2020 BMW R1250RS Guide

2020 BMW R1250RS

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2020 BMW R1250RS Guide.

Each tour is determined by two factors: time and distance. With the new BMW R 1250 RS you can get more out of every tour. The rich 105 lb-ft torque and 136 hp of the new boxer engine accelerate you quickly to your cruising speed. The innovative BMW ShiftCam technology offers you more torque over the entire speed range, so you can rocket to an impressive sprint in every riding situation. The redesigned front gives the full-LED headlight a fresh, sporty look and performs or rides aerodynamically into the wind. This way, you can ride quickly and comfortably at any time. One thing is certain – no matter how much road you ride, with the R 1250 RS your riding pleasure grows with every mile you ride.

For decades, the boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad R, RS and GS Adventure models has stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable propulsion when it comes to dynamic riding along country roads, sporty touring or enjoying long-distance trips and motorcycling adventures to the full. For more than 25 years, BMW Motorrad has used 4-valve technology in this connection, combined with electronic fuel injection and closed-loop catalytic converter technology in order to achieve the best possible power and torque delivery, efficiency and environmental compatibility.

BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing, features, packages and options for the 2020 BMW 1250 R/RS models, which are arriving at dealer showrooms this month.  The 2020 BMW R 1250 R will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $14,995 (excluding tax and destination fee).  The 2020 BMW R 1250 RS will be offered at an MSRP of $15,695 (excluding tax and destination fee).

 

 

 

 

2020 BMW R1250RS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Further developed boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology for variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side.
  • Even more power across the entire engine speed range, optimised fuel consumption and emission levels, increased running smoothness and refinement.
  • Increased output and torque: 100 kW (136 hp) at 7 750 rpm and 143 Nm at 6 250 rpm (previously:92 kW (125 hp) / 125 Nm at 6 750 rpm and 125 Nm at 6 500 rpm.
  • Capacity increased to 1 254 cc (previously: 1 170 cc).
  • Asynchronous valve opening on the intake side for optimised swirl and therefore 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 for even more effective carburetion.
  • 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” with fully automatic load compensation.
  • Standard adjustability of the seat height on the R 1250 GS Adventure (exception Style HP) as well as a wide range of seat height variants ex works.
  • New optional Sports Handlebars for R 1250 R for a more dynamic riding position.
  • In addition to standard adjustability of seat height (exception: HP style for the R 1250 GS Adventure), wide range of seat height variants ex works.
  • LED headlamp for the R 1250 RS (completely new design) and
    R 1250 GS Adventure as standard; LED daytime riding light for all  models as an ex works optional equipment item.
  • Connectivity: Multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display offering many features as standard.
  • Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option.
  • BMW Motorrad Spezial – customisation features as optional equipment items ex works.
  • Extended range of optional equipment items and original BMW Motorrad Accessories.
  • The new R 1250 R:
  • Dynamic naked bike character in one basic colour, two style variants and Option 719 Spezial finishes.
  • The new R 1250 RS: Sport and touring character in one basic colour, two style variants and Option 719 Spezial finishes.
  • New front spoiler and cockpit cover (R 1250 R and R 1250 RS).
  • Newly designed upper trim (R 1250 RS).
  • The new F 1250 GS Adventure: Off-road and adventure prowess in two modern basic finishes and two striking style variants.
  • R 1250 GS Adventure with new body features such as black-grained lid for storage compartment with embossed GS logo, trim for the intake snorkel, radiator trim with electroplated look, tank bracket and engine protection bars adapted to the design of the body frame.

 

Engine Enhancements (vs. MY 2019) – 2020 BMW R 1250 R/RS

Both the 2020 BMW R 1250 R and the BMW R 1250 RS have notable engine enhancements over the previous model year, including:

  • 1,254 cc vs. 1,170cc
  • 136 vs. 125 hp (+9%)
  • Best in Class Torque: 105 vs. 92 lb-ft (+14%)
  • 49.5 mpg vs. 47 mpg (+5%)
  • BMW ShiftCam Variable Engine Timing system
  • More balanced power delivery
  • New cylinder head covers, manifold routing and engine spoiler

 

New Options – 2020 BMW R 1250 R/RS

  • Additional features added to Ride Modes Pro:
  • Configurable Hill Start Control Pro w/ smoother brake release and the ability to select ‘automatic brake activation’ to automatically engage the brake when stopping on an incline of 5%+
  • Dynamic Brake Assist (DBA): in emergency braking situations, DBA increases rear-brake force more quickly and reduces engine torque, even if the throttle is open
  • ‘Option 719’ HP Billet Pack and Billet Pack Classic

 

 

 

2020 BMW R1250RS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The New 2020 BMW R 1250 RS

MSRP — $15,695

Colors

  • Black Storm Metallic (MSRP $0)
  • Austin Yellow Metallic Matte (MSRP $500)

(only available with Style Sport Package)

  • Imperial Blue Metallic (MSRP $400)

(only available with Exclusive Style Package)

  • ‘Option 719’ Sparkling Bronze Metallic (MSRP $1,100)

