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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 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. And at the end of the day, you know that there’s nothing like shared experiences and a perfect companion. A fully fledged #RideAndShare


BMW R 1250 RT Alpine White

Standard Equipment

  • BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS Pro, MSR
  • Dynamic Brake Light, LED Headlight, Taillight and Indicators,
  • Adaptive Headlight, Daytime Riding Light, Audio System ECE
  • Cruise Control, Riding Modes
  • Luggage Rack, Integral Panniers in Body Colour

Comfort Package: Keyless Ride, Chrome-Plated Header Pipe, Design Option Silencer, Central Locking, Seat Heating, Alarm System, Enhanced Telephony with Extended Smartphone Connectivity, 12V Socket

Dynamic Package: Dynamic ESA, Gear Shift Assistant Pro, Riding Modes Pro, Active Cruise Control with Radar Sensor

BMW R1250 RT Display

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.
BMW R 1250 RT Headlights

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.
BMW R 1250 RT ShiftCam

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.
BMW R 1250 RT Wireless Charging

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.
BMW R 1250 RT Button Operations

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.
BMW R 1250 RT Navigation

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.
BMW R 1250 RT Active Cruise Control

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.
BMW R 1250 RT Audio System

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.


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
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.