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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).

The New BMW K 1600 GTL

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Luxury Touring Par Excellence

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 20, 2013… The BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive takes two-wheeled travel to a whole new level with a 118 kW (160 hp) in-line six-cylinder engine that melds superlative power, stylish design and superb standards of equipment and comfort.

Leading the BMW Motorrad tourer range, the “Exclusive” model already lays claim to class-beating specifications as standard equipment – central locking with anti-theft alarm system and ESA II (electronic suspension adjustment) for an optimum spring/damper setup regardless of load. The Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) enhances safety when accelerating, while the innovative new Hill Start Control feature takes all the hard work out of pulling away uphill, even when carrying a passenger and full luggage. Plus, like all BMW motorcycles, the K 1600 GTL Exclusive comes equipped with BMW Motorrad ABS as standard.

The film antenna for the radio that is embedded in the topcase lid is a world first and ensures the best possible reception quality without sacrificing the bike’s appearance. Long-distance travel comfort for the pillion passenger is taken to greater heights by a new seat, a heated backrest and comfortable armrests. Also found on the list of standard equipment: LED auxiliary headlights, adaptive xenon headlight, Tire Pressure Monitor, additional brake light, engine protection bar, floor lighting, as well as LED daytime running light and, for the first time on a BMW motorcycle, Keyless Ride.

The styling of the “Exclusive” model also spells pure luxury – from the fuel tank’s aluminum molding and fully chromed exhaust system to the new-look instrumentation.

The color scheme for the new K 1600 GTL Exclusive adds to the sense of elegance and aesthetic appeal. The bodywork’s four-coat paint finish in Mineral white metallic high gloss complements the striking chrome surfaces, contrasting shade of Magnesium metallic matt and the Glacier silver metallic radiator . The color-coordinated seat cushion upholstery, backrest and pillion passenger armrests add the perfect finishing touch.

Highlights of the new BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive:

  • Superior in-line six-cylinder engine with abundant pulling power, especially at low and medium revs.
  • Output of 118 kW (160 hp) at 7,750 rpm and maximum torque of 175 Nm (129 lb-ft) at 5,250 rpm.
  • Over 70 per cent of maximum torque on tap from just 1,500 rpm.
  • Three selectable riding modes (“Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”).
  • High standard of active safety thanks to BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part integral).
  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) to maximize safety when accelerating.
  • Chassis featuring duolever and paralever suspension plus ideal concentration of mass for dynamic handling abilities combined with the best possible comfort.
  • Electronic Suspension Adjustment II (ESA II) for optimum adaptation to all operating requirements and vehicle loads.
  • New instrumentation dials and sophisticated chrome surfaces. (New!)
  • Enlarged seat area, armrests and new heated backrest to offer pillion passengers the best possible comfort. (New!)
  • Liners for cases and topcase (embroidered).
  • Keyless Ride and central locking to maximize ease of use and security. (New!)
  • Hill Start Control for comfortably pulling away uphill with ease. (New!)
  • Integral film antenna for optimum radio reception and exclusive styling. (World first!)
  • Adaptive xenon headlight for greater safety on night-time rides.
  • LED auxiliary headlights.
  • Floor lighting.
  • Audio system prepared for navigation device and controllable interface for iPod, MP3, USB, Bluetooth and satellite radio (satellite radio only available in USA and Canada).
  • Innovative design offering outstanding wind and weather protection.
    Detailed, exceptionally high-grade four-coat paint finish. (New!)
  • Extensive equipment and bespoke accessories made to BMW Motorrad’s customary high standards.

Technology and design.
The new BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive – luxury touring with six-cylinder power and impressive specification.
Safety, superlative equipment, comfort and dynamic power are must-have qualities for a touring bike of the highest caliber. BMW Motorrad already redefined those standards with the introduction of the K 1600 GTL in 2010. Boasting the most compact in-line six-cylinder unit to be fitted on a standard production bike, the K 1600 GTL took riding characteristics, long-distance capabilities and comfort to a whole new dimension, fusing supreme agility and handling dynamics with a luxurious all-round package.

BMW Motorrad is now upping the ante again with the new K 1600 GTL Exclusive, which combines the exceptional travel and touring qualities of the K 1600 GTL with equipment features and comfort of the very highest order to position itself at the pinnacle of the BMW Motorrad tourer line-up.

Like its predecessor, the new K 1600 GTL Exclusive is powered by the sensational six-in-line engine, which ensures effortless response under all conditions with its output of 118 kW (160 hp), peak torque of 175 Newton metres (129 lb-ft) and exceptionally smooth running.
The new K 1600 GTL Exclusive lives up to riders’ expectations of an outstanding touring motorcycle, offering luxurious comfort , an extensive list of innovative standard features, and top-shelf styling.

New instrumentation dials and sophisticated chrome surfaces.
The instrument cluster and area in the driver’s immediate field of vision deliver a distinctively upmarket feel. The cluster’s dials now feature brand new scales in the form of indirectly illuminated light boxes. This novel technology, unique to BMW Motorrad and the rest of the industry, is more aesthetically pleasing and improves visibility on both daytime and night-time rides. The chrome edging surrounding the four speakers lends a sophisticated styling touch to the rider’s exclusive workstation.

The chromed finish on other elements, such as the headlight interior, the entire exhaust system with its remodelled plating around the catalytic converter, the mirrors, the brake fluid reservoir and the engine protection bar, adds to the new K 1600 GTL Exclusive’s refined styling.
Enlarged seat area, armrests and new heated backrest to offer pillion passengers the best possible comfort.

Passengers are seated more comfortably than ever on the new BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive. The pillion seat has been widened and lengthened at the rear. The standard armrests are complemented by a backrest that has been extended up to the lower topcase area and features a heated upper section. All of these features offer riding companions maximum comfort over long distances and add up to undiluted touring pleasure.

Keyless Ride and central locking to maximize ease of use and security.
For the first time on a BMW motorcycle, the conventional ignition/steering lock has been replaced by the Keyless Ride system, eliminating the need to use a key in the normal fashion. Instead, the steering lock, ignition, fuel filler flap and central locking are all controlled by a transponder integrated into the key, allowing riders to keep their key where it belongs – in their pocket.
When the key is within the vehicle’s reception range ( < 6.5 ft.) and has been successfully authenticated, the steering lock can be released with a brief press of the pushbutton control. The steering is locked again by holding the pushbutton down and turning the handlebars to the full lock position.
The ignition is activated by briefly pressing the pushbutton control or by holding it down after releasing the steering lock. The ignition is switched off by a brief or prolonged press of the pushbutton.

