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.

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Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $15,695 USA / $18,000 Canada
  • Key Features:
    • Traction Control
    • ABS
    • LED Lighting

Key Specs

  • 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

From BMW

ENGINE

Engine 1,254 cc Air/liquid-cooled4-stroke flat twin engine,
Power 136 Hp
Torque 105 lb-ft
Bore x Stroke 102.5 mm x 76 mm
Compression Ratio 12.5 : 1
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Multi-plate slipper clutch, 6-speed
Transmission 6-speed

CHASSIS

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

ELECTRICAL

Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

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)

OTHER

Warranty 3 year

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2020 BMW R 1250 RS Features

BMW ShiftCam

The new boxer engine with variable camshaft control gives you more pulling power in every rpm range.

Style Sport

The Style Sport is a statement about performance with the expressive color Austin Yellow Metallic Matte.

Style Exclusive

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).

Connectivity

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.

All-New Engine

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.


2020 BMW R 1250 RS Photos


2020 BMW R 1250 RS Videos


BMW Motorcycles Official Websites

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3 Comments

  1. R. Smith
    June 1, 2020
    Reply

    You list the wet weight at 536 lbs and the curb weight at 478 lbs. On the BMW website it lists the payload at 478.

    • Rob
      September 28, 2020
      Reply

      58 lbs of water. a gallon of water weighs approximately 8 lbs that means it holds 7 gallons of water when wet. Really!!!

  2. Steve G.
    June 22, 2020
    Reply

    The article stated ” The bike tops out at 125 mph”. I own one and the statement is incorrect. BMW says “Over 125 mph”. I can confirm that!

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