BMW R 1250 RT 2023 Specs

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The R 1250 RT is the perfect companion for your tour: its legendary BMW ShiftCam boxer engine propels you across local country roads just as powerfully as it does over winding mountain passes. Its new front end makes it look more dynamic and slimmer. Features, such as the extra-large 10.25″ TFT display or Active Cruise Control (ACC) provide extra comfort on your journey.

More space, more clarity, more visibility: The new, large 10.25″ TFT screen combines all the instruments of the R 1250 RT, plus practical functions such as the navigator and connectivity. The split screen gives you an overview of several functions at the same time, such as displaying the on-board computer in addition to the current speed. The colour display is given extra sharpness and contrast by the robust, tempered and non-reflective glass cover. Your screen is therefore easy to read even in the midday sun and, thanks to the anti-fingerprint coating, it stays that way.

Carefree riding pleasure: The new Active Cruise Control (ACC) driving assistance system lets you set the desired speed and the distance to the vehicle in front conveniently by pressing a button on the handlebars. A radar sensor at the front determines the vehicle speed and the distance to the vehicle ahead. If this distance is reduced, the system automatically reduces the speed and re-establishes the selected distance. If the distance is increased, the vehicle will also increase the speed. This way, you can enjoy a relaxed journey over every mile.

In addition to adaptive headlights and ACC, the Dynamic and Comfort packages provide you with comfort enhancing features such as Pro riding modes, seat heating and Keyless Ride. In addition, there is a range of optional equipment and optional accessories. 

The front of the R 1250 RT is sleek and encloses the LED headlights. Together with the more compact body, this creates a dynamic unit with one clear advantage: an even larger field of view. The new windscreen boasts an impressive patented air duct: Forward suction and air movement on the upper body are reduced – so you continue to ride in complete relaxation even after many hours on the bike. The two-part front-wheel cover also underlines the compactness, supports the aerodynamics and reduces dirt on you and your bike – especially in the rain. 

You can feel the power of the boxer engine from the very first metres. No matter where your tour takes you: Performance and smoothness fascinate in every speed range. This is also ensured by the BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control. With superior power delivery, it gives you extra control. The high torque curve, the elasticity and the irresistible power with fewer gear changes ensure relaxed touring. And thanks to its generous displacement and power with high efficiency, your riding pleasure increases with every metre.


Design – Two-cylinder, air-/fluid-cooled, four-stroke boxer engine with two overhead spur-gear driven camshafts, one balancer shaft and BMW ShiftCam variable intake camshaft control.

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

Nominal capacity – 100 kW (136 HP) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque – 143 Nm at 6,250 rpm, Compression ratio – 12.5: 1

Fuel preparation – Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, digital engine control: BMS-O with e-gas

Emission control – Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU-5 emission standard

Mileage / consumption

Maximum speed – over 200 km/h

Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC – 4.75 l

CO2 emissions according to WMTC – 110 g/km

Fuel type – Super petrol unleaded, octane number 95 (ROZ), adaptation through engine control (91 to 98 ROZ)

Electrical system

Alternator – Three-phase generator with 508-watt nominal capacity

Battery – 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free

ECALL – Intelligent Emergency Call

Power transmission

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

Gears – Six-speed helical synchromesh gearbox

Secondary drive – Drive shaft

Suspension / brakes

Frame – Two-part frame concept consisting of a main frame and a rear frame bolted to it, with a co-supporting engine

Front suspension / spring elements – BMW Motorrad Telelever, central spring strut, standard diameter 37 mm

Rear-wheel guide / spring elements – Cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD spring strut, spring preload continuously and hydraulically adjustable via adjuster knob, adjustable rebound-stage damping via adjuster knob

Spring travel – front / rear120 mm / 136 mm

Wheelbase – 1,485 mm , Castor – 116 mm , Steering head angle – 64.1°  

Wheels – Cast aluminium, Rim dimensions – front 3.50 x 17″ Rim dimensions – rear 5.50 x 17”

Tyre – front 120/70 ZR 17, Tyre – rear 180/55 ZR 17

Brake – front Twin disc brake, floating discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston radial brake callipers

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

ABS – BMW Motorrad full integral ABS Pro (full integral braking, lean optimised)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height – unladen 805 mm / 825 mm (SE high seat: 830 mm / 850 mm

low seat: 760 mm / 780 mm)

Rider step length – unladen1,810 mm / 1,850 mm (SE high seat: 1,875 mm/ 1,915 mm, SE low seat: 1,740 mm / 1,780 mm)

Usable tank capacity – 25 l  of which is reserve approx. 4 l

Length (using number plate carrier) – 2,222 mm  
Height (above windscreen) – Min. min. 1,460 mm, max. 1,570 mm
(Style Sport: min. 1,360 mm, max. 1,480 mm)

Width (including mirrors)985 mm 
Breadth (including boot)990 mm  
Vehicle kerb weight, fully fuelled/road-ready 279 kg 1) Max. permitted weight 505 kg  
Max. load (with standard equipment)226 kg

Variant: R 1250 RT & R 1250 RT LE

Colour Options: Alpine White, Sport Blue, Triple Black

Optional Colours: Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic,

Price starts at £17350

Specs Further

  • TFT with Connectivity (10.25 Inch Screen)
  • LED Headlight, Rear Light and Indicators
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Socket
  • Centre Stand
  • Luggage Rack
  • Adjustable Electric Windscreen
  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
  • Riding Modes Rain and Road
  • Hill Start Control (HSC) with Dynamic Brake Light
  • BMW Motorrad Multimedia Controller
  • Heated Grips
  • BMW Full Intergral ABS Pro
  • Intelligent Emergency call and Teleservices

LE Specs Further

Including base model specification plus:

  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Riding Modes Pro (Eco, Rain and Road, Dynamic, Hill Start Control)
  • Adaptive Headlight with Daytime Running Lights
  • Central Locking System
  • Tyre Pressure Control
  • Anti-theft Alarm
  • Additional Power Socket
  • Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (D-ESA)
  • Enhanced Telephony with Extended Smart Phone Connectivity 
  • Heated Seat
  • Keyless Ride
  • Gearshift Assist Pro
  • Design option silencer or sports silencer

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