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2021 BMW R 1250 RS [Model Overview]

2021 BMW R 1250 RS

Touring in the Fast Lane: The 2021 BMW R 1250 RS

The BMW R 1250 RS brings sports performance to the touring section of the 2021 BMW line-up. This celebrated European-made motorcycle features the power and performance of a BMW sports bike, but with the practicalities and comforts of a modern sports tourer. But if you take a look at the specs, it’s definitely more “sports” than “tourer.”

While the engine doesn’t scream like BMW’s inline-four sports performance motorcycles, the R 1250 RS’s 1,254 cc flat-twin produces plenty of grunt. The engine makes 136 horsepower and 136 horsepower and 104 lb-ft and can shift the R 1250 RS to speeds of over 125 mph. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox, with a shaft drive.

Standard features for this sports tourer include BMW Motorrad Integral ABS, ASC automatic stability control, two riding modes (Rain, Road) HSC hill start control, a full LED headlight, and a TFT-display. The TFT-display can be linked to your smartphone using Bluetooth and can be used for navigation and other media.

For 2021, the R 11250 RS is available in three color options. These include Black Storm Metallic, Austin Yellow Metallic, and Blue Metallic.

The 2021 BMW R 1250 RS starts at $15,695 USD / $18,000 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 BMW R 1250 RS in one place.

2021 BMW R 1250 RS

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $15,695 USD / $18,000 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Full LED headlights as standard
    • BMW Motorrad Integral ABS
    • TFT display with connectivity

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1254 cc Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine
  • Power:  136 HP
  • Torque: 105 lbs-ft
  • Wet Weight: 536 lbs (243 kg)
  • Seat Height: 32.3 in (820 mm) **With standard seat

2021 BMW R 1250 RS

2021 BMW R 1250 RS Specifications

From BMW


Engine 1254 cc Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine
Engine Power 136 Hp
Bore x Stroke 102.5 mm x 76 mm
Compression Ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system
Starter Electric
Max Torque 105 lb-ft at 6,250 rpm


Clutch Oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Drive Shaft drive


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 4.8 gal (18 L)
Color With different color variations and styles, you look good at any speed


Alternator Three-phase 508 W generator
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Headlight Full-LED headlight
Tail Light


Overall Length 86.7″ (2,202 mm)
Overall Width 36.4″ (925 mm)
Overall Height 49.4″ (1,255 mm)
Wheelbase 60.2″ (1,530 mm)
Castor 4.4″ (110.9 mm)
Seat Height Standard Seat: 32.3″
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

536 lbs (243 kg)



2021 BMW R 1250 RS

2021 BMW R 1250 RS Features

Full power ahead.

BMW ShiftCam is the name of the innovative technology that lets you accelerate faster from any speed. This is achieved by means of a variable camshaft control system. The increase to 136 hp gives you more power and, with the capacity expansion to 1254 cc, the possibility to make another sprint in the fast lane. The increase in torque (max 105 lb-ft) is noticeable in every rpm range, delivering the typical boxer punch an pure riding pleasure.

TFT display with connectivity.

Connect your smartphone to your bike via Bluetooth. The 6.5-inch TFT display shows you everything about your motorcycle and offers you in conjunction with the smartphone app additional features such as navigation, music and phone.

Full LED headlights as standard.

In both low beam and high beam, the illumination is wider and more consistent than conventional headlights. In addition, the light is whiter, making contours clearer and significantly increasing passive safety.

Facelift - front and sportier appearance.

The redesigned front, including an engine spoiler and full-LED headlight, make the R 1250 RS even more dynamic in its appearance.

BMW Motorrad Option 719.

You now have even more options to make your BMW R 1250 RS your own bike: With the design-defining Option 719 Billet Packs Classic, Storm and Shadow, all three are very exclusive and high-quality factory-fitted customisation options. With the two-colour Option 719 wheels, you can make your R 1250 RS even more exclusive. The sports silencer also makes a statement on performance.

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