FIRST LOOK: 2023 BMW R 1250 RS

Just a couple of weeks ago, BMW Motorrad announced the update to its R 1250 R roadster, and similar upgrades are coming to the R 1250 RS, as expected.

  • The BMW R 1250 RS gets a similar upgrade to the R 1250 R roadster, including new LED turn indicators.
  • The R 1250 RS is now equipped with Dynamic Brake Control as standard.

Also similar to the roadster, the RS retains a similar design from last year’s model apart from the new colour scheme and LED turn indicators.

Nonetheless, the bodywork and chassis on the 2023 model remain the same.

There are no changes to its engine, with the R 1250 RS featuring the same air/liquid-cooled 1254cc boxer with ShiftCam technology that makes 136hp @ 7,750rpm and 142Nm @ 6,250rpm. 

Electronically, the 2023 R 1250 RS is equipped with Dynamic Traction Control, ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Control, that now comes as standard. 

Other notable improvements for 2023 include a new ECO mode joining the already available Ride and Rain mode.

Meanwhile, the TFT instrument display offers a ‘Sport’ mode that features real-time data of the R 1250 RS that includes electronic interventions and lean angles.

As usual, a host of accessories are available for the R 1250 RS, including heated seats for riders, pillions, and heated grips.

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