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R 1250 RT


BMW R 1250 RT


The R 1250 RT is the perfect companion for your tour: Its legendary BMW ShiftCam Boxer engine pulls just as powerfully over domestic country roads as it does over winding mountain passes. Its new front end makes it look more dynamic and slimmer. On the other hand, there is a wide range of features such as the extra-large 10.25" TFT display or Active Cruise Control (ACC) - providing extra comfort on your journey. At the end of the day, you sit back relaxed knowing that the next tour is always the greatest.

Maximum vision

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.

Getting places safely

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.

Comfort in every dimension

You've chosen your style and colour: Now it's time to prepare the R 1250 RT even better for your tours. 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. Design the R 1250 RT just the way you like it. Your tour, your experience, your machine.

Dynamics written across the face

Compact and slim: 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.

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Large standard 10.25" TFT colour display

The large and easy-to-read 10.25" TFT screen with full HD resolution is both an instrument cluster and on-board computer. On it, you'll find the speedometer and rotational-speed sensor as well as map navigation and media.
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New front with LED headlights

Looks good and gives you better vision: The new front end with LED headlights as standard emphasises the dynamic lines of the R 1250 RT even more, while the lower body height increases your field of view.
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Full power in every speed range with BMW ShiftCam

The BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control system delivers superior performance and - especially in the lower engine speed range - harmonious running, more control and power.
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Endless power thanks to wireless charging

Protected against splashing water, your smartphone charges by induction or USB in the handy storage compartment - and you can use the navigator, use the phone and listen to music at the same time.
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Simple operation with favourites button

Four buttons give you quick access to functions such as navigation or seat heating. You can easily switch while driving - your attention stays on the road.
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Navigation on the 10.25" TFT screen

Know where you want to go? So does the R 1250 RT. And without an additional navigation device. Thanks to the BMW Motorrad Connected App and the interactive map view on the 10.25" TFT display, you'll be sure to reach the next leg of the tour unhindered.
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Smooth travels with Active Cruise Control

Three letters, a big boost to safety: With the new ACC, your bike automatically maintains your desired speed and, via a radar sensor, a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
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New audio system with a strong sound

The right sound accompaniment to your tour: The new and stronger amplifier provides rich sound. You can listen to DAB+ radio or music from your smartphone and control it conveniently via the Multi-Controller.
  • Adaptive Headlight
  • Radio Software OCE
  • MSR (Dynamic Brake Control)
  • Daytime Riding Light
  • Headlight Pro
  • Audio System ECE
  • Tyre Pressure Control
  • LED Additional Driving Lights
Comfort Package
  • Keyless Ride
  • Chrome Exhaust Headers
  • Central Locking, Seat Heating
  • Alarm System
  • Enhanced telephony with extended smartphone connectivity (inductive and USB charging)
  • 12V Socket
Dynamic Package
  • Dynamic ESA
  • Gear Shift Assistant Pro
  • Riding Modes Pro
  • Active Cruise Control with radar-sensor

Built for touring.

You can feel the power of the boxer engine from the very first meters. 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.

Standard Mufflers

Even the strikingly designed stainless-steel rear silencer sounds like progress.

Sports Silencer.

With the slip-on silencer, you can give your RT a pithy sound and a great look.

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 alternator 508 W nominal power
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
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 / rear 120 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"
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, 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, unladen 1,810 mm / 1,850 mm (SE high seat: 1,875 mm/ 1,915 mm, SE low seat: 1,740 mm / 1,780 mm)
Usable tank volume 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 kg1)
Max. permitted weight 505 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment) 226 kg

1)According to Guideline (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with min. 90% of the usable tank capacity.