EICMA 2012: “90 Years of BMW Motorrad” Special Edition Motorcycles

EICMA 2012: “90 Years of BMW Motorrad” Special Edition Motorcycles

In addition to a special “air-cooled” new model to be named later, BMW will also be celebrating their 90 years of motorcycle production with three “90 Jahre BMW Motorrad” (“90 years of BMW Motorrad”) models. The special edition R1200GS Adventure, R1200R and R1200RT each feature unique color treatments and logos but are otherwise similar to base models.

The R1200GS Adventure “90 Jahre BMW Motorrad” special model is painted Sapphire black metallic for the upper front fender (“beak”) and tank cover. An aluminum knee cover is anodized in Olive grey and includes a special model inscription. The swingarm and rear frame is Asphalt grey metallic matt. To provide a perfect match for the overall look, the surface of the seat is finished in Luxor olive grey with flanks in Seta black. The Paralever and engine are both black with cylinder head covers in Granite grey metallic matt. For contrast, the fixed fork tubes and brake calipers are anodized in gold. Meanwhile an exclusive nickel-plated and polished brass plate bearing the inscription “90 Jahre BMW Motorrad” replaces the BMW logo on the upper fork bridge.

The R1200R “90 Jahre BMW Motorrad” is finished in Sapphire black metallic for the front fender, fuel tank and rear trim. A special model inscription is also included. The swingarm, trailing arm and rear frame are Asphalt grey metallic matt. Meanwhile, the DOHC boxer engine is finished in black with a black anodized Paralever strut. For contrast, the cylinder head covers, wheels, fork bridge and front axle bearings are Granite grey metallic matt. The fixed fork tubes and brake calipers are anodized in gold. This model is rounded off with a nickel-plated and polished brass plate bearing the inscription “90 Jahre BMW Motorrad” which replaces the BMW logo on the upper fork bridge.

The R1200RT  “90 Jahre BMW Motorrad” is now presented with the front fender, central fuel tank section, side trim at front and rear, rear trim panels, radio cover, mirror housings and case lids finished in Sapphire black metallic. The luggage carrier and handles, tank rail, instrument panel and tank lid are finished in Magnesium metallic matt. Meanwhile, the handlebar halves and fork bridge are Magnesium metallic matt — the fork bridge also features the exclusive nickel-plated and polished brass plate to replace the traditional BMW logo. The DOHC engine is finished entirely in black matt apart from the gearbox housing and the Paralever is anodized black. The swingarm and footrest base plates in Asphalt grey metallic together with wheels, cylinder head covers and front axle bearings in Granite grey metallic matt finish the unique color palette.

In Europe, the special edition R1200GS Adventure and R1200R are $445 (€350) more than the base model, while the R1200RT special edition is $725 (€570) additional. Availability and price in the US are yet to be determined.

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