Curve-Conquering ABS Pro Retrofitted to More BMW Motorcycles

Curve-Conquering ABS Pro Retrofitted to More BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad is expanding the availability of ABS Pro to more models through a retrofit program. ABS Pro prevents the wheels from locking up even if the brakes are applied hard when leaned over. The system was designed for public roads where unexpected dangers can potentially lie in waiting around the next curve. The system also increases safety by preventing abrupt changes in steering force and the motorcycle from standing up unintentionally during hard braking.

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The HP4 was the first to get ABS Pro (as a retrofit option) in 2014.

HP4-Race-ABS-01ABS Pro was launched as a retrofit option for the BMW HP4 in October 2014 and became a series production option on the S1000XR in June 2015. Since August 2015, ABS Pro has been available as a factory or retrofit option for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure and standard on the K1600GT/GTL.

Starting next month (October 2015), ABS Pro will also be available as a retrofit option for the 2012 to 2014 S1000RR. The 2015 and 2016 S1000RR will get an ABS Pro option in the future which will also include the “Race” riding mode. This mode sets the slip threshold and brake pressure gradient to a higher level for use on roads with high friction coefficients compared to the “Rain” and “Sport” modes.

ABS Pro is for the following BMW Motorrad models. Pricing in markets outside Germany is to come.

Model As Standard Factory Option Retrofit Option Price in Germany
R1200GS
MY 2016
from 08/2015 from 09/2015 from €630 (about $708)
R1200GS Adventure
MY 2016
from 08/2015 from 09/2015 from €630 ($708)
HP4 from 10/2014 from €420 ($472)
S1000XR
MY 2015
from 06/2015 from 09/2015 from €600 ($674)
S1000RR
MY 2012 – 2014
from 10/2015 from €420/€460 ($472/$517)
S1000RR
MY 2015
in preparation  TBA
S1000RR
MY 2016
in preparation in preparation  TBA
K1600GT/GTL/GTL excl.
MY 2016
from 08/2015

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