BMW Motorrad have released their updated 2023 R 1250 RS! Check out all the specs and Australian pricing for this awesome machine. The 2023 model will land in Aus Q1 of 2023...

BMW Motorrad Australia will launch the latest iteration of the R 1250 RS to the local market in the first quarter of 2023. The R 1250 RS now carries even more features for the 2023 model year to further enhance its potential. Check it out!

BMW Motorrad Australia will launch the latest iteration of the R 1250 RS to the local market in the first quarter of 2023.

BMW Motorrad Australia will launch the latest iteration of the R 1250 RS to the local market in the first quarter of 2023.


2023 BMW R 1250 RS Key Features

  • Primal power boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam technology for varying the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side.
  • Powerful response across the entire engine speed range, exemplary fuel consumption, emission levels, running smoothness and refinement.
  • Output and torque: 100kW (136hp) at 7,250rpm and 143Nm at 6,250rpm.
  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) as standard.
  • BMW Motorrad ABS Pro (part integral) as standard.
  • Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) as standard.
  • Three riding modes as standard.
  • ECO riding mode for particularly economical riding as standard.
  • Riding Modes Pro with additional riding modes and new riding mode preselection as well as engine drag torque control (MSR) as optional equipment ex works.
  • “Sport” Core Screen as standard.
  • New LED turn indicators and daytime running light as standard.
  • On-board power socket and USB socket as standard.
  • Seat heating for rider and pillion to make touring even more comfortable as an optional extra ex works.
  • Tubular handlebars available as optional equipment ex works.
  • New solo rear special equipment.
  • Attractive Light White base colour and two model variants Triple Black and Sport as optional extras ex works.
  • Extended range of optional equipment items and original BMW accessories.

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As before, the legendary two-cylinder boxer engine provides powerful propulsion. It retains an engine capacity of 1254cc and generates 100kW (136hp). Thanks to BMW ShiftCam technology for varying valve timing and valve lift on the intake side, it delivers progressive power delivery across the entire speed range, extremely smooth running and outstanding fuel consumption.

Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and new ECO riding mode as standard
The standard fit Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) ensures a high level of riding safety with excellent traction, while the new standard ECO riding mode helps the rider to travel as fuel-efficiently as possible. The ECO riding mode allows the rider to use the innovative BMW Motorrad ShiftCam engine technology primarily in such a way to achieve the maximum range.



In ECO mode, the rider is encouraged to ride efficiently with a soft throttle curve and moderate engine torque limitation. In ECO mode, the TFT colour display provides an efficiency display in the upper status line. If the rider desires maximum performance – for example when overtaking with a heavy load or riding uphill – the ride mode button can be used to rapidly switch to a different ride mode.

The new R 1250 RS can be equipped with the Riding Modes Pro feature as optional equipment ex works via the Dynamic Package.  Among other aspects, this provides additional, individually configurable riding modes. By using the riding mode preselection function, the rider can individually set riding modes on the riding mode button. The engine drag torque control (MSR) is an additionally new component of Riding Modes Pro. It can be used to safely avoid unstable riding conditions that can occur during coasting or downshifting due to excessive brake slip at the rear wheel.



BMW Integral ABS Pro (part integral) and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) enhance safety
The R 1250 RS in its latest edition features BMW Integral ABS Pro as standard, offering more safety when braking, even when leaning into bends. As the riding mode concept continues to expand, more new functions will be added. For example, the ABS control characteristic will be adapted further to the respective riding mode.

As part of Riding Modes Pro, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) additionally supports the rider during emergency braking manoeuvres. DBC increases safety when braking, even in difficult situations, by avoiding unintentional throttle 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 R 1250 RS in its latest edition features BMW Integral ABS Pro as standard, offering more safety when braking, even when leaning into bends.

The R 1250 RS in its latest edition features BMW Integral ABS Pro as standard, offering more safety when braking, even when leaning into bends.

TFT colour display with “Sport” Core Screen and redesigned LED indicators
As before, the new R 1250 RS is equipped with a TFT colour display featuring integrated arrow navigation and extensive connectivity. Excellent readability, clear menu navigation and a highly integrated operating concept place it at the top of the production motorcycle landscape.

The rider can choose between customised screen displays for various purposes. This also includes the “Sport” Core Screen, which provides real-time information about the current and maximum lean angle as well as control interventions – such as ABS Pro or DTC. Redesigned LED turn indicators also figure among the standard specifications list.

As before, the new R 1250 RS is equipped with a TFT colour display featuring integrated arrow navigation and extensive connectivity.

As before, the new R 1250 RS is equipped with a TFT colour display featuring navigation and extensive connectivity.

USB socket fitted as standard; seat heating for rider and pillion and tubular handlebars available to make touring even more pleasurable
The new BMW R 1250 RS offers two different sockets as standard, including the existing 12-volt on-board power socket plus an additional USB-A socket with a five-volt power supply. This widely used type of USB socket with newly developed charging electronics allows the rider to charge a smartphone while riding. Up to 2,400 mA charging current is available, enabling fast charging depending on the type of smartphone used.

