2019 BMW R1250R, R1250RS and R1250GS Adventure First Look

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

As we previously reported, BMW has expanded its R1250 boxer lineup to include the R1250R, R1250RS and R1250GS Adventure to go along with the previously-announced R1250GS and R1250RT.

All five R1250 models share the same 1254cc Boxer engine with BMW’s ShiftCam variable valve timing system. At low revs, the system employs a partial load cam for a reduced lift to the intake valves for improved fuel consumption. Larger full-load cams activate at higher engine speeds for maximum valve lift for optimal performance.

BMW claims a peak output of 136 hp at 7750 rpm and 105.5 lb-ft. at 6250 rpm from the new engine, an increase from the previous 1170cc engine’s claimed 125 hp at 6750 rpm and 92 lb-ft. at 6500 rpm. Additional benefits include improved fuel economy and reduced emissions.

ABS, traction control and hill start control come as standard for all five models, as do two selectable ride modes, Rain and Road. Additional modes are available as an option.

The R1250R uses a single round halogen headlamp while the R1250RS and the GS Adventure now use LED headlights, with an optional LED daytime running light available where legally allowed.

Also new is the “next generation” of BMW’s Dynamic electronic Suspension Adjustment, offering preset Rain, road and Dynamic settings (plus Enduro and Enduro Pro for the GS Adventure).

2019 BMW R1250GS Adventure

The 2019 BMW R1250GS Adventure is available in an Ice Gray color with black spokes, black calipers and black frame, with a White Aluminum 3 metallic matt tank. A higher-end Exclusive trim comes in a Kalamta metallic matt finish, while the HP variant employs BMW’s Lightwhite/Racing Blue metallic/Racing Red triple-color scheme.

2019 BMW R1250R

The R1250R comes in the standard Black Storm metallic color as well as the HP variant in Lightwhite/Racing Blue metallic/Racing Red and the Exclusive version in a green Pollux metallic matt finish.

Also available is the copper-collored Stardust metallic color under BMW’s Option 719 Spezial custom program.

2019 BMW R1250RS

The R1250RS will be offered in three color options, the basic Black Storm metallic, the Exclusive version in Imperial Blue metallic or the Austin Yellow Sport variant.

Additionally, BMW offers a Stardust metallic finish under its Option 719 Spezial program.

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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