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Buyer's Guide > R1250 GS
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The big-bore GS, the classic do-everything adventure bike. While other manufacturers may emphasize adrenaline-pumping thrills a bit more, BMW has long built excellent all-around adventure bikes, comfortable all-day mounts. Now that this machine is updated with the new Shiftcam engine (more power, less emissions), it's taken a big step forward, and it's sure to carry the tradition of solid Beemer adventure touring machines onwards. This machine is more street-oriented than the more expensive Adventure version, as it has cast rims (19-inch hoop in front, 17-incher in rear), and comes without crash bars as standard. You can buy plenty of parts to upgrade it, though, if you really feel like bashing through the woods. BMW has a full accessories catalogue, and the aftermarket will also have plenty to offer for this bike.
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R1250 GS
Adventure - Gravel
New for 2019
$ 21,400
1,254 cc
Engine Type
Opposed twin, DOHC with 4 valves/cyl, liquid/air-cooled, 4-stroke, variable valve timing
6-speed, shaft
Wet multi-plate
Fuel Injection
Max Power
136 hp (101 kW) @ 7750 rpm
Max Torque
105 lb-ft (142 Nm) @ 6250 rpm
Seat Height, std
850-870 mm (33.5-34.2 in.)
Seat Height, options
800-820 mm (31.5-32.3 in.)
1514 mm (59.6 in.)
Fuel Capacity
20 L (5.28 USG)
Dry Weight
Curb Weight
249 kg (549 lb.)
Brakes, front
Twin floating 305 mm brake discs, 4-piston radial calipers
Brakes, rear
Single 276 mm disc with 2-piston caliper
Antilock Brakes (ABS)
Switchable ABS Standard
Suspension, front
Telelever forks, 190 mm of travel
Suspension, rear
Paralever, rebound & preload adjustable, 200 mm of travel
Tires, front
120/70 R 19
Tires, rear
170/60 R 17
Black, Blue, Red/Blue/White, Black Storm Metallic
36 months, unlimited mileage

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