The pushbutton control also unlocks the fuel filler flap electrically. To open, just lift up the fuel filler flap. Once refuelling is complete, the fuel filler flap can simply be pressed back into place.

The anti-theft alarm system is activated automatically with the ignition switched off and the steering locked as soon as the key moves out of range. It is also possible to activate the anti-theft alarm system manually.
The new BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive’s central locking system also controls cases and storage compartments. Unlocking is triggered automatically when the ignition is activated or by manually using the key’s remote control or the pushbutton on the handlebar. Locking is activated manually in similar fashion with the remote control or the pushbutton.

In addition to the Keyless Ride transponder and the control buttons for the central locking and the anti-theft alarm system, the smartly designed key includes a fold-out key bit, which allows all locks on the bike to be operated manually in the conventional way, if necessary.

Hill Start Control for comfortably pulling away uphill with ease.
The K 1600 GTL Exclusive is BMW Motorrad’s first model with an in-line engine to feature the new Hill Start Control function, which allows riders to effortlessly remain stopped on uphill slopes with the engine running without having to keep the brake lever pressed. This “BMW first” makes it far easier to perform hill starts and is a particularly valuable aid on a fully laden tourer.
Thanks to the partially integral ABS braking system, the rear brake can be operated individually for this purpose. It allows pressure to build up in the rear wheel’s hydraulic brake unit when the Hill Start Control is activated and hold the motorcycle steady on an incline.

The Hill Start Control is purely a convenience feature that is designed to facilitate stopping and starting on a hill and is separate from a parking brake. It is activated by squeezing the hand-operated brake lever tightly, triggering a stop symbol in the display. The system is deactivated by either pressing the brake lever again or pulling away in first or second gear.
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) to maximize safety when accelerating.

The K 1600 GTL Exclusive is equipped as standard with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). This is a key factor contributing to the bike’s superlative handling and safety. The DTC traction control proves to be a particularly valuable rider aid during fluctuating operating conditions, road conditions with poor grip or sudden changes in road surfaces.

Integral film antenna for optimum radio reception and exclusive styling.
The new K 1600 GTL Exclusive’s radio film antenna is another world-first for BMW Motorrad. Never before has a motorcycle’s conventional rod antenna been successfully replaced with a film antenna without sacrificing reception quality.

The new film antenna has been installed discreetly between the inner lining of the topcase lid and the painted outer shell, where it ensures reception quality that is on a par with a rod antenna. This also enhances the visual appearance of the K 1600 GTL Exclusive, as the film antenna blends with the overall styling and gives the machine a distinctly uniform, contemporary look.
Adaptive xenon headlight, LED auxiliary headlights and floor lighting.
As one of the most advanced motorcycles of its time, the new K 1600 GTL Exclusive goes to great lengths to ensure that riders can both see and be seen as clearly as possible.

The new K 1600 GTL Exclusive is equipped with an adaptive xenon headlight. In addition to the pitch leveling that takes place during braking and acceleration, the low beam adjusts to compensate for the lean angle of the motorcycle. Together, the two compensatory movements direct the beam of light into the bend, following the road ahead. This results in vastly improved road illumination and active riding safety.

For greater visibility when riding in adverse weather conditions, the K 1600 GTL Exclusive is fitted with LED auxiliary headlights at the sides below the fairing. Topping the list of lighting features is an additional brake light integrated into the topcase, as well as floor lighting that stays on for a period when the remote control central locking is activated and after dismounting.

ESA II electronic suspension adjustment for optimum adaptation to all operating requirements and vehicle loads.
The new K 1600 GTL Exclusive comes standard with the benefits of the highly sophisticated Electronic Suspension Adjustment II (ESA II) system.
This system allows the rider to adjust not only the rebound damping for the front and rear spring struts and the spring preload of the rear spring strut, but also the strut’s spring rate and therefore the “firmness” of the springs – at the press of a button. The result is outstanding stability and impressive response regardless of the load.

Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) with gradient monitoring.
The Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) employs a remarkably lightweight and compact receiver control unit and special wheel sensors to keep a close eye on the tire pressure. In addition to the tire pressure warning threshold, the system is also capable of gradient monitoring. This means, for example, that a sudden loss of pressure will also trigger a warning before the critical threshold is reached, further enhancing safety.

Colors.
Exclusive composition of colors and surfaces.
The new K 1600 GTL Exclusive exudes a stylish, elegant and exclusive personality thanks to its numerous chrome details and artfully inspired color palette.

The Mineral white metallic high gloss paint finish that is applied to the bodywork in four coats lends this motorcycle a tremendous sense of class and distinction. The harmonious blend of the main body color with the subtle contrasting shade of Magnesium metallic matt creates an appearance that is brimming with both poise and elegance.

Together with the Glacier silver metallic radiator shroud and the Magnesium silver upholstery on the seat cushions, backrest and pillion passenger armrests, the K 1600 GTL Exclusive will certainly turn heads.

Equipment range.
Options and accessories.

Although the BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive comes comprehensively equipped as standard, a range of optional equipment and special accessories is available for further customization.
Factory Options are integrated into the production process. Accessories are retrofit items that can be added by BMW Motorrad dealers or customers themselves.
Options.
Low seat, one-piece 750 mm (29.5 in).
High seat, 810 mm (31.9 in).
Accessories.
Storage .

Impact protection for side-cases, 4-piece.
Storage Compartment Organizer for top-case lid.
Ergonomics and comfort.
High windscreen.

Technology.

  • Twin Akrapovic sport silencers (mufflers).
  • BMW Motorrad Navigator V.
  • BMW Motorrad Communication System
  • iPod adapter cable.
  • Additional (3rd) on-board power socket.
  • Color matched Helmets – BMW Motorrad USA partnered with Schuberth North America to develop an exclusive color matched helmet in Mineral White High Gloss. The Schuberth C3 Pro and C3 Pro Women are Schuberth’s top-of-the-line, award winning flip-up helmets and the only helmets approved for installation of the BMW Communications System. Schuberth GmbH. has been producing premium motorcycle helmets for over 50 years and is known worldwide for wind-tunnel developed helmets that are light, quiet and aerodynamic. The special K 1600 GTL Exclusive color matched helmets will only be available for retail sale at authorized BMW Motorrad dealers in the USA.

2014 R1200RT Unveiled!

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The new BMW R1200RT raises the bar yet again for dynamic touring bikes.

