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BMW R 1250 RT

BMW R 1250 R is priced at Rs 15.95 lakh and R 1250 RT at Rs 22.50 lakh

German motorcycle manufacturer, BMW Motorrad launched two new motorcycles with 1250cc boxer engine in the country. BMW R 1250 R is a boxer naked bike which is priced at Rs 15.95 lakh ex-showroom. The BMW R 1250 RT is a luxurious Touring motorcycle again with the same 1250cc boxer engine. The RT will set you back by Rs 22.50 lakh ex-showroom.

Powering the newly launched motorcycles is a 1254cc two-cylinder boxer engine with Shift cam technology. This powerplant develops 134bhp at 7750rpm and 143Nm at 6250rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission and a shaft drives the rear wheel. Shift cam technology changes the valve lift depending upon the driving conditions to ensure better power delivery and fuel efficiency.

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BMW R 1250 R is available in two color options – Pollux Metallic Matt and Black Storm Metallic. R 1250 RT has two color options to choose from – Blue Planet Metallic and Sparkling storm metallic.

While the 1250 R has a 6.5-inch full-color TFT display, the 1250 RT comes with analog speedometer and tachometer along with a 5.7-inch TFT display for all other stuff. Bluetooth connectivity and navigation comes handy for long-distance touring and entertainment via the BMW Motorrad mobile app.

Also Read: KTM 790 Duke launched for Rs 8.64 lakh

Speaking about the safety, the bikes have two riding modes, standard Automatic Stability System (ASC), ABS Pro (includes cornering ABS) as well as Hill-start control for convenient riding on the slopes.

bmw r 1250 rt motorcyclediaries
BMW R 1250 RT

The BMW R 1250 R will rival the Kawasaki Z1000 (Rs 15.10 lakh) and MV Agusta Brutale 800 (Rs 15.60 lakh) in the price range. BMW R 1250 RT, on the other hand, will rival Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R (Rs 19.70 lakh) which is about Rs 2.7 lakh cheaper and Kawasaki H2 SX (Rs 21.80 lakh), the supercharged tourer.

BMW R 1250 R and R 1250 RT Specifications

Specs BMW R 1250 R BMW R 1250 RT
Engine 1254cc Boxer-Twin 1254cc Boxer-Twin
Cooling Air and Coolant Cooled Air and Coolant Cooled
Valvetrain 4-Valve per cylinder, DOHC 4-Valve per cylinder, DOHC
Bore X Stroke 102.5 mm X 76 mm 102.5 mm X 76 mm
Compression Ratio 12.5:1 12.5:1
Max Power 134 bhp @7750 RPM 134 bhp @7750 RPM
Max Torque 143 Nm @6250 RPM 143 Nm @6250 RPM
Gearbox 6-Speed/ Shaft Drive 6-Speed/ Shaft Drive
Fuel Tank 18 Liters 25 Liters
Weight 239 Kg 279 Kg
Length 2160 mm 2222 mm
Width 880 mm 985 mm
Height 1300 mm 1405 mm
Wheelbase 1515 mm 1485 mm
Seat Height 820 mm 805 mm
Front Suspension 45 mm USD BMW Telelever, 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear Suspension Paralever MonoShock Paralever MonoShock
Front Tyre 120/70-17 Tubeless 120/70-17 Tubeless
Rear Tyre 180/55-R17 Tubeless 180/55-R17 Tubeless
Front Brake Twin 305 mm Disc Twin 305 mm Disc
Rear Brake 276 mm Disc 276 mm Disc


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