BMW R1250 RT Bike Overview
Smoothness and comfort is what the R1250 RT is all about, this very much down to the comfy seating, Space-Shuttle-spec control panels everywhere, and the new BMW ShiftCam engine peeping out from under the fairing. The electronic suspension adds to the great comfort the bike offers and makes straights and corner feel rather seamless.
The huge colour LCD display panels keep you in touch with all you need to know, displaying and putting you in control of the trip computer, traction, electric suspension and even heated grips/seat. Other gadgets which will make your riding life a bit easier and fun are the electric windscreen, as well as the audio system which enables you to play music from your phone via Bluetooth.
For such a large machine (279kg wet), the performance and speed of the RT is very impressive and the gearshift, aided by the optional up-and down-quickshifter is slick and easily used.
Like everything else with this machine, the brakes are ever-reliable and strong, this very much aided by the ABS system and the new ‘hillstart’ function which holds the machine steady on a hill and releases as you pull away.
The R1250 RT looks as good as it handles; a beastly looking machine available in Alpine White, Carbon Black Metallic and Mars Red Metallic / Dark Slate Metallic Matt. The machine is complete with a top box to match the stock panniers, which will make your pillion even more comfy.
Now check out the BMW R1250 RT in action…
BMW R1250 RT Bike Spec
- Engine8v boxer flat twin, DOHC, variable valves, liquid cooled, 1,254cc
- Bore x stroke102.5x76mm
- Compression ratio12.5:1
- Max power (measured at tyre)136bhp@7,750rpm
- Max Torque (measured at tyre)106ft lb@6,250rpm
- Transmissionsix speed gearbox, wet slipper clutch, shaft drive
- Frametwo-part subframes, engine as stressed-member
- Front suspensionBMW Telelever monoshock, 37mm stanchions, electronic suspension adjust option
BMW R1250 RT Bike Insurance
Most comfortable tourer I’ve ever sat on.
BMW build, enough said.
Smooth braking with no scary moments
For a heavy bike it feels really light and takes corners with ease.
Superb boxer engine.
Services can be pricey
Good touring bike
Both front and rear very efficient
Clutch very sharp
Very good for a twin