Bob’s is currently taking pre-orders and deposits on the 2014 R1200RT which are expected to arrive on showroom floors in March 2014. If you want to be one of the first (or maybe even the first!) on one of these perfectly engineered and tastefully designed BMW motorcycles, contact sales today. Bikes will be delivered to customers nationwide in the same order orders were received. More information available below:

The RT has always been synonymous with supremely comfortable, highly dynamic touring on two wheels. With its latest rendering in the form of the R1200RT featuring a new drive unit and carefully honed profile, BMW Motorrad is once again showing how things are done when it comes to fusing effortless travel abilities with sporty performance.

More powerful boxer engine with larger centrifugal mass for even greater refinement and smoothness.
Derived from the boxer unit on the BMW R1200GS, the new engine produces a peak output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm and its maximum torque of 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm.

To ready them for use on the new R1200RT, the centrifugal masses of both the crankshaft and the alternator were increased, resulting in even smoother engine running. Comfort has been given an additional boost by using a longer secondary transmission ratio to keep the revs lower.

R1200RT-2014-sueR1200RT-2014-012ASC and two riding modes as standard. Riding mode Pro with Hill Start Control as an ex-works option.
For optimum adaptation to the rider’s individual needs, the new R1200RT is equipped as standard with two riding modes along with Automatic Stability Control (ASC). The two riding modes, “Rain” and “Road,” allow the R1200RT to be adapted to most road conditions. The optional extra Riding mode Pro, meanwhile, includes the additional riding mode “Dynamic” plus the Hill Start Control function. The sporty nature of the R1200RT can be experienced to the full in “Dynamic” mode, while Hill Start Control helps to make light work of stopping and starting on an uphill slope.

Gear Shift Assistant Pro for smooth yet swift gear changing.
The BMW Gear Shift Assistant Pro that is available as an option ex-works represents a world first for production motorcycle manufacture. It enables upshifts and downshifts to be made without operation of the clutch or throttle valve in the load and rev speed ranges that are of relevance for riding, resulting not just in even greater comfort but in added dynamism, too.

Even more agile chassis offering superior handling precision and comfort. Dynamic ESA for optimum riding dynamics in any situation as an ex-works option.
The new R1200RT features a new, continuous main frame to give it even greater directional stability. And when fitted with the optionally available semi-active suspension BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), the new R1200RT attains unprecedented levels of riding safety, performance and comfort, with the damping being automatically adapted to the prevailing conditions to suit the riding situation and the maneuvers being carried out.

R1200RT-2014-016Optimized comfort, streamlined aerodynamics, more dynamic bodywork and optional LED daytime running light.
Seating comfort and ergonomics have likewise been further improved for rider and passenger alike. The ergonomic triangle formed by the handlebars, seat and footrests has been lowered by 20 millimeters to make it even easier to reach the floor, something which shorter riders and passengers especially will appreciate when maneuvering or getting on and off the bike. Thanks to their outstanding comfort and effective wind and weather protection, BMW RT models have always been renowned for their excellent long-distance capabilities, now further improved by the addition of an optimized windshield. The front headlight assembly is based on the headlight design featured on the BMW Motorrad K1600 models and lends the new R1200RT a highly dynamic appearance. A safety-enhancing daytime running light can be fitted as an ex-works option.

Multifunctional instrument cluster with TFT colour display, BMW Motorrad Pro onboard computer and innovative audio controls.
The instrument cluster has undergone a complete makeover, with the new R1200RT now featuring a large 5.7-inch TFT color display to provide the rider with an even greater wealth of data. This is where the extensive information from the standard-fit BMW Motorrad Pro onboard computer can also be called up, for instance. The display is supplemented by the analog speedometer and rev counter dials. And for the ultimate in touring comfort, the list of available factory-fitted options includes an audio system with innovative operation via the multi-controller.

R1200RT-2014-005New color scheme in three appealing variants.
The model’s dynamism, class and comfort are brought to the fore by three new color compositions: Quartz blue metallic and Callisto grey metallic matt are combined with the contrasting colour Dark slate metallic matt, while the Ebony metallic finish forms an eye-catching contrast with Monolith metallic matt.

The highlights of the new BMW R1200RT:

  • Air/liquid-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine with a displacement of 1,170 cc. Output 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm, maximum torque 125 Nm (92 lb‑ft) at 6,500 rpm.
  • Crankshaft and alternator with increased centrifugal mass for even smoother engine running.
  • Two riding modes (“Rain” and “Road”) plus Automatic Stability Control (ASC).
  • Riding mode Pro with “Dynamic” riding mode and Hill Start Control as an option.
  • Gear Shift Assistant Pro as an option for added comfort and dynamism when changing gear.
  • New chassis with a continuous frame that is even more agile and more comfortable.
  • Semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) as an option.
  • New bodywork in more dynamic design.
  • Optimized comfort and aerodynamics.
  • New, adjustable windshield for even better wind and weather protection.
  • New headlight concept.
  • LED daytime running light as an option.
  • Multifunctional instrument cluster with large TFT color display.
  • BMW Motorrad Pro onboard computer offering a wide range of information.
  • Innovative audio controls.
  • New colors.
  • Optional extras and special accessories made to BMW Motorrad’s customary high standards of quality.

Pre-Order TODAY!

FREE Gloves at Bob’s BMW

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FREE BMW Allround Gloves with purchase of BMW Airshell and BMW Boulder 2*.

Hurry…ends December 31st or while supples last! Offer is IN-STORE ONLY! Stop by today, ask for Margaret, and get a professional fitting on the spot!

CLOSEOUT!
Some sizes may already be sold out, and it’s first come-first serve on the few that remain.

Here’s a good looking, Hi-Viz style jacket that offers all the versatility and protection you want.

CLOSEOUT!
Some sizes may already be sold out, and it’s first come-first serve on the few that remain.

The Boulder 2 is a modern, slim fitting and sporty short-waisted jacket. Safe, comfortable, and stylish in Neon or Olive/Black.

Retails for $79.00!
Allround gloves For all touring riders who value quality and pay attention to the price. The Allround glove is waterproof, pleasantly soft and stays warm during cooler temperatures as well.

The fleecy inside lining, the soft leather of the palm and the individual adjustability by means of Velcro fasteners make the glove a comfortable

*Expires December 31, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other offer. In-store only.

Now Taking Pre-Orders on Select 2014 Models

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BMW Motorrad recently released news on the all new water cooled 2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and the never before mentioned, top secret 2014 BMW R nine T, a limited edition model celebrating BMW’s 90 year anniversary!

Bob’s is currently taking pre-orders and deposits on both models which are expected to arrive on showroom floors in March 2014. If you want to be one of the first (or maybe even the first!) on one of these perfectly engineered and tastefully designed BMW motorcycles, contact sales today. Bikes will be delivered to customers nationwide in the same order orders were received. Press releases from BMW Motorrad on both models, including specifications and images are below.

