P90223386-highResBMW has confirmed that model year 2017 will see a number of updates on models that can be ordered from all BMW Motorrad dealers in the new configuration from August 2016.

When the new model year starts in August 2016, the engines of the liquid-cooled boxer models will be subject to supplementary technical changes as well as the application of EU4 measures and the addition of sidelights as required by law.

Like the R 1200 GS Adventure, all liquid-cooled boxer models will now be fitted with a judder damper on the transmission output shaft. New features also include a revised selector drum actuator, transmission shafts and transmission shaft bearing. An OBD indicator lamp in the cockpit has been added to meet EU4 requirements.

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Here are further details from BMW:

BMW R1200 GS

In addition to the technical changes set out above, the instrument panel of the R 1200 GS 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 R1200 GS Adventure

In addition to the technical changes described above, the instrument panel of the R 1200 GS Adventure features a revised design. As of model year 2017, the colour Ocean Blue metallic matt is no longer available for the R 1200 GS Adventure.

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New BMW R1200 GS Adventure “Triple Black” special model

“Triple Black” – this special version of the BMW R 1200 GS 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 impressive travel 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 legendary travel enduro a strikingly masculine look. Powerful technical 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 striking GS embossment on the passenger section rounds off the striking appearance of the new R 1200 GS “Triple Black”.

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The price of the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure “Triple Black” in Germany is EUR 16,830.- incl. 19% VAT (RRP).

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BMW R1200 RT

In addition to the technical changes set out above, the R 1200 RT will not only be supplied in new paint finishes as of model year 2017. With a view to enhanced motorcycling safety, its range of optional equipment features is extended to include the banking-optimised ABS Pro and the dynamic brake light (both in conjunction with the Riding Modes Pro option). An overview of the new colours of the R 1200 RT:

  • Carbon Black metallic.
  • Alpine White.

The paint finishes Ebony metallic, San Marino Blue metallic are no longer available. The paint finish Platinum Bronze metallic remains in the program.

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BMW R1200 R

In addition to the technical changes mentioned before, the R 1200 R will not only be supplied in new paint finishes as of model year 2017. With a view to enhanced motorcycling safety, its range of special equipment features is extended to include the banking-optimised ABS Pro and the dynamic brake light (both in conjunction with the Riding Modes Pro option). An overview of the new colours of the R 1200 R:

  • Racing Red.
  • The variant previously referred to as “Style 1” is now renamed

“R 1200 R  Sport” in the colour combination Light White / Cordoba Blue (new frame colour). The previous paint finishes Cordoba Blue and Light White are no longer available.

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BMW R1200 RS

In addition to the technical changes set out above, the R 1200 RS will not only be supplied in new paint finishes as of model year 2017. With a view to enhanced motorcycling safety, its range of special equipment features is extended to include the banking-optimised ABS Pro and the dynamic brake light (both in conjunction with the Riding Modes Pro option). An overview of the new colours of the R 1200 RS:

The variant previously referred to as “Style 2” is now renamed

“R 1200 RS Sport” in the colour combination Light White metallic / Magellan Grey metallic matt. The previous paint finish Granite Grey metallic matt (Style 2) is no longer available.

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