THE PROGRESSIVE ONE

Freedom for the taking.

After having arrived joyfully at your destination after a long stage, you will already be thinking about starting up again the following morning. Because every mile gives you pure riding pleasure and you feel so comfortable and relaxed on the road. If you not only go for tours that are full of speed but also consistently revel in the sportiness of it all, then this could be the R 1250 RT for you. 

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  • Are you the sporty type who is looking to make a statement with your R 1250 RT? Then the Sport style is the best way to highlight the sporty aspects of your motorcycle. Precisely set details such as the cylinder head covers in agate grey betray your attitude towards touring and your sporting ambitions. Optionally, you can replace the standard windscreen with a shortened one. The finely tuned style elements include:

     

    • Mars red metallic / Dark slate metallic paint jobs
    • Sport windshield
    • Style model inscription
    • Black drivetrain
    • Agate grey cylinder head cover
    • Gold brake callipers 
  • The comfort package gives you added riding enjoyment and safety. For example, the tyre pressure control RDC shows you the tyre air pressure continuously and always up to date. The comfort package comprises the following components:

     

    • Chrome-plated exhaust
    • For OA sports silencer, chrome-plated elbow
    • Central locking system
    • Tyre pressure control
    • Anti-theft alarm system
    • Power socket 
  • Got an insatiable appetite for miles? Love every minute in the saddle of your RT, feeling the Boxer all day long? Then you are on the right track with the touring package in the truest sense of the word.

     

    Who says that sporty riding and touring fun are mutually exclusive? After all, your RT is ideally prepared for this:

     

    • Dynamic ESA
    • Navigation device preparation
    • Seat heating
    • Cruise control 
  • Do you like getting everything out of your bike when it comes to speed and performance and would like to be able to rely on the cutting edge in terms of technical systems for safety and comfort? Then we will give you the equipment package that will perfectly support your riding style on any tour. It comprises:

     

    • Riding modes Pro (incl. HSC Pro and DBC)
    • Headlight Pro
    • Daytime running light 
  • BMW Motorrad is the first manufacturer to provide the "intelligent emergency call" ex factory: a system fitted firmly on the handlebar, which in case of emergency can independently and automatically trigger the rescue chain and in so doing facilitate faster aid from the emergency services. 

  • The Keyless Ride system replaces the conventional ignition steering lock. This means that it is no longer necessary to use a key. Unlocking and locking of the steering lock, ignition, fuel filler flap and storage compartments is carried out using a transponder integrated into the key. So you can leave the key conveniently in your jacket or trouser pocket and perform all functions simply by pressing a button – Keyless Ride works at a distance of up to 2 meters. A clear advantage in terms of convenience. 

  • Convenient and fast at the same time – the Pro shift assistant. Shift up and down in almost all load and engine speed ranges without even having to touch the clutch or the throttle (70-80% of all gearshifts can be performed without the clutch). The shift assistant was originally developed in racing and has now been adapted for use in the touring sector. The advantages: more convenience with increased speed at the same time and reduced shifting time compared to a gearshift using the clutch.

  • The audio system with radio function has interfaces for MP3 players, iPods and USB sticks. It is operated using the multi-controller on the handlebar or the radio control panel. The info screen displays the media input source, current song title or volume. 

THE ELEGANT ONE

Luxury – good to know where to find it.

You can see the world. Your destination is straight ahead. The road towards it not only stretches out over countless miles, but also includes a great deal of comfort and indulgence along the way – thanks to things like Keyless Ride and Pro shift assistant. It's the little things that make all the difference. With this in mind, you will feel relaxed and fresh after a day on your machine. 

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  • You can rest assured this will turn heads. The particularly high-quality and extremely elaborate colourwith impressive metallic effect gives your R 1250 RT an incomparable charm and sets it apart from the rest with the traditional handlining. Optionally, the look can even be refined further with the brown Option 719 seat including seat heating.

  • Did you know that luxury can also be found – especially – in the details? We wholeheartedly agree with this. The Comfort equipment package includes:

     

    • Chrome-plated exhaust
    • For OA sports silencer, chrome-plated elbow
    • Central locking system
    • Tyre pressure control
    • Anti-theft alarm system
    • Power socket 
  • Great touring and great luxury are by no means mutually exclusive in our eyes. And obviously you agree. After all, your RT is ideally prepared for this:

     

    • Dynamic ESA
    • Navigation device preparation
    • Seat heating
    • Cruise control
  • Do you like getting everything out of your bike when it comes to speed and performance and would like to be able to rely on the cutting edge in terms of technical systems for safety and comfort? Then we will give you the equipment package that will perfectly support your riding style on any tour. It comprises:

     

    • Riding modes Pro (incl. HSC Pro and DBC)
    • Headlight Pro
    • Daytime running light 
  • Music without limits: the audio system with radio function has interfaces for MP3 players, iPods and USB sticks. Giving you an array of options to make sure your favourite tracks can be played through the on-board system. Your external devices can be stored in a lockable compartment on the right inside the interior lining, where they are protected from the weather. The audio system is operated conveniently via the multi-controller on the handlebar or via the radio control panel in the left-hand interior lining. The radio functions include among other things a 24-station memory, a station search with autostore, and a memory function. Two loudspeaker units integrated into the panel, each with 15 W output power, ensure the right acoustics. The volume control can be set to be speed-dependent in three incremental settings if desired. The current station, song title or volume appears on the easy-to-read info screen. 

