BMW has unveiled its 2018 line up in with new paint jobs and a few optional features which will first be introduced on the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure. The bikes will get a 6.5 inch TFT display and an emergency calling function, which is fitted with sensor which will call for help in case of any serious crash or untoward incidents.
The R1200GS gets the new Connectivity option along with the emergency call function as an option. It also gets new LED auxiliary lamps, all of which are offered as optional equipment.
R 1200 GS Adventure
The GS Adventure, like the GS can be fitted with the optional equipment but also features new colour schemes. It gets new white/blue and matte black/gloss black colour schemes which replace the red and white colours.
R 1200 RT
The R 1200 RT is BMW’s entry-level touring motorcycle. The bike gets the optional emergency calling feature along with a new red/black colour and black on black colour scheme. It replaces earlier the bronze paint job.
R 1200 R
The R1200 R is a naked streetfighter motorcycle from the BMW stable. It shares its construction with the R1200 RT but being a street motorcycle is a whole lot lighter than the RT. It now gets a new ‘Iced Chocolate Metallic’ colour along with a grey frame. The earlier grey paint job is no longer available.
R 1200 RS
The 2018 variant gets a bronze/black and full black colour scheme over the previous blue colour. The R 1200 RS also gets a body-colour matching engine cowl.
S 1000 XR
The S 1000 XR is an adventure touring motorcycle which shares the S 1000 RR’s engine, although detuned so that it gets better midrange torque. The 2018 model gets new HP Motorsport colours which are white/blue/red. The new colours replace the white/grey/red colours.
S 1000 RR
S 1000 RR is the manufacturer’s full-fledged supersport motorcycle. For 2018 it will get new graphics on the older paint scheme with an optional Akrapovic full-exhaust system.
The K 1600 GTL and R Nine T and R Nine T Scrambler will get BMW Motorrad’s ‘Spezial’ option range for customisation. The Spezial program starts next month, August 2017 in international markets, and includes a range of new and existing options. The parts can be ordered as special equipment fitted ex-works on new bikes, or some can be ordered from dealers to be retrofitted to existing bikes. It is unclear whether this range will be made available at the same time in the Indian market.
BMW Motorrad launched its range in India in April this year. The entire range is sold here as CBUs. While there is no confirmation by the company, we expect the 2018 colour schemes to be introduced here over the next few months.