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2014 BMW K1600GTL Exclusive Review – First Ride

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Grand-Touring Luxury just got grander

By Kevin Duke May 21, 2014 2
Photos by: BMW and Mary Buch
2014 BMW K1600GTL Exclusive

I was on the glorious Pacific Coast Highway aboard the new K1600GTL Exclusive when I had a thought that might be controversial. I imagined that Soichiro Honda, if given the choice, would prefer to be riding BMW’s new flagship rather than his eponymously named company’s iconic Gold Wing.

Let’s not forget that Mr. Honda’s company had a rich history with inline six-cylinder engines long before the Gold Wing’s flat-Six debuted in 1988. It was under Soichiro’s guidance the RC165 was shown to the Grand Prix paddock in 1965, a six-cylinder moonshot to battle two-stroke machines in the 250cc class. The shrieking 250/6 blew eardrums and minds but, unfortunately, handled poorly and was unreliable. Then, with input from the legendary Mike Hailwood, the RC166 earned 10 victories in 10 races and the 1966 world championship. And the 1967 title, too.

Eleven years later, the CBX streetbike was unleashed, a 1047cc six-cylinder machine that made indelible impressions in the minds of every gearhead. Six cylinders laying in a row across the frame had been seen in a production motorcycle only once before (the Benelli Sei, produced in limited quantities beginning in 1972), and the CBX’s cylinders spilling out the sides and 24 valves sitting under its massively wide twin-cam cover screamed motorcycle like nothing else. Then, in 1981, Honda transformed the CBX into a sport-touring machine, complete with a relatively large fairing and hard-shell luggage.

And it’s that same formula for BMW’s K1600 platform, of which the GTL Exclusive is the latest iteration. Except the K16’s 1649cc inline-Six benefits from an undersquare bore/stroke ratio and packaging innovation that significantly narrows the engine (21.9 inches, just 2 inches wider than the old K1300’s four-cylinder motor) relative to the CBX’s, allowing cornering clearance despite 63% extra displacement the Honda could only dream of.

052014-2012-BMW-K1600GTL-exclusive-engineSo, while riding the BMW Exclusive on twisty heaven in the Big Sur area, leaning it over further than any Gold Wing (Honda’s contemporary luxo-tourer and a legend in its own right), I was guessing Soichiro would prefer the sportier dynamics and heavenly exhaust song more than the dowdier Honda.

The K1600 platform has impressed us from the moment we first threw a leg over the luxurious GTL and sportier GT – both large but definitely in charge. Its tuneful exhaust note and incredibly agile handling redefined what’s possible with a plus-1600cc motorcycle. In our testing, the GT first knocked down Kawasaki’s much cheaper Concours 14, then the GTL dethroned the venerable Gold Wing. Either K16 is pricey, but their riding experiences are supreme.

2012 BMW K1600GT Review

Diagram of 2014 BMW K1600GTL

While the GTL Exclusive will be sold in other markets, it’s built primarily for chrome-loving Americans. The Exclusive package also includes a unique color scheme based around four coats of Mineral White Metallic paint, the most expensive stuff from BMW’s car side. The luggage gets accents in Magnesium Metallic Matte, while the seat is a new Magnesium Silver color. The fuel tank is capped with a classy brushed-aluminum cover.

Now comes the Exclusive version of the GTL, slathered with every option previously available for the GTL (including ESA II, adaptive headlight, passenger armrests, heated seats and grips, driving lights, crash bars, luggage liners and more) plus a few new ones. “Industry Firsts,” says BMW, are Hill Start Control, backlit-illuminated indicator dials, and a radio film antenna embedded in the topcase lid. “There is no ugly stick,” notes BMW Motorrad USA’s product manager, Sergio Carvajal.

2012 BMW K1600GTL Review

Also, exclusive to the Exclusive is a new seat that is wider and longer in the passenger section, as well as a heated upper backrest and additional padding in the lumbar area. A navigation unit is the only option, although the bike is prepped for the seamlessly integrated and fully featured unit ($800 approx.).

Keyless Ride is another innovation on the GTL-E, using a proximity sensor in the key fob to operate/activate the ignition, fuel-filler cap, steering lock, alarm and luggage locks. The central locking system automatically deactivates when the ignition is switched on, so the fob never needs to be removed from your pocket.

2012 BMW K1600GT vs. 2011 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

BMW says the GTL-E has the most comprehensive level of equipment and technology available in any motorcycle, although it has not yet received BMW’s Dynamic Damping Control as seen on the company’s HP4 sportbike. Regardless, its ESA II suspension system is quite advanced and performs flawlessly. Rear preload is electrically adjustable for various loads, while damping can be switched from the handlebar between Comfort, Normal and Sport settings that make a real difference in the levels of control. Its Normal setting would be fine on its own, but it’s satisfying to have the option to tailor the ride to road conditions: loosen it up while super-slabbing or firm it when sport riding.

Sport riding is encouraged by the GTL-E, despite its 793-pound curb weight. Keep in mind that mass is 100-150 pounds less than a Gold Wing or Harley-Davidson touring rigs. The biggest BMW snaps into corners with shocking alacrity for a giant luxo-tourer, and its cornering clearance is far greater than anything in its class. The GTL’s only dynamic flaw is an awkwardness at speeds below 10 mph, forcing a rider to be extra attentive when riding at a crawl.

