2023 BMW R1250R Guide

2023 BMW R1250R
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

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Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 BMW R1250R: EXPRESSIVE ROADSTER WITH A BOXER’S PUNCH.

Introducing the 2023 BMW R1250R…

Unadulterated riding pleasure with that classic boxer punch: The BMW R 1250 R. The only thing as exceptional as its drive system using BMW ShiftCam technology is its versatility: Whether sporty and dynamic, pure and classic, or effortless and relaxed: This roadster delivers an incomparable riding experience. Make a clear statement with its power train and maximum torque of 105 lb-ft whenever you want. And with its handling, you are the master of every mile – however you want. Simply put: #NeverStopChallenging

BMW Motorrad proudly introduces the updated 2023 BMW R 1250 R roadster. The naked boxer roadster has been a BMW success story since the very first BMW motorcycle was produced in 1923 – the 494 cc, 8.5 hp boxer-twin powered R 32.

The 2023 BMW R 1250 R continues the 100-year-old tradition of combining agility, performance and comfort in a package that is as suitable for twisty mountain roads, daily commuting, and even two-up tour.

The 1,254 cc 2-cylinder air/liquid-cooled boxer engine delivers 136 hp and 105 ft-lbs of torque and meets EU5 emissions regulations. Thanks to BMW ShiftCam technology, which varies intake valve timing and lift, the R 1250 R delivers outstanding power and torque across the entire rpm range with the added benefits of quiet and smooth operation and excellent fuel economy.

Sportiness made visible
Feel and enjoy the torque delivered by this boxer with every twist of your wrist. With Core Screen Sport, you now have this sportiness – in the truest sense of the word – at your fingertips. The TFT display provides information such as DTC interventions, your current and maximum lean, as well as the brake intervention force.

Eco mode for more efficient riding
Being able to ride with ease and unwavering calm, on a powerful boxer: This is also a sign of versatility. With the R 1250 R’s new Eco mode, you get maximum range every time you fill your tank. The TFT display shows you how efficient your riding style is. For maximum performance, you can switch to another riding mode, quick and easy, at any time. The standard Rain and Road riding modes now also include ABS Pro and DTC.

With its dynamic handling and powerful boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam technology, the updated BMW R 1250 R means unparalleled versatility.

 

2023 BMW R1250R Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • Unchanged MSRP from 2022 – $14,995.
  • Air/liquid-cooled boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam technology for varying intake valve timing and valve stroke.
  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) – Now standard.
  • BMW Motorrad ABS Pro (part integral) – Now standard.
  • Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) – Now standard.
  • New LED turn indicators.
  • New full LED headlamp with adaptive turning light – optional.
  • New solo seat rear cover.
  • New Option 719 spoke wheels – optional.
  • Three riding modes with New “ECO” mode for economical riding – standard.
  • New standard Ice Grey paint and optional Triple Black and Style Sport Racing Blue Metallic.
  • TFT display with “Sport” Core Screen and connectivity – standard.
  • On-board power socket and USB socket – standard.
  • Seat heating for rider and passenger to make touring even more comfortable – optional.
  • 1,254 cc air/liquid-cooled 2-cylinder boxer engine
  • BMW ShiftCam
  • Anti-hopping clutch
  • Shaft drive
  • Steering stabilizer
  • BMW Motorrad Paralever front suspension with upside-down 45mm fork
  • Rear spring/shock with pre-load and rebound adjustment and travel-dependent damping (WAD)
  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
  • BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part integral)
  • Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
  • Hill Start Control
  • LED headlight, taillight and Comfort turn signals
  • TFT screen with “Sport” Core screen, connectivity, and on-board computer
  • Rotary multi-controller
  • Rider and passenger seats
  • Adjustable brake and clutch levers
  • 12-volt accessory socket
  • USB-A socket
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Cast aluminum wheels

 

 

 

2023 BMW R1250R Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Standard Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and new “ECO”  riding mode

The BMW R 1250 R’s standard Dynamic Traction Control delivers a high level of riding safety by providing optimum traction while the new standard “ECO” mode helps make riding as fuel-efficient as possible.

The ECO riding mode, joining RAIN and ROAD, allows the rider to make the most of BMW Motorrad ShiftCam engine technology to achieve the maximum range. In ECO mode, the rider is encouraged to ride as fuel-efficiently as possible with a soft throttle curve and moderate engine torque limitation. In ECO mode, the TFT color display additionally provides an efficiency display. If you want maximum performance – for example for overtaking or riding uphill – the ride mode button can be used to switch to a different mode quickly and easily.

