Entire range will comply with EU4 emission norms along with a number of technical tweaks.
BMW Motorrad has revealed the 2017 facelifted range of its motorcycles. Common updates include all the engines meeting the stricter EU4 emission norms while the liquid-cooled boxer engines will get a judder damper on the transmission output shaft along with some more technical tweaks.
In addition to the above, the R1200 range receives a few more updates. The R1200 GS now comes with a new instrument cluster and a range of optional accessories including a new crash bar. There’s also a new R1200 GS Adventure “Triple Black” special edition model. As the name suggests, this version has most of its body-word blacked out for an all-black finish. The central fuel tank cover, storage compartment lid and front mudguard are finished in Blackstorm metallic together with fuel tank side panels in Dark Slate metallic. The front and rear frame is painted in Agate Grey in combination with the black engine, gearbox and swing arm.
The sport tourer R1200 RT gets enhanced safety equipment for 2017. It will have the banking-optimized ABS Pro and dynamic brake light. It will also be offered in a number of new paint finishes. The R1200 RS Sport will also have new colour options to choose from.
The smaller capacity F700 GS, F800 GS, F800 GS Adventure will also meet EU4 emission norms. Additionally, these motorcycles now come with a ride-by-wire throttle control with four riding modes - Rain, Road, Enduro, and Enduro Pro. There’s also a Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) and a new instrument cluster.
Currently, BMW Motorrad operates in India through two dealers in Mumbai and Delhi. However, it’s believed that the Motorrad division will start fully fledged operations in the country from October 2016. While many of the aforementioned motorcycles will come to India, the most important product for the brand will definitely be the G 310 R.