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R 1250 GS Adventure



Your Journey is the Destination.

The BMW R 1250 GS Adventure is built for any challenge. Rough routes, challenging conditions and the most remote destinations are no problem for the master of travel enduros.

Increased capacity of 1254 ccm and 100 kW (136 hp) over the previous model ensures you have even more power for any terrain. The new BMW ShiftCam engine also delivers enhanced efficiency, giving you the endurance you need to reach your destination and more control in every speed range. No matter what adventure drives you, the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure is ready to get you there.

Discover a new generation.

BMW Motorrad is entering new territory with the BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control system. What does this mean for you? That means smoother running in the low speed range and high torque in each speed range. This results in a balanced engine running that gives you even more confidence when riding your R 1250 GS Adventure. The engine capacity is now 1254 ccm. This performance increase is clearly noticeable on any terrain with 100kW (136 hp) and 143 Nm max. torque at 6,250 rpm. The high torque curve, the elasticity with impressive sprint qualities and the sovereign acceleration let you experience your adventures with even more intensity. The revision of the engine with BMW Shiftcam ensures an optimal combustion process and thus an overall increase in energy efficiency.

BMW Motorrad Option 719

BMW Motorrad Option 719 offers especially high-quality and design-defining billet packs packages for the R 1250 GS Adventure. The HP billet packs underlines the sporty character of the machine with aluminium components in bi-colour look. The option 719 Classic billet packs set stylistic accents with its purist character in a silver-coloured look.

The scope of each package extends to:

  • Cylinder head cover left / right
  • Engine housing cover
  • Cover expansion tank left / right
  • Adjustable brake lever
  • Clutch lever adjustable
  • Mirror left/right
  • Adjustable foot levers left / right

Riding Modes Pro.

With the optional Riding Modes Pro, the range of applications of the machine can be further extended and adapted to different riding situations and purposes. In addition to the throttle, the control behaviour of ABS, dynamic traction control and suspension compensation Dynamic ESA are adjusted. New additions to the Pro riding modes include HSC Pro and the new Dynamic Brake Assistant DBC, which assists you in emergency braking by counteracting the often unwanted gas operation in such an exceptional situation.

R1250 GS Adventure Features

30-litre fuel tank.

30 litres of fuel gives you the range you need for long distances. And best of all - with the energy efficiency of the Boxer engine, you can go even further with one tank of fuel.
R1250 GS Adventure Features

6.5" colour TFT with connectivity in series.

Connect your smartphone to your bike via Bluetooth. The 6.5-inch TFT display shows you everything about your motorcycle and offers you in conjunction with the smartphone app additional features such as navigation, music and telephony.
R1250 GS Adventure Features

Big windscreen.

No matter where it takes you. The large windscreen offers high comfort for the head, neck and shoulders as well as weather protection in every riding situation.
R1250 GS Adventure Features

Full LED headlights as standard.

In both low beam and high beam, the illumination is wider, more homogeneous and further than with conventional headlights.
R1250 GS Adventure Features

BMW ShiftCam.

The ShiftCam lettering: a clear indication of the new boxer engine with variable camshaft control.
R1250 GS Adventure Features

Style HP.

The Style HP includes front suspension extension, frame guard, gold cross-spoked wheels and the rallye seat - as well as BMW Motorsport colours.
R1250 GS Adventure Features

Seat variants.

Six different seat versions, from the standard seat to the rally seat to the comfort seat: the seat heights range from 800 to 900 mm.
R1250 GS Adventure Features

Style Exclusive.

Valuable materials and haptics characterize the Style Exclusive. The matt varnish Kalamata metallic matt is very elegant when combined with the dark frame. The black handlebars and golden calipers round off the overall impression.
  • BMW Motorrad ABS, ASC, 2 Riding Modes
  • TFT Connectivity Display
  • Hill Start Control
  • Centre Stand, Luggage Rack, Engine Skid Plate, 30L Fuel Tank

Comfort Package

  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Heated Grips
  • Tyre Pressure Control

Redesigned body

The design of the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure conveys pure robustness. With a new galvanized radiator cowl and a new cover of the oil intake snorkel, the front is even more durable. Both the redesigned engine protection bar and the tank protection bar round off the impressive appearance.

TFT Connectivity as standard

Connect your smartphone to your bike via Bluetooth. The 6.5-inch TFT display shows you everything about your motorcycle and offers you in conjunction with the smartphone app additional features such as navigation, music and telephony.

Standard riding modes

Ideal for adventure in the mountains: the BMW R 1250 GS is equipped as standard with Hill Start Control (HSC), making it easier for you to ride off on slopes.

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 ccm
Rated output 100 kW (136 PS) at 7,750 U/min
Max. torque 143 Nm at 6,250 U/min
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
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 (510 watts nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission  
Clutch Oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated
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"
Tyres, front 120/70 R 19
Tyres, 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 (part-integral), disengageable
Dimensions / weights  
Seat height 890 / 910 mm
Inner leg curve 1,950 / 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 mirror) 980 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 268 kg1)
Permitted total weight 485 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 217 kg

1)According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.