Standard BMW Integral ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)

The latest version of the R 1250 R features standard BMW Integral ABS Pro. This braking system offers even more safety when braking while leaning in turns. As the riding mode concept continues to expand, more new functions will be added. For example, the ABS control will be adapted further to the different riding modes. DBC increases safety when braking, even in difficult situations, by avoiding unintentional throttle activation. By means of intervention in the engine control, drive torque is reduced during braking so as to make full use of the braking power at the rear wheel. This keeps the motorcycle stable and shortens the braking distance.

Standard full LED headlight with optional adaptive turning light

The standard full LED headlamp already illuminates the road with an unrivalled bright, clear light. Enhanced safety when riding at night is ensured by the optional adaptive turning light. The rider benefits from better illumination into turns thereby ensuring even safer riding at night. The adaptive turning light works by switching on additional LED elements in the main headlight that are fitted with their own reflectors, depending on the lean angle. It is activated from an inclined position of 7° to 25° and a speed of more than 6 mph. New standard features also include redesigned LED Comfort turn.

TFT color display with “Sport” Core Screen  

As before, the new R 1250 R is equipped with a TFT color display featuring integrated arrow navigation and extensive connectivity, excellent readability, clear menu navigation and a highly integrated operating system.  The rider can choose between customized screen displays for various purposes. This also includes the “Sport” Core Screen, which provides real-time information about the current and maximum lean angle as well as control interventions – such as ABS Pro or DTC.

BMW R 1250 R Corescreen Sport (10/2022)

  USB socket and seat heating for rider and passenger

The new BMW R 1250 R already offers two different standard sockets. The previous 12-volt on-board power socket plus an additional USB-A socket with a 5-volt power supply. This widely used type of USB socket with newly developed charging electronics allows you to charge a smartphone while riding by connecting a cable adapter. Up to 2,400 mA charging current is available, enabling fast charging depending on the type of smartphone used.

An optional seat heating system for both rider and passenger significantly increases comfort when temperatures are low. Heated seats are available in combination with heated grips. A new, convenient operating concept has been developed for the rider’s seat with five heating levels. The heated grips settings – in combination with the seat heating featuring five instead of two heating levels – are operated via a menu. The passenger seat heating has two heating levels and is operated by a toggle switch at the bottom right of the seat.

Colors and new solo seat rear cover

In standard trim, the new BMW R 1250 R is finished in Ice Grey non-metallic in conjunction with a black frame. With the optional Triple Black and Style Sport variants, the owner can choose from two expressive color combinations.

BMW R 1250 R Single seat (10/2022)

The new optional solo seat rear cover underlines the sporty style of the new R 1250 R. The passenger seat is replaced with a painted plastic cover and the passenger footrests and passenger handles are removed.

If you want to keep the R 1250 R fully suitable for passenger use, the Passenger Kit is available as an alternative option within the model variants. It contains all the components that are eliminated by the solo rear.

Style Sport variant:

Body color in Racing Blue Metallic, white frame, gold front/rear brake calipers, black sports handlebars, blue front spoiler, solo seat rear cover or passenger seat.

Triple Black variant:

Black Storm Metallic body color, Agate Grey frame, gold front/rear brake calipers, stainless steel radiator grille, stainless steel engine spoiler, Pure tank trim, solo seat rear cover or passenger seat.

 

  Optional Equipment and Packages

  Premium Package

  • Keyless Ride
  • Design Option rear muffler
  • Chrome-plated exhaust manifold
  • Heated Grips
  • TPM Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Cruise Control

Option 719 Billet Pack Classic

  • Milled, silver-color anodized cylinder head covers, front engine cover and oil filler plug.

Option 719 Billet Pack Storm

  • Milled, silver-grey textured anodized cylinder head covers, front engine cover and oil filler plug.

Option 719 Billet Pack Shadow

  • Milled, black-silver anodized cylinder head covers, front engine cover and oil filler plug.

Option 719 Billet Pack Classic II

  • Milled, silver-color anodized mirrors, expansion tank covers, adjustable rider footrests, footbrake lever, adjustable clutch and brake levers.

Option 719 Billet Pack Storm II

  • Milled, silver-grey textured anodized mirrors, expansion tank covers, adjustable rider footrests, footbrake lever, adjustable clutch and brake levers.

