BMW is set to launch a new R 1250 RT touring machine into Australia.
Arriving in the second quarter of 2021, the new machine will feature new styling, higher-spec standard equipment and improved electronics for safety and performance.
“We have given the R 1250 RT a new look, a comprehensive increase in standard equipment and numerous technical upgrades to achieve a whole new riding experience,” said RT Project Manager Harald Spagl.
“As a dynamic tourer with the incomparable BMW ShiftCam engine, it also has the perfect power unit with impressive power across the entire speed range.”
The new RT has a ShiftCam variable valve timing engine which produces 136 hp (100kW) at 7,750rpm and 143Nm of torque at 6250.
The new R 1250 RT is fitted with a 10.25-inch TFT colour screen with integrated map navigation, connectivity and the ability to show a navigation map in the instrument cluster.
Display of the map in the cluster is a first for motorcycles.
The new ‘Comfort telephony with extended smartphone connection’ is BMW-speak for smartphone integration, which can be stored in a special compartment protected from splash water and ventilated by an electric fan, while its battery can be kept ready for use inductively or via USB connection.
The Audio System has also received an upgrade.
A newly developed front fairing provides an updated appearance while enhancing the motorcycle’s travel and touring qualities thanks to integration of additional aerodynamic advancements.
In addition, the new front fairing encloses the headlamp and its upper section is now reduced in height. This results in a wider field of vision for the rider as well as providing a contemporary aesthetic.
The new R 1250 RT will be available in four variant levels – RT, Elegance, Sport and Option 719 – with pricing and specification detail for the Australian market to be announced in early 2021.