BMW Motorrad has showcased the R 1250 RT at Intermot in Cologne, Germany. The 1,170cc boxer engine has been upsized to 1,254cc, and the German marque has also implemented BMW ShiftCam Technology. This feature enables the variation of valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side. It results in more power across the rev range, improved consumption and better refinement as well.
From 125PS, the peak power output has now increased to 136PS at 7750rpm, and peak torque is up from 125Nm to 143Nm at 6,250rpm. It works in tandem with a 6-speed transmission linked to a shaft drive. Coming to electronic nannies, there are two riding modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Hill start control - all offered as standard.
The range of colours available are Alpine White, Carbon Black Metallic, Mars Red Metallic / Dark Slate Metallic Matt. In the UK market, the price of the motorcycle starts from GBP 14,415, and competes with Harley-Davidson Street Glide. In the Indian market, the R 1250 RT is expected to replace the already-existing R 1200 RT next year, and is likely to cost around Rs 50,000 more than its Rs 18.35 lakh (Ex-showroom pan-India) price tag.
It has also unveiled the R 1250 GS with a larger, 1,245cc boxer engine, replacing the older 1,170cc power unit. Standard features on the R 1250 GS includes Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Hill-Start Control. Other optional features on the adventure-tourer: Dynamic Traction Control, Cornering ABS, Hill-Start Control Pro, Dynamic Brake Control and Riding Modes Pro.
The new BMW R 1250 GS comes with a styling similar to the outgoing model, without any major updates. However, the brand has equipped the R 1250 GS with LED headlamps, with optional LED DRL. The adventure motorcycle now also gets the addition of a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen.