2023 BMW R1250GS Adventure Guide

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2023 BMW R1250GS Adventure: ADVENTURE HO!

Introducing the 2023 BMW R1250GS Adventure…

NO DESTINATION IS TOO FAR

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.

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 confidently. Always ready for a few extra miles – and miles with that little extra.

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.

 

 

2023 BMW R1250GS Adventure Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Standard equipment

  • TFT colour display with connectivity
  • Full-LED headlight
  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • Integral ABS Pro (inclination-optimised ABS)
  • 3 riding modes (Eco, Rain and Road)
  • HSC (Hill Start Control)
  • USB charging socket
  • Intelligent emergency call ECALL

Optional equipment

  • Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment with automatic load levelling and automatic damping mode)
  • Seat heating (rider and passenger)
  • Light package (e.g. with adaptive cornering light and cruising light)
  • Auxiliary LED lamps
  • Handlebar riser
  • Option 719 milled parts
  • Sport silencer
  • 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
  • Aluminium Luggage System
  • Enduro underneath engine protection
  • Tinted windshield
  • Enduro headlamp-guard
  • Adjustable rider footrest
  • POWERFUL, CONFIDENT, RELIABLE
  • 136HP at 7,750 RPM
  • 105lb-ft. at 7,550 RPM
  • 1,254cc displacement
  • 7.9 Gallon tank size
  • Comfort turn indicator can be switched off in the menu of the instrument cluster.
  • RDC available worldwide (all vehicles with Keyless Ride).
  • RDC only with Keyless Ride (RDC-Function in Keyless-Ride-Control unit integrated, 2nd wheel set possible).
  • RDC is content of comfort package.
  • Edition „40 YEARS GS“ and Blackstorm metallic no longer available.

Colors

  • Style Rallye Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red remains unchanged.
  • Triple Black with Black Storm Metallic/Black/Achat Gray remains unchanged.
  • Ice Gray remains unchanged.

Equipment

  • RDC real-time gradient tire pressure monitoring added to Comfort Package.
  • Comfort turn indicator can be switched off in the menu for the instrument cluster.

All US R 1250 GS Adventure models automatically add Premium Package.

ZPP Premium Package – Keyless Ride, Silencer, Chrome Header, Heated Grips. TPM tire pressure monitor, GPS Prep, Cruise Control, case Mounts, Dynamic ESA, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Ride Modes Pro and MSR Dynamic Engine Brake Control.

Individual Options – Passenger Kits (standard and low), Heated Seat, LED Aux. Lights, Handlebar Risers, Off Road Tires, Black or Gold Cross Spoke Wheels, Rallye Bench Seat and Billet Packs.

BMW Motorrad presents the R 1250 GS Trophy Competition.
Supreme boxer power for the International GS Trophy 2022 across Albania.

Munich. Rugged cliffs, deep valleys, raging rivers and the breathtaking Mediterranean coastline are the challenging terrain of the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy from 4 to 10 September 2022 in Albania. The country is still considered a real insider’s tip for off-road adventures, and this year 126 models of the R 1250 GS Trophy Competition, specially built for this event, thus it will be available to the participating enduro riders from all over the world.

Superior thrust and power as well as customised equipment for challenging adventures in the most difficult terrain.

While the BMW F 850 GS was used as the competition bike at the last International GS Trophy in 2020, BMW Motorrad is returning to the competition with the R 1250 GS Trophy Competition featuring the flat-twin boxer engine. This offers the original, superior power delivery, beefy torque and maximum traction for the sometimes very demanding off-road passages, which often require riding in low gear. In addition to boasting an exclusive two-tone paint finish in Lightwhite uni / Gravityblue metallic matt in combination with specially designed GS Trophy stickers, the R 1250 GS Trophy Competition heads into the seven-day adventure featuring a whole series of changes made especially for this competition. For the model year 2023 the R 1250 GS will also be offered in this two-tone paint finish.

