Starting from £17,350

R 1250 RT

BMW Motorrad R 1250 RT

DO IT YOUR WAY. The BMW R 1250 RT gives you freedom, and more of it than ever before.

The variable camshaft control system BMW ShiftCam ensures superior running smoothness and comfort. For swift cornering and immense torque on the straights. The new Twin-cylinder Boxer engine and its 100 kW (136 HP) 1250 ccm engine let you effortlessly experience the countryside.

And your RT is unique thanks to new individualisation options: it's your tour, it's your bike. 

BMW Motorrad R 1250 RT

Built for touring.

Anticipation and excitement are the most beautiful companions on any tour. With the start of your R 1250 RT, you can feel the superior qualities of the Twin-cylinder Boxer engine.

Its performance and enhancement in character of running fascinate in every engine speed range: the variable camshaft control BMW ShiftCam ensures a smooth unleashing of power throughout the entire engine speed range and boosts your control.

Thanks to more cubic capacity and more power with more efficiency, your riding pleasure intensifies mile upon mile. The high torque curve, the elasticity and the irresistible power with fewer gear changes quickly become indispensable companions. 

Dynamic Brake Control.

DBC assists you in emergency braking by counteracting the often unwanted gas operation in such an exceptional situation: a control intervention reduces engine torque and at the same time the system increases the braking power at the rear wheel. This results in increased safety and optimal use of braking power to stabilise your bike and shorten the braking distance. For a feeling of supreme confidence when touring. 

For your needs.

You can upgrade your BMW R 1250 RT with exclusive, high-quality and design-oriented optional extras from BMW Motorrad Option 719 and turn it into your bike. BMW Motorrad accessories also will help you find the right luggage solution to meet your requirements and your needs – whether you are travelling in distant countries or on your home country road.

Technical Specification

Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC 4.75 l
CO2 emissions according to WMTC 110 g/km
Fuel type Super petrol unleaded, octane number 95 (ROZ), adaptation through engine control (91 to 98 ROZ)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase generator with 508-watt nominal capacity
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
Gears Six-speed helical synchromesh gearbox
Secondary drive Drive shaft
Suspension / brakes
Frame Two-part frame concept consisting of a main frame and a rear frame bolted to it, with a co-supporting engine
Front suspension / spring elements BMW Motorrad Telelever, central spring strut, standard diameter 37 mm
Rear-wheel guide / spring elements Cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD spring strut, spring preload continuously and hydraulically adjustable via adjuster knob, adjustable rebound-stage damping via adjuster knob
Spring travel, front / rear 120 mm / 136 mm
Wheelbase 1,485 mm
Castor 116 mm
Steering head angle 64.1°
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim dimensions, front 3.50'' x 17''
Rim dimensions, rear 5.50'' x 17''
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Twin disc brake, floating discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston radial brake callipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating calliper
ABS BMW Motorrad full integral ABS Pro (full integral braking, lean optimised)
Dimensions / weights
Seat height, unladen 805 mm / 825 mm (SE high seat: 830 mm / 850 mm, low seat: 760 mm / 780 mm)
Rider step length, unladen 1,810 mm / 1,850 mm (SE high seat: 1,875 mm/ 1,915 mm, SE low seat: 1,740 mm / 1,780 mm)
Usable tank capacity 25 l
of which is reserve approx. 4 l
Length (using number plate carrier) 2,222 mm  
Height (above windscreen) Min. min. 1,460 mm, max. 1,570 mm
(Style Sport: min. 1,360 mm, max. 1,480 mm)
Width (including mirrors) 985 mm 
Breadth (including boot) 990 mm
Vehicle kerb weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

279 kg ¹

Max. permitted weight 505 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment) 226 kg  
¹ According to Guideline (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with min. 90% of the usable tank capacity.

Special Features

Maximum vision

More space, more clarity, more visibility.

Getting places safely

With the new Active Cruise Control driving assistance system.

Built for touring

No matter where your tour takes you: Performance and smoothness is ensured in every speed range, by the BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control.


R 1250 RT
R 1250 RT
  • TFT with Connectivity (10.25 Inch Screen)
  • LED Headlight, Rear Light and Indicators
  • Cruise Control
R 1250 RT LE
R 1250 RT LE
Including base model specification plus:
  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Riding Modes Pro (Eco, Rain and Road, Dynamic, Hill Start Control)
R 1250 RT
R 1250 RT
  • TFT with Connectivity (10.25 Inch Screen)
  • LED Headlight, Rear Light and Indicators
  • Cruise Control
R 1250 RT LE
R 1250 RT LE
Including base model specification plus:
  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Riding Modes Pro (Eco, Rain and Road, Dynamic, Hill Start Control)