Check out the significant spec-chart advantages of the GTL-E over its class rivals. It boasts significantly more horsepower, more torque despite the smallest displacement, a much greater top speed (about 140 mph), the most rear-wheel suspension travel by far, the biggest fuel tank, and the lightest weight. The Gold Wing still rules in luggage space, while the H-D Electra Glide Ultra Limited has more load capacity.
Check out the significant spec-chart advantages of the GTL-E over its class rivals. It boasts significantly more horsepower, more torque despite the smallest displacement, a much greater top speed (about 140 mph), the most rear-wheel suspension travel by far, the biggest fuel tank, and the lightest weight. The Gold Wing still rules in luggage space, while the H-D Electra Glide Ultra Limited has more load capacity.
When piloting a large motorcycle, one of the most precarious situations is stopping it on an incline. Helping the big Beemer feel more manageable in this situation is its new Hill Start Control, seen also on BMW’s new R1200RT. Firmly pulling pulling the front brake lever when at a stop activates the rear-brake caliper to prevent the bike from moving until you’re ready to roll again. It automatically disengages when fed power through the clutch, greatly reducing what BMW terms “launch anxiety.” It’s a much-appreciated innovation.

2012 BMW K1600GTL vs. 2012 Honda Gold Wing Shootout

Braking performance from the partially integrated ABS system is exemplary, with firm lever feel and astounding braking power for such a heavy motorcycle. While the rear brake is partially linked to the front lever, the rear brake pedal operates independently, which is our preference.

Passenger comfort was one of the only areas the GTL came up short to its competitors, but the GTL-E appreciably closes that gap. I brought my wife, Carolyn, for our ride from the Los Angeles basin to Monterey and back, and she was transported in regal comfort.

I’ve never had a better experience on a seat, even on the Gold Wing,” she raved, although it must be said she hasn’t yet sampled the pillion accommodations on Harley’s touring bikes. Wifey praised the extra security and comfort provided by the armrests and lauded the generous amount of legroom. “I didn’t have a problem with stiff knees like on some other bikes.” She also liked how the armrests could be flipped up to access the bike’s grabrails when I was riding more aggressively, although she noted the narrow apertures could be a tight squeeze for large hands.

2014 BMW R1200RT Review – First Ride

2014 BMW K1600 GTL

The K1600 GTL Exclusive’s passenger accommodations gets two thumbs up from Duke’s wife, Carolyn. “It’s a luxurious motorcycle ride,” she says. “And the heated seats; total bonus!” With the windshield in its uppermost position as seen here, airflow over both rider and passenger is smooth, with no annoying backpressure.

Despite the plethora of comfort and technology features, any K1600 experience is highlighted by one of the most impressive engines in motorcycling history. The wonderful inline-Six is dichotomous, stoutly delivering 70% of maximum torque at just 1500 rpm but also screaming to a glorious top-end howl reminiscent of a 1960s Jaguar or Aston Martin Le Mans racer. It entices a rider to rev it out just to hear it sing, becoming especially tuneful above 6000 rpm to its 8500-rpm redline, even though spinning it up isn’t required for a swift pace.

The first twist of a K16’s throttle reveals negligible flywheel effect, the engine gathering revs rapidly. Turns out the flywheel effect is low mostly because the K16 doesn’t use a flywheel, instead relying on the smoothness inherent of six cylinders located inline. The lack of crankshaft inertia initially made getting moving from a stop a delicate balancing act until I learned to feel the light-effort clutch bite before I added revs, dramatically simplifying smooth take-offs. Additionally, the GTL’s transmission, while not as seamless as a sportbike, is probably the best gearbox on any plus-1600cc engine.

The engine’s ride-by-wire throttle can be set to three modes: Rain, Road and Dynamic. I enjoyed the snappier responses of Dynamic, especially when riding at a sporting pace. But Road mode is better for two-up riding, as adding or subtracting throttle is less abrupt. Dynamic Traction Control adds a security blanket to throttle application, with settings applicable to each ride mode.

The GTL-E’s audio system features both satellite and AM/FM radio, plus iPhone/iPod and music player integration. Audio quality through the four cockpit speakers drops significantly above 65 mph, and the lack of rear speakers leaves passengers with only whiffs of music at highway speeds. Music fans would be wise to pipe tunes to a Bluetooth headset.

Props must be given to BMW’s Multi Controller wheel located inboard of the left handgrip. Most functions can be set or toggled through with simple turns or pushes on the disc. It’s a huge advancement in controlling many electronic gizmos.

I averaged mpg numbers in the high 30s during our trip. Those with less of a hooligan bent should be able to get at least 40 mpg, yielding 280 miles or more between fills of the 7.0-gallon tank.

Conclusion

There is no other bike that can offer the GTL-E’s opulent comfort cruising at 80 mph (with standard cruise control) on the highway while also being able to scream up PCH at a pace faster than some sportbikers. And, in case you were wondering, a slipper clutch on a luxo-tourer can be beneficial. A Gold Wing or H-D tourer is better coordinated at low speeds, but the GTL-E is dynamically tops in every other environment. Harley’s FL line falls short in every performance metric.

