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
BMW R 1250 GS Rallye
BMW R 1250 GS Rallye X
BMW R 1250 GS Exclusive
BMW R 1250 GS Spezial
R 1250 GS Adventure
BMW R 1250 GSA
BMW R 1250 GSA Rallye
BMW R 1250 GSA Rallye X
BMW R 1250 GSA Exclusive
BMW R 1250 GSA Spezial
R 1250 R
BMW R 1250 R
BMW R 1250 R HP
BMW R 1250 R Exclusive
BMW R 1250 R Spezial
R 1250 RS
BMW R 1250 RS
BMW R 1250 RS Sport
BMW R 1250 RS Exclusive
BMW R 1250 R Spezial
R 1250 RT
BMW R 1250 RT
BMW R 1250 RT Sport
BMW R 1250 RT Elegance
BMW R 1250 R Spezial
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.
Here is the official BMW Motorrad press release on the new models:
Further advanced boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology for an additional increase in power across the entire engine speed range, reduced emission and fuel consumption levels, optimised running smoothness and refinement. With the extensively further advanced boxer engine, the new R 1250 R, R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure not only achieve a whole new level of power and torque. It was also possible to significantly optimise refinement and running smoothness – especially within the lower engine speed range. What is more, the new engine offers improved emission and fuel consumption levels as well as a particularly satisfying 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. Other technical changes to the engine relate to the camshaft drive – now taken care of by a toothed chain (previously a roller chain) – an optimised oil supply, twin-jet injection valves and a new exhaust system.
Two riding modes, ASC and Hill Start Control as standard. 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 all three models, enabling convenient set-off on slopes.
Riding Modes Pro, featuring additional riding modes, Dynamic Traction Control DTC, ABS Pro, Hill Start Control Pro and Dynamic Brake Assistant DBC, available as an optional equipment ex works. “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 Adventure 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. 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.
LED headlamp for the R 1250 RS and R 1250 GS Adventure as standard and LED daytime riding light for all three models as an ex works optional equipment item. The new R 1250 RS and R 1250 GS Adventure now feature a LED headlamp as standard. In addition to this, the LED daytime riding light is available as an optional equipment item for the R 1250 RS and the R 1250 GS Adventure as well as for the R 1250 R, which has halogen headlamps.
Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” with fully automatic load compensation as an option. 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.
Connectivity: Multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display offering many features as standard. The three new boxer models now have 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 ex 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 all three models.
BMW Motorrad Spezial – high-quality customisation features as optional equipment items ex works. BMW Motorrad Spezial is range of iconic customisation features that enhance both performance and value, available as optional equipment items ex works. The focus is on harmonious integration in the vehicle as a whole, use of the very highest-quality materials, elaborate manual workmanship and characteristic attention to detail.
The billet packs Option 719 Classic and HP are available for the new boxer models, for example.
The new R 1250 R and R 1250 RS can also be equipped with the Option 719 Classic or Sport Wheels as well as the exclusive paintwork and the Option 719 seat.
An HP sports silencer is likewise available ex works for all three new boxer models.
New attractive colours and style variants. The new boxer models feature one basic finish each as well as two striking style variants. The Option 718 Special Paint Finish is also available for the new R 1250 R and R 1240 RS.
The highlights of the new BMW R 1250 R, BMW R 1250 RS and BMW R 1250 GS Adventure:
Further developed boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology for variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side.
Even more power across the entire engine speed range, optimised fuel consumption and emission levels, increased running smoothness and refinement.
Increased output and torque: 100 kW (136 hp) at 7 750 rpm and 143 Nm at 6 250 rpm (previously:92 kW (125 hp) / 125 Nm at 6 750 rpm and 125 Nm at 6 500 rpm.
Capacity increased to 1 254 cc (previously: 1 170 cc).
Asynchronous valve opening on the intake side for optimised swirl and therefore more effective combustion.
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 of BMS-O engine control and use of twin-jet injection valves for even more effective carburetion.
New exhaust system for optimum performance characteristics.
Two riding modes, ASC and Hill Start Control as standard.
