THE BMW R 1250 GS.

Whether on extended tours or off-road: The BMW R 1250 GS with its boxer engine combines driving dynamics and comfort to create a unique experience. Making perfected technology into perfect riding pleasure. Find out all about the technical data and equipment here.


EngineTypeAir/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam.
Bore / stroke102.5 mm x 76 mm
Capacity1,254 cc
Rated output100 kW (136 HP) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque143 Nm at 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio12,5 : 1
Mixture controlElectronic intake manifold injection
Emission controlRegulated three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU5 emission standard
Performance / fuel consumptionMaximum speedover 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC4.75 l
CO2 emission based on WMTC110 g/km
Fuel typeUnleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), adaptive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)
Electrical systemBattery12 V / 10 Ah, maintenance-free
AlternatorThree-phase generator with 510 Watt nominal power

Power transmissionClutchWet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
DriveShaft drive
Chassis / brakesFrameTwo-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspensionBMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspensionCast 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 / rear190 mm / 200 mm
Wheelbase1,514 mm
Castor100.6 mm
Steering head angel64.3°
WheelsCast aluminium wheels
Rim, front3.00 x 19“
Rim, rear4.50 x 17“
Tyre, front120/70 R 19
Tyre, rear170/60 R 17
Brake, frontDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers
Brake, rearSingle disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABSBMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part-integral, slant-layer-optimized)
Dimension / weightsSeat height850 mm / 870 mm
(OE lowered suspension 800 mm / 820 mm)
Inner leg curve1,870 mm / 1,910 mm
(OE lowered suspension 1.750 mm / 1.790 mm)
Usable tank volume20 l
Reserveapprox. 4 l
Length (over mud guard)2,207 mm
Height (over windshield)1,430 mm
Wide (over hand guard)952.5 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled249 kg 1)
Permitted total weight465 kg
Payload (with standard equipment)216 kg

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


  • 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


  • 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
  • Enduro-Package (with engine guard and 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 assistant DBC and engine brake control MSR
  • Rallye and Triple Black Style variants


  • Vario Luggage System
  • Enduro underneath engine protection
  • Enduro headlamp-guard
  • Rallye seat with luggage rack
  • Tinted windshield
  • Hand guards
  • Adjustable rider footrest
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