2019 BMW R 1250 R arrives in Q1 from $21,240 +ORC

For decades, the boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad R models has been a big part of the appeal of the models. The engine has gone through many generations and improvement over the years but the unique lilt and timbre of the BMW horizontally opposed twin is what keeps people coming back for more. The new R 1250 R continues this tradition and will hit Australia sometime during the first quarter of 2019.

Starting at $21,240 +ORC in base form, the BMW R 1250 range is covered by BMW Motorrad Australia’s recently upgraded three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. 

Planned Maintenance Cover

Scheduled BMW Motorrad service and maintenance costs can be covered by a single, one-off advance payment with BMW Motorrad Service Inclusive (BMSI), which is available in two packages: Service Inclusive or Service Inclusive Plus.

BMW Service Inclusive covers a wide range of maintenance work, including oil service, oil, air and fuel filter change, the 1000-kilometre first check, valve clearance check, fork and gearbox oil change, spark plug replacement, and CVT belt change. BMW Service Inclusive Plus package also covers front and rear brake and disc changes.

Both Service Inclusive and Service Inclusive Plus can be selected as either a three years / 30,000 kilometres plan, or five years / 50,000 kilometres program and is transferrable to new owners.

2019 BMW R 1250 R pricing

  • BMW R 1250 R $21,240 +ORC
  • BMW R 1250 R HP $27,040 +ORC
  • BMW R 1250 R Exclusive $26,065 +ORC
  • BMW R 1250 R Spezial $26,765 +ORC

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2019 BMW R 1250 R

2019 BMW R 1250 R

A capacity increase to 1254cc for 2019 and the new BMW ShiftCam Technology produces an increase in power across the entire engine RPM range along with reduced emissions and fuel consumption levels, optimised running smoothness and refinement.

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2019 BMW R 1250 R

BMW ShiftCam Technology enables variation of both the camshaft duration and lift on the intake valves.  

BMW R R Studio
2019 BMW R 1250 R

There are two riding modes available as standard while Automatic Stability Control ASC is also a standard fitment and 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 all three R 1250 R variant, enabling convenient set-off on slopes.

“Riding Modes Pro” is now available as an optional equipment item, featuring the additional riding mode “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro” (configurable), Dynamic Traction Control DTC, and in the R 1250 GS Adventurre also the riding modes “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” (configurable). DTC enables even more efficient and safe acceleration, especially when banking. ABS Pro offers even greater safety when braking, even in banking position.

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2019 BMW R 1250 R

The new Dynamic Brake Control DBC provides additional safety when braking, also in difficult situations, by avoiding unintentional accelerator activation. By means of intervention in the engine control, drive torque is reduced during braking so as to make full use of the braking power at the rear wheel. This keeps the motorcycle stable and shortens the braking distance.

With the optional equipment 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.

The new boxer models now feature Bluetooth Connectivity as standard including a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen. In conjunction with the standard BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller this enables the rider to access vehicle and connectivity functions swiftly and conveniently even with a gloved hand. 

2019 BMW R 1250 R

The new R 1250 R can also be equipped with the Option 719 Classic or Sport Wheels as well as exclusive paintwork and Option 719 seat. An HP sports silencer is likewise available ex works for all three new boxer models.

2019 BMW R 1250 R

  • BMW ShiftCam Technology – Variable valve timing and valve stroke on intake
  • Increased output and torque 136hp at 7750rpm and 143Nm at 6250 rpm
  • Capacity increased to 1254cc (previously 1170cc)
  • Asynchronous valve opening on the intake side
  • Camshaft drive now via toothed chain (previously roller chain)
  • Optimised oil supply and piston base cooling
  • Knock sensor system for optimised travel suitability
  • Latest generation BMS-O engine control
  • Twin-jet injection valves
  • New exhaust system for optimum performance characteristics
  • Two riding modes, ASC and Hill Start Control as standard
  • New optional Sports Handlebars for R 1250 R
  • Connectivity – Multifunctional 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display
  • BMW Motorrad Spezial – customisation features
  • R 1250 R – One basic colour, two style variants and Option 719 Spezial finishes

2019 BMW R 1250 R – Black Storm metallic

BMW R 1250 R $21,240 +ORC

The paint finish Black Storm metallic combines the standard cast wheels in Asphalt Grey metallic matt with black brake calipers, a main and rear frame in black and cylinder head covers in Agate Grey metallic.

