One of our favourites!

This is one of the BMW GS family of dual sport motorcycles. Experience the new Boxer engine making more power and torque helped by the new novel variable valve timing system. Kilometres will whisk by in sensory peace, at an effortless cruising speed.  The power feels like it comes from another universe, any gear, any rpm, just roll on and it goes faster. It performs in all aspects whether you are on the motorway, open road or off road. The BMW shiftcam allows superior power delivery in all speed ranges, this makes for a smoother feeling ride. It is a ride like no other and your New Zealand  experience on one will be the envy of many.


Days: Peak/High Season Shoulder Season
15 to 21 NZ$319.00 NZ$295.00
6 to 14 NZ$339.00 NZ$315.00
2 to 5 NZ$359.00 NZ$339.00


Engine Type Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam
Engine Displacement (cc) 1254
Bore x Stroke 102.5 mm x 76 mm
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical cut gears
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Drive Shaft drive
Overall Length (mm) 2270
Overall Width (mm) 980
Overall Height (mm) 1460
Wheelbase (mm) 1517
Suspension travel front/rear 210 mm / 220 mm
Seat Height (mm) 889
Kerb Mass (kg) 268

Front wheel location / suspension
BMW Telelever, 37mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with BMW Paralever; WAD strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable via handwheel, rebound damping adjustable via handwheel
Brakes Front Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 305 mm
Brakes Rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, dual-piston floating caliper
Tyre Front 120/70 R19
Tyre Rear 170/60 R 17
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 30
Rates include Free side luggage cases, unlimited Kms˚, tax and insurance

Peak Season 1 December  to 15 March        
Shoulder Season 16 March to 30 November

Bond: $3,750.00 or $950.00*

*Add $30 per day to the hire rate for this bond rate to apply. Minimum hire 7 days to be eligible.

Includes Tax, Insurance & Unlimited Kilometres (4+ days only)


"The 2019 BMW 1250GS has sensibly avoided a wholesale overhaul, targeting instead the areas that it need to improve; more torque and more power nudging the GS closer to its rivals, but without fundamentally altering the low-revving nature of its power delivery." Bennetts
"The new engine is a proper grunt machine; slot it into top and forget about downshifting. There is something about the handling of bikes with flat-twin power plants. They seem to fall into corners with a grace that few others can match." Autocar

Additional Information

  • Collision Damage Waiver-30 dollars per day for lower bond rate, minimum 7 days rental to be eligible.
  • FREE Side Luggage for Standard Cases.
  • FREE Unlimited Kilometers on rentals 6 Days & over*
  • FREE Insurance - full motorcycle cover included in all prices with standard Bond.
  • Navigation TomTom Rider 400/450 GPS available NZ$10 per day (maximum NZ$120 per rental, Bond NZ$400).
  • Bring your own GPS complete with wiring & mounts - fitting charge NZ$25 plus any hardware we need to provide.
  • Top-boxes available @ $4 per day ($40 Maximum).
  • Tank-bags available @ $4 per day (NZ$30 Maximum).
  • Lowering links can be fitted to the rear suspension of Tiger 900, DL650 NZ$50 fitting fee.
  • Low Seats available for some models, please ask for options NZ$50 per hire.
  • Puncture repair and tyre inflation kits supplied for NZ$18 per hire.

*Short Term Rentals 2 to 5 days have 350 kilometers per day included – Free, additional KM over 350 per day will be charged at 29c per KM on bikes up to 750cc, 39c/km on bikes between 760 to & including 1000cc, 49c/km on bikes over 1000cc

  • Rider minimum age is 21 years old and must hold valid driver’s license suitable for machine being hired.
  • Hire Motorcycles 700cc and over have a minimum rider age of 25.
  • Long Term Hires - Hires over 22 days rates are by negotiation, please ask for options
  • We have depots in Auckland and Christchurch, one-way hires are Okay. One way hires less than 14 days will incur a $399 surcharge.

All our rental motorcycles are maintained by fully qualified motorcycle technicians, and are New Zealand Government Transport certified as rental vehicles.

During the hire period NZBIKE.COM is not obliged to replace an accident damaged motorcycle, but we will do our best to get you back on the road as soon as possible. If you damage a motorcycle you must report this to NZBIKE.COM immediately.

During the hire period the hirer is responsible for taking care of the motorcycle including basic maintenance, including correct tyre pressures, Oil levels, and - on hires over 22 days - Oil and filter replacement (if necessary) is paid by us.  Proof of purchase must be provided on return of the motorcycle for re-imbursement.

Most overseas licenses are valid for use in New Zealand; the same restrictions apply as the country of origin. Riders must be 25 years of age or over for all our motorcycles over 700cc and have reasonable riding experience. Licenses must have a motorcycle endorsement. If your license is not in English, an international driving permit will be required. 

The customer or the customer's travel agent is responsible for all paperwork requiring entry to New Zealand. Requirements due to COVID-19 change frequently so please check the latest requirements.

  • 20% deposit required to confirm a RENTAL booking. Deposit 50% refundable if cancelled prior to 30 days of hire commencing.
  • 10% deposit required to reserve a TOUR booking. Deposit is 50% refundable if cancelled prior to 60 days of tour commencing, Payments and Deposits if cancelled within 30 days of departure are non-refundable.
  • Confirmed Tours need to be fully paid 60 days prior to departure, full tour payment is 50% refundable up to 30 days from departure.

A bond equal to the insurance excess amount is required from the hirer at the time the motorcycle is picked up. This bond is to be secured with a credit card pre-authorization and is cancelled when the motorcycle is returned undamaged to NZBIKE.COM Depot. Any damage to the motorcycle, up to the insurance excess will be deducted from the security bond (or CDW amount if applicable).

  • Note: Credit Card is needed on hire pickup, Bonds are not charged but a pre-authorization of the bond amount is confirmed. Your credit card must have sufficient clear funds equal to the bond amount.

Motorcycle insurance is included in the rental rates. It covers damage to the motorcycle, fire and theft only. The hirer is separately liable for any accessories hired with the motorcycle. The insurance excess (deductible) varies per model and is listed in the schedule Insurance Deposits.