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The BMW R 1250 R

Most Versatile and expressive than ever before

More than ever before, the R 1250 R has been designed for a demanding, dynamic appearance – simply put: #NeverStopChallenging. This mainly comes as a result of the completely new boxer engine – with a maximum torque of 143 Nm, the revised drive delivers more power than ever before. In this power unit, BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control represents innovative technology that offers you optimum performance over the entire engine speed range. Whether it's relaxed cruising or a sporty ride: sheer riding pleasure and the typical punch of the boxer engine await.  

Model Variant

R 1250 R


  • Riding Modes Rain and Road
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • BMW Motorrad ABS
  • TFT with Connectivity
  • Hill Start Control (HSC)
  • Dynamic Brake Light
  • Power Socket
  • Headlight Pro
  • BMW Motorrad Multimedia Controller


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

Go for the original look: Black storm metallic underlines the timeless character of the roadster. Or add exciting highlights: Sport is synonymous with a dynamic appearance, Exclusive exudes pure elegance. Whatever you decide on, you will absolutely enjoy your roadster and enjoy every tour in your own way.


No compromises: Sport. The combination of Light white/Racing blue metallic/Racing red highlights its dynamic character. The golden brake callipers as well as the stainless steel engine spoiler, radiator cowls and central fuel tank cover represent well placed highlights.


Exceptional appearance: Exclusive. All fairing parts are painted in Mineral grey metallic. The golden brake callipers, the agate grey main frame, radiator cowls and stainless steel fuel tank cover emphasise the elegance of your roadster.

3 years warranty.

Ride on & on & on. We`re giving you an extra year.

Now there's a 3-year warranty on all motorcycles.

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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 Sport 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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