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2019 BMW R 1250 R

Upside-down fork slider tubes are anodised in silver (without Dynamic ESA) or gold (with Dynamic ESA), and a spring strut finished in black. The body finish is also found on the fuel tank side trim, the rear side trim sections, the front wheel cover and the front spoiler.

Contrasting elements here are the central fuel tank cover in Night Black matt and the black grain radiator trim elements on the left and right. New model inscriptions and a black seat with embossment on the passenger seat complete the styling package.

2019 BMW R 1250 R HP

BMW R 1250 R HP $27,040 +ORC

In the HP style variant the new R 1250 R emphasises its sporty roadster persona with a Lightwhite/Racing and Blue metallic/Racing Red combination. Lightwhite is found on the main frame in combination with graphics on the trim elements at the sides of the fuel tank and rear as well as on the front wheel cover.

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2019 BMW R 1250 R

Contrast is provided by the main frame in black matt and the cast wheels coated in Night Black. The sporty aspirations of the new R 1250 R are underscored by silver or gold anodised fork tubes, gold brake calipers and an engine spoiler in stainless steel.

2019 BMW R 1250 R Exclusive

BMW R 1250 R Exclusive $26,065 +ORC

In the style variant Exclusive the paint finish is dubbed Pollux metallic matt while the powertrain is coated in black matt with cylinder head covers in Agate Grey metallic is set within a main frame that is likewise finished in Agate Grey metallic. 

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2019 BMW R 1250 R

Cast wheels in Asphalt Grey metallic matt and silver or gold anodised slider tubes on the upside-down fork provide a refined yet discreet contrast. The body finish Pollux metallic matt is also to be found on the left and right-hand side of the fuel tank side trim and rear trim, on the front wheel cover and on the front spoiler. Finally, gold brake calipers and stainless steel radiator trim elements complete the R 1250 R Exclusive. 

2019 BMW R 1250 R


Capacity cc 1254
Bore/stroke mm 102.5 x 76
Output kW/hp 100/136
At engine speed rpm 7750
Torque Nm 143
At engine speed rpm 6250
Type Air/liquid-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke boxer engine with two overhead, spur gear driven camshafts , a counterbalance shaft and variable intake camshaft control system BMW Shift Cam
Compression 12.5/1
Fuel Premium unleaded95 RON (option:
Valves per cylinder Ø intake/outlet mm 4
Ø Throttle valves mm 52
Engine control BMS-O
Emission control Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter, exhaust standard EU-4

Electrical system

Generator W


Battery V/Ah


Headlamp Halogen LED combination,(option: LED daytime riding light)
Rear light LED brake light/rear light
Starter W 900

Power transmission

Clutch Wet clutch with anti-hopping function, hydraulically activated
Transmission Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gearing system
Primary ratio 1.650
I 2.438
II 1.714
III. 1.296
IV. 1.059
V 0.943
VI 0.848
Secondary drive Shaft drive
Secondary ratio 2.818


Frame construction type Two-section frame concept consisting of main frame with bolt-on rear frame, load-bearing engine.
Front wheel control Telescopic fork
Rear wheel control Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD spring strut, continuously adjustable spring preload by means of hand wheel, rebound-stage damping adjustable by hand wheel (Option: Dynamic ESA Next Generation)
Spring travel, front/rear mm 140/140
Castor(unladen weight according to DIN) mm 126.6
Wheelbase(unladen weight according to DIN) mm 1515
Steering head angle(unladen weight according to DIN) ° 62.3
Front Brakes Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston radial brake callipers
Rear Brakes Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, 2-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS as standard (part integral), disengageable (option: ABS Pro)
Front Wheels Die-cast aluminium, 3.50 x 17″
Rear Wheel Die-cast aluminium, 5.50 x 17″
Front Tyres 120/70 ZR 17
Rear  Tyres 180/55 ZR 17

Dimensions and weights

Total length mm 2,165
Total width including mirrors  mm 880
Seat height mm 820 (760 to 840 possible) 820 (760 to 840 possible)
Empty weight according to DIN, kg road-ready 239
Permitted total weight kg 460
Fuel tank capacity l 18

Performance figures

Fuel consumption (WMTC)l/100 km 4.75
CO2 g/km 110
Acceleration 0-100 km/hs 3.4
Top speed km/h >200

Source: MCNews.com.au

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