THE BMW R 1250 RT.

For around four decades, the two letters RT have been synonymous with comfortable travel and touring at the highest level. The BMW R 1250 RT combines comfortable touring with sporty dynamics and sophisticated technology. Find out all about the technical data and equipment here


EngineTypeTwo-cylinder, air-/fluid-cooled, four-stroke boxer engine with two overhead spur-gear driven camshafts, one balancer shaft and BMW ShiftCam variable intake camshaft control.
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 pipe fuel injection, digital engine control: BMS-O with e-gas
Emission controlClosed-loop three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU-5 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 / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
AlternatorThree-phase generator with 508-watt nominal capacity

Power transmissionClutchWet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
GearboxSix-speed helical synchromesh gearbox
DriveDrive shaft
Chassis / brakesFrameTwo-part frame concept consisting of a main frame and a rear frame bolted to it, with a co-supporting engine
Front wheel location / suspensionBMW Motorrad Telelever, central spring strut, standard diameter 37 mm
Rear wheel location / suspensionCast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD spring strut, spring preload continuously and hydraulically adjustable via adjuster knob, adjustable rebound-stage damping via adjuster knob
Suspension travel, front / rear120 mm / 136 mm
Wheelbase1,485 mm
Castor116 mm
Steering head angel64.1°
WheelsCast aluminium wheels
Rim, front3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear5.50 x 17”
Tyre, front120/70 ZR 17
Tyre, rear180/55 ZR 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 full integral ABS Pro (full integral braking, lean optimised)
Dimension / weightsSeat height805 mm / 825 mm (SE high seat: 830 mm / 850 mm, low seat: 760 mm / 780 mm)
Inner leg curve 1,810 mm / 1,850 mm (SE high seat: 1,875 mm/ 1,915 mm, SE low seat: 1,740 mm / 1,780 mm)
Usable tank volume25 l
Reserveapprox. 4 l
Length (using number plate carrier)2,222 mm
Height (over windshield)Min. min. 1,460 mm, max. 1,570 mm
(Style Sport: min. 1,360 mm, max. 1,480 mm)
Width (including mirrors)985 mm
Breadth (including boot)990mm
Vehicle kerb weight, fully fuelled/road-ready279 kg 1)
Permitted total weight505 kg
Payload (with standard equipment)226 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.


  • 10.25-inch colour TFT instrument cluster with connectivity and integrated map navigation
  • BMW Motorrad full integral ABS Pro
  • DCC (adaptive cruise control with braking function)
  • Full-LED headlights with lighting icon
  • Double tone fanfare
  • Four favourite buttons
  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • 3 riding modes (ECO, Rain and Road)
  • HSC (Hill Start Control)


  • Adaptive headlight
  • Daytime Riding Light
  • ACC (adaptive cruise control with radar sensor)
  • Charging compartment (inductive charging and USB)
  • Dynamic ESA (electronically adjustable suspension with load compensation)
  • Keyless Ride
  • Central locking system
  • Seat heating
  • TPM (Tyre Pressure Monitor)
  • Riding modes Pro (driving mode dynamic and HSC Pro, dynamic engine brake control, dynamic brake control DBC)
  • Option 719 billet packs
  • Option 719 wheels
  • Sports silencer


  • LED additional headlights
  • Seat variants
  • Top case
  • Tank bag
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