2020 BMW R1250RT Guide

2020 BMW R1250RT

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2020 BMW R1250RT:

The new BMW R 1250 RT gives you more freedom than ever before. The variable camshaft control system ‘BMW ShiftCam’ ensures consistent power delivery throughout the entire power band, for swift cornering and immense torque on the straights. An increase in engine displacement brings you even more performance – pumping out 136 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. Experiencing the road ahead is more effortless than ever. You can make your RT unique thanks to the new individualization options. It’s your tour, and your bike.


2020 BMW R1250RT Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • New paint finish Option 719 Blue planet metallic/Ivory.
  • New paint finish Option 719 Stardust metallic.
  • New paint finish Manhattan metallic (Style Elegance).
  • The colours Option 719 Blue planet metallic, Option 719 Sparkling storm metallic and Carbon black metallic (Style Elegance) will no longer be available.
  • New Option 719 seat dark brown.
  • Option 719 seats saddle brown and dark brown can now be ordered for all colours/styles.



2020 BMW R1250RT Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Built for touring.

Anticipation and excitement are the most beautiful companions on any tour. With the start of your R 1250 RT, you can feel the superior quality of the twin-cylinder boxer engine. Its performance and enhancement in operation fascinate across the entire power band. The ‘BMW ShiftCam’ variable camshaft control system ensures greater torque across the entire power band and boosts your control. Thanks to a larger displacement and more power with more efficiency, your riding pleasure intensifies mile upon mile. The high torque curve and the irresistible power with fewer gear changes quickly become indispensable companions.


BMW Motorrad Spezial.

Beginning in the Spring of 2019, you will have even more options to make your R 1250 RT your bike with one of the design-defining Spezial Option 719 billet packs: ‘Classic’ or ‘HP’. Both are very exclusive and high-quality individualization options. In addition, you can adapt your bike with new Spezial Option 719 ‘Classic’ or ‘Sport’ wheels to even better suit your own personal taste.

Standard Hill Start Control.

Standard Hill Start Control makes starting off on hills easier. With a quick, firm pull of the handbrake lever, the rear brake can easily be applied without having to step on the foot brake or continuing to hold the hand brake. When riding off, the brake is released automatically.

Dynamic Brake Control (DBC).

Included with optional Ride Modes Pro, DBC assists you in emergency braking by counteracting involuntary throttle actuation in challenging riding situations. The system intervenes to reduce throttle and increase the braking force. The result is improved safety through the best possible use of the braking capacity to stabilize your bike and shorten the stopping distance.




2020 BMW R1250RT – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
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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


1,254 cc

Rated output

136 hp (100 kW) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque

105 lb-ft (143 Nm) 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


Three-phase 508 W generator


12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free


Power transmission


Multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated


Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears


Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes


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

Front wheel location / suspension

BMW Telelever, Ø 37 mm, central spring strut

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 via handwheel

Suspension travel, front / rear

4.7″ / 5.4″ (120 mm / 136 mm)


58.5″ (1,485 mm)


4.6″ (116 mm)

Steering head angle



Cast aluminum 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 floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm

Brake, rear

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


BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Dimensions / weights


87.5″ (2,222 mm)

Width (incl. mirrors)

38.8″ (985 mm) / 39″ (990 mm) incl. panniers

Height (excl. mirrors)

Standard: 55.3″ (1,405 mm) , Style Sport: 53.5″ (1,360 mm)

Seat height, unladen weight

Standard: 31.7″/32.5″

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

High Seat: 73.8″/75.4″, Standard: 71.3″/72.8″, Low Seat: 68.5″/70.1″

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled

615 lbs (279 kg)


Permitted total weight

1,113 lbs (505 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment)

498 lbs (226 kg)

Usable tank volume

6.6 gal (25 L)


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.



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