For 2023, the new BMW 2023 R 1250 R Sports Motorcycle will receive minor yet meaningful improvements to the quality of life. The boxer twin that has powered every BMW motorcycle since its birth has been upgraded with ShiftCam technology. Otherwise, the bike’s stated 136 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque and ParaLever suspension remain the same.
BMW 2023 R 1250 R Sports Motorcycle – Features and Specs
Dynamic Traction Control
The adjustments are virtually entirely digital. Standard features include BMW Motorrad ABS Pro, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), and the bike now comprises a third riding mode (Eco) in addition to Road and Rain. One of the most excellent parts of the updates is the inclusion of ABS Pro, a lean-sensitive anti-lock system. BMW claims that in Eco mode, “the rider is urged to ride as fuel-efficiently as possible with a gentle throttle curve and mild engine torque limitation,” with the help of green feedback from the color TFT display, which BMW calls the Sports Core screen. To the naked eye, the only change is the installation of LED signals for the turn.
Spoked wheels, an appealing new passenger seat cover, and an adaptive turning lamp that activates more LEDs in response to a vehicle’s lean angle are all upgrades.
BMW 2023 R 1250 R Sports Motorcycle – Price
The R 1250 R’s Price of $14,995 stays unchanged. Ice Grey will be the base color for the 2023 model, with Triple Black and Style Sport Racing Blue Metallic being available as upgrades.
Standard Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and new “ECO” riding mode
Dynamic Traction Control, which comes standard on the BMW R 1250 R, improves rider safety by ensuring that the bike always has a firm grip on the road, while the new “ECO” mode, which also comes standard, reduces fuel consumption.
In addition to RAIN and ROAD, BMW Motorrad motorcycles provide an ECO riding mode that optimizes using the ShiftCam engine technology. The throttle is slackened and the engine’s torque is restricted to help the rider conserve gasoline. The TFT color display also includes an efficiency display while operating in ECO mode. The ride mode button allows you to swiftly and simply change to a different method when you need maximum performance, such as while passing or riding uphill.
ABS Pro and DBC are standard on all BMWs (DBC)
BMW Integral ABS Pro is now standard for newer R 1250 R models. Braking when leaning into a turn is made extra safer by this method. More features will be included when the riding mode idea develops further. For example, the ABS will be modified to accommodate a variety of riding preferences better. DBC improves braking safety even in extreme conditions by preventing unintended throttle activation. Rear-wheel braking is maximized by reducing driving torque while braking using engine management interventions. It helps maintain control of the motorbike and reduces stopping distance.
Standard full LED headlight with optional adaptive turning light
The essential full-LED headlight provides superior brightness and clarity for illuminating the road. The optional adaptive turning light increases nighttime riding security. Better visibility into turns makes nighttime riding safer for the rider. Based on the angle of lean, the adaptive turning light activates extra LED components in the primary headlight, each of which has its reflector. With a speed greater than six mph and an incline between 7 degrees and 25 degrees, it will activate. In addition to the previously mentioned new standard features, the LED Comfort turn has also undergone a complete makeover.
TFT color display with “Sport” Core Screen
TFT color display with integrated arrow navigation and wide connection, good readability, straightforward menu navigation, and a fully integrated operating system are all standard on the new R 1250 R. Several screen options can be displayed for the rider depending on their needs. The “Sport” Core Screen displays data like the current and maximum lean angle and controls interventions like ABS Pro and DTC in real-time.
BMW R 1250 R Core screen Sport (10/2022)
There are two distinct types of standard plugs on the new BMW R 1250 R. Furthermore, to the original 12-volt onboard power connector, we have included a 5-volt USB-A port. Connecting a cable adaptor to this ordinary USB socket enables you to charge a smartphone while riding, thanks to advancements in charging electronics. Fast charging may be possible, depending on the smartphone model, thanks to the availability of a charging current of up to 2,400 mA.
When temperatures drop, the rider and passenger can turn on an optional seat heating system. You can have heated chairs and heated handholds if you like. The five-heat-setting rider’s seat features a new, more user-friendly control scheme. Using the same menu system, you can adjust the temperature of the heated steering wheel and heated seats, each of which has five rather than two heat settings. There is a toggle button located on the bottom right of the passenger seat that may be used to adjust the temperature between two preset values.
Colors and new solo seat rear cover
The 2017 BMW R 1250 R comes standard in a non-metallic Ice Grey paint job with a black aluminum frame. Both the Triple Black and Style Sport color schemes are available as extras for the owner to pick from.
The new optional rear cover for the single seat emphasizes the unique R 1250 R’s athletic aesthetic. Passenger footrests and handles are eliminated, and a painted plastic cover is installed.
If you want to keep the R 1250 R entirely suitable for passenger use, the Passenger Kit is an alternative option within the model variants. It contains all the components that are eliminated by the solo rear.
Style Sport variant
The Racing Blue Metallic paint job is complemented with a white frame, gold front and rear brake calipers, black sports handlebars, a blue front spoiler, and a solo rear cover or passenger seat.
Triple Black variant:
The body is in Black Storm Metallic, the chassis in Agate Grey, the brake calipers in gold, the radiator grille and an engine spoiler in stainless steel, Purity tank trim, the rear cover for the driver’s seat, and a passenger seat in the back are all available options.
BMW 2023 R 1250 R Sports Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
|Rated output||136 hp at 7,750 rpm|
|Emission control||A closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter|
|Type||Two-cylinder, air/liquid-cooled, four-stroke boxer engine including two overhead spur-gear driven camshafts, one counterbalance shaft, & BMW ShiftCam variable intake camshaft control|
|Bore x stroke||102.5mm x 76mm|
|Max. torque||105 lb-ft @ 6,250rpm|
|Mixture control||All-new electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management system: BMS-O, including throttle-by-wire|
|Fuel type||All-new super unleaded|
|Alternator||Permanent magnet alternator with 508 W (nominal power)|
|Battery||12 V / 12 Ah|
|Clutch||Multiplate clutch in oil bath, slipper clutch|
|Gearbox||Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, including helical gears|
|Drive||Cardan shaft drive|
|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 swing arm featuring BMW Motorrad Paralever, WAD shock absorber, spring preload continuously adjustable hydraulically by a handwheel, and rebound damping adjustable by handwheel|
|Suspension travel, front/rear||5.5″ / 5.5″|
|Wheels||Aluminum cast wheels|
|Rim, front||3.50 x 17″|
|Rim, rear||5.50 x 17”|
|Tire, front||120/70 ZR17|
|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||32.2″|
|Usable tank volume||4.7 gal|
|Reserve||approx. 1 gal|
|Length||85.2″ (over license plate holder)|
|Height||51.2″ (above the mirror, at unladen weight)|
|Width||34.6″ (above mirror)|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled||527 lbs|
|Permitted total weight||1,014 lbs|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||487 lbs|