The Essence of 90 Thrilling Years of BMW Motorrad

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Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 16, 2013…Created to mark “90 Years of BMW Motorrad,” the BMW R nineT radiates both purity and power. It skillfully blends the boxer engine’s iconic character and classic design traits of bygone motorcycle eras with cutting-edge technology and a modular concept that offers a wide range of customization opportunities.

P90136334_lowRessmThe classic roadster bike is built for motorcycle enthusiasts who yearn for unadulterated, stress-free riding pleasure. When designing the nineT, terms such as “purist simplicity”, “emotion” and “authentic, traditional materials” were high on the list of priorities. Styling cues from old-school motorcycle production are united with the very latest drive and chassis components on the nineT to produce a sensational motorcycle that is just as adept at cruising serenely as it is powering down country roads.
Powered by a classic boxer engine.

Like BMW’s first-ever motorcycle – the legendary 1923 BMW R 32 – the new BMW R nineT is powered by a classic flat twin boxer engine which delivers quick acceleration from a standstill. This construction principle has been synonymous with unmistakable design, abundant torque delivery and inimitable acoustics for 90 years. The nineT employs the 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled boxer unit which produces 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,550 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.

Conceived for maximum customization.
The nineT pools together genes from 90 years of BMW Motorrad in a unique concept designed to appeal to customization fans. During each stage of the roadster’s development, focus was placed on enabling riders to tailor it to their personal preferences in a variety of ways. The choice of modifications ranges from BMW Motorrad genuine accessories to custom-made add-on or accessory parts from specialist customizers.

The ability to customize the nineT is largely due to its special frame concept. The tubular steel spaceframe that was specially developed for the nineT incorporates the boxer engine as a load-bearing element. The frame’s basic construction consists of a front frame section with integral steering head and a rear section with swingarm mounting.

The removable pillion frame allows the nineT to offer a stylish design whether riding two up or solo. With the aluminum tail cover available as a special accessory, the nineT has a look that is reminiscent of early café racers.

P90136328_lowRessmExhaust positioned on left with twin silencers (mufflers) and customization options.

The exhaust system that runs down the left-hand side with two silencers (mufflers) placed one above the other is fully in keeping with the concept of a classic sporty roadster. There is room for customization here too, courtesy of the BMW Motorrad accessory range. Adding a real touch of technical finesse to the nineT, for instance, is the Akrapović unit made of titanium. By installing a short or long connecting pipe, the silencer can be mounted in either a lowered or a raised position, radically altering the appearance and character of the nineT.

Traditional chassis design combined with high-performance technology.
The telelever usually equipped on the boxer models from BMW Motorrad has been replaced on the BMW R nineT by an upside-down telescopic fork borrowed from the S 1000 RR superbike, resulting in a distinctly classic look paired with top-tier engineering. The rear suspension employs the paralever single-sided swingarm in conjunction with a central spring strut.

The housing for the rear axle drive includes three mounting points that can be used to attach a bracket for positioning the license plate and brake/tail light unit on one side. What’s more, the swingarm on the nineT is designed in such a way that a 17-inch wheel with a width of 6 inches can be substituted for the standard 5.5-inch-wide version, if permitted.

Designed as an out-and-out roadster, the nineT follows in the tire tracks of role models from the past by featuring wire-spoke wheels with black anodized alloy, non-flanged rims, black aluminum hubs and stainless steel spokes. Radial 4-piston monoblock brake callipers work in unison with floating 320 millimeter (12.6 inch) brake discs and BMW Motorrad ABS to provide definitive stopping power.


Pared-down design and hand-built character.

One of the overriding design objectives was to reduce the bodywork as much as possible to achieve a purist look. The attention to detail that consistently infused the work of the designers and engineers on the nineT is evident throughout.

P90136324_lowRessmThe sides of the 18-liter (4.8 gallon) aluminum tank have been painstakingly brushed by hand and then coated. The aluminum plate with embossed nineT lettering on the right above the air intake duct is another example of the bike’s hand-built character.
The surfaces of many forged aluminum parts, including the yokes and the handlebar clamp bracket with BMW Motorrad lettering, have been glass bead-blasted and then given a natural anodized finish. The circular headlamp with the BMW emblem in the center of the bulb cover pays homage to previous role models from 90 years of BMW Motorrad.

A classic Black Storm Metallic paint finish with contrasting silver and metallic highlights was chosen to complement the character of the nineT.

Specially designed electrical system to allow plenty of scope for customization.
The bike’s electrical system has been specially configured for greater technical flexibility, facilitating the installation of alternative electrical components, such as headlights or turn indicators.

Highlights of the new BMW R nineT:

  • Purist design.
  • Hand-built feel to the workmanship.
  • Air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine with a displacement of 1,170 cc. Output 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,550 rpm, maximum torque 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.
  • Ideally suited to customization.
  • Modular frame concept with removable pillion frame and frame end-piece.
  • Classic wheel suspension concept using high-quality upside-down telescopic fork at the front and paralever at the rear.
  • Exhaust system with two silencers (mufflers) on the left-hand side, with variation options.
  • Traditional wire-spoke wheels with black rims and hubs.
  • Radial 4-piston monoblock brake callipers, steel-braided brake lines and floating 320 mm (12.6 inch) brake discs.
  • Model plate riveted onto steering head in classic BMW Motorrad style.
  • Personalized range of special accessories made to BMW Motorrad’s customary high standards of quality.
  • Technology.

    BMW R nineT – classic roadster with a powerful, customizable character.
    To mark the company’s 90th anniversary, BMW Motorrad is presenting the BMW R nineT as a commemorative model for enthusiasts and customers alike. The nineT embodies the brand values of 90 years of BMW Motorrad and neatly sums up the company’s illustrious past with a unique concept, pure riding pleasure, a classic pure design, and a deliberate focus on the technical essentials. This is a classic roadster model exuding style and expressiveness — the perfect choice for anyone looking for a pure, unadulterated bike with thrilling on-road performance.

    But there’s more to the BMW R nineT than being a BMW motorcycle with an unprecedented design. Besides its technical functionality, the BMW Motorrad development team also paid close attention to the emotional bond between man and machine – all in keeping with the principle that, apart from working flawlessly on a technical level, a motorcycle must also stimulate all of its rider’s senses, trigger strong emotions and provide non-stop thrills, whether it’s pulling up in front of a café or riding along country roads.

    To this effect, the nineT employs definitive styling cues from past motorcycle eras – and yet this is no retro bike. Rather, it synthesizes state-of-the-art technical features from high-performance sports machines with classic principles derived from 90 years of BMW Motorrad, and applies them with compelling handcraftsmanship.

