BMW Motorrad model update for the model year 2013







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: July 6, 2012
Categories: BMW, BMW Motorcycles, Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad ABS available as standard in all models worldwide.

Munich. A number of model updates will be integrated in the BMW Motorrad program for the model year 2013.

New BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad ABS available as standard in all models worldwide.

As a leading motorcycle manufacturer, BMW Motorrad has always been aware of its social responsibility in connection with motorcycling safety. In 1988 the company presented the world's first serial production motorcycles with the antilock brake system ABS – the most effective technical safety bonus to this day. Now follows the next logical step: as of the model year 2013, BMW Motorrad will be the first manufacturer in the world to provide ABS in all models as standard. This is a proactive step, clearly pre-empting the requirement for ABS which is likely to be introduced in 2016 for all newly registered motorcycles in Europe.

The South African model range will have ABS standard on all models from the beginning of 2013 due to production prioritisation and shipping lead times.

[For further details, please consult the press kit "Responsibility beyond the vehicle: the BMW Motorrad principle "Safety 360°".]

BMW G 650 GS.

BMW Motorcycle 650GS

From model year 2013 the BMW G 650 GS is available in the following new paint finish:

  • Sunset yellow

The paint finish Orange red is no longer available.

BMW R 1200 R.

BMW Motorcycle R1200R

From model year 2013 the BMW R 1200 R is available in the following new paint finishes:

  • Montego blue metallic
  • Magnesium beige metallic

The paint finishes Red apple metallic and Smoke grey metallic are no longer available.

BMW S 1000 RR.

BMW Motorcycle S1000RR

From model year 2013 the BMW S 1000 RR is available in the following new paint finish:

  • Granite grey metallic matt

The paint finish Bluefire is no longer available.

BMW K 1300 S.

From model year 2013 the BMW K 1300 S is available in the following new paint finish:

  • Sapphire black metallic/Dark graphite metallic

The paint finish Magma red/Sapphire black metallic is no longer available.

BMW Motorcycle K1300R

BMW K 1300 R.

From model year 2013 the BMW K 1300 R is available in the following new paint finishes:

  • Racing red/Sapphire Black metallic
  • Sapphire black metallic/Black satin gloss

The paint finishes Ostra grey metallic matt/Sapphire black metallic, Light grey metallic and Black satin gloss/Granite grey metallic matt are no longer available.

The sports wheels previously available as an optional extra are now included in the range of standard fittings. The Dynamic package of the K 1300 R therefore no longer includes them. The latter thus comprises heated grips, on-board computer, LED turn indicators, the Sport windshield, Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA II and the shift assistant. The indicative price of this package in South Africa is R9 300.

BMW K 1600 GT.

BMW Motorcycle K1600GT

From model year 2013 the BMW K 1600 GT is available in the following new paint finishes:

  • Dark graphite metallic
  • Montego blue metallic

The paint finish Vermilion red metallic is no longer available.

The LED additional headlamps are available as of October 2012 as a new option for the K 1600 GT (previously only for the K 1600 GTL).

In the 5.7-inch TFT colour screen on the instrument panel, there is now an optional digital speed display or the logo "6".

BMW K 1600 GTL.

BMW Motorcycle K1600GTL

From model year 2013 the BMW K 1600 GTL is available in the following new paint finishes:

  • Dark graphite metallic
  • Damask red metallic

The paint finish Royal blue metallic is no longer available.

In the 5.7-inch TFT colour screen on the instrument panel, there is now an optional digital speed display or the logo "6".