2020 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Prices

Without any doubt, the 2020 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure is the big daddy of ADV motorcycles. Thanks to its reliability, capabilities, and BMW’s global network, it is the choice of continent-crossing adventurists around the world.

2020 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Buyer's Guide - Price

The latest 1254cc ShiftCam boxer is the most powerful yet in the flagship GS, putting out over 105 ft-lbs of torque at 6250—plenty of grunt for any off-road excursion. On the highway, 136 horsepower at 7750 rpm means effortless high-speed cruising.

2020 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Buyer's Guide - ShiftCam Engine

BMW gives the R 1250 GS Adventure long-travel suspension for aggressive runs across the Serengeti. Over eight inches of travel are moderated with a single shock at both ends, with the BMW Telelever set up in the front and a shaft-friendly Paralever in the rear. The 19-/17-inch wheel combo is a good choice for the 591-pound motorcycle (with its cavernous 7.9-gallon fuel tank filled).

2020 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Buyer's Guide - MSRP

The 2020 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure is highly customizable, with the $3500 Premium Package providing a great start. It gets you additional ride modes, dynamic electronic suspension, high-end traction control and ABS, an up/down quickshifter, cruise control, and extra lighting. If you want more style, there’s the Option 719 Billet Pack Classic ($2700) and the HP Billet Pack ($2700).

2020 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Specs


  • Type: Horizontally opposed twin
  • Displacement: 1254cc
  • Bore x stroke: 102.5 x 76mm
  • Maximum power: 136 horsepower @ 7750 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 105 ft-lbs @ 6250 rpm
  • Top speed: Over 125 mph
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC w/ dual profile cams, 4vpc
  • Cooling: Liquid and air
  • Transmission: Constant-mesh 6-speed w/ helical gear teeth
  • Clutch: Hydraulically actuated slipper
  • Final drive: Shaft


  • Frame: Continuous tubular steel bridge-type
  • Front suspension; travel: BMW Telelever 37mm fork w/ central spring strut; 8.3 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: BMW Evo Paralever and WAD strut w/ spring-preload and rebound-damping adjustable shock; 8.7 inches
  • Wheels: Wire-spoke
  • Front wheel: 3.00 x 19
  • Rear wheel: 4.50 x 17
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 19
  • Rear tire: 170/60 x 17
  • Front brakes: Dual floating 305mm discs w/ 4-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear brake: 276mm disc, with dual-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Standard (defeatable)


  • Wheelbase: 59.2 inches
  • Rake: 24.5 degrees
  • Trail: 3.6 inches
  • Seat height: 35.0 and 35.8 inches (standard choices); 32.3 inches optional
  • Fuel capacity: 7.9 gallons
  • Estimated fuel consumption: 50 mpg
  • Curb weight: 591 pounds

2020 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Prices and Colors

  • Ice Grey, $20,690
  • Exclusive Style: Kalamata Metallic Matte, $21,190 MSRP
  • HP Style: Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red, $21,265 MSRP

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