ZSL Select Package (MSRP $3,150):

  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • New Next-Gen Dynamic ESA with Auto-Ride Height Adjustment and Auto Damper Settings
  • Keyless Ride
  • Gear Shift Assist Pro
  • Ride Modes Pro with Dynamic and Dynamic Pro Modes, New Hill Start Control Pro, and

               New Dynamic Brake Control

  • GPS Preparation
  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Heated Grips
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Cruise Control
  • ABS Pro
  • Center Stand
  • Luggage Rack
  • Saddle Bag Mounts

 

Total MSRP = $18,845 with ZSL

 

Optional Packages/Single Options

Options and packages below are available for ordering outside of ZSL:

  • New ‘Option 719’ Black/Dark Brown Seat (MSRP $250)

(only with ‘Option 719’ Sparkling Bronze Metallic)

  • New Style Sport Package (MSRP $500) includes:
  • Gold Calipers
  • Pure Tank Cover
  • Engine Spoiler
  • Austin Yellow Metallic
  • New Exclusive Style (MSRP $400) includes:
  • Gold Calipers
  • Pure Tank Cover
  • Pollux Metallic Matte
  • New ‘Option 719’ Classic Wheel (MSRP $995)
  • New ‘Option 719’ Sport Wheel (MSRP $995)
  • Low Seat (MSRP $0)
  • New ‘Option 719’ Billet Pack Classic (MSRP $2,700)
  • New HP Billet Pack (MSRP $2,700)

 

Further advanced boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology for an additional increase in power across the entire engine speed range, reduced emission and fuel consumption levels, optimised running smoothness and refinement.
With the extensively further advanced boxer engine, the new R 1250 R, R 1250 RS and R 1250 GS Adventure not only achieve a whole new level of power and torque. It was also possible to significantly optimise refinement and running smoothness – especially within the lower engine speed range. What is more, the new engine offers improved emission and fuel consumption levels as well as a particularly satisfying sound. For this purpose, BMW ShiftCam Technology has been used for the first time in the serial production of BMW Motorrad engines: this enables variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side. In addition, the intake camshafts are designed for asynchronous opening of the two intake valves, resulting in enhanced swirl of the fresh, incoming mixture and therefore 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.

Two riding modes, ASC and Hill Start Control as standard.
There are two riding modes available as standard in order to be able to adapt the motorcycle to individual rider preferences. The standard Automatic Stability Control ASC ensures a high level of riding safety due to the best possible traction. The set-off assistant Hill Start Control is likewise a standard feature in all three models, enabling convenient set-off on slopes.

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 ex works.
“Riding Modes Pro” is now available as an optional equipment item, featuring the additional riding mode “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro” (configurable), Dynamic Traction Control DTC, and in the R 1250 GS Adventurre also the riding modes “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” (configurable). DTC enables even more efficient and safe acceleration, especially when banking. ABS Pro offers even greater safety when braking, even in banking position. The new Dynamic Brake Control DBC provides additional safety when braking, also in difficult situations, by avoiding unintentional accelerator activation. By means of intervention in the engine control, drive torque is reduced during braking so as to make full use of the braking power at the rear wheel. This keeps the motorcycle stable and shortens the braking distance.

LED headlamp for the R 1250 RS and R 1250 GS Adventure as standard and LED daytime riding light for all three models as an ex works optional equipment item.
The new R 1250 RS and R 1250 GS Adventure now feature a LED headlamp as standard. In addition to this, the LED daytime riding light is available as an optional equipment item for the R 1250 RS and the R 1250 GS Adventure as well as for the R 1250 R, which has halogen headlamps.

Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” with fully automatic load compensation as an option.
With the optional equipment item BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA “Next Generation”, damping automatically adapts to the situation according to riding state and manoeuvres, and there is also automatic compensation in all load states. This allows finely tuned adaptation of the motorcycle to riding states, achieving optimum damping comfort and a very stable ride response.

Connectivity: Multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display offering many features as standard.
The three new boxer models now have the equipment feature Connectivity as standard including a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen. In conjunction with the standard BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller, this means the rider can access vehicle and connectivity functions particularly swiftly and conveniently.

Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option.
Ensuring the fastest possible assistance in the event of an accident or in situations of emergency and danger can save people’s lives. The optional equipment item Intelligent Emergency Call summons assistance to the scene as quickly as possible.
As before, this feature can be ordered for all three models.

BMW Motorrad Spezial – high-quality customisation features as optional equipment items ex works.
BMW Motorrad Spezial is range of iconic customisation features that enhance both performance and value, available as optional equipment items ex works. The focus is on harmonious integration in the vehicle as a whole, use of the very highest-quality materials, elaborate manual workmanship and characteristic attention to detail.

The billet packs Option 719 Classic and HP are available for the new boxer models, for example.

The new R 1250 R and R 1250 RS can also be equipped with the Option 719 Classic or Sport Wheels as well as the exclusive paintwork and the Option 719 seat.

An HP sports silencer is likewise available ex works for all three new boxer models.

