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2022 BMW R 1250 RT [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 BMW R 1250 RT

The 2022 BMW R 1250 RT: Sport And Luxury.

It is really no surprise that a European manufacturer that builds legendary luxury sports sedans, makes such a stellar luxury sport touring motorcycle. The heart of the R 1250 RT is the ShiftCam Boxer engine with 105 lb-ft of torque smoothly pulling from corner to corner, with plenty of protection from the large windscreen and well-designed fairing.

All of the BMW R 1250 RT’s instruments are combined on the huge 10.25″ TFT screen, along with useful features like connection and the navigator. With the split-screen, you see an overview of numerous features at once, such as the onboard computer and the current speed.

The optional Active Cruise Control (ACC) driving assistance system lets you set the desired speed and the distance to the vehicle in front conveniently by pressing a button on the handlebars. A radar sensor at the front determines the vehicle speed and the distance to the vehicle ahead. The BMW R 1250 RT joins other 2022 BMW models with the Option 719 package, and items like Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension) and Ride Modes Pro as optional add ons.

3 Color choices for the 2022 BMW R 1250 RT: Opt. 719 Meteoric II, Triple Black, Sport

The 2022 BMW R 1250 RT starts at $19,695 USD / $23,875 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 BMW R 1250 RT in one place.


2022 BMW R 1250 RT

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $19,695 USD / $23,875 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • 10.25-inch color TFT instrument cluster with connectivity and integrated map navigation
    • BMW Motorrad full integral ABS Pro
    • DCC (Dynamic Cruise Control with braking function)
    • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
    • 3 Ride Modes (ECO, Rain and Road)
    • HSC (Hill Start Control)

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,254 cc Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine
  • Power: 136 hp (100 kW) at 7,750 rpm
  • Torque: 105 lb-ft (143 Nm) at 6,250 rpm
  • Wet Weight:  615 lbs (279 kg)
  • Seat Height: 31.7” (805mm)

2022 BMW R 1250 RT

2022 BMW R 1250 RT Specifications

From BMW


Engine 1254cc, Two-cylinder, air-/fluid-cooled, four-stroke boxer engine with two overhead spur-gear driven camshafts, one balancer shaft and BMW ShiftCam variable intake camshaft control.
Engine Power 136 HP at 7,750 rpm
Bore x Stroke 4” x 3”
Compression Ratio 12.5: 1
Fuel delivery Electronic port fuel injection, digital engine control: BMS-O with throttle by wire
Starter Electric
Max Torque 105 lbs-ft. at 6,250 rpm


Clutch Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
Transmission Six-speed helical synchromesh gearbox
Drive Drive shaft


Suspension Front BMW Motorrad Telelever, central spring strut, standard diameter 37 mm
Suspension Rear Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD spring strut, spring preload continuously and hydraulically adjustable via adjuster knob, adjustable rebound-stage damping via adjuster knob
Brakes Front Twin disc brake, floating discs, diameter 12.6″, four-piston radial brake calipers
Brakes Rear Single disc brake, diameter 10.9″, double-piston floating caliper
Tires Front 120/70 ZR 17
Tires Rear 180/55 ZR 17
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.6 gal.
Color Opt. 719 Meteoric II, Triple Black, Sport


Alternator Three-phase generator with 508-watt nominal capacity
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah
Tail Light LED Tail Light


Overall Length 87.5″
Overall Width 38.8″
Overall Height Min. 57.5″, max. 61.8″ (Style Sport: min. 53.5″, max. 58.3″)
Wheelbase 58.5″
Castor 4.6″
Seat Height 31.7″ / 32.5″ (SE high seat: 32.7″ / 33.5″, low seat: 29.9″ / 30.7″)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

615 lbs.



2022 BMW R 1250 RT

2022 BMW R 1250 RT Features

Large standard 10.25" TFT color display

The large and easy-to-read 10.25″ TFT screen with full HD resolution is both an instrument cluster and on-board computer. On it, you’ll find full instrumentation as well as navigation and media.

New front with LED headlights

Great new look and better vision: The new front end with LED headlights, as standard, emphasize the dynamic lines of the R 1250 RT even more, while the lower body height increases your field of view.

Full power in every speed range with BMW ShiftCam

The BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control system delivers outstanding performance and – especially in the lower engine speed range – harmonious running, control and power.

Continuous power thanks to wireless charging

Protected against splashing water, your smartphone charges by induction or USB in the handy storage compartment – and you can use the navigator, use the phone and listen to music at the same time.

Simple operation with favorites button

Four programmable buttons give you quick access to functions such as navigation or seat heating. You can easily switch while driving – your attention stays on the road.

Navigation on the 10.25" TFT screen

Know where you want to go? So does the R 1250 RT. And without an additional navigation device. Thanks to the BMW Motorrad Connected App and the interactive map view on the 10.25″ TFT display, you’ll be sure to reach the next leg of the tour unhindered.

Smooth travels with available Active Cruise Control

Three letters, a big boost to comfort: With the new ACC, your bike automatically maintains your desired speed and, via a radar sensor, to maintain distance from the vehicle in front.

New audio system with a strong sound*

The right sound accompaniment to your tour: The new and stronger amplifier provides rich sound. You can listen to radio or music from your smartphone and control it conveniently via the Multi-Controller.

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