BMW’s new R 1250 RT and R 1250 GS touring motorcycles come with an extra dose of power, refinement and efficiency.
Those advancements were made possible by BMW’s upgraded flat-twin boxer engine. It features new ShiftCam Technology that allows for variable valve operation and improves combustion. Thanks to this new engine, both motorcycles can enjoy boosted power and torque. The previous version of this engine delivered 125 horsepower and 92 lb-ft of torque, while the new one increases those outputs to 136 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque. The new engine also boasts smoother operation, lower emissions and better fuel economy.
These two models are also built for more responsive handling. Both offer standard Hill Start Control for better slope takeoff, as well as standard Automatic Stability Control to improve traction. The R 1250 RT is equipped with standard ABS Pro to increase braking safety. This model is also available with Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” damping, which adjusts the motorcycle’s suspension to maintain comfort and stability in surrounding conditions.
For heightened control, both models are available with the Riding Modes Pro feature, which includes Dynamic Traction Control mode, Hill Start Control Pro mode and Dynamic Brake Assistant. The R 1250 GS also offers Dynamic Pro, Enduro and Enduro Pro modes in keeping with its off-road abilities.
Both models feature new connectivity features as well. The R 1250 RT has a 5.7-inch color TFT screen to accompany its analog instrumentation and its handlebar-mounted BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller. The R 1250 GS comes with a 6.5-inch color TFT screen.
Both models offer the Intelligent Emergency Call option, which sends out an alert in the event of a crash or other dangerous situation. Available LED daytime riding lights offer greater visibility on the road, and the R 1250 GS also features a standard LED headlamp.
A variety of customization options are available for the R 1250 RT and R 1250 GS, too, including special wheels, seats and paint finishes.
With these new BMW motorcycle models, riders can enjoy comfortable and reliable performance on short rides and long trips alike.
This article is presented by New Century BMW Motorcycles in Alhambra, California.