BMW Motorrad Australia has this week launched its updated R 1250 RT sports tourer priced from $34,590 plus on-road costs.

The updated model will also be offered in a middling Sport variant from $35,190, distinguished by its Racing Blue Metallic paint as well as an Elegance grade finished in Manhattan Metallic from $35,190.

For 2021, a special R 1250 RT Option 719 grade is offered from $39,390 which adds a comprehensive pack of factory accessories.

BMW R 1250 RT 2021

The new BMW R 1250 RT is significantly upgraded compared to the current model, with a host of technology updates including Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) as standard.

BMW’s DCC, which is commonly known as adaptive cruise control, uses a radar sensor to automatically modulate speed to suit the road and traffic conditions.

Distinguishing the 2021 model is a newly developed front fairing, which is said to improve aerodynamics, while power is drawn from a 1254cc boxer delivering 100kW (136hp) and 143Nm.

The bike now features Dynamic Traction Control (DCT) as standard for improved traction, while a new ‘Eco’ rider mode is available for maximum fuel saving.

Australian units also gain Riding Modes Pro. which allow the rider to configure the settings of the motorcycle in greater detail.

BMW bike navigation

Engine drag torque control (MSR), an additional component of Riding Modes Pro, can help safely avoid unstable riding conditions that can occur during coasting or downshifting due to excessive brake slip at the rear wheel.

Also standard is Full Integral ABS Pro, a combined braking system, as is a new LED lighting system with cornering lights.

Most striking on the new R 1250 RT is its 10.25-inch TFT multimedia display, which features a number of connectivity options and has the ability to show a navigation map on the dash.

BMW R 1250 RT 2021

BMW says that showing a map on the cluster is a first for motorcycles.

A smartphone can be stored, charged, protected from water and ventilated by an electric fan in a special compartment.

Audio is also improved with BMW’s Audio System 2.0, giving an “even more intense” sound experience compared to the outgoing model.

BMW R 1250 RT 2021

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