    Ideally suited for customization.
    Customization allows motorcycles to be tailored to the owner’s personal preferences. Possible enhancements range from the usual, original accessories to limited individual components or even one-off designs.

    With the nineT, BMW Motorrad is appealing to the desire of many motorcycle enthusiasts who wish to be creative with their bike and modify it to suit their individual taste and intended use.

    P90135734_lowRessmAs a result, not only does the new BMW R nineT boast a particularly sophisticated overall concept that lends itself to being individually modified, it also includes some far-reaching technical provisions for undertaking further customization work beyond choosing from the extensive range of special equipment from BMW Motorrad.

    As such, the nineT and its unique design concept revolutionize the interaction between rider and machine. For the first time, customers can become actively involved in designing their BMW, a process which entails far more than simply adding optional extras or special accessories, as is usually the case. Taking the existing central components of engine and chassis as a basis, the nineT rider has a wealth of options for individually customizing it as they please.

    Spirited BMW Motorrad boxer engine with short secondary transmission ratio for dynamic riding pleasure.
    For 90 years, the longitudinal twin-cylinder boxer engine and power transmission by means of a cardan shaft drive have been synonymous with BMW motorcycles. Consequently, there could be no other choice when it came to selecting the drive configuration for this project, which was, after all, initiated to commemorate “90 Years of BMW Motorrad”.

    Ever since the first BMW motorcycle – the R 32 – made its debut in 1923, BMW Motorrad boxer engines have been renowned for unmistakable, rugged design, abundant torque delivery and an unrivalled sound. The BMW R nineT features the air/oil-cooled 1,170 cc boxer engine with a bore of 101 millimeters and a stroke of 73 millimeters that is already familiar on numerous BMW Motorrad models. Output peaks at 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,550 rpm, while maximum torque of 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) is generated at 6,000 rpm and the rev ceiling is set at 8,500 rpm.

    The valves are installed in a radial arrangement in the combustion chamber and their timing is controlled by means of chain-driven double overhead camshafts (DOHC) for each cylinder. The valves are actuated by cam followers of a very lightweight design, making them ideal for higher rpm, while lightweight hemispherical shims are used for valve clearance compensation.

    Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via the proven six-speed gearbox and the cardan shaft drive. In keeping with the dynamic character of the nineT, the secondary transmission ratio of the pinion and ring gear has been lowered for optimum accelerating power and the smoothest possible gear shifts.
    Twin-pipe exhaust on left-hand side for inimitable boxer sound.

    The exhaust system that runs down the left-hand side, with two silencers (mufflers) in blasted stainless steel positioned one above the other, fits perfectly with the notion of a classically designed, sporty roadster. Indeed, it is a design that has been used in similar form in the past, for example on sport and racing bikes in the ’60s and ’70s. The BMW R nineT also features an acoustic valve operated by an electric servomotor and opening and closing cables to deliver the deep resonant boxer sound that riders favor while remaining within legal sound limits.

    The BMW Motorrad accessory range for the nineT offers customers various options for the exhaust system that allow the nineT to be adapted to personal tastes. Installing the Akrapović silencer/muffler in titanium with carbon heat shields, for instance, adds a special touch of technical finesse. There is also the option of lowering or raising the exhaust system by installing a short or long connecting pipe to the front silencer/muffler, opening up even greater possibilities for the bike’s styling and giving it more of a café racer or scrambler feel.

    Modular frame concept for a host of possible variations.
    P90135102_lowRessmThe nineT features a specially designed frame concept that also permits customization. The previous frame design has been replaced by a completely, newly developed tubular steel spaceframe on the BMW R nineT, with a modular construction consisting of four components: a front main frame, a rear main frame, a frame end-piece as well as a pillion frame, which are all bolted to one another.

    With its removable frame end-piece and pillion frame, the BMW R nineT offers customers plenty of possibilities for varying the visual appearance and character of the sporty roadster model to suit their preferences.

    This is a bike built for keen performance, so the geometry of the nineT chassis has been configured first and foremost for superb handling and riding pleasure on winding country roads. The wheelbase measures 58.1 inches, the trail 4.04 inches and the steering head angle 64.5 degrees.

    From a roadster for two to a sporty racer for one.
    The BMW R nineT leaves the factory in the form of a classic, sporty roadster that can carry two people. Despite the low rider’s seat height (approx. 30.9 inches) and narrow straddle width, both rider and pillion passenger can be seated comfortably. The optional comfort rear seat provides both a larger seat area and extra cushioning for the passenger.

    If sporty solo riding is on the agenda, the pillion frame can be removed by undoing its eight bolts. An aluminum tail cover can also be installed to complete the classic café racer look.
    The custom rider’s seat with its slender, low-slung design combines with the classy nineT lettering to reveal the bike’s character as an uncompromising riding machine that has been pared down to the absolute essentials.

    Classic wheel suspension featuring upside-down telescopic fork at the front and paralever at the rear.
    The telelever front suspension usually installed on the boxer models from BMW Motorrad has been replaced on the BMW R nineT by a premium upside-down telescopic fork borrowed from the S 1000 RR superbike, producing an even more harmonious classic look and enabling more extensive chassis modifications to be carried out far more easily. Spring travel is 120 millimeters (4.7 inches).

    Wheel location at the rear is by the proven paralever single-sided swingarm used on the remaining air/oil-cooled generation of boxer models. The task of wheel suspension and damping is performed by a central spring strut with a spring painted in white. The spring preload can be adjusted hydraulically with ease using a hand wheel made from forged aluminum, while the rebound damping is infinitely adjustable. Spring travel is likewise 120 millimeters (4.7 inches).

    P90135101_lowRessmThe housing for the rear axle drive incorporates an innovative feature for further customizing the nineT. The housing, as on the other boxer models, includes three mounting points that can be used, for example, to attach a bracket for positioning the license plate on one side together with the light unit. The nineT also has so much room between the silencers (mufflers) and swingarm that the standard 5.5-inch-wide 17-inch wheel can be replaced with a 6-inch-wide version. Such modifications, however, are dependent upon state and federal regulations.

    Traditional wire-spoke wheels and high-performance brakes.
    In traditional roadster fashion, the new BMW R nineT rides on high-quality wire-spoke wheels comprising black anodized alloy non-flanged rims, cast aluminum hubs, stainless steel spokes as well as tubed tires, size 120/70 ZR 17 at the front and 180/55 ZR 17 at the rear.

    The 17-inch wheels and the tire sizes represent the state of the art for sporty motorcycles designed for performance riding, while the stainless steel wire spokes and the black hubs and rims evoke the trademark styling cues and flair of bygone eras from 90 years of BMW Motorrad.

