EICMA 2018: BMW R 1250 R, RS and GS Adventure details out
BMW has brought a range of motorcycles at the ongoing EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The German automobile brand has already showcased the BMW 850 GS Adventure that is a more off-road centric machine compared to the 850 GS. And now the details of the R 1250 R, RS and GS Adventure have been released. These motorcycles are essentially naked, sport touring and adventure versions using the new powertrain that debuted in the R 1250 GS.
2019 BMW R 1250 RS
BMW Motorrad mentions that with the extensively further advanced boxer engine, the new R 1250 R, R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure not only achieve a whole new level of power and torque. It was also possible to significantly optimise refinement and running smoothness especially within the lower engine speed range. The new engine offers improved emission and fuel consumption levels along with an impressive sound. For this purpose, BMW ShiftCam Technology has been used for the first time in the serial production of BMW Motorrad engines. This offers variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side. In addition, the intake camshafts are designed for asynchronous opening of the two intake valves, resulting in enhanced swirl of the fresh, incoming mixture and therefore more effective combustion.
2019 BMW R 1250 R
Other technical changes to the engine relate to the camshaft drive now taken care of by a toothed chain (previously a roller chain) an optimised oil supply, twin-jet injection valves and a new exhaust system. There are two riding modes available as standard in order to be able to adapt the motorcycle to individual rider preferences. The standard Automatic Stability Control ASC ensures a high level of riding safety due to the best possible traction. The set-off assistant Hill Start Control is likewise a standard feature in all three models, enabling convenient set-off on slopes.
2019 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure HP
Riding Modes Pro is now available as an optional equipment item, featuring the additional riding mode Dynamic and Dynamic Pro (configurable), Dynamic Traction Control DTC, and in the R 1250 GS Adventurre also the riding modes Enduro and Enduro Pro (configurable). DTC enables even more efficient and safe acceleration, especially when banking. ABS Pro offers even greater safety when braking, even in banking position. The new Dynamic Brake Control DBC provides additional safety when braking, also in difficult situations, by avoiding unintentional accelerator activation. By means of intervention in the engine control, drive torque is reduced during braking so as to make full use of the braking power at the rear wheel. This keeps the motorcycle stable and shortens the braking distance.
The new R 1250 RS and R 1250 GS Adventure now feature a LED headlamp as standard. In addition to this, the LED daytime riding light is available as an optional equipment item for the R 1250 RS and the R 1250 GS Adventure as well as for the R 1250 R, which has halogen headlamps. The three new boxer models now have the equipment feature Connectivity as standard including a 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen. In conjunction with the standard BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller, this means the rider can access vehicle and connectivity functions particularly swiftly and conveniently.
Team OD | 11 Jan 2019
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