BMW Motorrad South Africa at the 2013 AMiD Motorcycle and Quad Lifestyle Show

South Africa Motorcycle Show

Midrand. BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle business of BMW   South Africa, is all set to present its new and current series of   motorcycles as well as an extensive collection of rider equipment at   this year’s AMiD Motorcycle and Quad Lifestyle Show, which takes place   at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec from 8 to 11 August.

Amid Motorcycle Show

New models.

Visitors can expect to see innovative motorcycles in the form of the   new BMW F 800 GS Adventure, which builds on the position of BMW   Motorrad as the most successful manufacturer of large-capacity touring   enduros and leading the way in the mid-size category.

Based on the dynamic, off-road-oriented F 800 GS, the Adventure model   offers an optimal combination of agility, touring practicality and   off-road capability. Following the tradition of the popular   boxer-engined GS Adventure models, it provides off-road-oriented   touring aficionados, world travellers and enduro fans with an   authentic GS Adventure experience in the mid-size segment.

The F 800 GS Adventure is powered by the characterful, liquid-cooled   798 cc four-valve twin-cylinder engine as featured on the F 800 GS,   with electronic fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and   six-speed transmission. Developing unchanged maximum power of 63 kW at   7,500 rpm, and with maximum torque of 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm, this power   plant impresses with quick and lively response, powerful torque and   low fuel consumption.

The new BMW R 1200 GS: The world’s most successful travel enduro.

Other enduro bikes that will be on display will include the newly   launched BMW R 1200 GS, which features a completely redesigned   engine with 1170 cc, 92kW of power and 125 Nm of torque. New features   include the vertical-flow cylinder heads and the compact air and water   cooling. Other features worthy of mention are the first semiactive   suspension in a travel enduro bike, which we call Dynamic ESA, the   five riding modes with Enduro ASC and Enduro ABS and the first full   LED headlamp with integrated daytime running light etc. Customers will   be thrilled with this bike’s riding properties and its extremely broad   spectrum of use. And although virtually everything is new, it still   has the unmistakable look of a typical BMW GS. Furthermore, the R 1200   GS model year 2014 and the future GS Adventure and RT will be very   well equipped in the suspension area and fitted as standard with ASC,   the two modes “Rain” and “Road” and a steering damper.

Visitors can also expect to see the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure as well   as the new BMW F 700 GS and F 800 GS.

BMW K 1600 GTL with very comfortable, relaxed ergonomics     set-up for long trips with pillion passenger.

For astute supertourer riders, BMW Motorrad will showcase the K 1600   GTL – a luxurious touring bike launched in 2011 and meets the very   highest demands. Rider and pillion passenger benefit from the very   relaxed, upright seating position as is especially appreciated over   long distances. The ergonomic design is geared towards maximum   comfort and derives from a single-section, dual level seat in   conjunction with rider footrests which are further forward and lower,   as well as handlebars which reach further backwards. The standard   topcase rounds off the range of comfort features for the pillion passenger.

Like the K 1600 GT, the K 1600 GTL has a very extensive range of   standard features consisting of xenon headlamps, heated grips and   seat, cruise control and on-board computer. The overall impression of   the fascinating 6-cylinder motorcycle in combination with a carefully   conceived storage concept, a standard audio system and numerous design   elements make the BMW K 1600 GTL the flagship model among the BMW   Motorrad touring bikes.

The new F 800 GT, which was launched in South Africa in the first   quarter of this year will also be displayed at the AMiD show. As the   successor model to the F 800 ST, BMW Motorrad is enhancing its range   in the sporty touring segment and setting a new benchmark among   mid-range motorcycles.

The high-torque, water-cooled 2-cylinder in-line engine with a   capacity of 798 cc continues to provide dynamic propulsion in the new   F 800 GT. An increase in power has been achieved by means of revised   set-up. It now has an output of 66 kW (F 800 ST: 62.5 kW) at 8,000   rpm. The new F 800 GT boasts an even more supreme drive with the   maintenance-free secondary drive via toothed belt.

What is more, improved ergonomics, optimised wind and weather   protection and an even more practically oriented luggage system   provides the basis for genuine “Gran Turismo”. The new F 800 GT is   also fitted as standard with ABS in line with the “Safety 360°”   principle. Other optional systems such as Automatic Stability Control   ASC and the Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA ensure that the new   BMW F 800 GT sets new standards in terms of safety and comfort within   its segment.

