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BMW introduces 2017 models

The new BMW S 1000 RR, S 1000 R and S 1000 XR

Supreme riding dynamics, athletic character combined with maximum safety and everyday practicality – these are the defining characteristics of the BMW Motorrad 4-cylinder models. For the model year 2017 the supersports bike S 1000 RR, the dynamic roadster S 1000 R and the adventure sports model S 1000 XR have undergone the following model revisions:

The new BMW S 1000 RR – virtually perfect yet still optimized.

BMW S 1000 RR

BMW S 1000 RR

  • Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
  • ABS Pro as a new element of the optional equipment item “Riding Modes Pro.”
  • DTC as standard.
  • The new RR now as standard as a single-seat model with passenger seat cover. The optional passenger package is available free of charge as an alternative.
  • Well-established color concepts Racing Red non-metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic and BMW Motorsport (Lupine Blue metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic/Racing Red non-metallic), though in a new design.
  • New color variant Granite Grey metallic/Blackstorm metallic.
  • Design Option Wheels with red rim lines now included as standard as part of the color concepts Racing Red non-metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic and BMW Motorsport.

The new BMW S 1000 R – enhanced dynamic roadster.

BMW S 1000 R

BMW S 1000 R

  • Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
  • Output increased to 121 kW / 165 hp at 11 000 rpm  (previously: 118 kW/ 160 hp).
  • Weight reduction by 2 kg to 205 kg DIN unladen.
  • Payload increased by 2 kg.
  • HP titanium rear silencer as standard for an even more potent sound and a sporty look.
  • Vibration-free handlebars for a further increase in comfort.
  • New frame structure with lighter main frame rear section.
  • ABS Pro as a new element of the optional equipment item “Riding Modes Pro”.
  • HP Shift Assistant Pro for quick shifting up and down without clutch as an ex-works option.
  • Light HP forged wheels (–2.4 kg as compared to the standard version) as a new optional equipment items ex works.
  • Design Option Wheels with red rim lines as a new ex works option.
  • Multifunction instrument cluster with improved readability and including outdoor temperature display.
  • Significantly reduced fairing.
  • New color variants Racing Red non-metallic/Blackstorm metallic, Catalano Grey non-metallic and BMW Motorsport (Lupine Blue metallic/Lightwhite non-metallic/Racing Red non-metallic).

The new BMW S 1000 XR – adventure sports, further refined.

BMW S 1000 XR

BMW S 1000 XR

  • Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
  • Output increased to 121 kW / 165 hp at 11 000 rpm  (previously: 118 kW/ 160 hp).
  • Optimized vibration-free handlebars for increased comfort.
  • Increase in maximum permissible weight from 434 to 444 kg, thereby increasing payload by 10 kg.
  • Well-established color concepts Racing Red non-metallic and Lightwhite non-metallic / Granite Grey metallic matt / Racing Red non-metallic.
  • New color variant Ocean Blue metallic matt.

The new BMW K 1600 GT

BMW  K 1600 GT

BMW K 1600 GT

6-cylinder in-line engines have been an integral part of BMW automobile history and brand identity for more than 80 years. With the launch of the K 1600 GT and GTL in 2010, BMW Motorrad not only succeeded in skillfully transferring this tradition to the motorcycle area but was also able to position on the market the lightest and most compact 6-cylinder in-line engine for motorcycles with a capacity of over 1,000 cubic centimeters.

Outstanding running smoothness and supreme performance from an output of 160 hp and a torque of 175 Nm were combined with luxurious comfort, virtually perfect wind and weather protection and a level of riding dynamics that was unrivalled in the segment. With the new K 1600 GT, BMW Motorrad takes the concept of the 6-cylinder high-performance touring bike further and presents it in an even more sophisticated, dynamic and comfortable form, unchanged in terms of performance figures but now designed to meet the requirements of the EU4 pollutant class.

Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA with automatic damping adaptation as standard.

While the predecessor model already set new standards in the touring segment in terms of riding stability, dynamics and handling, the new K 1600 GT goes one step further. With the electronically controlled suspension Dynamic ESA and its adjustment modes “Road” and “Dynamic,” both active riding experience and comfort have been significantly enhanced as compared to the predecessor model.

In the standard setting “Road,” damping adaptation is now fully automated across the entire range, thereby offering the very highest level of comfort and traction over virtually all surfaces. This ensures the optimum damping force in all riding states and regardless of load. Depending on customer preference, the spring preload can be adapted to the load state at the press of a button and independently of the damping. Likewise at the press of a button – conveniently positioned on the handlebars, so it is even possible during travel – the rider can switch to the damping characteristics “Dynamic”, thereby selecting a tighter damping set-up overall.

Convenient to maneuver due to new reverse assist.

Even more convenient maneuvering is enabled in the new K 1600 GT by the reverse assist, which can be simply activated from the left-handlebar panel at the press of a button. Movement itself is initiated by the rider by pressing on the starter motor button.

Shift Assistant Pro for shifting up and down without using the clutch.

The Shift Assistant Pro available as an optional equipment item ex works allows the rider to shift up and down without activating the clutch, not only providing greater convenience but also additional dynamic performance. Most shifting can be carried out using the shift assistant.

Instruments with newly designed dials.

The speedometer and engine speed display in the new K 1600 GT now have newly designed dials. The speedometer now prominently bears the inscription K 1600 GT.

Intelligent Emergency Call for rapid assistance in the event of an accident or in emergency situations.

The fastest possible assistance in the event of an accident or emergency or in a dangerous situation is enabled in the new K 1600 GT by means of the e-call system “Intelligent Emergency Call”, which is available as an ex works option. If an emergency situation or an accident occurs, the intelligent emergency call is activated automatically or manually, sending the position data of the motorcycle, and therefore the coordinates of the scene of the accident, setting the rescue chain in motion via the qualified BMW Call Center.

More dynamic design, optimized wind and weather protection and new color schemes.

While the K 1600 GT previously featured excellent wind and weather protection, its qualities in this area have been further optimized in the new K 1600 GT by means of redesigned side trim parts and enlarged slipstream deflectors. The generally even more dynamic design of the new K 1600 GT also includes three fresh new color schemes, each of which skillfully showcases the varying character traits of the new performance touring bike.

While Mars Red metallic and Blackstorm metallic contrast with a frame in Asphalt Grey metallic matt, black gloss wheels and the engine in Platinum metallic matt to give the K 1600 GT an air of both refinement and agility, the “Sport” variant conveys dynamic competence. Here, Lupine Blue metallic in conjunction with Blackstorm metallic and a drivetrain finished in black together with golden brake calipers highlight the athletic character of the 6-cylinder touring bike.

An overview of highlights of the new BMW K 1600 GT.

  • 6-cylinder in-line engine including new catalytic converters and adapted data status according to EU4 requirements, with an unchanged output of 118 kW (160 hp) at 7 750 rpm and a maximum torque of 175 Nm at 6 500 rpm.
  • Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA with automatic damping adaptation as standard.
  • Reverse assist for even simpler maneuverability as an optional equipment item ex works.
  • Shift Assistant Pro for shifting up and down without clutch as an ex-works option.
  • Instruments with newly designed dials. Speedometer with K 1600 GT inscription.
  • Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option for rapid assistance in the event of an accident or in emergency situations.
  • Optimized wind and weather protection due to enlarged slipstream deflectors and newly designed side trim parts.
  • Even more dynamic design.
  • Three attractive new color variants: Mars Red metallic, Blackstorm metallic and Lupine Blue metallic / Blackstorm metallic.
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