    • Powerful auxiliary headlights in die-cast aluminium casing
    • Increased road safety: see and be seen better
    • Trouble-free and maintenance-free operation thanks to the almost wear-free LED headlights
    • Diameter approx. 70 mm, length approx. 110 mm 
  • Puristic and elegant: Option 719 billet packs Classic gives your bike a clear elegance. Its character is identified by a pure aluminium surface, whilst remaining strong-charactered and puristic. The package includes top-quality billet packs made in accordance with the highest BMW Motorrad standards. Option 719 billet packs Classic is made up of:

     

    • Cylinder head covers incl. ignition coil covers
    • Oil filler screw
    • Engine front cover
    • Adjustable brake and clutch levers
    • Expansion tank covers 
  • If a gentleman's shoes are what defines him, then, by way of analogy, the Option 719 Classic Gray wheel on the R 1250 RT would certainly testify to its bike's elegant and polished appearance. Here, even the first glance leaves no further doubt. 

  • Quality and attention to detail: from the first cut to the very last stitch. Craftsmen who have a real love and passion for their profession work on the brown Option 719 seat. This allows the highest quality to be achieved, making it a real masterpiece in craftsmanship. And that's not all: the surface of the bench seat is absolutely weatherproof. The diamond-shaped stitching and embroidered model designation give the whole thing an elegant appearance. 

  • The large, waterproof topcase, with a volume of 49 l, offers a lot of space and is equipped with a backrest pad as standard. It can be attached directly to the standard luggage carrier in just one quick step. Perfect for the Option 719 Blue planet metallic colour. 

Millimeters determine thousands of kilometers.

Those who are on the road for a long time should sit comfortably – and properly. That's why you have several seat variants to choose from on the R 1250 RT: the two-stage seat with 805/825 mm is the standard option. However, the seat heights 760/780 mm are also available for smaller and 830/850 mm for taller riders. All three variants also come with seat heating. And since you always get four of a good thing from us, maybe you'd like to go for the brown seat with Option 719? 

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Accessories for the R 1250 RT

HP sports silencer.

HP sports silencer.

High-end perfection: the high-quality slip-on silencer made of titanium with carbon end cap ensures a robust sound and sporty look. In addition, the sports silencer manufactured by Akrapovic is lighter than the standard silencer.  

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Stowage.
  • The large, waterproof topcase, with a volume of 49 l, offers a lot of space and is equipped with a backrest pad as standard. It can be attached directly to the standard luggage carrier in just one quick step. 

  • The matching inner bags for the touring cases and touring topcases bring a sense of order to your luggage and make loading and unloading easier. Thanks to the carry handle and shoulder strap, the bags can be quickly and effortlessly transported by hand. Practical details include the attached exterior pockets, the three-sided zip fastener on the inner bag for the cases and the wide-open lid on the inner bag for the topcase. 

  • The tank bag with its lockable interior (volume approx. 11 l) and map pocket is highly waterproof. In the water-repellent exterior pocket, a 0.5 l PET bottle can be stored securely. With carry handle and removable carry strap. 

Design.
  • The high-quality and shapely case strips are chrome-plated and give the motorcycle a distinctive and elegant look. 

  • The touring topcase can also be finished with a chrome-plated cover plate, which when combined with the chrome-plated case strips results in a harmonious overall impression. 

  • The chrome-plated handlebar end weights are perfectly harmonized with other accents such as the elegant chrome strip for the case and topcase. 

Ergonomics and comfort.
  • The higher and wider comfort windscreen ensures optimum touring comfort in all kinds of weather. It stands out thanks to its outstanding aeroacoustics and its scratch-resistant coating ensures lasting transparency.

  • The rider's seat in black, which is 45 mm lower than the standard seat, makes mounting your bike easier and improves accessibility to the ground. The seat can be installed in two positions, enabling a seat height of 760 or 780 mm. In addition, it gives the rider excellent comfort for many miles of carefree riding. 

BMW Navigator VI.

BMW Navigator VI.

The multifunctional Navigator VI makes route planning child's play. The system with a 16 GB flash memory and five-inch touchscreen always reliably leads the way. Thanks to the circular polarizing filter (CPOL), the waterproof display can be easily read even in direct sunlight. The high-resolution screen in a smartphone-like housing provides all the essential information and provides the necessary overview in every situation. Numerous additional functions make planning and touring an exciting experience. This allows routes to be created according to personal preferences in order to enjoy rides on winding and low-traffic side roads. On unfamiliar terrain, the "round trip" option is particularly helpful, as it will always reliably end back at the starting point. The Bluetooth connection to the BMW Motorrad communication system and the optional Smartphone Link app enable pure multimedia entertainment on the move: navigation announcements, telephone calls and music streaming, as well as the retrieval of weather forecasts or traffic jam information are no problem. Along with the navigation preparation, further functions like "My Motorcycle" are also available, and it can also be controlled using the multi-controller on the handlebar. Anyone who has opted for the pre-installed map data is always up-to-date thanks to the lifelong, free map updates. 

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Safety.
  • In any case, the stainless steel cylinder-head cover guard provides comprehensive protection against damage. 

  • Small but elegant: this safety screw that can be locked using a special Allen key is made of milled aluminium and prevents unauthorized removal of the oil filler cap. 

  • The powerful LED auxiliary headlights in a compact aluminium housing guarantee that you can both see and be seen better even in fog, rain or snowfall. At the same time, they facilitate a differentiated illumination of the road and serve as a perfect addition to the main headlights with their white, daylight-like light colour. The LED technology ensures almost wear-free operation.