BMW Motorrad has announced facelifts to some 2017 models as well as technical changes so all models meet European EU4 regulations. These requirements include side reflectors (which we have had in the United States for some time) and an on-board diagnostic (OBD) indicator light in the cockpit to indicate a malfunction. Like the R1200GS Adventure, all liquid-cooled boxer models will now be fitted with a damper on the transmission output shaft. New features also include a revised selector drum actuator, transmission shafts and transmission shaft bearing. These new 2017 models can be ordered from dealers starting in August.
According to BMW, individual model changes include:
In addition to the technical changes set out above, the instrument panel of the R1200GS has now been given a revised design. The range of optional accessories includes a new crash bar that allows cylinder protection covers to be mounted (also available as optional accessories).
BMW R1200GS Adventure
In addition to the technical changes described above, the instrument panel of the R1200GS Adventure features a revised design. As of model year 2017, the color Ocean Blue metallic matt is no longer available for the R1200GS Adventure.
New BMW R1200GS Adventure “Triple Black” special model
“Triple Black” – this special version of the BMW R1200GS has established its own tradition and the name once again says it all. BMW Motorrad is responding to a wish expressed by many customers by bringing out this enduro in a virtually all-black finish.
The central fuel tank cover, storage compartment lid and front mudguard in Blackstorm metallic together with fuel tank side panels in Dark Slate metallic give the enduro a strikingly masculine look. Accentuations are provided by the front and rear frame in Agate Grey in combination with the black engine, gearbox and swinging arm.
A new black seat with GS embossment on the passenger section rounds off the black appearance of the new R1200GS “Triple Black”. The price of the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure “Triple Black” in Germany is EUR 16,830 incl. 19% VAT (RRP).
In addition to the technical changes set out above, the R1200RT is supplied in new paint finishes for model year 2017 and receives enhanced safety with optional lean-optimized ABS Pro and the dynamic brake light (both in conjunction with the Riding Modes Pro option). New paint finishes include Carbon Black metallic and Alpine White. The paint finishes Ebony metallic, San Marino Blue metallic are no longer available. The paint finish Platinum Bronze metallic remains.
In addition to the technical changes mentioned before, the R1200R is supplied in a new paint finish for model year 2017 and receives enhanced safety with optional lean-optimized ABS Pro and the dynamic brake light (both in conjunction with the Riding Modes Pro option). The new paint finish is Racing Red. The variant previously referred to as “Style 1” is now renamed “R1200R Sport” in the color combination Light White / Cordoba Blue (new frame color). The previous paint finishes Cordoba Blue and Light White are no longer available.
In addition to the technical changes set out above, the R1200RS is supplied in a new paint finish for model year 2017 and receives enhanced safety with optional lean-optimized ABS Pro and the dynamic brake light (both in conjunction with the Riding Modes Pro option). The paint finish variant previously referred to as “Style 2” is now renamed “R1200RS Sport” in the color combination Light White metallic / Magellan Grey metallic matt. The previous paint finish Granite Grey metallic matt (Style 2) is no longer available.
The market launch of the R nineT Scrambler, the second model in the BMW Motorrad “Heritage” line after the original R nineT, will be on September 17, 2016. BMW Motorrad announced a price of 13,000 Euros incl. 19% VAT (RRP) for Germany. We’ll bring USA pricing to you soon.
Highlights of the new BMW R nineT Scrambler:
- Purist Scrambler design, classic color concept, great attention to detail.
- Air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder boxer engine with a capacity of 1,170 cc. Output 110 hp (81 kW) at 7,750 rpm, maximum torque 86 lb-ft (116 Nm) at 6,000 rpm.
- Modular frame concept with removable passenger frame offering a range of variations.
- Classic wheel suspension by means of telescopic fork at front and Paralever at rear.
- Large 19-inch front wheel as is typical of a Scrambler.
- Axially mounted 4-piston brake calipers, steel-wrapped brake lines, 320-millimetre brake discs and ABS.
- Raised exhaust fitted close to the body with twin silencer.
- Upright seating position in classic Scrambler style.
- Stitched seat in patinized leather look.
- Designed to be customized.
- Individually tailored special accessories in the familiar high quality typical of BMW Motorrad.