The BMW R 1250 GS is the latest iteration of BMW Motorrad’s flagship adventure tourer which now gets a new engine with bigger displacement, and now comes with variable valve timing. The R 1250 GS replaces the BMW R 1200 GS and now gets more power, more torque and a completely upgraded electronics package featuring two riding modes, ABS, automatic stability control and Hill Start Control. Riding Mode Pro is available as an option and includes additional riding modes, dynamic traction control, ABS Pro, Hill Start Control Pro and Dynamic Brake Assist. The semi-active electronic suspension is also updated and it also gets a full-colour TFT screen, with Bluetooth connectivity.
The BMW R 1250 GS gets a new 1,254 cc boxer-twin engine, which now gets a longer stroke and a bigger bore and gains 9 per cent more power and 14 per cent more torque. Maximum power output is 136 bhp at 7750 rpm and 143 Nm at 6250 rpm. The biggest change in the engine though is the new ShiftCam Technology, which is essentially variable valve timing. The result is improved torque, reduced emissions and better fuel economy. The BMW R 1250 GS comes with cast aluminium wheels with a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear and gets the BMW Motorrad telelever suspension at the front with 37 mm stanchion diameter. At the rear, the R 1250 GS gets paralever suspension with spring pre-load and rebound damping adjustability. The R 1250 GS comes with a 20-litre fuel tank and has a kerb weight of 249 kg.