Forty years ago, BMW Motorrad created one of the most innovative trendsetters in motorcycle development: the R 80 GS. Based on the ISDT racing concept, in which the over-drilled “little boxer” R 65 is used to keep the cross-section as narrow as possible, the less extreme R 80 GS brings the Enduro GT engine class to life, which is increasingly enjoying success and soon becomes the flagship of BMW Motorrad.
GS is a very brilliant intuition that never falls behind as it is constantly being developed and improved by a highly knowledgeable and dedicated team of engineers and technicians who keep you ahead of the competition. That brings us to the current level, which is represented by the 2021 edition of the R 1250 GS and the R 1250 GS Adventure.
When you look at this new BMW Adventure motorcycle model, you will notice eye-catching design elements and a black-yellow appearance that allow the bike to shine and grab attention, whatever is around it. From gold handlebars, sturdy shape, black and yellow seats and yellow sporty windshields to cylinder head covers, yellow hand guards and GS 40 Year stickers on the front, this king of the terrain does not go unnoticed on the road. You get maximum visibility with the new LED lighting design and additional comfort with additional equipment such as seat heating.
In addition, the BMW R 1250 GS-40 Years GS Edition 2021 offers a TFT color display with USB remote connection and positive connection, with which you can charge your device. Cast aluminum wheels and sturdy tires are suitable for every road and fulfill your limitless desires and your unbridled curiosity for adventure.
At the heart of the R 1250 GS is the latest evolution from the 1,254 cc boxer twins: it delivers 136 horsepower at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 105.5 pound-feet at 6,250 rpm, but with a secondary peak of 103.3 pound-feet at 4,750 rpm for range. wide and usable. With full compliance with the very strict Euro 5 emissions standard, the results with a large-diameter engine (102.5 mm x 76 mm) and a compression ratio of 12.5: 1 are exceptional.
This is the result of a very rational project with a very compact combustion chamber profile due to the included 18 degree angle in which the valve is mounted. Each cylinder breathes through a 52mm throttle body and the valves (40mm inlet and 34mm outlet) are actuated directly by a DOHC distributor via a finger cam follower. The intake port runs directly over the valve spindle, and most importantly, the intake camshaft is equipped with BMW’s exclusive ShiftCam technology, which modulates valve lift and timing according to performance requirements.
The 2021 R1250GS model is equipped with dynamic traction control (DTC) as standard, which offers a high level of driving safety by enabling the best traction and safe acceleration. BMW has also added a new driving mode called “Eco” which encourages the driver to drive as efficiently as possible with a smooth throttle curve and moderate torque limits.
In addition, the new R1250GS and R1250GS Adventure models can be equipped with a Pro driving mode option, the scope of which has been expanded. The new models are also equipped with a preselected driving mode, which enables the driver to choose the driving mode himself. Dynamic engine brake control is also a new component of the Pro Drive mode. It can be used to safely avoid unstable driving conditions that may occur in the sliding mode when sliding or when downshifting due to excessive rear wheel brake slip.
|Engine||1254 cc Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine|
|Engine Power||136 Hp|
|Bore x Stroke||102.5 mm x 76 mm|
|Compression Ratio||12.5 : 1|
|Fuel Preparation||Electronic intake pipe injection|
|Max Torque||105 lb-ft at 6,250 rpm|
|Clutch||Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth|
|Suspension Front||BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 1.5″ (37 mm), central spring strut|
|Suspension Rear||Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel|
|Brakes Front||Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 12.0″ (305 mm), 4-piston radial calipers|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc brake, diameter 10.9″ (276 mm), double-piston floating caliper|
|Tires Front||120/70 R 19|
|Tires Rear||170/60 R 17|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||7.9 gallons|
|Overall Length||89.4″ (2,270 mm)|
|Overall Width||58.6″ (980 mm)|
|Overall Height||57.5″ (1,460 mm)|
|Wheelbase||59.2″ (1,504 mm)|