2021 BMW R1250RT Guide

2021 BMW R1250RT

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2021 BMW R1250RT : THE SOPHISTICATED AND INNOVATIVE TOURER.

Introducing the 2021 BMW R1250RT…

“We have given the R 1250 RT a new look, a comprehensive increase in standard equipment and numerous technical upgrades to achieve a whole new riding experience. As a dynamic tourer with the incomparable BMW ShiftCam engine, it also has the perfect power unit with impressive power across the entire speed range” – Harald Spagl, Project Manager

The new BMW R 1250 RT: The benchmark among dynamic tourers is even more sophisticated and innovative for maximum motorcycle enjoyment on extended journeys.

For more than four decades, the BMW Motorrad abbreviation “RT” has been synonymous in the world of dynamic touring motorcycles, combining comfort on long journeys with dynamic riding pleasure on country roads. More than that: a BMW RT has always sets the benchmark in this class. To ensure that this continues to be the case in the future, BMW Motorrad has made extensive changes and innovations to the new R 1250 RT – for even greater riding pleasure and touring enjoyment at the very highest level. As before, the legendary 2-cylinder boxer engine ensures comfortable travel and dynamic propulsion. It still has an engine capacity of 1 254 cc and delivers 100 kW (136 hp) in the current EU5 registration, too. Thanks to BMW ShiftCam technology for varying valve timing and valve lift on the intake side, it offers superior power across the entire speed range, extremely smooth running and refinement as well as outstanding fuel consumption and emission values.

POWERFUL MACHINE SO YOU ARRIVE RELAXED AT YOUR DESTINATION

The R 1250 RT is the perfect companion for your tour: Its legendary BMW ShiftCam Boxer engine pulls just as powerfully over domestic country roads as it does over winding mountain passes. Its new front end makes it look more dynamic and slimmer. On the other hand, there is a wide range of features such as the extra-large 10.25″ TFT display or Active Cruise Control (ACC) – providing extra comfort on your journey. At the end of the day, you sit back relaxed knowing that the next tour is always the greatest.

 

 

2021 BMW R1250RT Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Authentic boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology for variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side.
  • Powerful response across the entire engine speed range, exemplary fuel consumption, emission levels, running smoothness and refinement.
  • Output and torque: 100 kW (136 hp) at 7 750 rpm and 143 Nm at 6 250 rpm.
  • Knock sensor system for optimised travel suitability.
  • New BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS Pro as standard.
  • Three riding modes as standard.
  • New “Eco” riding mode for particularly economical riding as standard.
  • Riding Modes Pro with additional riding mode “Dynamic” and new engine drag torque control (MSR) as an ex works option.
  • Dynamic Traction Control DTC as standard
  • Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” electronic suspension with fully automatic load compensation as an optional extra.
  • Hill Start Control Pro (HSC Pro) with extended function as an ex works option.
  • Newly developed front fairing with optimised aerodynamics.
  • New LED headlamp as standard and new full LED headlamp with adaptive turning light as an ex works option
  • Connectivity: New multifunctional instrument cluster with 10.25-inch full-colour TFT screen and numerous other features as standard.
  • New “Comfort telephony with extended smartphone connection” option.
  • New Audio System 2.0 option.
  • New double tone fanfare as standard.
  • Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option.
  • Attractive basic paint finish along with the three Style variants “Elegance”, “Sport” and “Option 719” as ex works options.
  • Extended range of optional extras and Original BMW Motorrad Accessories.

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R1250RT Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

TOURS WITH BUILT-IN HIGHLIGHTS
Being on the road, eating up the miles, meeting people, new experiences, exchanging stories: Every tour has highlights. Just like the R 1250 RT. Its many features allow you to ride comfortably, you are always well prepared and can focus entirely on your trip.

  • Large standard 10.25″ TFT colour display
  • New front with LED headlights
  • Full power in every speed range with BMW ShiftCam
  • Endless power thanks to wireless charging
  • Simple operation with favourites button
  • Navigation on the 10.25″ TFT screen
  • Smooth travels with Active Cruise Control
  • New audio system with a strong sound

Maximum vision
More space, more clarity, more visibility: The new, large 10.25″ TFT screen combines all the instruments of the R 1250 RT, plus practical functions such as the navigator and connectivity. The split screen gives you an overview of several functions at the same time, such as displaying the on-board computer in addition to the current speed. The colour display is given extra sharpness and contrast by the robust, tempered and non-reflective glass cover. Your screen is therefore easy to read even in the midday sun and, thanks to the anti-fingerprint coating, it stays that way.

Getting places safely
Carefree riding pleasure: The new Active Cruise Control (ACC) driving assistance system lets you set the desired speed and the distance to the vehicle in front conveniently by pressing a button on the handlebars. A radar sensor at the front determines the vehicle speed and the distance to the vehicle ahead. If this distance is reduced, the system automatically reduces the speed and re-establishes the selected distance. If the distance is increased, the vehicle will also increase the speed. This way, you can enjoy a relaxed journey over every mile.