Interestingly, BMW says the GTL has converted many Harley owners, more than Gold Wing riders. The theory behind it supposes the K16 doesn’t contradict what Harley-Davidson does well.

While the K1600GTL Exclusive’s MSRP of $29,950 might frighten away the proletariat, it could seem like a bargain to a bar-and-shield devotee who just shelled out $38,999 for a CVO Limited. And I’ll bet Soichiro-san would like it, too.

2014 K1600 GTL Exclusive overall scores

2014 R Nine T On Display at Bob’s for an Extended Period Of Time

R Nine TFor anyone who has not seen the stock 2014 BMW R Nine T, Bob’s is pleased to announce we will have one on the showroom floor for an extended period of time. These models are coming and going as soon as they come out of the crates across the world, but thanks to a very generous customer at Bob’s, he has agreed to display his at Bob’s until he returns from his travels in a couple weeks at which time he will take delivery of this hard to get model. Odds are you will not have a chance like this again, so if you want to be one of the few that can say they have seen the R Nine T in person and to snap some pictures (she is very photogenic!), stop by Bob’s before its gone.

In other R Nine T news, iconic fashion brand, GANT Rugger recently unveiled the completely customized and modified version of the 2014 BMW R Nine T, known as the “Brooklyn Scrambler.” Only 6 are being produced and will be sold in dealerships throughout France. Read More>>

Small-Displacement BMW Motorcycles Debuting in 2015

tvs-draken-conceptI had to check the date on when we last talked about BMW and TVS partnering up to build small-displacement motorcycles together, and it looks like it was almost exactly a year ago. In that timeframe, the two companies have been quietly working, but rumors have started to heat-up as to when we could see a sub-500cc BMW motorcycle.

A cynic’s response might be that BMW doesn’t want to be perceived as late to the small-displacement party, especially since its sub-500cc machines won’t be ready until Q3/Q4 of 2015.

With Honda, Kawasaki, and KTM already debuting their 250cc & 300cc models, and Yamaha & Triumph set to debut 250cc machines shortly, it seems the only manufacturer without a small-displacement offering either available or in the works is Ducati.

Focusing our attention back on BMW though, it seems the first BMW machine could be a rebadged TVS, with the Indian company recently showing its Draken concept (shown above), which features a 250cc single-cylinder engine that makes just under 40hp.

“I know we have been silent on the TVS (Motor Company) and BMW since we had the tie-up. (the first product) It is going to be ready by the second half of next calendar year. All the work is under progress,” said TVS Motor Company Chairman Venu Srinivasan.

BMW and TVS are expected to brand their co-built machines separately, and for different markets. The BMW-branded machines will come to Europe and North America, while the TVS machines will go to India, Asia, and other emerging markets.

With KTM’s partnership with Bajaj helping the Austrian company surpass BMW Motorrad as the largest European motorcycle manufacturer, the German company’s new line with TVS should reverse that trend.

Increasingly the future of the motorcycle industry is happening in India and Southeast Asia, and it seems like just about every manufacturer has some sort of strategy in place for that reality.

International Female Ride

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helmets-2014-inclStart your shopping list right NOW by browsing our online inventory. If you don’t see it online, it does NOT mean we don’t have it in-store! We do our best to keep online inventory up-to date but with new products arriving daily, it’s not always easy. Perfect example, JUST-IN, Speed and Strength AND Field Sheer apparel is now available at Bob’s! It’s not online yet but it’s on the showroom floor!

Stop by Bob’s BMW TODAY and TOMORROW (May 2 and 3) and get 15% OFF all women’s apparel, including helmets and sale items. Gentlemen, open your wallets, you too can buy gear for the women in your life! While you’re here be sure to fill out a registration form at the coffee station for a chance to WIN a Bob’s BMW gift card!

15% discount valid May 2 and 3. Discount cannot be combined with any other discounts except as noted in promotion. Includes in-stock merchandise and select special orders. Winner of door prize will be contacted directly. You do NOT have to be present to win but you must visit Bob’s to register.

Introducing the Incredible GG Taurus

Exclusively at their 2014 Open House, Bob’s BMW will introduce the incredible GG Taurus, a BMW powered, 175 HP, three wheeled, street legal creation from Switzerland that will be available for your personal inspection.

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The GG Taurus is sure to create immediate lust and outright drooling by every two, three or four wheeled enthusiast that sees it in person. Tell your friends, even those who do not ride motorcycles, to join you on April 26 at Bob’s. And yes, you will be able to touch it, sit on it and even have your photo taken while in the saddle to share with your friends on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other Social Media sites.

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Built by Swiss company Grueter and Gut Technik, or GG for short, the Taurus is a high performance hammerhead trike, a fascinating vehicle with a bold design and even more impressive build quality that conceals a heart thumping 1,293cc German inline powerplant. If you’ve ever seen the Ferrari Yellow Duetto sidecar rig that Bob owns, rides and shares frequently this was designed and is built by the same company.

Until now it has never before seen on US streets. The Taurus is now available for the first time through a small number of select dealers of which Bob’s is the first. The big-bore engine is capable of developing 175 bhp at 9,250 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 8,250 rpm, while being coupled with a 6-gear transmission along with suspension, brakes and tires worthy of a formula track car.

