Despite being part of the Motorrad family for four decades, the R 1250 GS remains a truly timeless icon that continues to inspire with new features. Appearances are exaggerated with a new LED headlight design, providing maximum visibility thanks to LED swivelling headlights, adaptive headlights and the Cruising Light. Additional equipment continues to impress like seat heating for optimum comfort, and seven riding modes to ensure you are ready for any terrain you may come across, mastering any driving situation with confidence. With this GS, your thirst for discovery knows no bounds. You live the #SpiritOfGS.

Performance, efficiency, control

First impressions are everything, and the appearance of the R 1250 GS certainly does not disappoint. The most prominent feature is the boxer engine which catches the eye at first glance, and you can feel its character in every speed range as it offers impressive performance with more smoothness at low rational speeds. The variable BMW Shiftcam variable camshaft control enhances rideability, ensuring more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range to provide better control in every riding situation. This means more displacement and more performance with higher efficiency and therefore power whenever you need it. The strong pull with fewer gear changes gives you more freedom. This way you feel the boxer’s energy even more directly.

The experience - purely GS style - purely you

An unmistakable design makes the R 1250 GS unique, with its striking front and typical GS flyline. What makes it personal to you, though, is the colour you decide to choose, as each colour variant gives it its very own character. Get the R 1250 GS ready for your adventures with a variety of styles and features: Optional extras such as the Comfort and Touring Package with hand protectors and case holders provide extra comfort on long tours. Regardless of whether you are off-road or on tarmac: Here you will find the must-haves for you and your GS.

​Riding modes Pro and ECO Modus

Fun at the touch of a button: The Pro riding modes are adapted to different riding styles and give you even more control over your bike with features such as the new dynamic engine brake control. The new ECO Mode in series gets the most out of every full fuel tank.

Connectivity with TFT display and USB remote positive terminal

The TFT display connects your smartphone and bike together and, together with the BMW Connected App, enables you to find your route, listen to music and make phone calls safely while on the move. Thanks to the new USB socket, your smartphone never runs out of power when you’re on the road.


R 1250 GS

  • TFT with connectivity
  • LED Dynamic Brake Light
  • Power Socket
  • Centre Stand (Excluding Rallye and 40 Years Editions)
  • Adjustable Windscreen
  • BMW Motorrad Multimedia Controller
  • LED Headlight
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Riding Modes Rain and Road Including Hill Start Control
  • BMW Motorrad ABS Pro
  • USB Socket
  • R 1250 GS TE

    • Gearshift Assist Pro
    • Riding Mode Pro: Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, Enduro, Enduro Pro, HSC Pro, DBC
    • Pannier Fastenings L&R
    • Hand Guards
    • Headlight Pro (Inc. Adaptive Headlight, Daytime Running Light)
    • Cruising Lights and Multifunction Indicators
    • Cruise Control
    • Heated Grips
    • Tyre Pressure Control
    • Chrome Header Pipe / Chrome Exhaust (NW HP Sports Exhaust)
    • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
    • Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (D-ESA)
    • Keyless Ride
    • Preparation for GPS
    The right mode for every adventure Adventure Equipped with seven riding modes, the R 1250 GS provides the ability to drive on tarmacked, wet, or unpaved gravel roads whilst always ensuring optimum grip and superior handling.
    See and be seen Observe The perfect illumination for every curve: The adaptive headlights switch on automatically when the vehicle is tilted, providing optimum illumination of bends depending on gradient and payload – a significant plus in terms of safety and comfort. The multifunctional rear LED flashing turn indicators ensure an eye-catching appearance and even greater visibility.
    Equipped for any purpose Technology Fast curve changes, gravel shooting up, endless tours: with the R 1250 GS, you decide what your adventure will look like. Its continuously optimised technology and extensive equipment will take you safely, dynamically and comfortably over any route.