Global shortages on standard and optional equipment.
Please note that certain standard and optional equipment may not be available on selected motorcycles at present. Please check the listed features on your motorcycle when placing your order and confirm the exact delivery date after placing the order with your preferred Retailer, as delays are possible.
* Prices are Inclusive of 15% VAT. All prices, availability and specification are subject to change without notice by BMW Motorrad South Africa.


Do it your way

The new BMW R 1250 RT gives you freedom, and more of it than ever before. The variable camshaft control system BMW ShiftCam ensures superior running smoothness and comfort. For swift cornering and immense torque on the straights. The new Twin-cylinder Boxer engine and its 100 kW (136 HP) 1250 ccm engine let you effortlessly experience the countryside. And your RT is unique thanks to new individualisation options: it's your tour, it's your bike. 


Your tour, your style

A total of five colour versions ensure that your R 1250 RT is a real eye-catcher on any trip. Particularly with the two high-quality Option 719 paints.

Style Elegance

Cultivated, modern and elegant – that is the Elegance style in Manhattan metallic.

Sport style

The Sport style in Mars red metallic and dark slate metallic matt refines the RT – for confident travels and a sporty look.

Alpine white

Light and elegant: Alpine white allows you to clearly identify with the sporty side of the R 1250 RT.

Opt. 719 Stardust metallic

Feisty and always ready to take on the challenge of the next trip: that’s the character of your R 1250 RT in the new Option 719 Stardust metallic.

Opt. 719 – Blue planet metallic/Ivory

Cultivated, relaxed and full of power: the R 1250 RT with the new Option 719 Blue planet metallic/Ivory is guaranteed to impress on any trip.

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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kW at 7,750 rpm
Nm at 6,250 rpm
kg max. load (with standard equipment)
Twin-cylinder boxer engine 1250 cc (air-liquid-cooled)

Twin-cylinder Boxer engine

Built for touring

Built for touring

Anticipation and excitement are the most beautiful companions on any tour. With the start of your R 1250 RT, you can feel the superior qualities of the Twin-cylinder Boxer engine. Its performance and enhancement in character of runningfascinate in every engine speed range: the variable camshaft control BMW ShiftCam ensures a smooth unleashing of power throughout the entire engine speed range and boosts your control. Thanks to more cubic capacityand more power with more efficiency, your riding pleasure intensifies mile upon mile. The high torque curve, the elasticity and the irresistible power with fewer gear changes quickly become indispensable companions. 

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Experience the sound of the new R 1250 RT

Dynamic Brake Control

Dynamic Brake Control

DBC assists you in emergency braking by counteracting the often unwanted gas operation in such an exceptional situation: a control intervention reduces engine torque and at the same time the system increases the braking power at the rear wheel. This results in increased safety and optimal use of braking power to stabilise your bike and shorten the braking distance. For a feeling of supreme confidence when touring. 

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Dynamic ESA of the latest generation.
Attractive riding scene with BMW R 1250 RT
Audio system.
Cockpit with audio system of the BMW R 1250 RT
BMW ShiftCam.
View of the cylinder head cover of the BMW R 1250 RT with ShiftCam model inscription
The daytime running light.
Front-on view of the BMW R 1250 RT with headlights
BMW Motorrad Spezial.
BMW Motorrad Spezial.
Wide range of seats.
BMW R 1250 RT with brown Option 719 seat
Intelligent emergency call ECALL.
BMW R 1250 RT with short windscreen
Audio system.
Cockpit with audio system of the BMW R 1250 RT


For your needs

You can upgrade your BMW R 1250 RT with exclusive, high-quality and design-oriented optional extras from Option 719 and turn it into your bike. BMW Motorrad accessories also will help you find the right luggage solution to meet your requirements and your needs – whether you are travelling in distant countries or on your home country road.


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