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2023 BMW R 1250 R [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 BMW R 1250 R
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The 2023 BMW F 850 GS Embodies Versatility

The 2023 BMW R 1250 R combines a powerful 1,254 cc engine with a plethora of riding aids found in BMW’s top-of-the line motorcycles.  These riding aids all have three letter acronyms and include Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS Pro), Hill Start Control (HSC) and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) as standard!  These features eclipse many of its European rivals. There are still a few optional add-ons that are worth checking into.  For example the heated seats and adaptive headlight.

So how does it compare to the rest of BMW’s 2023 line-up?  With top-of-the line engine and rider enhancements, it is a very capable scalpel for slicing up twisty roads or even the occasional track day.  With the powerful twin front discs, there’s no shortage of stopping power for when speeds increase.  Keeping things in control are the front upside-down telescopic fork and BMW’s single-sided swing arm with Paralever and WAD shock absorber.  What if you need to add some touring, look no further than the accessories catalog to add some luggage for a weekend getaway.

The 2023 BMW R 1250 R starts at $14,995 USD and $17,725 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 BMW R 1250 R in one place.

2023 BMW R 1250 R

Model Overview

  • Price:  $14,995 USD / $17,725 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Electronic Riding controls: DTC/ABS/HSC/DBC
    • Riding modes
    • TFT with Motorrad Connectivity
    • Optional seat heaters/luggage/seat heights

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,254 cc two-cylinder, air/liquid-cooled, four-stroke
  • Power: 136 horsepower
  • Torque: 105 lb-ft
  • Weight: 527 lbs (240 kgs)
  • Seat Height: 29.9 inches w/ low seat (759 mm)

2023 BMW R 1250 R

2023 BMW R 1250 R Specifications

From BMW


Engine 1254cc, Two-cylinder, air/liquid-cooled, four-stroke boxer engine with two overhead spur-gear driven camshafts, one counterbalance shaft and BMW ShiftCam variable intake camshaft control
Engine Power 136 hp at 7,750 rpm
Bore x Stroke 102.5 mm x 76 mm
Compression Ratio 12.5 : 1
Fuel delivery Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management system: BMS-O with throttle-by-wire
Starter Electric
Max Torque 105 lb-ft at 6,250 rpm


Clutch Multiplate clutch in oil bath, slipper clutch
Transmission Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gears
Drive Cardan shaft drive


Suspension Front Upside-down telescopic fork
Suspension Rear Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD shock absorber, spring preload continuously adjustable hydraulically by handwheel, rebound damping adjustable by handwheel
Brakes Front Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston radial brake caliper
Brakes Rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, 2-piston floating caliper
Tires Front 120/70 ZR17
Tires Rear 180/55 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.7 gal
Color Sport, Triple Black, Ice Gray
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (partial integral, lean angle optimized)


Alternator Permanent magnet alternator with 508 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V /  12 Ah
Headlight LED headlight
Tail Light LED tail light


Overall Length 85.2″ (over license plate holder)
Overall Width 34.6″ (above mirror)
Overall Height 51.2″ (above mirror, at unladen weight)
Seat Height 32.3″ (seat low: 29.9″; seat sport: 33.0″)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

527 lbs



2023 BMW R 1250 R

2023 BMW R 1250 R Features

New striking LED headlights

The optimized low-beam and high-beam headlights are also available with adaptive headlights to provide you with brilliant illumination of the road ahead when leaning.

Exclusive Option 719 Classic wheel

The optional tubeless spoked wheel is a real eye-catcher when it comes to craftsmanship and design. This wheel is 6.6 lbs lighter than a spoked wheel with tubular tires and emphasizes the exclusivity of the R 1250 R.

Sporty, slim single seater

The single seat replaces the passenger seat, emphasizing the dynamic look of the R 1250 R – and your sporty ambitions.

Practical Core Screen Sport

Do you like a sporty ride? Core Screen Sport lets you see it: This display shows you everything you need to know about your bike’s performance. European model shown.

Practical USB charging socket

The standard USB port is ideal for charging your smartphone when it is low on power. The socket is easily accessible, short-circuit proof, and protected from water.

Comfortable heated seat

To make long rides fun, even in the cold: Five heating levels for the rider, and two heating levels for the passenger. And, using the hot-key, you can apply the last heating setting used with the press of a button. European model shown.

Useful 12V socket

Use the 12V charging socket to charge external devices.

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