    This creates a stark contrast to the sophisticated high-performance twin-disc brake that is more than a match for the dynamic performance abilities of the nineT. Featuring radial 4-piston monoblock brake callipers, steel-braided brake lines and floating 320 mm (12.6 inch) brake discs, it ensures superior, fade-resistant stopping power even on the sportiest of rides. Braking power at the rear is provided by a 265 mm (10.4 inch) single-disc brake with twin-piston floating calliper. The nineT already comes equipped as standard with BMW Motorrad ABS, as do all BMW motorcycles.

    Specially designed electrical system boosts scope for customization.
    The electronics have undergone a thorough overhaul to allow more extensive modification of the nineT’s technology. For example, the parameters and interfaces in the bike’s electrical system have been configured to enable alternative electrical components, such as headlights or indicators, to be installed as required.

    Separating the engine and vehicle wiring harnesses keeps the amount of work involved to a manageable level even when carrying out major modifications to the motorcycle. This is an important consideration for professional customizers.

    Note – Modifications to the BMW R nineT may void your BMW Limited Warranty. Any technical modifications should comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

    Design, workmanship and color scheme.
    Pared down styling and hand-built character.

    Whether with high- or low-mounted exhaust system, sporty aluminum tail cover or double seat – the nineT has many different appearances, but they are all equally compelling.

    In silhouette, the BMW R nineT is the epitome of casual elegance. The boxer engine, compact fuel tank and lean tail-end styling are just some of the features that help to give this bike its classic BMW Motorrad roadster proportions.

    One of the designers’ main goals was to give the body a pared-down, back-to-basics look. This focus on only the most basic design elements of the motorcycle allows the nineT to express stylish individuality using just a small number of additional crafted components. From every angle, the appearance of the nineT is defined by a mix of classic and modern motorcycle styling themes, combined with high-quality surface finishes.

    The front.
    The nineT’s classic round headlamp – the central focus of the front silhouette – projects a sense of maturity and poise. A powerful high-tech contrast is provided by the gold-anodized outer tubes in the upside-down forks, while the classic shape of the boxer engine helps to create lean overall lines.

    The instrument cluster, comprising two classic round speedometer and tachometer gauges, is smoothly and harmoniously integrated into the overall front-end design. The simple styling of these gauges reflects the classic inspiration behind the nineT’s engineering, but at the same time incorporates the convenience and amenities of modern technology. For example, the nineT comes equipped with an onboard computer that shows key information – such as time of day, engaged gear, remaining range, trip mileage, servicing interval and average speed and fuel consumption – very clearly in a large, segmented display.

    The tank.
    The 4.8-gallon aluminum tank and the aluminum plate with embossed nineT lettering over the air intake on the right-hand side are eye-catching elements. The nineT’s high standards of manufacturing quality are reflected in the meticulously hand-brushed and coated tank sides which accentuate the grain of the aluminum to full effect. The knee area can be further customized with optional classic-style rubber kneepads. Like the brushed aluminum tank surfaces, the air intake cover is naturally anodized and its finely brushed, high-tech surface neatly round out the styling in this area. The separate comfort rear seat cover is also made of aluminum, with a similar surface finish.

    Attention to detail.
    Many details draw attention to the nineT’s high-quality, hand-built character. For example, the yokes with their tapered bolt bosses and the tapered steering damper mount are superior forged aluminum parts with glass-bead-blasted and naturally anodized finish. Also made of aluminum, the clamp bracket for the tapered aluminum handlebars has embossed BMW Motorrad lettering, while the riveted model plate on the steering head – reminiscent of classic BMW motorcycle designs – is further evidence of the meticulous attention to detail that has gone into the development of the nineT.

    P90135117_lowRessmReferences to historic forerunners from 90 years of BMW Motorrad manufacturing can be seen in the wire-spoked wheels with black rims and the headlamp with its sheet steel housing and BMW emblem centrally positioned on the bulb cover. An unusual feature is the vertical mounting of the headlamp by means of a meticulously finished aluminum bracket connected to the lower yoke. The nineT also boasts white turn signal lenses and an LED rear light.

    The front fender is bolted by two forged brackets to the fork bases and is one of many details that exemplifies the nineT’s allegiance to classic motorcycle styling themes. Again, a glass-bead-blasted and naturally anodized finish demonstrates the high-quality workmanship of the nineT. Forged parts, such as the aluminum seat mount or the adjustment knob for the shock absorber, are likewise glass bead-blasted and naturally anodized.

    The narrowed seat, too, boasts a high-quality, hand-built feel. It is trimmed with high-quality leather-effect material and edged with a contrasting white, hand-sewn double lap seam. On the left rear edge of the rider’s seat is a small fabric label with a blue nineT logo. Classic yet modern color scheme.

    The new BMW R nineT is available in only one color scheme. Matching the character of the bike, this is based on classic black (Black Storm Metallic), with silver and metallic contrasts.
    The classic, pared down elegance of the nineT is supported by black anodized components such as the frame and engine block. These contrasts and a high-tech look and feel are provided by the gold-anodized fork tubes and numerous aluminum surfaces with various grains. In the drivetrain area, the paralever swingarm and magnesium valve covers are accentuated in Granite Grey Metallic Matt.
    The main body of the two-tone fuel tank of the nineT is finished in Black Storm Metallic, while its sides are meticulously brushed and coated in aluminum.

    Equipment range.
    BMW Motorrad’s range of special accessories and rider accessories are specially tailored to the overall character of the nineT.
    BMW Motorrad special accessories can be installed by authorized BMW Motorrad dealers or by customers themselves.

    Special accessories.

  • Tank Bag with attachment system.
  • Rear bag with attachment system.
  • Kneepads for tank sides.
  • Aluminum tail cover with padded backrest.
  • Custom rider’s seat with R nineT logo.
  • Comfort rear seat.
  • HP Carbon cover for engine block.
  • HP Carbon front fender.
  • Titanium Akrapović exhaust system.
  • Connector pipe, long, with bracket and cover for Akrapović silencer/muffler, high-mounted.
  • Connector pipe, short, for Akrapović silencer/muffler, low-mounted.
  • Mount for standard Akrapović silencer or accessory rear silencer/muffler
    (low-mounted), if pillion seat removed.
  • Anti-theft alarm system.
  • Heated grips.
  • LED turn signals.
  • Mounting cradle for BMW Navigator, with connection to electrical system.
  • Rider’s Apparel and Vintage Collection.

  • BlackLeather jacket.
  • FivePocket trousers.
  • BMW Motorrad Style Vintage collection
  • Engine output and torque.

