2021 BMW R 1250 RT with radar-powered active cruise control breaks cover

2021 BMW R 1250 RT is expected to arrive in India around the first half of 2021.
By HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 17 Oct 2020, 02:06 PM
2021 BMW R 1250 RT
2021 BMW R 1250 RT

2021 BMW R 1250 RT has been officially revealed. The motorcycle comes updated to meet the Euro 5 emission regulations along with a number of advanced features.

On the outside, the bike appears to be similar to its predecessor and incorporates a new angular LED headlight design.

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It has also received an updated aerodynamics package to reduce turbulence. Also, the radio antennas now come integrated into the front fairing.

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Some of the key feature updates on the motorcycle include its new optional radar-powered adaptive cruise control and a new 10.25-inch TFT screen with the widest full-colour display on a production bike. Its 1,254 cc boxer engine features BMW ShiftCam technology. It has been claimed to deliver a more powerful response across the rev range. Also, it contributes to a better fuel economy, and lower emissions from the engine. The powertrain delivers a maximum output of 132 PS at 7,750 rpm and 143 Nm of peak torque at 6,250 rpm.

The bike now features a new Eco engine mode as standard which comes in addition to the already present Rain and Road riding modes. It also features an upgraded Riding Modes Pro package, a standard Dynamic Traction Control, and Dynamic Cruise Control.

(Also Read: BMW M 1000 RR breaks cover. Here's what makes it special)

The key new addition on the bike is its radar-powered active cruise control which is offered as an option. As the name suggests, it uses a radar sensor to adjust cruising speed. Unlike a similar system offered on Ducati bikes, it doesn't get a rear radar.

The model is expected to arrive in India around first half of 2021. When launched, it would cost around 24 lakh (Ex-showroom).

First Published Date: 17 Oct 2020, 02:03 PM IST
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