 1,950 mm / 1,990 mm

Usable tank volume – 30 l ReserveApprox. – 4 l

Length (over mud guard) – 2,270 mm, Height (over windshield) – 1,460 mm

Wide (over hand guard) – 980 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled – 268 kg 

1)Permitted total weight – 485 kg, Payload (with standard equipment) – 217 kg

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