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    The New BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

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    Next-Generation Icon Of Large-Capacity Travel Enduros
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 7, 2013…The arrival of the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure heralds the beginning of a new chapter in the success story of BMW Motorrad’s large, boxer-engine GS models that dates back more than 30 years. Since its debut in 2005, the big GS Adventure has been firmly established as the definitive machine for long-distance travel. It transports two-wheeled explorers to the farthest-flung corners of the world and allows them to keep pressing on when others have long since turned back.

    The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure as the quintessential travel companion for expeditions and long-distance exploration.

    The new R 1200 GS Adventure continues in this same tradition. Building on the dynamic performance characteristics and superb off-road and touring capabilities of the R 1200 GS, the latest BMW large capacity enduro provides the new, ultimate solution for globetrotters, travel enduro aficionados and touring riders with a passion for off-road action.

    Designed, engineered and equipped for supreme globetrotting capabilities.

    small-gsThe big BMW GS Adventure is an icon among large-capacity travel enduros and has been a top choice for world travelers on long-distance tours, even to the remotest regions of the planet. No matter whether it is negotiating tarmac roads, gravel tracks or rough terrain, the large-capacity GS Adventure gets its riders safely to their destination. This both compelled and inspired BMW Motorrad to make the new R 1200 GS Adventure even better in every way.

    Like the R 1200 GS, the Adventure is also built around a robust and torsionally resistant tubular steel spaceframe. However, it has a larger 7.9 gallon fuel tank (2.6 gallons more than on the R 1200 GS) to allow for an increased range, while the fuel tank itself is now made from lightweight aluminum. The R 1200 GS Adventure already comes equipped as standard with ABS, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), as well as the two riding modes “Rain” and “Road”, which enable the riding characteristics to be adapted to most road conditions. This considerably enhances its range of use while also providing a significant safety boost on slippery surfaces. Three additional riding modes can be added by ordering the optional Ride Modes Pro feature, which is accompanied by the Enduro settings for ABS and ASC for off-road riding. The three extra riding modes – Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro (which can be activated with a coding plug) – make it possible to adjust the settings of both ASC and ABS and, if fitted, the semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to suit the specific requirements of off-road operation.

    Besides new bodywork styling with an even stronger character, the globetrotting abilities and greater off-road expertise of the new R 1200 GS Adventure are clearly brought to the forefront by a new chassis set-up with an additional 0.8 inches of spring travel, increased ground clearance and a trailing arm with modified geometry for even better handling. A larger windshield with convenient hand-wheel adjustment, additional air flaps as well as hand guards greatly increase wind and weather protection. Wide enduro footrests, adjustable, reinforced foot-operated levers and completely restyled bodywork add the finishing touches to the look of the new R 1200 GS Adventure.

    Highlights of the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure:

    • Based on the same versatile overall concept as the R 1200 GS, with spirited twin-
    cylinder boxer engine and agile chassis, but with enhanced off-road prowess and
    globetrotting abilities.
    • Increased flywheel mass in the engine and additional vibration damper for even
    smoother running and superior rideability.
    • Spring travel 0.8 inches longer at front and rear compared to R 1200 GS.
    • 0.4 inches more ground clearance than predecessor.
    • Modified geometry of trailing arm for even sharper handling.
    • Completely restyled bodywork in distinctly robust and masculine GS Adventure design.
    • 7.9 gallon fuel tank with similar range to predecessor.
    • ABS, ASC and two riding modes as standard.
    • Three further riding modes available as factory option.
    • Semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) available as
    factory option.
    • More comfortable height and tilt-adjustable rider seat.
    • Large, adjustable windshield and air flaps.
    • Wide enduro footrests.
    • Adjustable, reinforced foot-operated levers.
    • Robust engine and tank protection bar.
    • Wide range of accessories and factory options.

    The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – an expert explorer and long-distance traveler.

    For years, the Adventure versions of the large-displacement BMW GS boxer have been synonymous with travelling to distant lands, whether on tarmac roads, gravel tracks or unsurfaced trails. With the latest R 1200 GS Adventure bike, BMW Motorrad is taking this model line to the next level by offering the big GS in a version specially built for long-distance travel, increased off-road riding and harsh operating conditions.

    Powerful boxer engine with increased flywheel mass for even smoother engine running and supreme off-road capabilities.

    Like the R 1200 GS, the new R 1200 GS Adventure also features the newly developed twin-cylinder boxer engine with an output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm and a peak torque of 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm. The new power unit has a displacement of 1,170 cc, as did the engine on the previous model. It still relies on air/liquid cooling, but with water instead of oil as the cooling agent – the water’s higher heat absorption capacity ensures more efficient heat dissipation. With this system of precision cooling, as it is known, only the parts of the engine that are particularly exposed to thermal stress are cooled by the coolant. The engine continues to be air-cooled too, thereby preserving the characteristic appearance of the boxer unit and its ability to handle tough operating conditions.

    The through-flow (intake/exhaust) is vertical for optimum cylinder charging and the engine housing incorporates the 6-speed gearbox as well as an oil-bath clutch with anti-hopping function. The secondary drive runs via the maintenance-free cardan shaft that is now positioned on the left-hand side.

    watreThe flywheel mass of the boxer engine’s crankshaft was increased by 2.1 lbs. on the new R 1200 GS Adventure. This results in even smoother engine running and is of particular benefit when riding off-road at low speeds and low revs, such as when negotiating tight trails. The running characteristics are further enhanced by an additional vibration damper between the gearbox output and the cardan shaft.

    Thanks to the E-gas ride-by-wire system, the rider’s inputs are relayed by a sensor on the throttle twist grip directly to the engine management, which adjusts the opening angle of the throttle valve accordingly. This produces a significant improvement in the new power unit’s controllability and response, while the introduction of the standard riding modes further enables the rider to adapt the engine’s character to the situation at hand.

    ASC and two riding modes as standard. Three additional riding modes available with optional Ride Modes Pro.

    For optimum adaptation to the rider’s individual needs and the intended use, the new R 1200 GS Adventure comes equipped as standard with two riding modes along with Automatic Stability Control (ASC). The ride characteristics can be adapted to most road conditions with the help of the two standard riding modes, “Rain” and “Road”. Together with the ABS system, also standard, ASC substantially increases the range of use of the new R 1200 GS Adventure, while also providing a significant safety boost on slippery surfaces.

    Three additional riding modes can be added by ordering the optional Ride Modes Pro feature, which is accompanied by the Enduro ABS and Enduro ASC for off-road riding. The three riding modes – Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro (which can be activated with a coding plug) – make it possible to adjust the settings of both ASC and ABS and, if fitted, the semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to suit the specific requirements of off-road operation.

