BMW R1250R Review
|✓||Looks, power, handling, comfort, plenty of optional fancy bits|
|×||Adding all the options really bumps up the price|
What Is It?
The 2019 BMW R1250R is a premium naked bike which replaces the R1200R and is closely related to the R1250RS sports tourer.
Engine: 1,254 cc Boxer, 134 bhp
Economy: 45 mpg, 180 miles
Top Speed: 145 mph
Seat Height: 820 mm
Wet Weight: 239 kg
Tank Size: 18.0 litres
What Is It Like?
Having taken delivery of my first BMW, I was eager to get out and get it run in and having just done 250 miles I am amazed. Previously I've had three Harley Davidsons, a Road King, a V-Rod Muscle, a 2019 Fatboy and a Ducati Scrambler.
I knew from the moment I test rode the R1250R that I loved the way it rode, but every mile on this bike just makes me grin more and more.
It rides like a dream. Every corner and roundabout is a pleasure to lean into and come out the other side grinning from ear to ear. Plus I've not even experimented with the Dynamic and Dynamic Pro settings yet. The power is delivered precisely when you want it, without dramas.
I've had a pillion passenger for a little ride to the coast, along some very nice country roads and I could not feel a difference in the way the bike handled, except for a bit of diving at the front end when I applied the front brake. That would probably be cured by using a different ride mode to Road.
This could very well be the only bike I have ever had that I will never tire of. It may well be a keeper.
- Terry H, 2019
How Does It Compare?
BMW R1200R - The model it replaces.
BMW R1250RS - Sports touring version.