2023 R 1250 RT

The BMW R 1250 RT

Powerful machine so you arrive relaxed at your destination

The R 1250 RT is the perfect companion for your tour: its legendary BMW ShiftCam boxer engine propels you across local country roads just as powerfully as it does over winding mountain passes. Its new front end makes it look more dynamic and slimmer. Features, such as the extra-large 10.25" TFT display or Active Cruise Control (ACC) provide extra comfort on your journey. And at the end of the day, you know that there’s nothing like shared experiences and a perfect companion. A fully fledged #RideAndShare.

Tours with built-in highlights

Being on the road, eating up the miles, meeting people, new experiences, exchanging stories: Every tour has highlights. Just like the R 1250 RT. Its many features allow you to ride comfortably, you are always well prepared and can focus entirely on your trip.

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Large standard 10.25" TFT colour display
We see the cockpit of the R 1250 RT with a large 10.25-inch TFT colour display.
New front with LED headlights
We see the new front of the R 1250 RT with an LED headlight.
Full power in every speed range with BMW ShiftCam
We see the R 1250 RT with the variable camshaft control system BMW ShiftCam.
Endless power thanks to wireless charging
We see the storage compartment for the smartphone with wireless induction charging.
Simple operation with favourites button
We see the four favourite buttons of the R 1250 RT.
Navigation on the 10.25" TFT screen
We see the R 1250 RT with navigation on the 10.25-inch TFT screen.
Smooth travels with Active Cruise Control
We see the R 1250 RT with the Active Cruise Control system.
New audio system with a strong sound
We see the R 1250 RT with a new audio system.

Maximum vision

Maximum vision

More space, more clarity, more visibility: The new, large 10.25" TFT screen combines all the instruments of the R 1250 RT, plus practical functions such as the navigator and connectivity. The split screen gives you an overview of several functions at the same time, such as displaying the on-board computer in addition to the current speed. The colour display is given extra sharpness and contrast by the robust, tempered and non-reflective glass cover. Your screen is therefore easy to read even in the midday sun and, thanks to the anti-fingerprint coating, it stays that way.

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Every blink of an eye counts

One bike, many appearances

Dynamic lines, impressive design: The R 1250 RT impresses with its athletic form, sometimes sporty, sometimes elegant. You decide what style is best suited to you.

Alpine White 3

Light and linear: Alpine white 3 underscores the new, slimmer front of the R 1250 RT.


Pure sporty character: paintwork in Racing blue metallic 2 lends the R 1250 RT a dynamic finish.

Opt. 719 Meteoric II dust metallic

The sky is the limit – riding on the R 1250 RT Opt. 719 Meteoric II dust metallic. If there were a design for the highest demands – it would be this one.

Triple Black

Homogeneous unit. The Opt. 719 Meteoric II dust metallic paintwork impressively emphasises the powerful and dynamic lines of the R 1250 RT.

Comfort in every dimension

Comfort in every dimension

You’ve chosen your style and colour: Now it’s time to prepare the R 1250 RT even better for your tours. In addition to adaptive headlights and ACC, the Dynamic and Comfort packages provide you with comfort enhancing features such as Pro riding modes, seat heating and Keyless Ride. In addition, there is a range of optional equipment and optional accessories. Design the R 1250 RT just the way you like it. Your tour, your experience, your machine.

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Dynamics written across the face

Dynamics written across the face

Compact and slim: The front of the R 1250 RT is sleek and encloses the LED headlights. Together with the more compact body, this creates a dynamic unit with one clear advantage: an even larger field of view. The new windscreen boasts an impressive patented air duct: Forward suction and air movement on the upper body are reduced - so you continue to ride in complete relaxation even after many hours on the bike. The two-part front-wheel cover also underlines the compactness, supports the aerodynamics and reduces dirt on you and your bike - especially in the rain.  

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Powerful over every mile

litres of storage capacity (with standard equipment)
ccm capacity
Nm at 6,250 rpm
kg load (with standard equipment)
Air/liquid-cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine

Built for touring

You can feel the power of the boxer engine from the very first meters. No matter where your tour takes you: Performance and smoothness fascinate in every speed range. This is also ensured by the BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control. With superior power delivery, it gives you extra control. The high torque curve, the elasticity and the irresistible power with fewer gear changes ensure relaxed touring. And thanks to its generous displacement and power with high efficiency, your riding pleasure increases with every metre.

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More about #RideAndShare

Please note that some paintwork variants shown in the video are no longer available for the most recent model range.

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