As part of the BMW Motorrad program of special accessories, the new F   800 GT can also be fitted with an Akrapovič sports silencer. This   slip-on silencer provides a particularly earthy 2-cylinder sound. Made   of titanium and stainless steel it enables a weight reduction of   approx. 1.7 kg as compared to the standard rear silencer.

Adrenaline charged: The BMW K 1300 R.

Making a significant departure from traditional sports motorcycle   concepts,BMW proudly presented the “most powerful   naked bike of all   times” at the 2004 INTERMOT Motorcycle Show: the BMW   K 1200 R. Ever   since it has been a well-known fact that BMW is by all   means willing   and able to openly demonstrate extreme power and   extroverted design   in genuine style.

The BMW K 1300 R, successor to the BMW K 1200 R, made its world debut   at the 2008 INTERMOT Motorcycle Show as the most powerful naked bike   BMW has ever built. Developing maximum output of 127 kW and weighing   exactly 243 kg with a full tank, this extravagant Power Roadster, one   of the most powerful and dynamic machines in its segment, fulfils the   greatest demands in terms of riding dynamics without in any way   neglecting the particular wishes and preferences of the BMW customer   in terms of safety, equipment and riding comfort.

Two dynamic maxi scooters for sports and touring.

There have been drastic changes in the requirements for individual   mobility concepts, specifically for conurbations. The challenges   facing inner city traffic in future will be growing traffic volume,   rising energy costs, and greater stringency of CO2 stipulations.

The BMW Group has recognised these challenges and has developed   series solutions for the mobility needs of today and tomorrow. As an   integral part of the BMW Group, BMW Motorrad is also dealing with the   issues of individual single track mobility and the future needs of   customers. In this context, BMW Motorrad expanded its business   activities to include urban mobility.

As its first offers on this sector, BMW Motorrad last year presented   two premium vehicles on the maxi scooter segment. The BMW C 600 Sport   and the BMW C 650 GT combine the outstanding riding properties of a   motorcycle with the specific agility and conceptual comfort of a   scooter for a new kind of dynamic riding experience.

The differing characteristics of the concepts behind these two maxi   scooters appeal to a wide target group: the C 600 Sport for the riders   with sports ambitions, and the C 650 GT for customers attaching   greater importance to comfort and touring ability.

Irrespectively of their differing concepts, the C 600 Sport and the C   650 GT present the unique design language of BMW Motorrad, setting new   standards on this segment in this category as well. Modern and   dynamic, they are the perfect examples of the BMW Motorrad design philosophy.

The 2-cylinder inline engine of the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT is an   all new development by BMW Motorrad with a displacement of 647 cc. In   both models, its rated power output is 44 kW at 7500 rpm, and its   maximum torque of 66 Nm is available at 6000 rpm. The power is   transferred via a directly integrated CVT, or continuously variable transmission.

Exclusive performance based on the BMW S 1000 RR.

Superbike enthusiasts will not be abandoned at the AMiD show. BMW   Motorrad will present the lightest 4-cylinder supersports bike in the   1000cc class to date. Based on the BMW S 1000 RR – or RR for short –   the new sports motorcycle has an output of 142 kW and weighs just 199   kilos including Race ABS and with a 90% full fuel tank (169 kg dry   weight with Race ABS).

The new BMW HP4 is a continuation of BMW Motorrad’s HP model series   founded in 2005. After the boxer models HP2 Enduro, HP2 Megamoto and   HP2 Sport, the BMW HP4 is the first 4-cylinder motorcycle in the HP family.

The HP label stands for high performance, and the HP4 once again   embodies outstanding agility, power and riding dynamics. But it also   reflects the use of extremely high-quality materials and intelligent   technology, carefully conceived down to the last detail. In short, the   HP4 stands for perfectly controllable power and sporty perfection.

BMW High Performance motorcycles are truly outstanding: exclusive and   authentic, they will always remain relatively rare. This applies   equally to the new BMW HP4. Each motorcycle is issued with its own HP4   serial number which is engraved indelibly in the upper fork bridge.

A genuine highlight: due to its extensive range of fittings and   excellent set-up, the new HP4 is immediately ready for use on the race   track ex works, requiring no elaborate modifications. But at the same   time it offers great potential for dynamic riding on country roads.   Still, the HP4 is entirely uncompromising, combining athletic flair   and riding dynamics at the very highest level – to an even greater   extent than the S 1000 RR.

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