The 2020 BMW R 1250 RS
The 2020 BMW R 1250 RS is a sport-touring machine with a heavy slant more towards sport than touring. It’s a sportbike you can ride for a long time and want to keep riding. It’s not as hardcore as BMW’s other sportbikes, but it’s not some cavernous touring machine like the K1600 line.
The BMW R 1250 RS has a fantastic engine for both touring and sport riding needs. It’s a 1,254cc boxer twin engine. The bike’s engine makes 136 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. The bike tops out at 125 mph. It’s a carryover from 2019.
The R 1250 RS comes in four different color options: Black Storm Metallic, Style Sport (gold), Style Exclusive (dark blue), and Option 719 Bronze Metallic. The motorcycle comes with a price tag of $15,695.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new R1250RS in one place.
- Price: $15,695 USA / $18,000 Canada
- Key Features:
- Traction Control
- LED Lighting
- Engine type: 1,254cc Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine
- Power: 136 hp
- Wet weight: 536 lb (243 kg)
- Seat height: 32.3 in (820mm)
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2020 BMW R 1250 RS Specifications
|Engine||1,254 cc Air/liquid-cooled4-stroke flat twin engine,|
|Bore x Stroke||102.5 mm x 76 mm|
|Compression Ratio||12.5 : 1|
|Fuel System||Electronic fuel injection|
|Clutch||Multi-plate slipper clutch, 6-speed|
|Suspension Front||Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 45 mm|
|Suspension Rear||Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable|
|Brakes Front||Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston radial calipers, diameter 320 mm|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper|
|Tires Front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Tires Rear||180/55 ZR 17|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||18 L / 4.8 US gal|
|Ignition||TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition|
|Overall Length||86.7 in (2,202 mm)|
|Overall Width||36.4 in (925 mm)|
|Overall Height||49.4 in (1,255 mm)|
|Wheelbase||60.2 in (1,530 mm)|
|Seat Height||32.3 in (820 mm)|
|Curb Weight||478 lbs (217 kg)|
2020 BMW R 1250 RS Features
The new boxer engine with variable camshaft control gives you more pulling power in every rpm range.
The Style Sport is a statement about performance with the expressive color Austin Yellow Metallic Matte.
Show off your elegant sportiness with the Exclusive Style.
Dynamic ESA of the latest generation
Dynamic ESA ensures more stable and even safer ride characteristics. The system automatically regulates the damping and spring preload of the struts depending on riding conditions and load. And it offers the highest level of comfort and traction on all surfaces, even in an inclined position. The inverted gold-colored fork is also part of the Dynamic ESA package.
New Ride Modes
Ride Modes Pro now also includes Hill Start Control Pro with automatic brake activation and Dynamic Brake Assistant (DBC).
Connect your smartphone to your bike via Bluetooth. The 6.5-inch TFT displays important information from the motorcycle and offers you, in conjunction with your smartphone app, additional features such as navigation, music and phone.
With a maximum 105 lb-ft of torque, the reworked engine delivers more power than ever before. Experience the pure thrill of riding and the typical punch of the Boxer engine at all times.