The 2023 BMW R 1250 R boxer-powered roadster will hit Australian showrooms in the first quarter of 2023, priced from $21,620 plus on-road costs.

BMW categorises its R 1250 R as a sports tourer, with the platform-sharing R 1250 RT taking up touring duties, and the R 1250 RS playing as a less-aggressive and more practical alternative to the brand’s S 1000 RR in its sportsbike line-up.

For 2023, the R 1250 R takes on minor updates including new LED indicators, daytime running lights and headlight, and will be offered with fresh optional parts like a solo seat setup and wire-spoked wheels.

2023 BMW R 1250 R price and specs

As before, the BMW R 1250 R is motivated by a 100kW/143Nm 1254cc boxer engine with the brand’s ‘ShiftCam’ variable valve timing system.

A strong electronic rider aid package is fitted as standard with three rider modes to toggle things like lean-angle sensitive traction control and cornering ABS, which can be tailored via the bike’s high-def TFT dash.

The 2023 BMW R 1250 R will be offered in three variants, with the Sport gaining a racier exhaust and cruise control as well as optional single seat and ‘sport’ handlebars, while the Triple Black variant also gets cruise control and an optional engine spoiler.

2023 BMW R 1250 R price and specs

The bike rides on 17-inch cast wheels and is suspended via an upside-down front fork and preload/rebound adjustable rear shock, providing 140mm of travel at each end.

Braking is managed by four-piston front calipers squeezing 320mm discs at the front, while a two-piston caliper and a 276mm disc is utilised at the rear. With a full 18-litre tank, the R 1250 R weighs in at 239 kilograms.

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