For example, this year’s BMW International GS Trophy Competition Bike features, among other things, a robust enduro engine guard made of aluminium, a headlight protection guard, cylinder head covers that are particularly well protected against damage and a TFT display that is secured against damage in a fall and from falling rocks. The particularly robust enduro footrests from the R 1250 GS Adventure and adjustable gearshift and footbrake levers are just as much in keeping with the tough off-road use ahead of the bikes. Metzeler Karoo 4 tyres are mounted on the cross-spoke wheels, replacing the standard Karoo 3 tyres to ensure the best possible grip on difficult terrain. Sports windshield, rally seat and Akrapovic rear silencer round off the equipment of the competition vehicle.

Small Tank Bag Adventure Collection as a practical companion during long exhausting riding days.

With its 5 litre capacity, the small tank bag from the new Adventure Bag Collection offers the International GS Trophy participants another practical storage option for all kinds of utensils and some food and drink for the road. Thanks to its fasteners, it can be used as a rear bag on the R 1250 GS Trophy Competition. A waterproof inner bag, water-repellent and lockable two-way zips on the main compartment, a zipped lid pocket and a cable opening for a charging cable to the inside are further useful details of the Small Adventure Collection Tank Bag.

 

 

 

2023 BMW R1250GS Adventure Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

LED flashing turn indicators as standard 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

Go relaxed into unknown terrain
The comfortable ergonomics and seating position of the R 1250 GS Adventure offer outstanding vision 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 will help you find the right R 1250 GS Adventure for you.

LED lighting technology
More radiance, visibility and prominence: The full-LED swiveling headlights and adaptive headlights help improve 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.

3 year warranty
Ride on & on & on.

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.

AS UNIQUE AS YOUR DESTINATIONS
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

GS Trophy
Already legendary: the R 1250 GS Adventure in GS Trophy design. The rich color scheme in Gravity Blue Metallic emphasizes its insatiable thirst for adventure. The dynamic highlights and expressive graphics underline that stagnation is not an option.

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 preparation for the navigation system or case holders, you can put together your machine 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.

 

 

 

 

2023 BMW R1250GS Adventure – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $20,345 USD
Canada MSRP Price: from $24,145 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £16,360 GBP (total selling price)

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

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

over 120 mph

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

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)

Caster

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.

 

 

2023 BMW R1250GS Adventure – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Rated output

100 kW (136 hp) at 7,750 rpm

Emission control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter

Type

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

Bore x stroke

102.5 mm x 76 mm

Capacity

1,254 cc

Max. torque

105.5 lbs-ft at 6,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12.5 : 1

Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection

Exhaust emission standards

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

Super unleaded (max. 15% ethanol, E10/E15), 95 ROZ/RON, 90 AKI

Electrical system

Alternator

Three-phase alternator with 510 W (nominal power)

Battery

12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Wet clutch, anti-hopping clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox

Claw-shifted 6-speed gearbox with helical gears

Drive

Cardan

Chassis / brakes

Frame

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

Front wheel location / suspension

BMW Motorrad Telelever, diameter 37 mm, central shock absorber

Rear wheel location / suspension

Cast aluminum single-sided swingarm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD shock absorber, spring preload continuously adjustable hydraulically by handwheel, rebound damping adjustable by 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“

Tire, front

120/70 R19

Tire, rear

170/60 R17

Brake, front

Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial brake caliper

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, 2-piston floating caliper

ABS

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (partial integral, lean angle optimized)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height at unladen weight

890″/35.8″

Inner leg curve at unladen weight

77″ / 78.3″

Usable tank volume

30 l

Reserve

approx. 4 l

Length

2,270 mm (over splash guard)

Height

1,460 mm (above windshield, at DIN unladen weight)

Width

980 mm (over hand guard)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled

268 kg

1)

Permitted total weight

485 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

217 kg

1) According to Guideline (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with min. 90% of the usable fuel tank capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

2023 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

ECALL

Intelligent Emergency Call

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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