Friday, July 03, 2015

2016 BMW S1000RR and other BMW motorcycles get minor updates

New paintjobs, ABS Pro and dynamic brake lights for 2016 BMW motorcycles. Yaayyy!!!

The 2016-spec BMW S1000RR gets a major update this year - it will be available with a new black storm metallic / racing red non-metallic paintjob. Which actually looks terrible, quite frankly. Whatever happened to this fabulous paintjob that BMW were offering on the HP4?!

Moving on, the 2016 BMW F800GT also gets new colours - monolith metallic matt / sapphire black metallic, and we're told that dark graphite metallic will no longer be available, so if you were holding out for that, hard luck mate. Also, if you don't know what the hell is "monolith" metallic matt, you're on your own brother...

The 2016 BMW R1200GS gets new colours - light white non-metallic replaces the existing Alpine white 3 non-metallic, while black storm metallic will no longer be available. Damn. But, okay, changes on the R1200GS are not limited to new colours, the bike also gets the banking-optimised ABS Pro and a dynamic brake light, which works in conjunction with the Riding Modes Pro option. What the f@*$ is that, you ask. Yeah, well. If you're not happy with that, you could buy the new R1200GS TripleBlack, which BMW claim is a "special" model that gets an all-black paintjob, cross-spoke wheels and a new black-grey seat with the GS logo on the passenger seat. You've got to love them Germans!

The R1200GS Adventure also gets the ABS Pro and dynamic brake light along with new colours, including racing red non-metallic matt and ocean blue metallic matt. Light white non-metallic replaces the earlier Alpine white 3 non-metallic, while olive non-metallic matt and racing blue metallic matt will no longer be available. Sob.

The 2016 BMW R1200RT will now be available in platin bronze metallic, while callisto grey metallic matt will no longer be available. On the other hand, the 2016 BMW R nineT will be available with a hand-brushed naked/exposed aluminium fuel tank with smoothed welding seams. Or you could choose welding seams that are visible - yes, BMW are giving you that option! Heated grips are also available now.

The 2016 BMW S1000R gets grained fuel tank trim instead of the previous fuel tank paint finish, thought that's only with the light white non-metallic colour option. What about other colours. We don't know. But what we can tell you is that the 2016 BMW S1000XR gets ABS Pro, Riding Modes Pro and dynamic brake light.

The 2016 BMW K1600GT / GTL / GTL Exclusive also get ABS Pro and dynamic brake light, while new colours include cosmic blue metallic / back storm metallic (GT), ocean blue metallic matt (GTL) and sparkling storm metallic (GTL Exclusive). Sakhir orange metallic / black storm metallic is no longer available on the GT, while magnesium beige metallic is no longer available on the GTL, which we're sure will cause some broken hearts.

We still want the BMW HP4, which was launched back in 2012. It just looks so very, very good!!

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