BMW R 1250 RT bookings open in India
German automaker BMW Motorrad will launch its R 1250 RT motorcycle in India this May. In the latest development, bookings for the vehicle have opened via its dealerships across the country. As for the highlights, the bike has an aggressive design, offers several electronic riding aids, and is fueled by a 1,254cc, boxer-twin engine that puts out 134hp of power.
- The BMW R 1250 RT is already up for grabs in certain global markets. It offers the perfect combination of good looks and excellent performance for a hefty price figure.
- Upon its arrival in India, the two-wheeler will surely attract a lot of buyers. The competition in the luxury motorcycle segment will also be raised to a great extent.
The BMW R 1250 RT has a muscular fuel tank, split-style seats, a lengthy side-mounted exhaust, panniers, golden-colored front forks, and a raised transparent windscreen. The bike packs an all-LED setup for lighting, a Bluetooth-enabled 10.25-inch full-color TFT instrument console, and rides on cast aluminium wheels. It can store 25 liters of fuel and tips the scales at 279kg.
The BMW R 1250 RT draws power from a Euro 5-compliant 1,254cc, boxer-twin engine with BMW ShiftCam technology mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The mill generates a maximum power of 134hp at 7,750rpm and a peak torque of 143Nm at 6,250rpm.
To ensure the rider's safety, the BMW R 1250 RT gets disc brakes, along with ABS Pro, cruise control, traction control, and engine drag torque control. Hill-start control, adaptive turning light, and three ride modes are also available. Suspension duties on the motorbike are handled by 37mm forks on the front side and a cast aluminium single-sided swingarm on the rear end.
In the US, the BMW R 1250 RT carries a starting price tag of $19,695 (around Rs. 14.7 lakh). Upon its arrival in India, the brand will offer customized financial solutions via BMW Financial Services.