BMW R1250 RT and GS

So today BMW Announced the brand new BMW R1250 GS and BMW R1250 RT.

Apart from the really amazing looks that they now cary they really have a lot of new features and they are especially proud on the new Flat-Twin Boxer engine.

As I drive a R1200RT myself I can understand the hype that has been building aroun the release of this new version. Lots of rumours went around and about on what the new bike would be looking like with leaked photo’s and possible specs. Now that it is revealed, I have to say that I think it was worth the wait. Ever since I bought my current RT I never really though about what would be next but this bike looks a lot like something I would move to in a couple of years.

BMW in their press announcement really talked a big deal about the engine.

Further advanced boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology for an additional increase in power across the entire engine speed range, reduced emission and fuel consumption levels, optimised running smoothness and refinement.

Which seems like any bikers dream. Driver further than ever, smoother riding, good for the environment and most of all, MORE POWER haha. WHat is there not to like.
As far as I can tell from the press release it seems like BMW really upgradedthe Boxer and transmission on all fronts. On low speeds it should be smoother just as it should have better handling on higher speeds.

btw, if we can believe the press release BMW even thought about us riders with a better sounding engine/exhaust.

This version of the bike also features 2 now standard riding modes, namely “ASC and Hill Start Control“. But those won’t be the only ones available on the bike when you are willing to lay down a few more bucks.

Riding Modes Pro, featuring additional riding modes, Dynamic Traction Control DTC, ABS Pro, Hill Start Control Pro and Dynamic Brake Assistant DBC (new), available as an optional equipment item ex works.

So there is lots more to be enhanced when choosing a few more options.

BMW also talks about their Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA “Next generation” suspension that you can optionally add to your bike. It will have a fully automated load balancing system that will keep track of the riding conditions and your manoeuvres.

There is a lot more to the bikes in a technical sense than I can name here or even explain what is does exactly so I urge you to check out the source of this article that I link to at the bottom.
But below I will copy the list that BMW shared in their press release about all the highlights of the new bikes.

Further developed boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology for variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side.

  • Even more power across the entire engine speed range, optimised fuel consumption and emission levels, increased running smoothness and refinement.
  • Increased output and torque: 100 kW (136 hp) at 7 750 rpm and 143 Nm at 6 250 rpm (previously: 92 kW (125 hp) at 7 750 rpm and 125 Nm at 6 500 rpm)).
  • Capacity increased to 1 254 cc (previously: 1 170 cc).
  • Asynchronous valve opening on the intake side for optimised swirl and therefore more effective combustion.
  • Camshaft drive now via toothed chain (previously roller chain).
  • Optimised oil supply and piston base cooling.
  • Knock sensor system for optimised travel suitability.
  • Latest generation of BMS-O engine control and use of twin-jet injection valves for even more effective carburetion.
  • New exhaust system for optimum performance characteristics.
  • New additional front spoiler on the R 1250 RT.
  • Two riding modes, ASC and Hill Start Control as standard.
  • Riding Modes Pro, featuring additional riding modes, Dynamic Traction Control DTC, ABS Pro (standard in the R 1250 RT), Hill Start Control Pro and Dynamic Brake Assistant DBC, available as an optional equipment item ex works.
  • Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” with fully automatic load compensation.
  • In addition to standard adjustability of seat height (exception: HP style for the R 1250 GS), wide range of seat height variants ex works.
  • LED headlamp for the R 1250 GS as standard and LED daytime riding light for both models as optional equipment items ex works.
  • Connectivity: multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen and numerous features as standard in the R 1250 GS.
  • Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option.
  • BMW Motorrad Spezial – customisation features as optional equipment items ex works.
  • Extended range of optional equipment items and Original BMW Motorrad Accessories.
  • The new R 1250 GS: travel and off-road prowess in two modern basic finishes and two striking style variants.
  • The new R 1250 RT: exclusive touring character in one basic colour, two style variants and Option 719 Spezial finishes.

What do you think of the new bikes?
Will you be buying one? or do you think this for some reason not something you would ride?
Comment down below and let us know what you think.

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