WORLD PREMIERE: BMW R 1250 GS and BMW R 1250 RT

Motorrad | September 21st, 2018 by 0
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BMW Motorrad introduces the all-new BMW R 1250 GS and BMW R 1250 RT, two bikes designed for long-distance journeys or simply enjoying the satisfying pleasure of …

BMW Motorrad introduces the all-new BMW R 1250 GS and BMW R 1250 RT, two bikes designed for long-distance journeys or simply enjoying the satisfying pleasure of a short weekend trip. The R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT not only achieve a whole new level of power and torque, but also improved emission and fuel consumption levels.

The R 1250 GS and RT use the BMW ShiftCam Technology which enables variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side. In addition, the intake camshafts are designed for asynchronous opening of the two intake valves for a more effective combustion.

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There are two riding modes available as standard in order to be able to adapt the motorcycle to individual rider preferences. The standard Automatic Stability Control ASC ensures a high level of riding safety due to the best possible traction. The set-off assistant Hill Start Control is likewise a standard feature in both models, enabling convenient set-off on slopes.

The option “Riding Modes Pro” is now available as an optional equipment item, featuring the additional riding mode “Dynamic”, Dynamic Traction Control DTC, and in the R 1250 GS also the riding modes “Dynamic Pro”, “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro”. DTC enables even more efficient and safe acceleration, especially in banking position. ABS Pro (part of Riding Modes Pro in the R 1250 GS, a standard feature in the R 1250 RT) offers even greater safety when braking, even in banking position. The new Dynamic Brake Control DBC provides additional safety when braking, also in difficult situations, by avoiding unintentional accelerator activation. By means of intervention in the engine control, drive torque is reduced during braking so as to make full use of the braking power at the rear wheel. This keeps the motorcycle stable and shortens the braking distance.

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With the optional equipment item BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA “Next Generation”, damping automatically adapts to the situation according to riding state and manoeuvres, and there is also automatic compensation in all load states.

The new R 1250 GS now features the LED headlamp as standard. In addition to this, the LED daytime riding light is available as an optional equipment item for both the R 1250 GS and the R 1250 RT, which has halogen headlamps.

A standard 6.5-inch full-color TFT screen is included for the GS and a 5.7-inch TFT in the RT.

The new R 1250 GS features two modern basic finishes and two striking style variants, while the R 1250 RT has one basic color, two style variants and two Option 719 Spezial finishes.

 

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