2023 BMW R 1250 R in Ice Grey.

2023 BMW R 1250 R in Ice Grey. (BMW/)

BMW gives its big naked Boxer more to love in 2023, making a handful of previously premium electronic systems standard on the R 1250 R in addition to a few other enhancements. Sweetening the deal is that BMW did not raise MSRP over last year’s model, which will remain priced at $14,995.

The 2023 R 1250 R will come equipped with Dynamic Traction Control, along with a new ECO riding mode to help maximize fuel efficiency. It will also feature the latest edition of BMW Integral ABS Pro, an improvement to provide better braking function through corners; it’s calibrated to optimally function with each of the included ride modes. Working alongside the now standard Dynamic Brake Control system, which reduces drive torque during braking, riders can look forward to an even safer machine off the showroom floor.

There are new LED turn indicators on the R 1250 R, plus the option to upgrade to a full LED headlamp with adaptive turning functionality. The bike also features a new optional rear seat cover.

An Ice Grey paint scheme is standard for the model year, joining the optional Triple Black and Racing Blue Metallic colorway options.

The 1,254cc liquid-cooled boxer twin is unchanged, as are the bike’s other fundamentals; the BMW Paralever suspension setup, ShiftCam system, and braking kit all remain the same as used on last year’s model.

As always, there are numerous upgrade options, with a premium package including keyless ride, heated grips, tire pressure monitoring, cruise control, and additional design upgrades. Individual upgrades, such as Gear Shift Assist Pro, adaptive turning headlight, sport windshield, heated seat, and more can also be added. Be sure to check with your local BMW dealer to see all the options available.

The 2023 BMW R 1250 R will be in dealerships starting Spring 2023.

2023 BMW R 1250 R Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $14,995
Engine: 1,254cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled Boxer-twin; 8 valves
Bore x Stroke: 102.5 x 76.0mm
Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
Fuel Delivery: EFI; ride-by-wire
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/shaft
Frame: Two-section frame, main frame with bolt-on rear section; load-bearing engine
Front Suspension: 45mm USD fork, 5.5 in. travel
Rear Suspension: BMW Paralever, WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring preload and rebound adjustable; 5.5 in. travel
Front Brake: 4-piston Brembo calipers, dual 320mm discs, BMW Integral ABS Pro
Rear Brake: 2-piston caliper, 276mm disc, BMW Integral ABS Pro
Wheels, Front/Rear: Cast aluminum; 17 x 3.5 in / 17 x 5.5 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 120/70-17 / 180/55-17
Rake/Trail: 27.7°/4.9 in.
Wheelbase: 59.6 in.
Seat Height: 32.3 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 527 lb.
Available: Spring 2023
Contact: bmwmotorcycles.com

New LED indicator lights on the 2023 BMW R 1250 R.

New LED indicator lights on the 2023 BMW R 1250 R. (BMW/)

The TFT display remains unchanged, but will now provide helpful info on the Eco ride mode in standard trim.

The TFT display remains unchanged, but will now provide helpful info on the Eco ride mode in standard trim. (BMW/)

Brembo four-piston calipers grip 320mm discs at the front.

Brembo four-piston calipers grip 320mm discs at the front. (BMW/)

The 2023 BMW R 1250 R will be priced at $14,995.

The 2023 BMW R 1250 R will be priced at $14,995. (BMW/)

2023 BMW R 1250 R in Racing Blue Metallic.

2023 BMW R 1250 R in Racing Blue Metallic. (BMW/)

The R 1250 R gets more to love for 2023.

The R 1250 R gets more to love for 2023. (BMW/)

Spoked wheels are an optional upgrade.

Spoked wheels are an optional upgrade. (BMW/)

The Passenger Kit is available in all model variants for riders who want to keep space open for a second.

The Passenger Kit is available in all model variants for riders who want to keep space open for a second. (BMW/)

2023 BMW R 1250 R in Triple Black.

2023 BMW R 1250 R in Triple Black. (BMW/)
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