The Taurus weighs in at a very nimble 875lbs (without fuel or rider) and has a massive 9 gallon fuel tank to provide a vast cruising range. With a top speed of almost 140 mph, this is one fast trike that all of your friends, neighbors and co-workers will be seriously envious of.

The GG Taurus is the most exclusive 3 wheeler on the planet. This is the Ferrari of bikes and will only be owned by a select few. It is customizable so each owner’s GG Taurus will be exclusive to him or her. This 3-wheeled bike is truly a revolution that will turn heads anywhere and everywhere for the next few decades.

White Glove, Red Carpet delivery is offered with every purchase.

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Make sure your motorcycle is as ready to ride as you are. Visit Bob’s BMW now through April 30, 2014 for your courtesy 20-point bike inspection – and get 20% SAVINGS on original BMW batteries and brake pads.

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2014 BMW Motorcycle Sales Programs

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2014 Military Motorcycle Purchase Program
Effective: January 01 – December 31, 2014

This special program offers SAVINGS up to $750 to active members of the U.S. armed forces with the purchase of any new BMW motorcycle.

Active members include active duty (including activated Reservists) of the U.S. Air force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard, Veterans Administration and those who have recently finished active service (within 12 months) with a current military identification card or are a key military contractor. A copy of Department of Defense form 214 may be necessary for those who recently have been discharged from active service.

BMW Model Series
Incentive Amount*
K-Series
$500 OFF
R-Series
$400 OFF
S-Series
$400 OFF
C, G and F-Series
$250 OFF

NOTE: HP4 model is not eligible.

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This incentive may be combined with any other retail customer incentive* available at the time of purchase for a qualified model (unless specifically excluded in the incentive program rules), which is defined as any new, previously unregistered BMW motorcycle sold between the dates of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. BMW Motorrad fleet, HP4 models, auction or official P2 dealer demonstrator units do not qualify!*May not be combined with Center Employee, BMW MOA / BMWRA / VBMWMO Club Offers, MSF Instructor, Ride Smart Rewards, Emergency Services or BMW Group Employee / Valued Vendor Purchase Programs. Motorcycles must be purchased through an authorized BMW Motorrad USA dealer like Bob’s BMW! BMW Motorrad USA reserves the right to make changes to the Program and/or terminate the Program at any time without prior notice.

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Ride Smart and Look Better Doing It!
Effective: January 01 – December 31, 2014

Take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic RiderCourse and receive $500 in BMW Riders’ Apparel with the purchase of any new BMW motorcycle.

Call 1.888.BMW.BOBS or 301.497.8949 to find out more about this program.

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This incentive may be combined with any other monthly retail customer incentive* available at the time of purchase for a qualified model (unless specifically excluded in the incentive program rules), which is defined as any new, previously unregistered BMW motorcycle sold between the dates of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. BMW Motorrad fleet, HP4 models, auction or official P2 dealer demonstrator units do not qualify! *May not be combined with other special purchase programs including BMW MOA / BMWRA / VBMWMO Club Offers, Military, Emergency Services, MSF Instructor, BMW Group Employee / Center Employee or Valued Vendor Purchase Programs. Motorcycles must be purchased through an authorized BMW Motorrad USA dealer like Bob’s BMW! BMW Motorrad USA reserves the right to make changes to the Program and/or terminate the Program at any time without prior notice.

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2014 Emergency Services Purchase Program

This special program offering SAVINGS up to $500 is available to those serving the community in the emergency services with the purchase of any new BMW motorcycle!

An Emergency Services employee must be employed at a recognized Public Authority at the time of the motorcycle delivery. A Public Authority is considered to be a Federal, State or Local Police Agency / Authority, Sheriff’s Department, FBI, DEA, NSA, US Border Patrol, DA, Port Authority Police, US Coast Guard, Fire Department / EMT (including both paid and active volunteer), US Public Health Services, NOAA, etc.

BMW Model Series
Incentive Amount*
K-Series
$500 OFF
R-Series
$400 OFF
S-Series
$400 OFF
C, G and F-Series
$250 OFF

Call 1.888.BMW.BOBS or 301.497.8949 to find out more about this program.

LET’S TALK TODAY!

This incentive may be combined with any other retail customer incentive* available at the time of purchase for a qualified model (unless specifically excluded in the incentive program rules), which is defined as any new, previously unregistered BMW motorcycle sold between the dates of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. BMW Motorrad fleet, HP4 models, auction or official P2 dealer demonstrator units do not qualify!
*May not be combined with Center Employee, BMW MOA / BMWRA / VBMWMO Club Offers, MSF Instructor, Ride Smart Rewards, Military or BMW Group Employee / Valued Vendor Purchase Programs. Motorcycles must be purchased through an authorized BMW Motorrad USA dealer, such as Bob’s BMW!
BMW Motorrad USA reserves the right to make changes to the Program and/or terminate the Program at any time without prior notice.

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Ride Smart and Look Better Doing It!
Effective: January 01 – December 31, 2014

Take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic RiderCourse and receive $500 in BMW Riders’ Apparel with the purchase of any new BMW motorcycle.

