Earlier this week, BMW hosted the introduction of the 2019 R1250GS at a European press event. The new bike is slated to replace the R1200GS as the flagship for BMW’s adventure bike line. The centerpiece of the bike is a new 1254cc motor with variable valve timing, a technology that BMW calls “ShiftCam.” The motor is said to produce 136 horsepower. The bike will have the next generation in dynamic suspension control as well as a number of ride modes. The official U.S. announcement of the bike with pricing is yet to come, but BMW executives promise there will be at least six more new models coming for 2019, and one of them will be the new F850GS. Check out BMW’s official information on the R1250GS by clicking here. The information is strictly for the Euro model.

The new R1250GS is said to produce 136 horsepower.


BMW’s initial video doesn’t have much in the way of details, but the European press has already ridden the new 1250. The video below describes ShiftCam technology, which is also on the new R1250RT sport-touring bike.

BMW R 1250 GS

Engine type Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam.
Bore x stroke 102,5 mm x 76 mm
Capacity 1.254 ccm
Rated output 100 kW (136 PS) at 7.750 U/min
Max. torque 143 Nm at 6.250 U/min
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Emission standard 110 g/km
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), adapive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)
Alternator three-phase alternator 510 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 11,8 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
Frame Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front  suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear  suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring preload hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel
Suspension travel front / rear 190 mm / 200 mm
Wheelbase 1.525 mm
Castor 99.6 mm
Steering head angle 64.5°
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3,00 x 19″
Rim, rear 4,50 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 R 19
Tyres, rear 170/60 R 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), disengageable
Length 2.207 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 952,5 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1.430 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 850 / 870 mm (lowered suspension* 800 / 820 mm) *OE
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1870 / 1910 mm (lower seat height* 1750 / 1790 mm) *OE
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 249 kg
Permitted total weight 465 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 216 kg
Usable tank volume 20 l
Reserve approx. 4 l
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.

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