Riding Modes Pro, featuring additional riding modes, Dynamic Traction Control DTC, ABS Pro, Hill Start Control Pro and Dynamic Brake Assistant DBC, available as an optional equipment item ex works.
Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” with fully automatic load compensation.
Standard adjustability of the seat height on the R 1250 GS Adventure (exception Style HP) as well as a wide range of seat height variants ex works.
New optional Sports Handlebars for R 1250 R for a more dynamic riding position.
In addition to standard adjustability of seat height (exception: HP style for the R 1250 GS Adventure), wide range of seat height variants ex works.
LED headlamp for the R 1250 RS (completely new design) and R 1250 GS Adventure as standard; LED daytime riding light for all models as an ex works optional equipment item.
Connectivity: Multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display offering many features as standard.
Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option.
BMW Motorrad Spezial – customisation features as optional equipment items ex works.
Extended range of optional equipment items and original BMW Motorrad Accessories.
The new R 1250 R:
Dynamic naked bike character in one basic colour, two style variants and Option 719 Spezial finishes.
The new R 1250 RS: Sport and touring character in one basic colour, two style variants and Option 719 Spezial finishes.
New front spoiler and cockpit cover (R 1250 R and R 1250 RS).
Newly designed upper trim (R 1250 RS).
The new F 1250 GS Adventure: Off-road and adventure prowess in two modern basic finishes and two striking style variants.
R 1250 GS Adventure with new body features such as black-grained lid for storage compartment with embossed GS logo, trim for the intake snorkel, radiator trim with electroplated look, tank bracket and engine protection bars adapted to the design of the body frame.
Here is the full, official BMW press release with all the details:
Newly developed engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology for further enhanced power in the lower and medium engine speed range and increased top-end power. With its newly developed 4-cylinder in-line engine, now 4 kg lighter than before, the new RR achieves an entirely new level of performance. For this purpose, not only was the geometry of the intake and exhaust ports further optimised, the motorcycle now also comes with BMW ShiftCam Technology – an entirely new technology for BMW motorcycles which varies the valve timings and valve strokes on the intake side. A revised intake passage and a new exhaust system that is 1.3 kg lighter likewise contribute to increased overall performance. Ridability and sprint capability benefit from a substantially increased torque across a wide engine speed range.
Completely new suspension with further developed suspension geometry for even greater ride precision and further improved handling. On the suspension side, too, the BMW Motorrad developers have left no stone unturned. With the aim of achieving a significant weight reduction, the engine in the new RR now has more of a load-bearing function than was previously the case. The requirement in designing the new main frame, in addition to improving ergonomics, was to have the force applied directly to the engine structure via the shortest possible paths. A significant increase in riding dynamics was achieved in the new RR based on the combination of the new riding geometry, optimised wheel load distribution and a substantial weight optimisation. The new Full Floater Pro kinematics in the rear wheel suspension also contributes significantly to the perceptible increase in suspension performance. All in all, riders of the new RR will benefit from further improved handling, increased traction and even more transparent feedback in all riding states up to the threshold range. In short: the new RR noticeably raises the bar on the suspension side while at the same time offering improved user-friendliness and controllability. The next generation of the electronic suspension DDC is available for the new RR as an optional equipment item. Specially developed for the RR,
Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) requires no compromises in terms of suspension set-up. This is made by possible among other things by new valve and control technology. What is more, a shim package is available for selective adaptation when required for ambitious race track riding.
Four riding modes as standard and three more as part of the “Pro Modes” option for optimum adaptation. For ideal adaptation to varied conditions of use, the new RR is fitted with the four modes “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic” and “Race” as standard. For those who wish to delve deeper into the world of race tracks and motor racing, the “Pro Modes” option offers an additional three riding modes (Race Pro 1-3) that are freely programmable. These enable individual adaptation of the most diverse control functions such as Dynamic Traction Control DTC, ABS and wheelie detection as well as the throttle curve (torque adjustment) and Engine Brake to suit the rider’s own skill level and riding style. Other features that come with the “Pro Modes” option are Launch Control for perfect race starts and the configurable Pit Lane Limiter for exact adherence to speeds in the pit lane. Ultra-fast shifting up and down without the clutch is enabled by HP Shift Assistant Pro, which comes as a standard feature.