A seat heating system for rider and pillion passenger as an optional extra ex works also significantly increases comfort in low temperatures. Heated seats are available in combination with two individual seats and are offered exclusively in combination with heated grips.



A new, convenient operating concept has been developed for the rider’s seat with five heating levels. The heated grips settings – in combination with the seat heating featuring five heating levels – are operated via a menu. The pillion seat heating has two heating levels and is operated by a toggle switch at the bottom left of the rear frame.

Tubular handlebars are now available as a new optional extra ex works and also as an original BMW Motorrad accessory. The tubular handlebars are slightly wider and higher than the standard handlebar stubs and are also less swept. This means that in addition to the various rider seats available as optional equipment or original BMW Motorrad accessories, the handlebar ergonomics of the R 1250 RS can now also be individually adapted to achieve an even more relaxed and upright seating position.



Sport touring in style: New attractive base paintwork as well as the two model variants Triple Black and Sport
In the basic variant, the new BMW R 1250 RS highlights its advanced sport touring qualities in Light White in conjunction with a black frame. Details on the other variants are as follows:


  • Sport: Light White non-metallic/Racing Blue metallic/Racing Red body finish, Light White non-metallic frame, gold front/rear brake callipers gold, blue front spoiler, tinted windshield and solo rear.
  • Triple Black: Black Storm metallic body colour, agate grey frame, gold front/rear brake callipers, stainless steel engine spoiler, Pure tank trim and solo rear.

The R 1250 RS line-up will arrive in Australia in 2023 starting from $23,020 with a high level of standard specification as per below:

R 1250 RS Base Model $23,020
Includes Comfort Package (Keyless Ride, chrome-plated header pipe, Design Option Silencer, Heated Grips and Tyre Pressure Monitoring), Dual Seat and Light White finish.



Optional equipment:

  • Touring Package (Inc. Dynamic ESA, Navigation Preparation, Cruise Control, Centre Stand, Pannier Mounts and Luggage Grid) with Seat Heating: $1,710
  • Dynamic Package (Inc. Daytime Riding Light, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Riding Modes Pro and white LED indicators) with Engine Spoiler: $2,510
  • Sport Silencer: $1,300
  • Anti-theft Alarm System: $375
  • Tubular handlebars: $160
  • Seat Sport: $75
  • Seat Low: No cost option

Option 719

  • Wheels Classic: $1,475
  • Wheels Sport: $1,475
  • Billet Pack Classic: $1,500
  • Billet Pack Classic II: $1,030
  • Billet Pack Storm: $1,500
  • Billet Pack Storm II: $1,030
  • Billet Pack Shadow: $1,500
  • Billet Pack Shadow II: $1,030

Suzuki 2024

R 1250 RS Sport: $28,890*
Includes Comfort Package (Keyless Ride, chrome-plated header pipe, Design Option Silencer, Heated Grips and Tyre Pressure Monitoring), Dynamic Package (Inc. Daytime Riding Light, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Riding Modes Pro and white LED indicators) with Adaptive Headlight, Cruise Control and Sport Silencer. Style Sport (inc. Single Seater) and finished in Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red.



Optional equipment:

  • Touring Package with Passenger Kit (Inc. Dynamic ESA, Navigation Preparation, Cruise Control, Centre Stand, Pannier Mounts and Luggage Grid) with Seat Heating: $1,330
  • Anti-theft Alarm System: $375
  • Tubular handlebars: $160
  • Seat Sport: $75
  • Seat Low: No cost option

Option 719

  • Wheels Classic: $1,475
  • Wheels Sport: $1,475
  • Billet Pack Classic: $1,500
  • Billet Pack Classic II: $1,030
  • Billet Pack Storm: $1,500
  • Billet Pack Storm II: $1,030
  • Billet Pack Shadow: $1,500
  • Billet Pack Shadow II: $1,030

Yamaha 2

R 1250 R Triple Black: $27,790*
Includes Comfort Package (Keyless Ride, chrome-plated header pipe, Design Option Silencer, Heated Grips and Tyre Pressure Monitoring), Dynamic Package (Inc. Daytime Riding Light, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Riding Modes Pro and white LED indicators) with Seat Heating, Touring Package (Inc. Navigation Preparation, Cruise Control, Centre Stand, Pannier Mounts and Luggage Grid) with Seat Heating Style Triple Black (inc. Tankcover Pure and Engine Spoiler) and finished in Black Storm Metallic.



Optional equipment:

  • Sport silencer: $1,300
  • Anti-theft Alarm System: $375
  • Tubular handlebars: $160
  • Seat Sport: $75
  • Seat Low: No cost option

Option 719

  • Wheels Classic: $1,475
  • Wheels Sport: $1,475
  • Billet Pack Classic: $1,500
  • Billet Pack Classic II: $1,030
  • Billet Pack Storm: $1,500
  • Billet Pack Storm II: $1,030
  • Billet Pack Shadow: $1,500
  • Billet Pack Shadow II: $1,030

*Recommended Retail Pricing is shown and includes GST, but excludes on-road costs. Customers are advised to contact their nearest BMW Motorrad dealer for all pricing enquiries.


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