Call 1.888.BMW.BOBS or 301.497.8949 to find out more about this program.

LET’S TALK TODAY!

This incentive may be combined with any other monthly retail customer incentive* available at the time of purchase for a qualified model (unless specifically excluded in the incentive program rules), which is defined as any new, previously unregistered BMW motorcycle sold between the dates of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. BMW Motorrad fleet, HP4 models, auction or official P2 dealer demonstrator units do not qualify! *May not be combined with other special purchase programs including BMW MOA / BMWRA / VBMWMO Club Offers, Military, Emergency Services, MSF Instructor, BMW Group Employee / Center Employee or Valued Vendor Purchase Programs. Motorcycles must be purchased through an authorized BMW Motorrad USA dealer like Bob’s BMW! BMW Motorrad USA reserves the right to make changes to the Program and/or terminate the Program at any time without prior notice.

BMW Motorrad Makes BMW Motorcycles Affordable For All

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Feed your restless today with zero down and no payments for 90 days on the new BMW motorcycle of your choice.

Call 1.888.BMW.BOBS or 301.497.8949 to find out more about this program.
90 Days to First Payment program is allowed on New BMW Retail and 3asy Ride contracts based upon approved credit.

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$0 down option available based upon approved credit. Interest will accrue during the 90 day period and is distributed throughout the entire loan period. All normal credit guidelines apply. Offer not available in PA.


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3asy Ride Financing makes owning a BMW affordable. Bob’s BMW is authorized not only in Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia, but ALL 50 states to offer 3asy ride financing.

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* 3asy Ride is a retail installment sales contract with a balloon payment. Financing provided to well-qualified customers by participating BMW motorcycle dealers and assigned to BMW Financial Services NA, LLC or BMW Bank of North America. Program not offered in NC, ND, NH, NV, PA, & WV. Sales price must be greater than $10,000 in HI, NJ, and MD. Subject to credit approval. Offer based on a non-promotional rate – rates subject to change on a monthly basis – see your BMW Motorrad sales representative for details

BMW Motorrad USA Announces Pricing For Latest 2014 Models

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Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 29, 2014… BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing for the five latest 2014 Model Year motorcycles set to be introduced late winter / early spring 2014. These five models complete BMW Motorrad USA’s entire 2014 model lineup, which now includes 20 models.

BMW’s 2014 model’s continue to set a benchmark in their segments, offering unsurpassed riding dynamics, attractive styling, “world’s first” features and a comprehensive level of equipment and options. This strong product offensive is coupled with generous value-added pricing, delivering new technologies and more equipment (often at the same price as predecessor models) for value improvements upwards of $1,000. Pricing details and a summary chart follow.

2014 R nineT (All New Model)
Standard Package (MSRP: $14,900) includes:
Integral ABS
Modular frame concept with removable rear foot peg frame and rear frame
3 mounting points on rear axle housing (for customization)
Adjustable rear spring preload
Adjustable rear shock rebound damping
Radial front brakes
Aluminum fuel tank
On board computer
White turn signal lenses
LED rear light

Color: Black Storm Metallic

Options: Anti Theft Alarm – $395

Key Features:
Blends classic design with cutting edge technology (front suspension and radial monoblock front brakes are derived from the S 1000 RR)
High-quality craftsmanship with all-aluminum fuel tank
Wide range of customization opportunities
Commemorative model celebrating 90 years of BMW Motorrad

2014 R 1200 GS Adventure

Base Model (MSRP: $18,200) includes $1,000 worth of added value over predecessor model:
ASC (Automatic Stability Control) — $400 value
2 riding modes (rain, road) — $100 value
Steering damper — $100 value
Longitudinally adjustable passenger seat — $50 value
Stepless Adjustable Windshield via hand knob — $150 value
Removable passenger foot pegs — $50 value
Lower base MSRP (-$150)

Standard Equipment:
Integral ABS (disengagable)
ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
NEW: 2 ride modes (rain, road)
NEW: Steering damper
NEW: Stepless adjustable windshield
Height adjustable rider seat
NEW: Longitudinally adjustable passenger seat
NEW: Bolt on/off pillion rider foot pegs
Hand protection
On board computer
Aluminum engine guard
Accessory socket
LED rear light
White turn signal lenses
Center stand

Colors:
Alpine White (with Black/Olive Grey seat)
Olive Green Metallic Matt (with Black/Olive Grey seat)
Racing Blue Metallic Matt (with Black/Blue seat)

Special Packages:
Comfort Package (MSRP: $500) includes: chrome exhaust, heated grips, TPM (tire pressure monitor)
Touring Package (MSRP: $1,925) includes: dynamic ESA, on board computer pro, GPS preparation, cruise control, LED auxiliary lights, saddle bag mounts
Technology Package (MSRP: $1,425) includes: LED headlight, ride modes pro, heated grips, TPM (tire pressure monitor)

Options:
NEW – Dynamic ESA — $ 950
NEW – LED Headlight — $820
NEW – On Board Computer Pro (only with Touring Package)
NEW – Ride Modes Pro — $300
NEW – GPS Preparation — $205
Chrome Exhaust — $150
Heated Grips — $250
TPM (Tire Pressure Monitor) — $250
NEW – Cruise Control — $350
LED Auxiliary Lights — $450
Anti Theft Alarm — $ 395
Off Road Tires — $0
Saddle Bag Mounts — $350

