2021 BMW R1250GS Guide

2021 BMW R1250GS

2021 BMW R1250GS 2021 BMW R1250GS

2021 BMW R1250GS : BOUNDLESS THIRST FOR ADVENTURE.

Introducing the 2021 BMW R1250GS…

Unbridled curiosity, the courage to discover something new again and again: This is what the R 1250 GS stands for. It has been an icon for four decades – and still continues to inspire with new features. The new LED light design gives it a brilliant appearance and offers maximum visibility: This is ensured by the LED swivelling headlights with adaptive headlights and the Cruising Light. Additional equipment such as seat heating give you extra comfort and, thanks to the seven riding modes, you can master any driving situation with confidence. With this GS, your thirst for discovery knows no bounds. You live the #SpiritOfGS.

 

EQUIPPED FOR ANY PURPOSE
Fast curve changes, gravel shooting up, endless tours: With the R 1250 GS, you decide what your adventure will look like. Its continuously optimized technology and extensive equipment will take you safely, dynamically and comfortably over any route.

 

The experience – purely GS style – purely you
The design of the R 1250 GS with its striking front and typical GS flyline is unmistakable. But each color variant gives it its very own character – which one suits you?

Design your R 1250 GS
Get the R 1250 GS ready for your adventures with a variety of styles and features: Optional extras such as the Comfort and Touring Package with adaptive cruise control, hand protectors and case holders provide extra comfort on long tours. Regardless of whether you are off-road or on tarmac: Here you will find the must-haves for you and your GS.

 

Whether on extended tours or off-road: The BMW R 1250 GS with its boxer engine combines driving dynamics and comfort to create a unique experience. Making perfected technology into perfect riding pleasure. Find out all about the technical data and equipment here.

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • LED indicators in series with optional Cruising Light
  • Handlebar risers of 30 mm
  • Enduro package for trips off-road
  • Comfortable heated seat
  • Adaptive headlight with LED headlight
  • Ride Modes Pro and ECO Modes
  • DTC and ABS Pro in series
  • Connectivity with TFT display and USB remote positive terminal

For 40 years, the GS has stood for spontaneity, an escape from everyday life – and a unique community that lives out the #SpiritOfGS with every kilometre. Its success story begins in 1980 with the R 80 G/S: It quickly became a popular bike for all challenges, both on-road and off-road.

 

Standard equipment

TFT color display with connectivity
Full-LED headlight
DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
Integral ABS Pro (inclination-optimized ABS)
3 Ride Modes (ECO, Rain and Road)
HSC (Hill Start Control)
USB charging socket

Optional equipment

Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment with automatic load levelling and automatic damping mode)
Seat heating (rider and passenger)
Enduro-Package (with engine guard and handlebar riser)
Option 719 milled parts
Riding Mode Pro, includes additional modes (Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, Enduro and Enduro Pro), riding mode pre selection (individualization of numbers of Ride Modes), automated hill start control pro (HSC Pro), dynamic brake assistant DBC and engine brake control MSR
Rallye and Triple Black style variants

 

From off-road sport to the road – 1978 to 1980:

In 1978, BMW Motorrad attracted attention with a predecessor to the first GS: The GS 80 takes in two gold medals at the International Six Days Enduro. The bike had been developed by an in-house team of developers without an official order. But its success proved the engineers and mechanics right: Their bike made it truly enjoyable to ride both off-road and on-road. It was released to the market in 1980 under a slightly different name, the BMW R 80 G/S.

Its rise begins – 1980 to 1987:

With the GS, BMW Motorrad created the perfect synthesis of off-road and on-road driving: Regardless of surface type, riders have control over their bikes in every situation while also enjoying maximum comfort on long routes. The highlight is the monolever single-sided swinging arm, which is the first to be installed on a motorcycle worldwide. This reduces the weight and enables the rear wheel to be changed quickly. With the R 80 G/S, BMW Motorrad created the segment for large, comfortable dual-sport motorcycles – a segment that it still dominates today.

The GS gains momentum: more displacement, more power – 1987 to 1996:

The new top model, the R 100 GS, focuses on a lot of displacement: it is the most powerful and fastest enduro on the market. The paralever dual-pivot swinging arm on the rear wheel ensures effortless handling off-road and on-road. With its striking black-yellow paint, it is known as “Bumblebee”. The colour is still hugely popular among fans today and decorates this year’s special edition “40 Years GS” model.

A new chapter in dual-sport motorcycles – 1994 to 2003:

The GS is on its way to being an icon while continuously changing: In 1994, the first enduro with a four-valve boxer engine appears with the R 1100 GS. The bike is popular because it handles well off road and performs perfectly on long tours. In 1999, the R 1150 GS follows in its footsteps. The concept is purposefully further developed with touring in mind and, in 2002, adapted even more to the needs of long-distance travellers with the R 1150 GS Adventure – the Adventure series is born.

From one-cylinder to two-cylinder – 2000 to 2008:

The very popular and novice-friendly “Funduro” models, the F 650 and F 650 ST, have their engines reworked at the beginning of the new millennium. Thanks to the water-cooled single-cylinder unit, F 650 GS and F 650 GS Dakar riders have enough drive for everyday riding as well as that typical enduro feeling. In 2008, the F 650 GS and F 800 GS, both completely redesigned enduro models, are equipped with a liquid-cooled two-cylinder in-line engine. The means pure adventure, even in the mid-range segment.

From air-cooled to water-cooled boxer engine – 2004 to 2017:

In 2004 BMW Motorrad re-released the R 1200 GS. The bike is given more displacement, power, and torque, making it even more dynamic on any terrain while weighing 30 kilograms less at the same time. A new era begins almost ten years later, when BMW Motorrad engineers equip the R 1200 GS with a water-cooled boxer engine – something that had never been done before. The bike also has a semi-active suspension with Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment), which takes handling and riding comfort to a new level.