Option 719 Billet Pack Shadow II

  • Milled, black-silver anodized mirrors, expansion tank covers, adjustable rider footrests, footbrake lever, adjustable clutch and brake levers.

Individual Options

  • Seat Heating
  • Adaptive Turning Headlight
  • Gear Shift Assist Pro
  • Sport handlebars
  • Sport windshield
  • Engine spoiler
  • Single seat
  • Sport seat
  • Low seat
  • Comfort passenger seat
  • Option 719 Classic wheels
  • Option 719 Sport wheels
  • Center stand

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 BMW R1250R – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: from $14,995 USD
Canada MSRP Price: from $17,725 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £12,330 GBP (total selling price)

Engine

Rated output

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 lb-ft at 6,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12.5 : 1

Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management system: BMS-O with throttle-by-wire

Performance / fuel consumption

Fuel type

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

Electrical system

Alternator

Permanent magnet alternator with 508 W (nominal power)

Battery

12 V / 12 Ah

Power transmission

Clutch

Multiplate clutch in oil bath, slipper clutch

Gearbox

Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gears

Drive

Cardan shaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Frame

Steel tube frame with load-bearing engine, steel tube sub-frame

Front wheel location / suspension

Upside-down telescopic fork

Rear wheel location / suspension

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

Suspension travel, front / rear

5.5″ / 5.5″

Wheels

Aluminum cast wheels

Rim, front

3.50 x 17″

Rim, rear

5.50 x 17”

Tire, front

120/70 ZR17

Tire, rear

180/55 ZR17

Brake, front

Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 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

32.2″

Usable tank volume

4.7 gal

Reserve

approx. 1 gal

Length

85.2″ (over license plate holder)

Height

51.2″ (above mirror, at unladen weight)

Width

34.6″ (above mirror)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

527 lbs

1)

Permitted total weight

1,014 lbs

Payload (with standard equipment)

487 lbs

1) With all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refueled with min. 90% of the usable fuel tank capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

2023 BMW R1250R – 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

143 Nm at 6,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12.5 : 1

Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management system: BMS-O with throttle-by-wire

Exhaust emission standards

EU 5

Performance / fuel consumption

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC

4.75 l

Fuel type

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

CO2 emission based on WMTC

110 g/km

Electrical system

Alternator

Permanent magnet alternator with 508 W (nominal power)

Battery

12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch

Gearbox

Claw-shifted 6-speed gearbox with helical gears

Drive

Cardan

Chassis / brakes

Frame

Steel tube frame with load-bearing engine, steel tube sub-frame

Front wheel location / suspension

Upside-down telescopic fork

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

140 mm / 140 mm

Wheels

Aluminium cast wheels

Rim, front

3.50 x 17″

Rim, rear

5.50 x 17”

Tire, rear

180/55 ZR17

Brake, front

Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 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

820 mm

Inner leg curve at unladen weight

1,840 mm

Usable tank volume

18 l

Reserve

approx. 4 l

Length

2,165 mm (over license plate holder)

Height

1,300 mm (above mirror, at DIN unladen weight)

Width

880 mm (above mirror)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled

239 kg

1)

Permitted total weight

460 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

221 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 R1250R – Totalmotorcycle.com European 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

143 Nm at 6,250 rpm

Compression ratio

12.5 : 1

Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management system: BMS-O with throttle-by-wire

Exhaust emission standards

EU 5

Performance / fuel consumption

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC

4.75 l

Fuel type

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

CO2 emission based on WMTC

110 g/km

Electrical system

Alternator

Permanent magnet alternator with 508 W (nominal power)

Battery

12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch

Gearbox

Claw-shifted 6-speed gearbox with helical gears

Drive

Cardan

Chassis / brakes

Frame

Steel tube frame with load-bearing engine, steel tube sub-frame

Front wheel location / suspension

Upside-down telescopic fork

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

140 mm / 140 mm

Wheelbase

1,512 mm

Castor

129.60 mm

Steering head angle

61.7°

Wheels

Aluminium cast wheels

Rim, front

3.50 x 17″

Rim, rear

5.50 x 17”

Tyre, front

120/70 ZR17

Tyre, rear

180/55 ZR17

Brake, front

Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 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

820 mm

Inner leg curve at unladen weight

1,840 mm

Usable tank volume

18 l

Reserve

approx. 4 l

Length

2,165 mm (over license plate holder)

Height

1,300 mm (above mirror, at DIN unladen weight)

Width

880 mm (above mirror)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled

239 kg

1)

Permitted total weight

460 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

221 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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