New attractive colours and style variants.
The new boxer models feature one basic finish each as well as two striking style variants. The Option 718 Special Paint Finish is also available for the new R 1250 R and R 1240 RS.

 

 

 

 

2020 BMW R1250RS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: from $15,695 USD
Canada MSRP Price: from $18000 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £12395 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine

Type

Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam

Bore x stroke

102.5 mm x 76 mm

Capacity

1,254 cc

Rated output

136 hp at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque

105 lb-ft at 6,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12.5 : 1

Mixture control / engine management

Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system

Emission control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

Over 125 mph

Fuel consumption

50 mpg (WMTC)

Fuel type

Premium Unleaded

Electrical system

Alternator

Three-phase 508 W generator

Battery

12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox

Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears

Drive

Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Frame

Two section frame, front – and bolted on rear frame, load bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension

Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 45 mm

Rear wheel location / suspension

Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel front / rear

5.5″ / 5.5″ (140 mm / 140 mm)

Wheelbase

60.2″ (1,530 mm)

Castor

4.4″ (110.9 mm)

Steering head angle

62.3°

Wheels

Cast aluminum wheels

Rim, front

3.50” x 17”

Rim, rear

5.50” x 17”

Tires, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tires, rear

180/55 ZR 17

Brake, front

Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston radial calipers, diameter 320 mm

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper

ABS

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral, can be switched off)

Dimensions / weights

Length

86.7″ (2,202 mm)

Width (incl. mirrors)

36.4″ (925 mm)

Height (excl. mirrors)

49.4″ (1,255 mm)

Seat height, unladen weight

Standard Seat: 32.3″

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

Sport Seat: 73.8″, Standard Seat: 72.4″, Low Seat: 67.7″

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

536 lbs (243 kg)

1)

Permitted total weight

1,014 lbs (460 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment)

478 lbs (217 kg)

Usable tank volume

4.8 gal (18 L)

Reserve

Approx. 1 gal (4 L)

1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.

 

 

 

 

 

2020 BMW R1250RS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Type

Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam

Bore / stroke

102.5 mm x 76 mm

Capacity

1,254 ccm

Rated output

136 hp at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque

143 Nm at 6,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12.5 :1

Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection

Emission control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

Over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC

4.75 l/100km

CO2 emission based on WMTC

110 g/km

Fuel type

Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON) adapive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)

Electrical system

Alternator

Three-phase alternator 508 W (nominal power)

Battery

12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox

Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Drive

Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Frame

Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension

Telescopic Upside-Down fork; stanchion diameter 45 mm

Rear wheel location / suspension

Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel- related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel

Suspension travel, front / rear

140 mm / 140 mm

Wheelbase

1,530 mm

Castor

110.9 mm

Steering head angle

62.3°

Wheels

Cast aluminium wheels

Rim, front

3.50” x 17”

Rim, rear

5.50” x 17”

Tire, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tire, rear

180/55 ZR 17

Brake, front

Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston radial calipers

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), disengageable

Dimensions / weights

Seat height

820 mm (OE low seat: 760 mm; OE sport seat: 840 mm)

Inner leg curve

1,840 mm (OE low seat: 1,720 mm; OE sport seat: 1.875 mm)

Usable tank volume

approx. 18 l

Reserve

approx. 4 l

Length (over mud guard)

2,202 mm

Height (over windshield)

min. 1,255 mm; max. 1,340 mm

Wide (over mirror)

925 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled9

243 kg

1)

Permitted total weight

460 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

217 kg

1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.

 

 

 

 

2020 BMW R1250RS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Type

Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam

Bore / stroke

102.5 mm x 76 mm

Capacity

1,254 ccm

Rated output

100 kW at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque

143 Nm at 6,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12.5 :1

Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection

Emission control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

Over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC

4.75 l/100km

CO2 emission based on WMTC

110 g/km

Fuel type

Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON) adapive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)

Electrical system

Alternator

Three-phase alternator 508 W (nominal power)

Battery

12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox

Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Drive

Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Frame

Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine

Front wheel location / suspension

Telescopic Upside-Down fork; stanchion diameter 45 mm

Rear wheel location / suspension

Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel- related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel

Suspension travel, front / rear

140 mm / 140 mm

Wheelbase

1,530 mm

Castor

110.9 mm

Steering head angle

62.3°

Wheels

Cast aluminium wheels

Rim, front

3.50” x 17”

Rim, rear

5.50” x 17”

Tyre, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tyre, rear

180/55 ZR 17

Brake, front

Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston radial calipers

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), disengageable

Dimensions / weights

Seat height

820 mm (OE low seat: 760 mm; OE sport seat: 840 mm)

Inner leg curve

1,840 mm (OE low seat: 1,720 mm; OE sport seat: 1.875 mm)

Usable tank volume

approx. 18 l

Reserve

approx. 4 l

Length (over mud guard)

2,202 mm

Height (over windshield)

min. 1,255 mm; max. 1,340 mm

Wide (over mirror)

925 mm

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled9

243 kg

1)

Permitted total weight

460 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

217 kg

1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.

Standard equipment

 

 

 

 

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