Comfort in every dimension
You’ve chosen your style and colour: Now it’s time to prepare the R 1250 RT even better for your tours. In addition to adaptive headlights and ACC, the Dynamic and Comfort packages provide you with comfort enhancing features such as Pro riding modes, seat heating and Keyless Ride. In addition, there is a range of optional equipment and optional accessories. Design the R 1250 RT just the way you like it. Your tour, your experience, your machine.

We see the new front of the R 1250 RT with LED headlights. Dynamics written across the face.

Compact and slim: The front of the R 1250 RT is sleek and encloses the LED headlights. Together with the more compact body, this creates a dynamic unit with one clear advantage: an even larger field of view. The new windscreen boasts an impressive patented air duct: Forward suction and air movement on the upper body are reduced – so you continue to ride in complete relaxation even after many hours on the bike. The two-part front-wheel cover also underlines the compactness, supports the aerodynamics and reduces dirt on you and your bike – especially in the rain.

Built for touring
You can feel the power of the boxer engine from the very first meters. No matter where your tour takes you: Performance and smoothness fascinate in every speed range. This is also ensured by the BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control. With superior power delivery, it gives you extra control. The high torque curve, the elasticity and the irresistible power with fewer gear changes ensure relaxed touring. And thanks to its generous displacement and power with high efficiency, your riding pleasure increases with every metre.

 

 

Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and new “Eco” riding mode as standard. Riding Modes Pro with riding mode preselection and engine drag torque control (MSR) as options.

The standard Dynamic Traction Control DTC ensures a high level of riding safety due to excellent traction, while the new standard “Eco” riding mode helps the rider achieve the best possible fuel efficiency.

The new R 1250 RT Adventure can be fitted with the “Pro Riding Modes” as an ex works option. Another new component of Riding Modes Pro is the engine drag torque control (MSR): this can be used to safely avoid unstable riding conditions that can occur during coasting or downshifting due to excessive brake slip at the rear wheel.

New BMW Full Integral ABS Pro as standard.

In its latest edition, the R 1250 RT is equipped as standard with the new BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS Pro. This is a braking system in which both the hand and foot brake levers are used to apply the front and rear brakes simultaneously. Combined with the qualities of ABS Pro with banking angle optimisation and dynamic brake force distribution, Full Integral ABS Pro is the perfect braking system for a touring bike such as the R 1250 RT.

New full LED headlamp with turning light and new light functions as ex works options.

The new standard full LED headlamp already illuminates the road with unrivalled brightness and clarity. The new headlamp with swivel function goes one step further: with the “Adaptive Turning Light” option, the dipped beam of the standard full LED headlamp turns into the bend according to the banking position. In this way, the bend is almost fully illuminated because the light moves to where the motorcycle is heading. Thanks to new light functions, the riding experience on the new R 1250 RT is even more intense – and there are practical benefits, too. For example, the “Welcome” function, the “Goodbye” function for taking leave and the “Follow me home” function for guidance purposes will be available as optional extras in future.

Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) as standard. Active Cruise Control (ACC) – cruise control with integrated distance control for relaxed touring as an ex works option.

In connection with the standard Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) , “dynamic” means that the preselected speed is kept at a constant level when riding downhill. If the braking effect of the engine is not sufficient for this, the fully integral brake is automatically activated so as to maintain the desired riding speed. Active Cruise Control (ACC), available as an optional extra, goes one step further. Thanks to radar sensor technology, it enables relaxed gliding with distance control – and there is no need for the rider to adapt road speed to the vehicle in front.

New 10.25” TFT colour screen with integrated map navigation for convenient route planning and extensive connectivity as standard.

The new R 1250 RT is fitted with a 10.25-inch TFT colour screen with integrated map navigation and connectivity. Its excellent readability, clear menu navigation and highly integrated operating concept put the new R 1250 RT at the top of the range of serial production motorcycles. For the first time on a motorcycle, the new 10.25-inch colour screen makes it possible to display a navigation map in the instrument cluster, so no additional display is needed.

Along with the introduction of standard connectivity and the navigation map shown on the screen, the new “Comfort telephony with extended smartphone connection” option is available. A smartphone can be securely accommodated in a storage compartment that is protected from splash water and ventilated by an electric fan, and its battery can be kept ready for use inductively or via USB connection. With the Audio System 2.0, the new R 1250 RT offers an even more intense sound experience than its predecessor.

The new R 1250 RT: enhanced travel capability and dynamic performance thanks to new fairing. Exclusive touring character in an attractive basic paint finish and refined style variants.

Thanks to a newly developed front fairing, the new R 1250 RT now not only looks fresher and more dynamic, it also has enhanced travel and touring qualities thanks to additional aerodynamic advancements. Not only does the new front fairing enclose the new full LED headlamps, for example, but the upper section of the fairing is now reduced in height, too. This results in a wider field of vision for the rider, while at the same time making the new R 1250 RT appear lighter and more dynamic. In addition to the attractive basic version in Alpine White 3, the new R 1250 RT is also available in the refined Style variants “Elegance”, “Sport” and “Option 719”.

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R1250RT – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $  USD
Canada MSRP Price: starting at $23,650 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £15,820 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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2021 BMW R1250RT – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Design

Two-cylinder, air-/fluid-cooled, four-stroke boxer engine with two overhead spur-gear driven camshafts, one balancer shaft and BMW ShiftCam variable intake camshaft control.

