2019 BMW R 1250 RS


For 2019 BMW’s premium sports tourer, the R 1250 RS receives the new 1254cc ShiftCam boxer twin, with significant power gains of 11hp and 18Nm of torque, now reaching 136hp and 143Nm. While BMW also boast significantly optimised refinement and running smoothness – especially at low rpm.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS

The intake camshafts are further designed for asynchronous opening of the two intake valves, resulting in enhanced swirl of the fresh, incoming mixture and more effective combustion. Other technical changes to the engine relate to the camshaft drive – now taken care of by a toothed chain (previously a roller chain) – an optimised oil supply, twin-jet injection valves and a new exhaust system.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS

Two riding modes as standard adapt the motorcycle to individual rider preferences, while the standard Automatic Stability Control ASC ensures a high level of riding safety due to providing the best possible traction. The set-off assistant Hill Start Control is likewise a standard feature, enabling convenient set-off on slopes.

“Riding Modes Pro” is now available as an optional equipment item, featuring the additional riding modes “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro” (configurable); and Dynamic Traction Control DTC.

The new R 1250 RS also features a LED headlamp as standard and in addition to this, the LED daytime riding light is available as an optional equipment item.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS

BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA is also available as an optional extra, providing  automatically adaptive damping to the situation according to riding state and manoeuvres, and also automatic compensation in all load states.

The R 1250 RS also allows customers to choose from a variety of seat height variants as part of the optional and special equipment range. The 820mm seat is the standard version. The 790mm “low” version is also available as well as the 760mm “extra low” and 840mm “sport” version. As such, a total spectrum covering a height difference of 80mm is offered between the lowest and highest seat variant ex works.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS

The R 1250 RS also features ‘Connectivity’ as standard including a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen, which in conjunction with the standard BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller, means riders can access vehicle and connectivity functions swiftly and conveniently.

With an active Bluetooth connection to any standard smartphone, the rider can also enjoy listening to music during travel. In addition, the freely available BMW Motorrad Connected App offers handy arrow-based navigation suitable for day-to-day use directly via the TFT screen. The BMW Motorrad Connected App is available for free from the Google and Apple app stores.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS

2019 BMW R 1250 RS highlights

  • Evolved boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology for variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side.
  • More power across the entire engine speed range, optimised fuel consumption and emission levels, increased running smoothness and refinement.
  • Increased output and torque to 100 kW (136 hp) at 7750rpm and 143Nm at 6250rpm.
  • Capacity increased to 1254cc (previously 1170cc).
  • Asynchronous valve opening on the intake side for optimised swirl and 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.
  • New exhaust system for optimum performance characteristics.
  • Two riding modes, ASC and Hill Start Control as standard.
  • Riding Modes Pro, featuring additional riding modes, Dynamic Traction Control DTC, ABS Pro, Hill Start Control Pro and Dynamic Brake Assistant DBC, available as an optional equipment item ex works.
  • Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” available with fully automatic load compensation.
  • LED headlamp for the R 1250 RS (completely new design)
  • Connectivity multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display offering many features as standard.

BMW R 1250 RS – Black Storm Metallic (Standard Edition)

This traditional BMW Motorrad colour gives the R 1250 RS a dynamic look and as in all other versions, a newly designed model inscription is applied. Cylinder head covers with the lettering “ShiftCam” – referencethe new engine generation – set it apart from the predecessor model at first sight.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS – Black Storm Metallic

The body finish is to be found on the fuel tank cover, the rear side sections on the left and right, the upper trim section, the front wheel cover and the radiator trim elements. The contrast here is provided by the central fuel tank cover in Night Black, the main and rear frame finished in black matt and black brake calipers as well as wheels and front spoiler in Asphalt Grey metallic matt.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS – Black Storm Metallic

Upside-down fork slider tubes anodised in silver (without Dynamic ESA) or gold (with Dynamic ESA) add a technological accentuation, underscoring the sporty, active riding qualities of the new R 1250 RS.


2019 BMW R 1250 RS Exclusive

This style variant emphasises the new R 1250 RS by means of a body finish in Imperial Blue metallic. The cylinder head covers in Agate Grey metallic matt provide a discreet contrast, as does the main frame finished in the same colour.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS Exclusive – Imperial Blue Metallic

As an additional contrasting colour Asphalt Grey metallic matt on the front spoiler and cast wheels underscores the exclusive character of the new R 1250 RS. In conjunction with the black embossed seat in the rear section, the main frame coated in black matt gives the new R 1250 RS a harmonious look.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS Exclusive – Imperial Blue Metallic

The body finish Imperial Blue metallic is to be found on the fuel tank cover, the rear side sections on the left and right, the upper trim section, the front wheel cover and the radiator trim elements. Meanwhile, gold brake calipers and slider tubes in silver or gold emphasise the motorcycle’s  appearance.


