BMW gives its R 1250 RS sporting touring motorcycle a handful of electronic systems as standard kit for 2023, also adding some upgrade options and new LED indicator lights, all while keeping the MSRP unchanged from last year’s at $15,695.
If this batch of updates is sounding familiar, you’ve probably seen our rundown of the 2023 BMW R 1250 R, which has the same roster of improvements. Those improvements include adding Dynamic Traction Control as standard equipment, along with BMW Integral ABS Pro and Dynamic Brake Control. The braking systems are calibrated to optimize braking while leaning and to shorten braking distance overall.
There’s also a new ECO riding mode alongside the existing RAIN and ROAD modes. The ECO mode softens the throttle and eases engine torque to help get the machine as fuel-efficient as possible. The system can be turned off on the fly in the event that more torque is necessary and the fuel-performance stats are displayed on the color TFT screen.
It will be possible to upgrade the RS to include Riding Modes Pro as well as part of the premium upgrade package, which will also include Engine Drag Torque Control.
Additionally the R 1250 RS will feature both a 12-volt socket and a USB-A socket with a 5-volt power supply.
Optional upgrades include heated seats, heated grips, wider and taller handlebars, a solo seat with rear cover, and Option 719 spoked wheels, among the many other enhancements BMW makes available.
The R 1250 RS will come in a new Ice Grey non-metallic colorway or the existing Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red or Light White options.
2023 BMW R 1250 RS Technical Specifications and Price
|Engine:||1,254cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled Boxer-twin; 8 valves|
|Bore x Stroke:||102.5 x 76.0mm|
|Fuel Delivery:||EFI; ride-by-wire|
|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|
|Seat Height:||32.3 in.|
|Fuel Capacity:||4.8 gal.|
|Claimed Curb Weight:||536 lb.|