Premium Package (MSRP: $21,550) includes Touring Package,Technology Package and $1,325 worth of added value over predecessor model:
“Dynamic” ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) — $150 value
On Board Computer Pro — $55 value
GPS Preparation — $205 value
Cruise Control — $350 value
LED Headlight — $ 820 value
Ride Modes Pro — $ 200 value
Tire Pressure Monitor — $250 value
Additional standard equipment: steering damper, adjustable passenger seat, stepless adjustable windshield, removable passenger foot pegs — $350 value
Premium Package price increase over predecessor – (-$1,055)

Key Features:
More power with added smoothness and cruise control: New air/water-cooled boxer (125 hp, 91 lb/ft) with added smoothness and tractable power thanks to a new engine crankshaft and vibration damper; ride-by-wire throttle with optional cruise control
Five available ride modes adapt the Adventure to any riding situation – rain, road, dynamic, enduro, enduro pro
Intelligent suspension: Optional Dynamic ESA semi-active suspension continuously adjusts damping in milliseconds, compensating for road conditions and rider input. The rider can also adjust settings (spring preload and damping) according to motorcycle load or firmness preference.
Light and nimble: New aluminum gas tank saves weight and keeps the bike narrow in the rider’s seat and knee areas: The new Adventure is 7 lbs lighter (wet weight) than its predecessor.
Adjustable wind protection: New, larger Adventure windscreen can be adjusted via a handwheel.

2014 R 1200 RT
Base Model (MSRP: 17,650) includes $1,100 worth of added value over predecessor model:
Heated grips — $250 value
ASC (Automatic Stability Control) — $400 value
2 riding modes (rain, road) — $100 value
Steering damper — $100 value
On board computer pro — $350 value
Multi controller — $100 value
LED white turn signals — $100 value
Base MSRP increase (-$300)

Standard Equipment:
Integral ABS
Heated Grips
ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
NEW: 2 ride modes (rain, road)
NEW: Steering damper
Stepless adjustable power windshield
Height adjustable rider seat
Two-section seat
NEW: On Board Computer Pro
Multi Controller
NEW: LED white turn signals
LED taillight
Side cases in body color
Lockable storage compartment
Adjustable shift lever

Colors:
Quartz Blue Metallic
Callisto Grey Metallic Matt
Ebony Metallic

Special Packages:
Comfort Package (MSRP: $850) includes: chrome exhaust, central locking, tire pressure monitor, anti theft alarm, dual accessory socket
Touring Package (MSRP: $1,400) includes: Dynamic ESA, GPS preparation, heated seats, cruise control
Dynamic Package (MSRP: $275) includes: hill start control, headlight pro, ride modes pro
Standard Package (MSRP: $600) includes: GPS preparation, cruise control, dual accessory socket
Technology Package (MSRP: $1,525) includes: Bluetooth, audio system, chrome exhaust, radio software, tire pressure monitor, dual accessory socket
Luxury Package (MSRP: $1,525) includes: Bluetooth, gear shift assistant pro, audio system, radio software

Options:
Bluetooth Interface Control (required w/ 270 Audio System) — $0
NEW: Dynamic ESA — $950
NEW: Hill Start Control (only w/ Dynamic Package)
NEW: Headlight Pro — $250
NEW: Gear Shift Assistant Pro — $475
NEW: Ride Modes Pro (only w/ Dynamic Package)
Audio System (only w/ Bluetooth and Radio Software) — $1,300
NEW: GPS Preparation — $205
Chrome Exhaust — $150
Radio Software (required w/ Audio System) — $0
Central Locking (only w/ Anti Theft Alarm) — $400
Heated Seats — $300
TPM (Tire Pressure Monitor) — $250
NEW: Cruise Control — $350
Anti Theft Alarm (only w/ Central Locking) — $395
High Seat — $0
Dual Accessory Socket — $50
Low Seat — $0

Standard Package (MSRP: $18,250) includes $1,055 worth of added value over predecessor model:
GPS preparation — $205 value
Additional standard equipment: 2 riding modes (rain, road), steering damper, on board computer Pro, multi controller, LED white turn signals — $750 value
Standard Package lower price (-$100)

Premium Package (MSRP: $20,850) includes Touring Package, Dynamic Package, Technology Package and $1,110 worth of value improvements over predecessor model:
“Dynamic” ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) — $50 value
GPS Preparation — $205 value
Hill Start Control — $150 value
Headlight Pro — $100 value
Ride Modes Pro (adds dynamic) — $100 value
TPM (Tire Pressure Monitor) — $250 value
Additional standard equipment: Steering damper, “Pro” for On Board Computer, LED white turn signals — $255 value

Key Features:
More power with added smoothness and cruise control: New air/water-cooled generation boxer with added smoothness thanks to a new engine crankshaft and vibration damper. Longer final drive ratio for effortless cruising at high speeds.
Shift Assist Pro: Clutchless upshifts and, for the first time, also clutchless downshifts. The new RT blips the throttle, matching rpm for smooth, perfectly matched downshifting.
Intelligent suspension: Optional Dynamic ESA semi-active suspension continuously adjusts damping in milliseconds, compensating for road conditions and rider input. The rider can also adjust settings (spring preload and damping) according to motorcycle load or firmness preference.
The world’s first Hill Start Control: Operates the rear brake when starting from a standstill at a slope, allowing the rider to keep both feet firmly planted on the ground and concentrating only on coordinating clutch and throttle action.
Improved riding dynamics, same low weight: Lower center of gravity and lower seat height with improved riding dynamics. The weight is kept at the same level of its predecessor’s.