The GS becomes even stronger

In the following years, BMW Motorrad continued to build on the GS legend. The popular R 1250 GS appears with a redeveloped two-cylinder boxer engine: Thanks to its variable BMW ShiftCam camshaft control, it provides more power in all speed ranges and makes the GS even more effortless. In addition, the mid-range F 750 GS and F 850 GS models undergo constant development and make riding more enjoyable with their larger displacement and modified chassis.

 

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The right mode for every adventure
Tarmacked roads, wet roads or unpaved gravel roads: The seven riding modes of the R 1250 GS ensure optimum grip and superior handling at all times. When the vehicle is stationary, you can pre-select up to four riding modes individually in the menu, which you can then select quickly and conveniently during the journey using the riding mode button. The new dynamic engine brake control provides more stability and easy control of the bike in the Pro riding modes; it prevents the rear wheel from slipping or jerking. And in the new standard ECO Mode, you get the maximum range from every tank of fuel.

See and be seen
The perfect illumination for every curve: The adaptive headlights switch on automatically when the vehicle is tilted, providing optimum illumination of bends depending on gradient and payload – a significant plus in terms of safety and comfort. The multifunctional rear LED flashing turn indicators ensure an eye-catching appearance and even greater visibility.

Performance, efficiency, control
The boxer engine of the R 1250 GS fascinates from the very first glance. You can feel its character in every engine speed range, because it offers you impressive performance with more smoothness at low rotational speeds. The variable BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control ensures more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range, providing greater control in every riding situation. This means: More displacement and more performance with higher efficiency and therefore power whenever you need it. The strong pull with fewer gear changes gives you more freedom. This way you feel the boxer’s energy even more directly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17995  USD
Canada MSRP Price: starting at $21,550 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £13,705 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Type Air/liquid-cooled four 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
Fuel preparation Electronic intake manifold injection
Emission control Regulated three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU5 emission standard
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 124 mph
Fuel consumption 49.5 mpg
Fuel type Premium Unleaded
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase generator with 510 Watt nominal power
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
We see the R 1250 GS in detail.
Power transmission
Clutch Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
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 BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 1.5″ (37 mm), central spring strut
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 7.5″ / 7.9″ (190 mm / 200 mm)
Wheelbase 59.6″ (1,514 mm)
Castor 4.0″ (100.6 mm)
Steering head angle 64.3°
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3.00 x 19“
Rim, rear 4.50 x 17“
Tyre, front 120/70 R 19
Tyre, rear 170/60 R 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 12.0″ (305 mm), 4-piston radial calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 10.9″ (276 mm), double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part-integral, slant-layer-optimized)
Dimensions / weights
Seat height 33.5″ / 33.3″ (850 mm / 870 mm)
(OE lowered suspension 31.5″ / 32.3″ – 800 mm / 820 mm)
Inner leg curve 1,870 mm / 1,910 mm
(OE lowered suspension 1.750 mm / 1.790 mm)
Usable tank volume 5.2 gallons
Reserve Approx. 1.1 gallons
Length (over mud guard) 86.9″ (2,207 mm)
Height (over windshield) 56.3″ (1,430 mm)
Wide (over hand guard) 37.5″ (952.5 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, (fully fuelled 1) 549 lbs (249 kg) 1)
Permitted total weight 1,025 lbs (465 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 476 lbs (216 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.

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS – 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 x stroke 102.5 mm x 76 mm
Capacity 1,254 cc
Rated output 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 manifold injection
Emission control Regulated three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU5 emission standard
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed > 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 4.75 l
CO2 emission based on WMTC 110 g/km
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), adaptive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase generator with 510 Watt nominal power
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
We see the R 1250 GS in detail.
Power transmission
Clutch Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
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 BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
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 190 mm / 200 mm
Wheelbase 1,514 mm
Castor 100.6 mm
Steering head angle 64.3°
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3.00 x 19“
Rim, rear 4.50 x 17“
Tire, front 120/70 R 19
Tire, rear 170/60 R 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part-integral, slant-layer-optimized)
Dimensions / weights
Seat height 850 mm / 870 mm
(OE lowered suspension 800 mm / 820 mm)
Inner leg curve 1,870 mm / 1,910 mm
(OE lowered suspension 1.750 mm / 1.790 mm)
Usable tank volume 20 l
Reserve Approx. 4 l
Length (over mud guard) 2,207 mm
Height (over windshield) 1,430 mm
Wide (over hand guard) 952.5 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 249 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 465 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 216 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.

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS – 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 x stroke 102.5 mm x 76 mm
Capacity 1,254 cc
Rated output 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 manifold injection
Emission control Regulated three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU5 emission standard
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed > 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 4.75 l
CO2 emission based on WMTC 110 g/km
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), adaptive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase generator with 510 Watt nominal power
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
We see the R 1250 GS in detail.
Power transmission
Clutch Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
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 BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
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 190 mm / 200 mm
Wheelbase 1,514 mm
Castor 100.6 mm
Steering head angle 64.3°
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3.00 x 19“
Rim, rear 4.50 x 17“
Tyre, front 120/70 R 19
Tyre, rear 170/60 R 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part-integral, slant-layer-optimized)
Dimensions / weights
Seat height 850 mm / 870 mm
(OE lowered suspension 800 mm / 820 mm)
Inner leg curve 1,870 mm / 1,910 mm
(OE lowered suspension 1.750 mm / 1.790 mm)
Usable tank volume 20 l
Reserve Approx. 4 l
Length (over mud guard) 2,207 mm
Height (over windshield) 1,430 mm
Wide (over hand guard) 952.5 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 249 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 465 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 216 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.

 

 

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