The All-New 2019 BMW R1250GS and 2019 BMW R1250RT

Photos by BMW
September 24 2018

For more than 35 years, the flat-twin boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad GS and RT models have stood for powerful and reliable propulsion. With the extensively further advanced boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam technology, the new R1250GS and R1250RT achieve a whole new level of performance and efficiency.

For over 25 years, BMW Motorrad has used 4-valve technology, combined with electronic fuel injection and closed-loop catalytic converter technology. Evolved in order to achieve the best possible power and torque delivery, efficiency and environmental compatibility. With the extensively updated boxer engine, the new R1250GS and R1250RT not only achieve new level of power and torque, but significantly optimize refinement and running smoothness – especially within the lower engine speed range. Further more, the new engine offers improved emission and fuel consumption levels as well as a particularly robust sound.

For this purpose, BMW ShiftCam Technology has been used for the first time in the serial production of BMW Motorrad engines: this enables variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side. In addition, the intake camshafts are designed for asynchronous opening of the two intake valves, resulting in enhanced swirl of the fresh, incoming mixture and therefore more effective combustion.

There are two riding modes available as standard in order to be able to adapt the motorcycle to individual rider preferences. The standard Automatic Stability Control ASC ensures a high level of riding safety due to the best possible traction. The set-off assistant Hill Start Control is likewise a standard feature in both models, enabling convenient set-off on slopes. The option “Riding Modes Pro” is now available as an optional equipment item, featuring the additional riding mode “Dynamic”, Dynamic Traction Control DTC, and in the R 1250 GS also the riding modes “Dynamic Pro”, “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro”. ABS Pro (part of Riding Modes Pro in the R1250GS, a standard feature in the R1250RT) offers even greater safety when braking, even in banking position. The new Dynamic Brake Control DBC provides additional safety when braking, also in difficult situations, by avoiding unintentional accelerator activation.

Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” with fully automatic load compensation, now also for the R1250RT. With the optional equipment item BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA “Next Generation”, damping automatically adapts to the situation according to riding state and manoeuvres, and there is also automatic compensation in all load states. This allows finely tuned adaptation of the motorcycle to riding states, achieving optimum damping comfort and a very stable ride response – this is now also available for the R1250RT.

The new R1250GS now has the equipment feature Connectivity as standard including a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen. In conjunction with the standard BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller, this means the rider can access vehicle and connectivity functions particularly swiftly and conveniently.

Intelligent Emergency Call as an extra works option. Ensuring the fastest possible assistance in the event of an accident or in situations of emergency and danger can save people’s lives. The optional equipment item Intelligent Emergency Call summons assistance to the scene as quickly as possible. As before, this feature can be ordered for both models.

The All-New 2019 BMW R1250GS and R1250RT will be on sale in Canada in October 2018, with MSRPs, respectively, of:

R1250GS – $21,400

R1250RT – $22,050

-Prices in Current Canadian Dollar 

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