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The new BMW R 1250 R

As versatile and expressive as never before

The new R 1250 R is designed for a more dynamic appearance. This is mainly due to the all-new Boxer engine – with a maximum torque of 143 Nm, the reworked engine delivers more power than ever before. Here, the variable camshaft control BMW ShiftCam is the innovative technology that offers you the optimum performance in every engine speed range. During relaxed cruising or a sporty tour, you experience the pure thrill of riding and the typical punch of the Boxer engine at all times.  


Your roadster, your style

The newly designed engine spoilers and radiator cowls bring a fresh look. As timeless as the Roadster comes across, the basic colour of the R 1250 R is just as timeless: Black storm metallic underlines the authentic look of the motorcycle. For dynamic types, there is the Style Sport, whereas pure elegance radiates with the Style Exclusive. Whatever style you choose, you'll enjoy your roadster and enjoy every tour in your own way.

Black storm metallic

For a classic look, the basic version is painted in Black storm metallic: the front wheel cover, tank side trim and the rear side panels are kept in this subtle paintwork. Many details in black complement the harmonious overall look of the Roadster: main and rear frame, brake calipers, radiator cowls and the seat.

Style Sport

No compromises: The Style Sport emphasises your dynamic side with the colour combinations Light white/Racing blue metallic/Racing red. The golden brake calipers as well as the engine spoiler, radiator cowls and fuel tank covers, all of which are made of stainless steel, provide deliberate accents.

Style Exclusive

Your Roadster cuts a fine figure on every tour with the Style Exclusive. All trim parts are painted in the colour Mineral grey. The golden brake calipers, the agate grey main frame, radiator cowls and stainless steel tank cover emphasise its elegance – for a unique appearance.

5 Year Warranty

Ride on & on & on. We`re giving you extra 2 years. 

Now there's a 5-year warranty on all motorcycles puchased from 1 June 2020. 

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ccm capacity
kW (136 HP) at 7,750 rpm
Nm max. torque at 6,250 rpm
Tank capacity 18 litres
Twin-cylinder boxer engine 1250 ccm (air-liquid-cooled)

More boxer punch

Right from the word go, you can feel the superior qualities of the new Boxer engine: the variable camshaft control system BMW ShiftCam ensures a masterful and even power delivery in every engine speed range. With a capacity increase to 1254 ccm and a maximum torque of 143 Nm, the new engine offers a performance boost that is available at any time and with which you seek to catapult yourself out of even the tightest of corners with even more pressure.  

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To the new Boxer engine external-link-arrow-slim


Change to the brake system

Starting on 01/12/2020, the vehicle shown here is expected to be delivered with a brake system from another manufacturer (possibly with different appearance) instead of the Brembo brand brake system.

This is new

Dynamic ESA

Dynamic ESA

Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) ensures more stable and therefore even safer ride characteristics. The system automatically regulates the damping and spring preload of the telescopic fork and spring struts depending on riding conditions and load and offers the highest level of comfort and traction, even in inclined position.  

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The Highlights of the R 1250 R

ShiftCam model inscription.
BMW R 1250 R with detailed view of the cylinder head cover and the ShiftCam model inscription
Stainless steel.
The tank of the BMW R 1250 R with stainless steel tank cover
High-resolution TFT colour display.
BMW R 1250 R with TFT display and connectivity
Style Exclusive.
BMW R 1250 R in the Style Exclusive against the backdrop of mountains
ECALL – the intelligent emergency call as an optional accessory
BMW R 1250 R with view of tank, handlebars and display
Pro riding modes.
Riding scene with the BMW R 1250 R
Style Sport.
BMW R 1250 R in Stye HP with the tank in focus
Core Screen Sport.
BMW R 1250 R with handlebars and TFT display in focus

More Individuality

For your needs

For the R 1250 R, there is a large range of optional accessories and original BMW Motorrad accessories. So you can put together your motorcycle according to your own wishes.


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