2023 BMW R 1250 RS Sports Motorcycle Review Price Specs

2023 BMW R 1250 RS Sports Motorcycle

BMW Motorrad has unveiled the updated 2023 BMW R 1250 RS Sports Motorcycle with a boxer engine for 2023. The main parts of the motorbike are unaltered, while alterations are made to help the rider electronically. They are less interested in upheaval and more in incremental change.

2023 BMW R 1250 RS Sports Motorcycle

2023 BMW R 1250 RS Sports Motorcycle – Features and Specs

Dynamic Traction Control

Dynamic Traction Control is now standard on the R 1250 RS for increased road safety. Before this change, DTC was an optional $3,175 upgrade for the Premium tier. It’s a nice bonus that all riders may appreciate.

Riding Modes

A brand-new ECO mode designed to improve mileage and gas mileage. Merges the existing Road and Rain settings. The TFT dashboard displays an efficiency reading to monitor actual consumption in real-time, and the throttle response and torque have been softened for better fuel economy.

2023 BMW R 1250 RS Sports Motorcycle

Latest Electronics

BMW Integral ABS Pro is included as standard equipment on the new R 1250 RS to enhance braking safety further. In addition, the innovative new Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) technology mitigates panic braking by decreasing driving torque.

BMW’s Riding Modes Pro package is an add-on to the Premium package that allows for personalized configuration of the vehicle’s riding modes. In addition, the Engine Drag Torque Control (MSR) is tunable so that the engine brake settings may be tailored to the vehicle’s off-throttle deceleration characteristics. This feature can be utilized in tandem with the upgraded ABS.

Color Options

The additional extras that may be purchased are the Style Triple Black and the Style Sport Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red paint jobs. Both have a single seat and a frame in one of two colors, with front and rear brake calipers in shiny gold. The passenger pegs and grab handles on the Triple Black have been removed and replaced with a stylish cover. Spoked wheels, style 719, are also available as an option.

USB socket, seat heating, and tubular handlebars

The essential equipment of the 2023 BMW R 1250 RS consists of not one but two different power outlets: a 12-volt onboard power socket and a second USB-A connector with a 5-volt power supply. You may charge a smartphone on the go by plugging a cable adapter into this new ubiquitous USB port. The maximum charging current is 2,400 mA.

2023 BMW R 1250 RS Sports Motorcycle

An optional seat heating system is a welcome addition in colder locations for the rider and the passenger. Heated seats are an option, although they may only be bought with heated grips for two people. There is a new, user-friendly control system with five different heat levels for the rider’s seat. When added to the seat heating, the heated grips double the available temperatures to five. The passenger seat’s heating, which has two levels, is controlled via a toggle button on the seat’s bottom right.

Tubular handlebars are not just a unique design choice but an official BMW Motorrad accessory. The tubular handlebars are narrower and higher than standard handlebars and have a shorter reach. In addition to the several available seats, the R 1250 RS now allows riders to tailor the ergonomics of the handlebars to their preferences, allowing for a more relaxed and upright riding position.

2023 BMW R 1250 RS Sports Motorcycle – Price

Despite these new features, the base MSRP of a 2023 BMW R 1250 RS finished in Light White will still be $15,695. BMW claims bicycles will be available this spring.

2023 BMW R 1250 RS Sports Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Rated output 100 kW (136 hp) at 7,750 rpm
Emission control The closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter
Type Two-cylinder, air/liquid-cooled, four-stroke boxer engine with two overhead spur-gear driven camshafts, one counterbalance shaft, and BMW ShiftCam variable intake camshaft control
Bore x stroke 102.5 mm x 76 mm
Capacity 1,254 cc
Max. torque 143 Nm at 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5: 1
Mixture control Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management system: BMS-O with throttle-by-wire
Exhaust emission standards EU 5

Performance/fuel consumption

Fuel consumption / 100km based on WMTC 4.75 l
Fuel type Super unleaded (max. 15% ethanol, E15), 95 ROZ/RON, 90 AKI
CO2 emission based on WMTC 110 g/km

2023 BMW R 1250 RS Sports Motorcycle

Electrical system

Alternator Permanent magnet alternator with 508 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch
Gearbox Claw-shifted 6-speed gearbox with helical gears
Drive Cardan


Frame Steel tube frame with load-bearing engine, steel tube sub-frame
Front-wheel location/suspension Upside-down telescopic fork
Rear wheel location/suspension Cast aluminum single-sided swingarm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD shock absorber, spring preload continuously adjustable hydraulically by handwheel, rebound damping adjustable by handwheel
Suspension travel, front/rear 140 mm / 140 mm
Wheelbase 1,527 mm
Castor 114.8 mm
Wheels Aluminum cast wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17”
Tire, rear 180/55 ZR17
Brake, front Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston radial brake caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, 2-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (partial integral, lean angle optimized)


Seat height at unladen weight 820 mm
Inner leg curve at unladen weight 1,840 mm
Usable tank volume 18 l
Reserve approx. 4 l
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 243 kg
Permitted total weight 460 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 217 kg