New 6-axis sensor cluster for an unprecedented level of control quality. Dynamic Traction Control DTC and DTC Wheelie Function. ABS Pro for increased safety when braking in banking position. The new RR is fitted with ABS Pro and Dynamic Traction Control DTC as standard. In addition to traction control, DTC also includes the DTC Wheelie Function as standard – available as an ex works option and now individually adjustable for the first time. All control systems have been readjusted for regulation quality and characteristics. While the part integral BMW Motorrad ABS systems already provide a very high degree of performance and safety when braking in a straight line, ABS Pro now takes this a step further to offer increased safety when braking in banking position as well.
Multifunctional instrument panel with 6.5-inch TFT screen for excellent readability and maximum range of information. The instrument panel of the new RR has also been completely newly developed and is now designed even more consistently for use in supersports racing. In addition to a maximum range of information, the BMW Motorrad developers paid particular attention to ensuring that the 6.5-inch TFT screen provides excellent readability – even in difficult light conditions. The aim was to offer the rider individually tailored screen displays for different uses. The Pure Ride screen shows all the information required for regular road use while the three Core screens are designed for use on the race track, with the rev counter displayed in analog form (Core 1 and 2) or else as a bar chart (Core 3), for example.
Even more dynamic design with optimised ergonomics and attractive colour schemes. The new layout of the main frame – as a Flex Frame – has made it possible to create a much leaner fuel tank and seating area trim sections for further improved support and knee grip. What is more, optimised contact surfaces and a newly defined ergonomic triangle between the handlebar ends, seat surface and footrests makes for optimum ergonomics. Meanwhile, completely newly developed body features ensure the new RR is instantly recognisable as a new model. This is supported by the dynamic design featuring a colour scheme with two individual characters: Racing Red and Motorsport paint finish.
The highlights of the new BMW S 1000 RR:
4 kg lighter, newly developed 4-cylinder in-line engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology for variation of valve timings and valve strokes on the intake side.
Increased output and torque: 152 kW (207 hp) (in the USA: 151 kW (205 hp)) at 13 500 rpm and 113 Nm at 11 000 rpm.
At least 100 Nm of torque from 5 500 to 14 500 rpm.
Effort-saving, linear torque curve: further improved ridability and controllability due to increased torque in the lower and medium engine speed range.
Newly developed suspension featuring Flex Frame, with the engine taking on more of a load-bearing function.
Significantly improved ergonomics due to Flex Frame.
Refined suspension geometry for further improved handling, increased traction and crystal-clear feedback in the threshold range.
Further developed electronic damping adaptation Dynamic Damping Control DDC with new valve generation as an optional equipment item.
New rear wheel suspension weighing 300 g less than before with Full Floater Pro kinematics.
Weight reduction of 11 – 14.5 kg to 197 kg when fully fuelled (DIN unladen) and 193.5 kg with M Package.
New exhaust system weighing some 1.3 kg less, with front silencer.
New 6-axis sensor cluster.
Further developed Dynamic Traction Control DTC as standard
DTC Wheelie Function as standard.
Adjustable (+/- shift) DTC Wheelie Function as an optional equipment item.
Engine brake function, adjustable.
ABS Pro for increased safety when braking, also in banking position, as standard.
New riding modes “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic” and “Race” as standard and “Pro Modes” option with three additional configurable modes “Race Pro 1-3” for optimum individual adaptation to conditions.
Launch Control for perfect starts comes with “Pro Modes” option.
Pit Lane Limiter for precise pit lane speeds also included with the “Pro Modes” option.
Shift Assistant Pro for fast up and down shifting without clutch, standard.
Shift pattern can easily be reversed.
Electronic cruise control as an ex works option.
New instrument panel with 6.5-inch screen offering excellent readability and featuring a Pure Ride screen as well as three Core screens.
LED light units all round.
Turn indicators with new “Comfort Indicator” function.
Completely newly designed body elements for even more dynamic styling and optimum aerodynamics.
Two colour schemes for the market launch: Racing Red and Motorsport paint finish.
Extended range of special accessories and ex-work options.