By Joe Appleton
The Brawny BMW R 1250 RT Gets An Update for 2021
The 2021 BMW R 1250 RT is a brawny Europe-made sport tourer and one of the models in the 2021 BMW line-up to receive significant updates for the new year. The most obvious upgrade is the redesigned front fairing. For 2021, the new fairing is lower, wider, and designed to improve aerodynamics and reduce turbulence and accommodate new angular LED lights.
Like most BMW motorcycles, the 2021 BMW R 1250 R draws power from an instantly recognizable boxer twin engine. Thanks to new Euro5 rules, the 1,254cc flat-twin engine has been tweaked to meet emissions standards. A refined ShiftCam variable valve timing system and valve lift have been tweaked, resulting in a claimed output of 136 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of peak torque.
New features for 2021 include the addition of a new Eco engine mode (alongside Road and Rain), a linked Full Integral ABS Pro braking system, and radar-equipped active cruise control that actively adjusts speeds when approaching slow-moving traffic. Other new features include a full-color TFT screen and an updated infotainment system.
For 2021, the R 1250 RT is available in Alpine White, Manhattan Metallic green, Racing Blue, or Option 719 Mineral White Metallic.
The 2021 BMW R 1250 RT is expected to start from $18,645 USD / $23,650 CAD, but official prices are yet to be released.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 BMW R 1250 RT in one place.
- Price: $18,645*** USD / $23,650 CAD ***Expected. US MSRP currently unannounced
- Key Features:
- All-new redesigned front fairing
- Integral ABS as standard
- Radar-controlled active cruise control