Bore x stroke

102.5 mm x 76 mm

Capacity

1,254 ccm

Nominal capacity

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 pipe fuel injection, digital engine control: BMS-O with e-gas

Emission control

Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU-5 emission standard

Mileage / consumption

Maximum speed

over 200 km/h

Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC

4.75 l

CO2 emissions according to WMTC

110 g/km

Fuel type

Super petrol unleaded, octane number 95 (ROZ), adaptation through engine control (91 to 98 ROZ)

Electrical system

Alternator

Three-phase generator with 508-watt nominal capacity

Battery

12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation

Gears

Six-speed helical synchromesh gearbox

Secondary drive

Drive shaft

Suspension / brakes

Frame

Two-part frame concept consisting of a main frame and a rear frame bolted to it, with a co-supporting engine

Front suspension / spring elements

BMW Motorrad Telelever, central spring strut, standard diameter 37 mm

Rear-wheel guide / spring elements

Cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD spring strut, spring preload continuously and hydraulically adjustable via adjuster knob, adjustable rebound-stage damping via adjuster knob

Spring travel, front / rear

120 mm / 136 mm

Wheelbase

1,485 mm

Castor

116 mm

Steering head angle

64.1°

Wheels

Cast aluminium

Rim dimensions, front

3.50 x 17″

Rim dimensions, rear

5.50 x 17”

Tire, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tire, rear

180/55 ZR 17

Brake, front

Twin disc brake, floating discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston radial brake callipers

Brake, rear

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

ABS

BMW Motorrad full integral ABS Pro (full integral braking, lean optimised)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height, unladen

805 mm / 825 mm (SE high seat: 830 mm / 850 mm, low seat: 760 mm / 780 mm)

Rider step length, unladen

1,810 mm / 1,850 mm (SE high seat: 1,875 mm/ 1,915 mm, SE low seat: 1,740 mm / 1,780 mm)

Usable tank capacity

25 l

of which is reserve

approx. 4 l

Length (using number plate carrier)

2,222 mm

Height (above windscreen)

Min. min. 1,460 mm, max. 1,570 mm
(Style Sport: min. 1,360 mm, max. 1,480 mm)

Width (including mirrors)

985 mm

Breadth (including boot)

990 mm

Vehicle kerb weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

279 kg

1)

Max. permitted weight

505 kg

Max. load (with standard equipment)

226 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 R1250RT – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Design

Two-cylinder, air-/fluid-cooled, four-stroke boxer engine with two overhead spur-gear driven camshafts, one balancer shaft and BMW ShiftCam variable intake camshaft control.

Bore x stroke

102.5 mm x 76 mm

Capacity

1,254 ccm

Nominal capacity

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 pipe fuel injection, digital engine control: BMS-O with e-gas

Emission control

Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU-5 emission standard

Mileage / consumption

Maximum speed

over 200 km/h

Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC

4.75 l

CO2 emissions according to WMTC

110 g/km

Fuel type

Super petrol unleaded, octane number 95 (ROZ), adaptation through engine control (91 to 98 ROZ)

Electrical system

Alternator

Three-phase generator with 508-watt nominal capacity

Battery

12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation

Gears

Six-speed helical synchromesh gearbox

Secondary drive

Drive shaft

Suspension / brakes

Frame

Two-part frame concept consisting of a main frame and a rear frame bolted to it, with a co-supporting engine

Front suspension / spring elements

BMW Motorrad Telelever, central spring strut, standard diameter 37 mm

Rear-wheel guide / spring elements

Cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD spring strut, spring preload continuously and hydraulically adjustable via adjuster knob, adjustable rebound-stage damping via adjuster knob

Spring travel, front / rear

120 mm / 136 mm

Wheelbase

1,485 mm

Castor

116 mm

Steering head angle

64.1°

Wheels

Cast aluminium

Rim dimensions, front

3.50 x 17″

Rim dimensions, rear

5.50 x 17”

Tyre, front

120/70 ZR 17

Tyre, rear

180/55 ZR 17

Brake, front

Twin disc brake, floating discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston radial brake callipers

Brake, rear

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

ABS

BMW Motorrad full integral ABS Pro (full integral braking, lean optimised)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height, unladen

805 mm / 825 mm (SE high seat: 830 mm / 850 mm, low seat: 760 mm / 780 mm)

Rider step length, unladen

1,810 mm / 1,850 mm (SE high seat: 1,875 mm/ 1,915 mm, SE low seat: 1,740 mm / 1,780 mm)

Usable tank capacity

25 l

of which is reserve

approx. 4 l

Length (using number plate carrier)

2,222 mm

Height (above windscreen)

Min. min. 1,460 mm, max. 1,570 mm
(Style Sport: min. 1,360 mm, max. 1,480 mm)

Width (including mirrors)

985 mm

Breadth (including boot)

990 mm

Vehicle kerb weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

279 kg

1)

Max. permitted weight

505 kg

Max. load (with standard equipment)

226 kg

 

 

 

 

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