BMW Motorrad Canada released their motorcycle lineup and pricing for 2011. While these are models and prices specific to Canada, they’ll be of interest to those in other parts of the world waiting to hear about availability of the newest models in their regions. At the top of the list, the new models include:
K1600GT and K1600GTL
We’ve detailed these highly-anticipated (and highly-hyped) newest touring motorcycles before. They feature an all-new, transverse-mounted, DOHC 6-cylinder inline 1649cc engine, cast in lightweight aluminum. With an output of 160 hp @ 7,750 rpm and torque of 130 ft-lb @ 5,250 rpm (70% of which is available from 1,500 rpm), the undersquare configuration is both the narrowest 6-cylinder motorcycle engine in the over-1000cc category, in production to date.
The K1600GT is available in two colors, Vermilion Red Metallic and Light Grey Metallic, with the engine finished in Platinum Metallic Matt and frame finished in Ostra Grey Metallic. The K1600GTL comes in Mineral Silver Metallic or Royal Blue Metallic with engine finished in Platinum Metallic Matt and frame finished in Magnesium Metallic Matt.
Options include the world’s first (for motorcycles) Adaptive Headlight which utilizes a swivel-mounted reflector to angle the light beam into a corner via actuators and banking-angle detection; Central Locking System which locks the panniers, storage compartment, audio compartment and topcase simultaneously using the remote control or a switch mounted on the right handlebar end; Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) which adds ride angle-sensing to rear-wheel slip detection; and ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) which allows the rider to adapt rebound damping and spring preload.
K1600GT has an MSRP of $24,100 CAN (about $23,800 US) with the following standard equipment:
- Heated Grips.
- Seat Heating.
- Cruise Control.
- ABS Brakes.
- Xenon Headlight.
- On Board Computer.
- LED Indicator Lights and Rear Light.
- Removable rear saddlebags in body color.
K1600GTL has an MSRP of $27,225 CAN (about $26,900 US) and includes:
- A single-section seat with wider seat area lower seat height for the rider, and more padding in the passenger seat area.
- Revised rider footrests and handlebar placement, along with an adjustable shift lever, to accommodate the lower riding position.
- 49L topcase with wider “comfort” backrest and integrated second brake light.
- Wider “comfort” windshield.
- Audio system with Bluetooth Control Interface (connection for rider and passenger), GPS and Satellite radio preparation and control of the integrated navigation unit (optional accessory) from the handlebars. The audio system is housed in a lockable, waterproof compartment on the right side of the cockpit.
- Chrome accents including windshield mount covers, air foil wings, handlebar weights, pannier and top case trim and cladding tubes of rear silencer.
The updated boxer-powered roadster was unveiled at EICMA this year and gets the same, latest-generation DOHC engine as its R1200GS and RT stablemates. Equipped with two overhead chain-driven camshafts per cylinder and dual spark plugs, the new 1,170 cc engine increases maximum torque from 85 to 88 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm, while the 110 horsepower is unchanged.
The 2011 R1200R includes these changes:
- Completely redesigned front forks (now 41 mm up from 35 mm) for even greater stability.
- Redesigned exhaust system with an electronically-controlled flap for more muscular sound.
- Redesigned symmetrical cockpit with two round analog instruments.
- New headlight cover and revised side sections.
- Revised seat modeled after the optional “comfort” seat.
- All-new cast light-alloy wheels
- Standard center stand
2011 R1200R has an MSRP of $15,100 CAN (about $14,925 US)
The optional “Classic” Package ($1,000) incorporates metallic sapphire black paintwork in conjunction with a center stripe in plain alpine white extending over the tank and front wheel and components like the Telelever, drivetrain, cylinder head covers, frame, and fork finished in silver. The paint scheme complements the chrome-plated mirrors, wire spoked wheels and chrome plated stainless steel exhaust of the Classic Package.
In addition to being available with optional ABS, ASC and ESA, the R1200R is also available with four seat height options – a High Comfort Seat at 830mm, a regular High Seat at 830mm, an 800mm Sport Seat and and 760mm Low Seat included with the factory-installed 750mm Lowering Kit ($225).
The evolution of the former single-cylinder BMW F650GS rejoined the lineup in 2010 as the G650GS and rides into 2011 with updated bodywork, new cockpit design and in new colors. It’s powered by the familiar 652cc liquid-cooled four-valve DOHC powerplant producing 50 bhp at 6,500 and 44 ft-lb at 4,800 rpm that’s little changed from its predecessor. Check out news item for more info.
With single discs employed front and rear, the latest generation two-channel ABS system, weighing only 1.5 kg, is optional and can be deactivated for off-road use. Dual-level heated grips are standard equipment. The G650GS has a standard seat height of 780mm, while an optional 820mm high seat is available, along with a (factory-installed) 750mm lowering kit.
2011 G650GS has an MSRP of $8,800 CAN (about $8,700 US).
Other Model Changes:
F800R: new colors: Shine Yellow Metallic, Granite Grey Metallic and a combination of Alpine White/Lupin Blue/Magma Red. Previous colours discontinued. Chris Pfeiffer Edition has been discontinued.
F800ST: new colors: Sapphire Black Metallic and a combination of Light Grey Metallic/Sapphire Black Metallic/Granite Grey Metallic. Previous colours discontinued.
R1200GS: new color: Triple Black package (includes swingarm, rear frame and valve covers in Asphalt Grey Metallic with engine and front fork in black) with black cross-spoke wheels is $600 option.
S1000RR: new colors: Shine Yellow Metallic and Light Grey Metallic. Previous colours discontinued. Note: Drop sensor is now standard equipment.
K1300R: new colors: Acid Green Metallic and a combination of Black Silk shining/Granite Grey Metallic. Note: new Dynamic Package (includes: Sport Wheels, Gear Shift Assistant, ESA II, OBC and new Sport Windshield).
K1300S: new colors: Magma Red/Sapphire Black Metallic and Lupin Blue/Alpine White/Sapphire Black Metallic. Previous colours discontinued.
The balance of the BMW Motorrad Canada lineup carries over into model year 2011 unchanged with the exception of the G450X and HP2 Sport, which are now discontinued.
BMW Motorrad Canada 2011 Lineup
|F800R: Alpine White / Lupin Blue Metallic / Magma Red||+$375|
|F800ST: Light Grey Metallic / Sapphire Black Metallic / Granite Grey Metallic||+$475|
|R1200RT: Thunder Grey M / Titan Silver
M / Granite Grey M
|S1000RR: Alpine White / Lupin Blue Metallic /Magma Red||+$700|
|K1300S: Lupin Blue / Alpine White / Sapphire Black M||+$700|
Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Prices at date of retail will apply.
Local freight and retailer preparation are not included. Retailers may sell for less.