2014 K 1600 GTL Exclusive
Base Model (MSRP: $29,950) comes fully loaded with all options as standard and includes the following added equipment (valued at $1,060) over its predecessor (K 1600 GTL with Premium Package):
Keyless Ride — $375 value
Heated back rest — $300 value
Exclusive saddle seat — $300 value
Exclusive exhaust — $500 value
Armrests — $535 value
Engine protection bars — $350 value
Inner bags (3) — $455 value
Top box rear light — $235 value
Ground Lighting — $110 value
Surface finish / exclusivity (e.g. brushed aluminum tank cover, special color, chrome accents, new indirectly lit instrument cluster) — $1,200 value
Price difference vs. K 1600 GTL Premium Package (+$3,300)

Standard Equipment:
Xenon Adaptive Headlight with Dynamic Leveling
LED Auxiliary Lights
DTC – Dynamic Traction Control
NEW: Keyless Ride
NEW: Hill Start Control
ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
Central Locking System
TPM – Tire Pressure Monitor
Anti Theft Alarm
High Seat
Heated seats
NEW: Heated comfort backrest
Heated grips
NEW: Inner bags for top case & side cases
NEW: Factory installed rear seat arm rests
NEW: Factory installed ground lighting
NEW: Factory installed LED rear light
NEW: Indirect lighting for instrument cluster
3 ride modes (rain, road, dynamic)
Audio system (AM/FM tuner, satellite radio, iPod/USB integration, AUX input)
Bluetooth
GPS preparation
Integral ABS
Xenon adaptive headlight with dynamic leveling
Cruise control
Stepless power adjustable windshield
Multi function display w/ on board computer

Color: Mineral White Metallic High Gloss with Magnesium Silver Seat

Options:
NEW: Extra High Seat / Replaces standard high seat– $0
High Seat — $0

Key Features:
The luxury touring benchmark: Based on the undisputed luxury touring segment leader, the Exclusive elevates the bar even higher with new equipment, technology and a unique finish.
The world’s first Hill Start Control: Operates the rear brake when starting from a standstill at a slope, allowing the rider to keep both feet firmly planted on the ground and concentrating only on coordinating clutch and throttle action.
Keyless Ride by BMW: Leave the key in your pocket or bag and operate the ignition, central locking, anti-theft alarm system and even the fuel filler cap.
Heated backrest: Rear padded backrest is now heated (top section) and has added a new padded section for the lower section.
New, more comfortable seat: Longer, more comfortable seat with softer cover, finished in premium Magnesium Silver.

2014 S 1000 R
Base Model (MSRP: $13,150)

Standard Equipment:
Integral Race ABS (disengageable)
ASC – Automatic Stability Control (disengageable)
2 Ride Modes (rain, road)
Anti-hopping clutch
LED rear light
Drop sensor
46 mm upside down telescopic fork, compression and rebound damping adjustable
Adjustable rear rebound damping

Colors:
Racing Red
Light White
Frozen Dark Blue Metallic

Special Packages:
Sport Package (MSRP: $845) includes: gear shift assistant, dynamic traction control and cruise control
Dynamic Package (MSRP: $955) includes: dynamic damping control, heated grips and engine spoiler

Options:
Gear Shift Assist — $450
DTC – Dynamic Traction Control (4 ride modes) (only w/ Ride Modes Pro) — $495
NEW: DDC – Dynamic Damping Control — $750
Ride Modes Pro (adds dynamic, dynamic pro) (only w/ DTC or Sport Package) — $0
Heated Grips — $250
NEW: Cruise Control — $350
NEW: Engine Spoiler (only w/ Dynamic Package) — Package
Anti Theft Alarm — $395

Standard Package (MSRP: $13,995) includes:
Ride Modes Pro
Sport Package

Premium Package (MSRP: $14,950) includes:
Ride Modes Pro
Sport Package
Dynamic Package

Key Features:
More pull than the S 1000 RR in the critical low and mid-rpm range: 7 lb/ft more torque in the low to mid rpm range (up to 8,000 rpm).
Optimized for street use: Higher-mounted handlebars and revised foot peg positioning for street conquering ergonomics.
Refined geometry: Added stability thanks to a longer swingarm and revised chassis geometry.
Widest range of standard equipment: ASC, 2 ride modes, steering damper.
Widest range of options: DDC, cruise control, DTC, shift assist, heated grips, engine spoiler.

Looking Back at the 2013 Race Season

Jer-helmetThe race season is officially over and as winter sets in our Bob’s BMW Sponsored Racer, Jeremy Cook is already planning his comeback in 2014. With purchases like the HP Race ECU, HP Race Calibration Kit and a few other high performance modifications; Jeremy believes he will be able to produce winning results for the 2014 season.

