2019 BMW R1250GS - The Secrets behind the Engine
INTERVIEW | Talking with an expert about the new BMW boxer engine that powers the R1250GS and the R1250RT
Different service intervals? What happens if the system stops working? Can you feel when it shifts? Why just 136 horsepower when KTM offers 160? We interviewed Mr. Ulrich Ast - BMW Motorrad Product Manager, very familiar with the R1250 project, to find out the answers. Watch the interview in the window below and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.
BMW updated the boxer engine for 2019 - they increased the engine displacement and added the Shiftcam technology that offers more grunt - the new R1250GS and R1250RT come with an increased output and torque: 100 kW (136 hp) at 7 750 rpm and 143 Nm at 6 250 rpm (previously: 92 kW (125 hp) at 7 750 rpm and 125 Nm at 6 500 rpm. Now, you have 110 NM of torque from 2.000 rpm and 120 Nm of torque from 3.500 rpm.