BMW Motorrad Australia has announced pricing for the 2019 BMW R 1250 GS, GSA, R and RT models.
They feature hi-tech such as hill start, emergency call button and variable valve timing as well as 100kW of power.
The extra tech, engine capacity and power has added $1600 to the starting price of the GS (currently $21,850).
It adds $600 to the GSA prices, $860 more for the R, while the RS actually starts at $560 less. The RT also returns to the line-up in 2019.
BMW R 1250 pricing (plus on-road costs)
R 1250 GS
|BMW R 1250 GS||$23,490|
|BMW R 1250 GS Rallye||$24,940|
|BMW R 1250 GS Rallye X||$29,890|
|BMW R 1250 GS Exclusive||$28,140|
|BMW R 1250 GS Spezial||$31,390|
R 1250 GS Adventure
|BMW R 1250 GSA||$25,490|
|BMW R 1250 GSA Rallye||$26,390|
|BMW R 1250 GSA Rallye X||$31,590|
|BMW R 1250 GSA Exclusive||$30,790|
|BMW R 1250 GSA Spezial||$30,540|
R 1250 R
|BMW R 1250 R||$21,240|
|BMW R 1250 R HP||$27,040|
|BMW R 1250 R Exclusive||$26,065|
|BMW R 1250 R Spezial||$26,765|
R 1250 RS
|BMW R 1250 RS||$22,540|
|BMW R 1250 RS Sport||$28,215|
|BMW R 1250 RS Exclusive||$27,215|
|BMW R 1250 R Spezial||$28,065|
R 1250 RT
|BMW R 1250 RT||$32,290|
|BMW R 1250 RT Sport||$33,190|
|BMW R 1250 RT Elegance||$33,465|
|BMW R 1250 R Spezial||$34,215|
The BMW R 1250 range is covered by BMW Motorrad Australia’s three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. The warranty period also includes comprehensive roadside assistance, available 24/7 every single day of the year.
The new 1254cc boxer engines, up from 1170cc, now feature BMW ShiftCam Technology which is a type of variable valve timing similar to the systems used by Ducati and Honda.
These systems, which have been used in cars for years, not only boost power, but also reduce emission and improve fuel economy.
BMW claims it also makes the bikes more refined and smoother, especially in lower rev ranges.
Bore and stroke is 102.5 to 76mm (previously 101 to 73mm) with output of 100kW (136hp) at 7750rpm and 143Nm off torque at 6250rpm (previously 92kW (125hp) at 7750 rpm and 125Nm at 6500 rpm).
The new boxer engine offers 14% more torque and 9% more output.
BMW ShiftCam Technology enables variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side. The intake camshafts are also designed for asynchronous opening of the two intake valves, resulting in “enhanced swirl of the fresh, incoming mixture and therefore more effective combustion”.
The camshaft drive is run by a toothed chain (previously a roller chain), optimised oil supply, twin-jet injection valves and a new exhaust system.
They now have two knock sensors to allow fuels with a rating of less than RON 95.
Gearbox and clutch are integrated into the new engine housing to reduce weight and save, and increase torsional response.
Power transmission to the six-speed gearbox, which has been further optimised in terms of gear shifting, is via a multi-plate wet clutch with eight friction discs. The clutch system is fitted with an anti-hopping mechanism.