The 2013 season proved to be a battle for Jeremy dealing with issues that many across our nation are also dealing with today like the sequestration, job loss and unpredictable financial stability but he still tried his best to stay focused and push forward. He did exceptionally well considering the personal struggles he had to overcome this season; still earning a 3rd Place in the AMA Grand Nationals at Virginia International Raceway along with multiple top ten finishes in most of the classes he races for the Championship Cup Series (CCS) and American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA) Pro Series. The final event for the 2013 season took place at historic Daytona International Speedway back in October, The Race of Champions.

The event started out on Thursday’s practice losing two fellow racers/riders on the track due to an unfortunate situation that set a saddened mood across the paddock; a tough reality of the roadracing sport and many sports like it, where one seemingly insignificant mistake can have such a grave outcome. The next day (Friday), racers set out to practice again and Jeremy had one thing in mind and that was to safely find the correct gearing for the Bob’s BMW, Dead Presidents Racing S1000RR, which proved to be difficult being that there are many factors to consider when getting the correct gearing like: Are you at race pace? Are your tires new or old? Are you running the correct fuel? Are you following the correct line? Are you hitting the Rev Limiter on the banking? What gear are you dropping to in the “horseshoe”? It may seem like you can get out there and get a ball park gearing and do just fine but with Daytona that is not the case at all. Trying to find the correct gearing while not at race pace is a waste of time so first thing’s first, Jeremy got to race pace and in his case, once he got there he needed less gearing to open up more top end so he could obtain a higher MPH without hitting the rev limiter!

After Friday’s practice the team headed to Orlando for the Inaugural AIM Expo to meet up with Schuberth Helmets and debut the custom painted Schuberth SR-1 helmet done by Andrew Swenson Designs of Richmond, VA; the helmet is currently on display at Bob’s BMW. Saturday was the first race day and things were looking up as Jeremy placed 7th in the Expert Unlimited GTO (25min) National Championship race, losing out to AMA Superbike Racers Huntley Nash and Lloyd Bayley and AMA Supersport Star Stefano Mesa. This race showed Jeremy that the weekend of National Championship racing would not be an easy event as he looked at the races he had coming up all had top 10 top 15 AMA Racers racing in them; those in attendance: Nico Ferreira, Tim Bemisderfer, Jason Farrell, Bruno Silva, Felipe Maclean, Lloyd Bayley, Shane Turpin, and 1385250_196498987200204_1592201984_neven Mark Heckles (former WSBK and BSB Racer) along with a few others. Understanding his uphill battle Jeremy strapped on his SIDI race boots and did the best he could finishing 6th in Expert Unlimited Supersport, 14th in Expert Unlimited grand Prix (after going off track), 16th in Expert Unlimited Superbike (after going off track twice).

Although he didn’t walk away with any podium finishes he stated, “I feel like I learned a lot, I think in losing and struggling is when you learn the most, if everything was handed to you on a silver platter all the time how would you know to appreciate the winnings when they come? I mean I was able to watch some of the top privateers in roadracing go at it and in a few cases actually was able to battle with them myself. When they pulled away I watched their lines and listened to hear when they got on and off the gas. If you watch AMA, MotoGP or WSBK you always hear the announcers say well now that he got passed him he should just sit back behind him and go to school. That’s exactly what I did, I went to school. Who else can say they battled with Mark Heckles a former WSBK and BSB racers that raced with some of the greats like Troy Bayliss and Colin Edwards? I can! Daytona is a nightmare and a dream at the same time and I have been blessed to race there with some amazing talent, I can’t even describe the feeling of going almost 200MPH around the banking or what it’s like in slow motion to see Stefano Mesa come by you on the brakes into turn one sliding the rear tire to the point where it is squealing so loudly and when you swear he is going to high-side he drops the bike down to the ground and drags an elbow, it’s a beautiful thing.”

Jeremy plans to continue racing and depending on sponsorship responses and other factors he plans to race in the AMA for 2014. To help prepare for next season, he is planning to attend Colin Edwards’ Texas Tornado Boot-camp and any other classes he can.

Next year’s tentative CCS Schedule is already posted and everyone should try to make at least one event to cheer on our Bob’s BMW sponsored racer. Download schedule here.

The race bike and helmet will be in and out of the showroom throughout the winter so feel free to stop in to check it out and ask Jeremy questions if you see him. He will be at the DC International Motorcycle Show and the Timonium Motorcycle Show along with many other events at Bob’s in the coming months, when his race schedule permits.

Jeremy would also like to thank all of his team and sponsors: Bob’s BMW Motorcycles, REV’IT Race Suits, Schuberth Helmets, SIDI Boots, DUNLOP Tires, Sharkskinz Fairings, Andrew Swenson Designs, DrippinWet.com, Larry Pegram, Chicken Hawk Tire Warmers, Vortex Racing, Silkolene Lubricants, Stahlbus USA, Full Spectrum Power, Innovative Motorcycle Research, and Lockhart Phillips Racing. Team: Stephanie Moreno (Administrative), David Davis (Mechanic), Elise Randall (Photographer), Tara Mason (Assistant), and Travis Walters (Assistant).

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