2018 BMW Motorrad models unveiled

BMW Motorrad R nineT

BMW Motorrad has given its 2018 models a facelift, added new TFT display infotainment systems and introduced BMW Motorrad Spezial custom parts.

Details of availability and pricing for Australia have not yet been released, but new models and accessories can be ordered from August 2017.

No new models have been unveiled, however we expect there will be some additions to the range at the Milan motorcycle show in November.

Most of the 2018 updates are new colours, cosmetis and optional extras including the emergency call or “SOS button” that contacts emergency services in the event of a crash.

BMW Motorrad SOS button
SOS button

BMW Motorrad Spezial

Following hot on the heels of a range of customised R nineT parts made in collaboration with Roland Sands Designs in LA, BMW Motorrad has launched its own range of parts called BMW Motorrad Spezial.

They include performance parts and design extras from special paint finishes to milled parts and forged wheels. They will start with parts for touring and heritage models before expanding to other models.

Below are some of the images of the R nineT with various Spezial parts.

BMW Motorrad Connectivity

BMW Motorrad TFT display
TFT display

A new TFT display options has been launched that includes a comprehensive infotainment system including instruments, vehicle information, navigation, music and connectivity functions.

The functions on the 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display can be accessed via a multi-controller like that on the K 1600 models.

They will be offered from August as a factory option on the R 1200 GS and GS Adventure with other models to follow.

There is also a BMW Motorrad Connected App with basic navigation aids, although the company still suggests using a seperate GPS such as their Navigator for more comprehensive functions.

2018 model updates

Here is the official BMW press release on updates to the 2018 line-up.

Some of the options, paints and features may not be available in Australia.

BMW R 1200 GS:

• Emergency Call (optional equipment).

• Connectivity (optional equipment).

• LED auxiliary headlights in new design (optional equipment).

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure:

BMW Motorrad BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

As of model year 2018, the R 1200 GS Adventure will not just be available in new paint finishes. With a view to even more safety and riding pleasure, its range of optional equipment is extended to include the Emergency Call, Connectivity, the expanded optional Pro riding modes as well as the new generation of electronic suspension adjustment Dynamic ESA. A new passenger package, the extra high seat, Keyless Ride as a new component of the Touring optional equipment package as well as the Shift Assistant Pro as a new feature of the Dynamic optional equipment Package round off the expanded range of options for the R 1200 GS Adventure.

An overview of the new features of the R 1200 GS Adventure:

• Emergency Call (optional equipment).

• Connectivity (optional equipment).

• Pro riding modes with additional “Dynamic” and “Enduro” riding modes. Using a coding plug, the “Dynamic” mode is changed to “Dynamic Pro” and the “Enduro” mode to “Enduro Pro” mode. The Pro riding mode continues to feature ABS Pro, dynamic brake light, Dynamic Traction Control DTC as well as Hill Start Control HSC (optional equipment).

• Dynamic ESA next generation with automatic damping adjustment and automatic self-levelling function (optional equipment).

• Keyless Ride as a new component of the Touring Package (optional equipment).

• Shift Assistant Pro as a new component of the Dynamic Package (optional equipment).

• Passenger package with standard windshield and standard seat (optional equipment).

• High Rallye seat (optional equipment).

• LED auxiliary headlights in new design (optional equipment).

• New colour Racing red, black frame, black brake callipers, silver fuel tank.

• Style Rallye: new colour Light white/Cordoba blue, Cordoba blue frame, gold brake callipers, Cordoba blue fuel tank with large logo, Rallye seat, radiator and frame protection, short windshield.

• Style Exclusive: new colour Black storm metallic/Dark slate metallic matt/Achat grey, frame Achat grey, gold brake callipers, Dark slate metallic fuel tank with large logo.

• The colours Racing red matt and Light white are no longer available.

BMW R 1200 RT:

As of model year 2018, the R 1200 RT will not just be delivered in new paint finishes, but will also receive the banking-optimised ABS Pro as well as the dynamic brake light as standard to increase safety even further. The range of optional equipment is expanded by the Emergency Call for making an emergency online call as well as Dynamic Traction Control DTC (in conjunction with the Pro riding modes optional equipment). An embossed RT logo in the passenger seat area visually enhances the visual appeal of the R 1200 RT even further.

An overview of the new features in the BMW R 1200 RT:

• ABS Pro including dynamic brake light as standard.

• Emergency Call (optional equipment).

• Dynamic Traction Control DTC (in conjunction with the Pro riding modes optional equipment).

• RT logo embossed on passenger seat.

• BMW Motorrad Spezial parts (special paintwork and equipment).

• Style Elegance: Carbon black metallic, windshield covers and chrome-plated handlebar weights, chrome pannier trim, gold brake callipers, silver wheel rims, silver drivetrain.

• Style Sport: new colour Mars red metallic / Dark slate metallic matt with tapes, gold brake callipers, Sport windshield, Asphalt grey wheel rims, black drivetrain.

• The paint finish Platinum bronze is no longer available.

BMW R 1200 R:

BMW Motorrad BMW BMW R 1200 R
BMW R 1200 R

• Style Exclusive: new colour Iced chocolate metallic, gold brake callipers, stainless steel fuel tank cover, Achat grey metallic matt frame, tape on fuel tank.

• The paint finish Thunder grey metallic will no longer be available.

BMW R 1200 RS:

• Style Exclusive: new colour Frozen bronze metallic/Black storm metallic, gold brake callipers, stainless steel fuel tank cover, Frozen bronze metallic engine spoiler, Achat grey metallic matt frame.

• New colour Blackstorm metallic.

• The paint finish Lupin blue metallic will no longer be available.

 BMW S 1000 XR:

BMW Motorrad BMW S 1000 XR
BMW S 1000 XR

• Style HP: new HP Motorsport colours (Light white/Racing blue metallic/Racing red) including Pro seat with stitched XR-logo (from 09/2017).

• The paint finish Light white/Granite grey metallic/Racing red will no longer be available.

BMW S 1000 RR:

• Akrapovič full titanium exhaust system (optional equipment, from 10/2017). 

BMW C 650 Sport:

BMW Motorrad BMW C 650 Sport
BMW C 650 Sport

• New paint finish Austin yellow metallic.

• The paint finish Valencia orange metallic matt will no longer be available.

BMW C 650 GT:

BMW Motorrad BMW C 650 GT
BMW C 650 GT

• New paint finish Ocean blue metallic matt.

• The paint finish Frozen bronze metallic will no longer be available.

BMW K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL and K 1600 B:

• LED auxiliary headlights in new design (optional equipment).

• BMW Motorrad Spezial parts for K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL (special paint finishes and optional equipment).

BMW F 700 GS:

BMW Motorrad BMW F 700 GS
BMW F 700 GS

• New paint finish Racing blue metallic in conjunction with Light white frame colour.

• The paint finish Racing Red is no longer available.

BMW F 800 GS:

BMW Motorrad BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 GS

• New paint finish Racing blue metallic in conjunction with Light white frame colour.

• The paint finish Ostra grey metallic will no longer be available.

BMW F 800 GS Adventure:

BMW Motorrad BMW F 800 GS Adventure
BMW F 800 GS Adventure

• New paint finish Racing blue metallic in conjunction with Light white frame colour.

• The paint finish Catalano grey metallic will no longer be available.

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