BMW R1250 R/RS LED Light Outfitting Guide

November 01 2021

The BMW R1250 R and RS models provide a reliable platform for riders everywhere. They are equally at home commuting to work, or carving corners on the weekend, and have became a favorite of riders everywhere. But BMW R models can be made even better with the addition of LED lighting accessories from DENALI Electronics. LED spot lights and fog lights will allow you to see more of the road and help others see you better. DENALI is your source for fog lights, driving lights, DRL daytime running lights and high intensity brake lights. Here are some of our most popular products for the BMW R model. Click on the button to shop all products that fit your new BMW motorcycle. 


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BMW has been masterful at leveraging one platform to serve several purposes. Perhaps none more successfully and artfully than the R1250 series, which with select changes can be the R1250GS ADV machine at one end and the much more elemental R1250R Roadster at the other. In between—in BMW’s model hierarchy as in life—lies the R1250RS, a modern “rennsport” model that’s part everyday streetbike and part lightweight sport-tourer. 

The R1250R uses BMW’s latest ShiftCam engine, whose two sets of camshaft profiles provide both variable camshaft timing and lift, although with a simpler method than other manufacturers use. BMW gets both more horsepower and more torque from the liquid-cooled boxer engine, while ride-by-wire technology makes the transition from low-rpm to high-rpm cam timing seamless. Or nearly so; we wouldn’t want to take all the fun out of it, would we? Both the R1250R and R1250RS get great performance from this modern-day Boxer engine; its inherent smoothness makes it idea for city riding on the Roadster and longer-distance touring on the RS. Just as BMW intended.

Like all modern BMWs, both the R1250R Roadster and the R1250RS have CANbus electrical architecture, which makes them ripe for DENALI’s industry-first CANsmart system. CANsmart is a smart accessory controller CANsmart uses the brains already aboard the BMW to control two sets of lights, a crazy-loud SoundBomb horn, and a B6 LED brake light all from the existing handlebar controls. With CANsmart, it’s possible to automatically dim the driving lights based on the high and low beam, flash them when you honk the horn, and myriad other combinations that improve safety and peace of mind on the road—or on the trail. Even better, CANsmart makes the already-easy DENALI installation even simpler. CANsmart is totally plug and play, with weatherproof connectors and a cables that are the right length for the job. Save yourself time and trouble, with CANsmart.

As for mounts, choose from either fender mounts for the smaller DENALI lights or Articulating Clamp Mounts for the fork tubes, ideally suited for the semi-naked R1250R Roadster. The big clamps can handle the full range of DENALI LED motorcycle lights, while the fender mounts are best suited to the smaller lights, the DM, D2 and compact S4. If you have BMW optional lights mounted to an engine guard, you have another option: DENALI has a converter kit to mount any DENALI auxiliary light to the stock mount. It’s a simple, inexpensive way to use what you already have.