Sport touring aboard a purpose-built European bike shows just how refined going fast in comfort can actually be. Coming into the 2022 model year BMW left well enough alone and made no significant changes to the R 1250 RS. Alright one change, they made it easier to purchase by slimming down the available packages. It is quite simple, add items to the standard model, or just add the Premium package that likely already contains exactly what you really want.
The Premium package includes the semi-active electronically adjusted suspension, cruise control, heated grips, prep for the touring bags, and all the riding aids and modes that enhance the riding experience.
With 136 hp the BMW R 1250 RS is right with the competition, but the 105 lb-ft of torque will keep you grinning. Delivered with silky smoothness, this is a bike that propels you ahead from anywhere in the rpm band with ease.
3 Color choices for the 2022 BMW R 1250 RS: Black Storm Metallic, Light White Style Sport, and Imperial Blue Metallic.
The 2022 BMW R 1250 RS starts at $15,695 USD / $18,195 CAD.
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Price: $15,695 USD / $18,195 CAD
ASC Automatic stability control)
HSC (Hill start control)
TFT-Display with connectivity
2 riding modes (Rain, Road)
Engine: 1,254 cc Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine
1254cc, Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam
136 hp at 7,750 rpm
Bore x Stroke
4” x 3”
12.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management
Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system
105 lb-ft at 6,250 rpm
Oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated
Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 1.77”
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
Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston radial calipers, diameter 320 mm
Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper
120/70 ZR 17
180/55 ZR 17
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.8 gal (18 L)
Three-phase 508 W generator
12 V / 12 Ah
LED Tail Light
86.7″ (2,202 mm)
36.4″ (925 mm)
49.4″ (1,255 mm)
60.2″ (1,530 mm)
4.4″ (110.9 mm)
Standard Seat: 32.3″
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled
536 lbs (243 kg)
2022 BMW R 1250 RS Features
Sportiness meets ergonomics.
The R 1250 RS combines sportiness with touring ability. The completely revised front, including engine spoiler, emphasizes the overall style of the Sport Tourer. The symmetrical layout of the twin headlights gives the R 1250 RS a balanced and modern look. The handlebar geometry ensures a sporty sitting position.
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.
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