2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Guide

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure 2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure : NO DESTINATION IS TOO FAR.

Introducing the 2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure…

The world is there to be discovered. There’s always something new. The R 1250 GS is the queen of the touring enduro It’s just made for impassable routes, adverse conditions and the most remote destinations. That is why we have further optimized the high standard of touring suitability and comfort. From driver assistance systems, lighting technology and advanced riding modes to a USB socket, the R 1250 GS Adventure offers you everything you need to explore unknown places. And thanks to the powerful boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam, you can reach any destination with ease. Because we know: Your ideas for travelling the world are endless. Just typical #SpiritOfGS.

Inspiration at every glance
The expression: powerful, robust. And on top of that, the impression of being able to conquer any terrain – this is the look and feel of every R 1250 GS Adventure. Now it’s up to you how far you want to go

Equipped for the long-haul
Well-trodden paths not for you? The R 1250 GS Adventure doesn’t like them either. Thanks to its wide-ranging optional equipment, such as the Touring Package with preparation for the navigation system, adaptive cruise control or case holders, you can put together your machine exactly as you need it. We’ve already prepared three suggestions to inspire you: from ample storage space for the most distant destinations and enduro-specific equipment for off-road enthusiasts, to a particularly refined finish. Make the R 1250 GS Adventure your bike for your adventure.

Your wanderlust knows only one answer: BMW R 1250 GS Adventure. When you set off for distant destinations, you can rely on it in every situation, you’ll ride with increased safety and comfortably over every mile.

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • LED indicators in series with Cruising Light option
  • Comfortable handlebar risers
  • Long range with the 7.9 gallon tank
  • Seat heating
  • Adaptive headlight with LED swiveling headlight
  • Ride Modes Pro and ECO Mode
  • DTC and ABS Pro in series
  • TFT display with connectivity, USB charging socket and adjustable windscreen

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)
Handlebar riser
Option 719 milled parts
Riding Mode Pro, includes additional modes (Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, Enduro and Enduro Pro), riding mode pre selection (individualisation of numbers of riding modes), automated hill start control pro (HSC Pro), dynamic brake assistent DBC and engine brake control MSR
Style-variants Rallye and TripleBlack

 

 

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 Adventure Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

HIGHLIGHTS TO DISCOVER
The R 1250 GS Adventure is at home in the world. No destination is too far for it, no underground is alien to it. On the road, off-road and back again. Even if you don’t know what terrain to expect along the way, you can rely on your bike down to the smallest detail. With the R 1250 GS Adventure, you can now enjoy long distances even more intensely. Comfortably and safely. Always ready for a few extra miles – and miles with that little extra.

Go relaxed into unknown terrain
The comfortable ergonomics and seating position of the R 1250 GS Adventure offer superior vision in every situation and let you control the bike easily. As the handlebars can be raised by up to 30 mm, you can ride comfortably and confidently even as a tall rider or standing up while off-road. In addition, the wide range of seat heights from 790 to 910 mm and the extensive selection of seats are guaranteed to help you find the right R 1250 GS Adventure for you. And the seat heating system ensures that you and your passenger enjoy every tour even more.

LED lighting technology
More radiance, visibility and prominence: The full-LED swiveling headlights and adaptive headlights guarantee superior illumination and constant range – to the side, up and down. Depending on the ground gradient, payload and inclination in curves.

This way, the light is with you wherever you ride. The LED turn signals with Cruising Light option provide an eye-catching appearance with constantly dimmed lighting at the front. While at the rear, the multifunctional LED indicators increase passive safety. Further highlights: the Welcome and Goodbye function as well as the driving lights, which can be activated when the ignition is switched off – very practical when maneuvering in the dark.

Inspiring smoothness
Confident, reliable, powerful. Just like the ideal companion should be in known and unknown worlds. Thanks to the variable camshaft control system BMW ShiftCam, the boxer engine of the R 1250 GS Adventure turns long distances into pure pleasure. What does this mean for you? Smoother running in the low speed range and high torque in each speed range. This results in a balanced running culture that gives you even more confidence and dynamics when riding your R 1250 GS Adventure.

No path too impassable, no destination too far: The GS stands for a world full of challenges and hunger for the next adventure – it is made for real explorers. It’s been the perfect touring bike right from the start. With the “Adventure” series, BMW continues to drive innovation forward, equipping the GS even better for long journeys around the globe. It is robust, versatile and effortless to handle. For 40 years, it has been the right partner for real challenges.

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $20345  USD
Canada MSRP Price: starting at $23,900 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £14,985 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Motor
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
Mixture Control Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 120 mph
Fuel consumption 49.5 mpg
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), adaptive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase alternator with 510 Watt nominal power
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
We see a detailed view of the R 1250 GS Adventure.
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 8.3″ / 8.7″ (210 mm / 220 mm)
Wheelbase 59.2″ (1,504 mm)
Castor 3.8″ (95.4 mm)
Steering head angle 65.1°
Wheels Cross spoke 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 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 35.0″ / 35.8″ (890 mm / 910 mm)
Inner leg curve 76.8″ / 78.3″ (1,950 mm / 1,990 mm)
Usable tank volume 7.9 gallons
Reserve Approx. 1 gallon
Length (over mud guard) 89.4″ (2,270 mm)
Height (over windshield) 57.5″ (1,460 mm)
Wide (over hand guard) 38.6″ (980 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 591 lbs 1)
Permitted total weight 1,069 lbs
Payload (with standard equipment) 478 lbs
1) 1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Motor
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 PS) 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-5
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 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 alternator with 510 Watt nominal power
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
We see a detailed view of the R 1250 GS Adventure.
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 210 mm / 220 mm
Wheelbase 1,504 mm
Castor 95.4 mm
Steering head angle 65.1°
Wheels Cross spoke 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 890 mm / 910 mm
Inner leg curve 1,950 mm / 1,990 mm
Usable tank volume 30 l
Reserve Approx. 4 l
Length (over mud guard) 2,270 mm
Height (over windshield) 1,460 mm
Wide (over hand guard) 980 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 268 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 485 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 217 kg
1) 1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.

 

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Motor
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 PS) 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-5
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 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 alternator with 510 Watt nominal power
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
We see a detailed view of the R 1250 GS Adventure.
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 210 mm / 220 mm
Wheelbase 1,504 mm
Castor 95.4 mm
Steering head angle 65.1°
Wheels Cross spoke 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 890 mm / 910 mm
Inner leg curve 1,950 mm / 1,990 mm
Usable tank volume 30 l
Reserve Approx. 4 l
Length (over mud guard) 2,270 mm
Height (over windshield) 1,460 mm
Wide (over hand guard) 980 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 268 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 485 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 217 kg
1) 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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