BMW has revealed that several models are to receive facelifts and tweaks for the 2017 model year.
Most notably, all models will be subject to the application of Euro 4 emissions regulations and the addition of sidelights as required by law. Meanwhile, all liquid-cooled boxer models will 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 also been added.
Here’s a look at changes to individual models:
New BMW R 1200 GS Adventure “Triple Black” special model
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,” according to BMW.
BMW R 1200 GS
In addition to the technical changes set out above, the instrument panel of the R 1200 GS has been given a revised design. The range of optional accessories includes a new crash bar that allows cylinder protection covers to be mounted (cylinder protection covers will also available as optional accessories).
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
The instrument panel of the R 1200 GS Adventure features a revised design. As of model year 2017, the color Ocean Blue metallic matt is no longer available for the R 1200 GS Adventure.
BMW R 1200 RT
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). The R1200 RT will be available in Carbon Black metallic, Alpine White, or Platinum Bronze. The paint finishes Ebony metallic, San Marino Blue metallic are no longer available.
BMW R 1200 R
The R 1200 R will be supplied in new paint finishes as of model year 2017. 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). It will be available in Racing Red.
BMW R 1200 RS
The R 1200 RS will be supplied in new paint finishes as of model year 2017. 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). The variant previously referred to as “Style 2” is now renamed “R 1200 RS 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.
F700 GS, F800 GS, F800 GS Adventure
The new F 700 GS, F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure are fitted with newly designed and more easily readable dials. An additional Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) ensures the EU4 norm is met, while the display has been extended to include riding mode information.
An electromotive throttle controller for offers improved response and riding modes: Rain, Road, Enduro, and Enduro Pro.
RideApart will be attending the launch of the much-anticipated R nine T Scrambler later this month, so expect a full review coming soon.