The GS series has been on the market for nearly 35 years, and BMW has released official information on the new R1250 GS model for 2019. The new R1250 GS successor is the R 1200 GS. Although it looks aesthetically similar to its predecessor, it is a completely redesigned model with which BMW wants to consolidate its primacy in the motorcycle adventure market.
BMW R1250 GS
This is supported by a rich package of equipment that previously belonged to the optional equipment, and on the BMW R1250 GS all that comes in a standard package that will delight many fans of one of the most popular adventures of the motorcycle.
The biggest innovations and changes were made on the aggregate. The configuration remained the same, which means the new BMW R1250 GS will powered by two-cylinder boxer unit, with the working volume increased from 1,170 cm³ to 1,254 cm³. BMW worked hard to keep fuel consumption the same as with the R 1200 GS model, despite increasing the volume and power of the aggregate. This is achieved thanks to the new “BMW ShiftCam” technology for opening and closing the valve. It is a version of the variable timing of opening and closing of the valve, with “BMW ShistCam” providing asynchronous opening of the valve on the suction. All this process of new valve opening technology is carried out using two profiles on the camshaft. One camshaft profile is responsible for opening the suction valve at lower revs, where the valves opening timing are shorted, while, when reaching a higher revs, the camshaft move aside. During this movement, the valve opening timing is longer, thanks to second profile on camshaft.
For the first time, BMW used “ShiftCam” technology on one of its serial motorcycles. According to experts from BMW, the new way of valve opening gives a greater engine power with less fuel consumption and less harmful emissions. In addition, the new aggregate linearly delivers power starting from low revs. Exhaust has also been redesigned to provide optimum performance and reduce environmental pollution. Thanks to the redesigned engine, the power was increased to 136 HP at 7,750 rpm at and maximum torque of 143 Nm at 6,250 rpm. According to BMW data, the R1250 GS has fuel consumption of 4.75 L per 100 Km, and the maximum speed is declared at little bit over 200 km / h.
The standard electronic package on the BMW R1250 GS model includes two modes of operation, ASC and “Hill start control”. For the safe stopping of the BMW R1250 GS, the ABS Pro is in charge of electronic devices, which provides safety when braking under tilt.The new BMW R1250 GS is equipped with a LED light group on the front, which is a novelty compared to the previous model where LED light could be obtained at an extra charge. The instrument panel is also new and is performed via the TFT display of 6.5 inches, display is in color and can be connected via Bluetooth to your phone. Commands for changing various options are executed on the handle bar. The commands are designed to be as functional as possible so that the driver can concentrate fully on road events. The seat height is adjustable and ranges from 800 mm to 900 mm.
As an option, BMW offers the installation of dynamic electronic adjustable suspension (Dynamic ESA) that automatically adjusts to driving conditions. “Dynamic ESA” gathers information from a suspension sensor for measuring the speed of the motorcycle and rotational speed of front and rear wheel. The system then processes this information, as well as information on whether the motorcycle accelerates, slows down, and under how much compression or decompression force suspension is and based on this information, makes the final settings. For those who are not able to afford an ESA, the electronic adjustable suspension comes in the basic package.
For braking, like as with the R 1200 GS, the Brembo mono block, radially mounted brakes, are in charge. In front there are two discs of 305 mm in diameter with 4 pistons per brake cylinder, while a disc of 276 mm is placed on the rear wheel. The weight of the BMW R1250 GS increased by 5 kg compared to the previous generation. The fuel tank is slightly narrower and allows more aggressive maneuvers, which was not possible on the previous model. The front and rear fork remained unchanged, so that mean, a 37 mm in diameter hydraulic fork in front, and a single-handed aluminum fork.
With the new R1250 GS model, BMW again set the homework for the competition, as according to the first information, the price will range slightly over 16,000 euros.