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I watched The Missenden Flyer's review of the R1250R (link below) where he suggested the 1250R may have a different engine mapping to the R1250GS.

Is this indeed the case?

I own 1250GS and have ridden the 1250R and they certainly feel different - I put it down to difference in weight, centre of gravity and suspension. The R definitely feels sportier - more flickable.

Having owned a LC 1200R and currently also currently own a Camhead 1200R, I am being sorely tempted to buy a R1250R - a second hand HP, just 2300kms, with panniers and NAV VI is calling me very loudly. Tomorrow is decision day!

Flyer's 2019 BMW R1250R Review
 

· Mark – Moderator 2015 R1200R-LC Exclusive
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I wouldn’t be surprised if the GS had softer mapping at lower throttle settings to suit off-bitumen riding, but I understand max torque and power are the same and at the same rpm.
 

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I understand the GS have a slightly lower final drive. I would think the difference in wheels/tires and front suspension would be more noticeable though.
 

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Having both a SC GS & R, I feel that both share the same Rain/Road/Dynamic settings and engine mapping, with just the Pro and Enduros being tailored slightly differently as they factor in ESA and TCS. But yes, gearing is different for surface/use intended conditions. But HP/TQ #s are the same across the board.
 
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