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2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle Review Specs

The new 2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle offers maximum freedom during the ride. It comes with a variable camshaft control system BMW ShiftCam that ensures consistent power delivery the entire powerband for swift cornering and immense torque on the straight.

The engine displacement provides more performance i.e., 136 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. Experiencing the road ahead is effortless as compared to the previous 2019 BMW R 1250 RT model. Thanks to the complete customization option, the rider can make the RT unique according to his taste. The full review of the 2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle with its features and specification has been given below.

2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle – Features and Price

2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle

Ride with Style

The new 2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle comes with attractive color options and high-quality 719 colors. They underpin the dynamics of the motorcycle and gives a powerful and engaging presence.


The new 2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle comes with all those qualities that make a touring full of fun and interesting. Its Twin-cylinder Boxer engine offers maximum performance and it has all those abilities that can enhance the character of running fascinate across the entire powerband.

An all-new BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control guarantees to have greater torque across the whole power band and it boosts control. Thanks to the massive displacement and torque with more efficiency, the riding pleasure intensifies mile upon mile.

An all-new high torque curve and an irresistible power with fewer gear changes quickly become indispensable companions.

2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle

Braking Control

The new 2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle comes with optional Ride Modes Pro, DBC assists the emergency braking by counteracting the involuntary throttle actuation in challenging riding situations.

The system intervenes to decrease throttle and increase the braking force. It enhances safety and optimal use of braking power to stabilize the bike and shorten the braking distance.

BMW Motorrad Option 719

The new 2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle provides several options to the rider to customize it. The rider can quickly turn the bike from classic to HP depending on his preference. Both of them are very exclusive and high-quality ex-factory individualization options. The rider can adapt the bike with option 719 Classic and Sport wheels that support his taste.

2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle

Hill Start Control as Standard

The Standard Hill Start control allows the rider to start on hills easier quickly. Thanks to the quick, firm pull of the handle brake lever, the rear brake can be easily applied without having to step on the foot brake or remaining to hold the hand brake. When riding off, the brake is automatically released.

HP Sports Exhaust

The HP sports exhaust offers the new 2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle a strong sound and sporty appearance, and it is made by titanium.

Audio System

The new 2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle offers ultimate touring experience with the support of the right choice of music. The new audio system has been mounted in the R 1250 RT to ensure that rider never gets bored during the ride.

Gear Shift Assist Pro

The new Gear Shift Assist Pro is another impressive feature that most of the BMW riders admire. It allows the rider to upshift and downshift without pulling the clutch lever. It means that the rider always has to grip the handlebars that reduce the shift time and decrease the impact of the load change on the rear wheel.

2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle

Wide Range of Seats

There is a variety of seats available in three different seat versions that ensure a comfortable ride. Each seat can be adjustable at two positions no matter which variant the rider chooses; all are available with a seat heater. To match with Option 719 paint scheme, the seat is also open in Option 719 brown and dark brown color option.

2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle

2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Type Air/liquid-cooled, 4-stroke flat-twin-cylinder, double overhead camshaft (DOHC), one balance shaft, and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam
Bore x stroke 102.5mm x 76mm
Capacity 1,254cc
Rated output 136hp (100kW) @ 7,750 rpm
Maximum Torque 105lb-ft (143Nm) @ 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5: 1
Mixture Control / Engine Management Electronic fuel injection, including the ride-by-wire throttle system
Emission control The new closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter with emission standard EU-4

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed 125+ mph
Fuel consumption 50mpg (WMTC)
Fuel type Premium Unleaded

Electrical system

Alternator Three-phase 508W generator
Battery 12V / 12Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh Six-speed gearbox including helical cut gears
Drive Shaft drive

2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle


Frame Two section structure, front – and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front-wheel location/suspension BMW Telelever, Ø 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear-wheel location/suspension Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm including BMW Paralever; WAD strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable via handwheel
Suspension travel, front/rear 4.7 inches / 5.4 inches (120 mm / 136 mm)
Wheelbase 58.5 inches (1,485 mm)
Castor 4.6 inches (116 mm)
Steering head angle 64.1 inches
Wheels Cast aluminum wheels
Rim, front 3.5 inches x 17 inches
Rim, rear 5.5 inches x 17 inches
Tire, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tire, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276mm, dual-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Dimensions / weights

Length 87.5 inches (2,222 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 38.8 inches (985 mm) / 39 inches (990 mm) incl. panniers
Height (excl. mirrors) Standard: 55.3 inches (1,405 mm), Style Sport: 53.5 inches (1,360 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight Standard: 31.7 inches/32.5 inches
Inner leg curve, unladen weight High Seat: 73.8 inches /75.4 inches, Standard: 71.3 inches /72.8 inches, Low Seat: 68.5 inches/70.1 inches
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 615 lbs (279 kg)
Permitted total weight 1,114 lbs (505 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 498 lbs (226 kg)
Usable tank volume 6.6 gal (25 L)
Reserve Approx. 1 gal (4 L)


The article provides the full details about the new 2020 R 1250 RT BMW Tour Motorcycle and it is covered under Bikes Catalog. This touring motorcycle an ideal touring bike that comes with several features.

The engine provides maximum performance while an attractive chassis always demand another look. The suspension and braking system ensures ultimate performance throughout the ride.

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