2019 BMW R 1250 RS Sport

In this style variant the R 1250 RS Sport features the colour Austin Yellow metallic with cylinder head covers in Agate Grey metallic matt with ShiftCam inscriptions. The wheels in Night Black, the powertrain coated in black and the black main frame give the R 1250 RS a particularly appearance.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS Sport – Austin Yellow metallic

Meanwhile the main frame coated in Lightwhite and the striking Austin Yellow metallic is the dominant colour, appearing on the fuel tank cover, the rear side sections on the left and right, the upper trim section, the front wheel cover and the radiator trim elements.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS Sport – Austin Yellow metallic

The dynamic qualities of the new R 1250 RS are highlighted by means of silver anodised slider tubes, gold brake calipers and a high-end stainless steel engine spoiler.


Option 719 Spezial finish Stardust Metallic

The high-quality paint finish Stardust metallic with metallic effect gives the new R 1250 RS a particularly exclusive touch. It is applied with enormous attention to detail by means of an elaborate painting process that involves gold and glass flakes being mixed into the brown-bronze base colour so as to provide effects when the finish is later exposed to the light. The body finish is to be found on the fuel tank trim elements, the side sections and the top of the front wheel cover – in the R 1250 RS also on the upper trim section.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS

Painted graphic accentuations in gold round off the overall impression. The main frame and cylinder head covers are finished in Agate Grey metallic matt, giving the new R 1250 RS a pronounced look of refinement in conjunction with the powertrain finished in black and the rear frame. Cast wheels in Night Black and gold brake calipers additionally emphasise the motorcycle’s character.

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2019 BMW R 1250 RS

A supplement to Option 719 Spezial paint finish is the separately available seat in black/brown with contrasting seams and Option 719 Signet.

2019 BMW R 1250 RS

Engine

Capacity cc 1254
Bore/stroke mm 102.5 x 76
Output kW/hp 100/136
At engine speed rpm 7750
Torque Nm 143
At engine speed rpm 6250
Type Air/liquid-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke boxer engine with two overhead, spur gear driven camshafts , a counterbalance shaft and variable intake camshaft control system BMW Shift Cam
Compression 12.5/1
Fuel Premium unleaded95 RON (option:
Valves per cylinder Ø intake/outlet mm 4
Ø Throttle valves mm 52
Engine control BMS-O
Emission control Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter, exhaust standard EU-4

Electrical system

Generator W

508

Battery V/Ah

12/12

Headlamp Full-LED (option:LED daytime riding light)
Rear light LED brake light/rear light
Starter W 900

Power transmission

Clutch Wet clutch with anti-hopping function, hydraulically activated
Transmission Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gearing system
Primary ratio 1.650
I 2.438
II 1.714
III. 1.296
IV. 1.059
V 0.943
VI 0.848
Secondary drive Shaft drive
Secondary ratio 2.818

Suspension

Frame construction type Two-section frame concept consisting of main frame with bolt-on rear frame, load-bearing engine.
Front wheel control Telescopic fork
Rear wheel control Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD spring strut, continuously adjustable spring preload by means of hand wheel, rebound-stage damping adjustable by hand wheel (Option: Dynamic ESA Next Generation)
Spring travel, front/rear mm 140/140
Castor(unladen weight according to DIN) mm 110.8
Wheelbase(unladen weight according to DIN) mm 1530
Steering head angle(unladen weight according to DIN) ° 62.3
Front Brakes Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston radial brake callipers
Rear Brakes Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, 2-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS as standard (part integral), disengageable (option: ABS Pro)
Front Wheels Die-cast aluminium, 3.50 x 17″
Rear Wheel Die-cast aluminium, 5.50 x 17″
Front Tyres 120/70 ZR 17
Rear  Tyres 180/55 ZR 17

Dimensions and weights

Total length mm 2,165
Total width including mirrors  mm 880
Seat height mm 820 (760 to 840 possible) 820 (760 to 840 possible)
Empty weight according to DIN, kg road-ready 243
Permitted total weight kg 460
Fuel tank capacity l 18

Performance figures

Fuel consumption (WMTC)l/100 km 4.75
CO2 g/km 110
Acceleration 0-100 km/hs 3.25
Top speed km/h >200

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