    When riding on wet surfaces or in difficult grip conditions, the standard-fit “Rain” mode provides particularly gentle engine control and response characteristics to assist the rider. ABS operation is programmed for on-road use and the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) is triggered sooner than in “Road” mode. If the Dynamic ESA option is selected, damping of the front and rear spring struts is softer to suit requirements.

    In “Road” mode, engine response is spontaneous and the control systems are set to ensure optimum performance on all roads. ABS is configured for on-road use and ASC provides optimum traction. If Dynamic ESA is fitted, the front and rear damping is controlled in the standard setting.

    The new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure can really show off its sporty prowess out on the open road in Dynamic mode. The engine is tuned for direct throttle response, while restrained intervention by the ASC system enables the skilled rider to drift out slightly. ABS is once again configured for on-road use. If the optional Dynamic ESA is fitted, a firm damping set-up allows the motorcycle’s full potential to be unleashed.

    smeelThe Enduro mode is ideal for experiencing the R 1200 GS Adventure on off-road terrain. The engine responds gently in this mode and corrective control by the ASC is more restrained, allowing the experienced rider to execute deliberate and controllable rear wheel slides. Operation of the ABS is optimized for loose surfaces and road tires, while Dynamic ESA shifts to a soft setting to suit the operating requirements.

    More ambitious enduro riders can engage the Enduro Pro mode to tap into the full off-road potential of the new R 1200 GS Adventure. This riding mode – with its spontaneous engine response – is designed for use with knobby tires. Plus, when the footbrake lever is operated, the ABS function is deactivated at the rear and the optional Dynamic ESA switches to a firmer setting.

    BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA semi-active suspension: a factory option for optimum riding dynamics in any situation.

    The semi-active suspension BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) is designed to maximize ride safety and performance. Spring travel sensors at the front and rear monitor the vertical movements of the respective wheel suspension and collect additional data, allowing the damping to be automatically adapted to riding conditions and maneuvers. Dynamic ESA is integrated into the riding mode control concept.

    Robust chassis with tubular steel bridge frame and longer spring travel for superior off-road capabilities.

    The chassis of the new R 1200 GS Adventure is based on the all-new, continuous tubular steel bridge frame with a bolt-on rear frame featured on the R 1200 GS. The telelever at the front and the paralever at the rear have been re-engineered, resulting in a significant increase in torsional stiffness and ride precision compared to the predecessor model. The chassis’s geometry has been further refined to optimize handling. The R 1200 GS Adventure comes with an extra 0.8 inches of spring travel at the front (8.3 inches) and rear (8.7 inches) and 0.4 inches more ground clearance than its predecessor to make it even more suited for off-road riding. The new Adventure model is equipped with a steering damper as standard and also features a longitudinal control arm with specially adjusted geometry to further improve its handling characteristics. The center and side stands have been adapted to allow longer spring travel.

    LED main headlight as factory option for even greater safety during daytime and night-time riding.

    Like the R 1200 GS, the new R 1200 GS Adventure is equipped as standard with a halogen main headlight with optimized light output. For even greater illumination of the road ahead and safety, both day and night, an LED main headlight with daytime running light (low beam) is available as a factory option, featuring state-of-the-art LED technology, an ingenious cooling concept and a decondensation function.

    Completely restyled bodywork including 7.9 gallon aluminum tank for ideal globetrotting abilities.

    The new R 1200 GS Adventure’s bodywork and authentic design underscores its technical features and leadership as the ultimate enduro bike for world travel.

    The fundamental architecture of the R 1200 GS has been retained for the Adventure version, with the characteristic flyline running in customary fashion from the GS beak over the fuel tank and seat to the functionally styled rear. Thanks to an even more distinctive composition of body and frame components, the new R 1200 GS Adventure uncompromisingly fulfills the high style standards expected of a globetrotter along with maximum robustness for optimum protection from wind and weather.

    Compared to its predecessor, the new R 1200 GS Adventure now has a unique sense of lightness about it. This is mainly due to the open design of the tubular spaceframe which, together with the newly developed raised rear, makes it possible to see virtually right through the machine. The feeling of lightness expressed by the rear end gives added impact to the agile and dynamic character of the new Adventure model.

    201309-P90134641-thumb-origThe vertical air flow through the new boxer engine produces a vertical flow of lines as well, starting from the cooling air intake in grained matt black and continuing via the kneepads on the redesigned, 7.9 gallon aluminum tank (R 1200 GS: 5.3 gallon tank) to the engine, conveying a sense of aerodynamic lightness. At the front, additional crash bars form a protective frame around the front section of the new R 1200 GS Adventure. Together with the standard hand protectors and the protective grills for the two restyled air intake ducts on the left and right, they give visual confirmation of the bike’s outstanding robustness and off-road prowess. Its increased everyday practicality is also reflected in more minor details, such as the storage compartment in front of the fuel filler cap for small items like change or road toll cards.

    The undeniably high-class visual appeal of the new R 1200 GS Adventure is also rooted in its skillful blend of varying surfaces. Besides the select paintwork finishes and grains, numerous naturally anodized components such as the upper fork bridge and axle clamp blocks underline the high technical prowess of this globetrotting enduro bike.

    New GS beak, optimized windshield, plus air flaps for even better wind and weather protection.

    The GS beak with its more angular contours as well as a visually separate beak extension continues to radiate a sense of utmost resilience and supremacy. The extension has the additional effect of further improving spray protection. The tapered windshield – likewise purpose-developed for the Adventure – works in unison with two air flaps at the sides to improve the bike’s aerodynamic qualities. The windshield allows convenient, single-handed adjustment by means of a hand wheel and directs the airflow past the rider with little turbulence on fast legs of the journey, helping to reduce strain on the upper body at high speeds. The additional flaps, meanwhile, help to reduce draught effects in the kidney area.

    P90134691_smFlawless ergonomics – for off-road riding, as well.

    Despite its large fuel tank, the R 1200 GS Adventure has a slim waist in the knee grip area, which does more than just add to the bike’s visual sense of lightness. Apart from offering wide thigh support, the seat has been made narrower at the front, giving the rider far more freedom of movement than on the predecessor model. It is adjustable for tilt and offers seat heights of 35 inches and 35.8 inches as standard.

    Wider enduro footrests than on the R 1200 GS, together with adjustable foot-operated levers for the footbrake and gearshift, allow for the occasional change in requirements on the new Adventure, particularly when riding off road. It can be adapted to suit individual riding styles and habits as well as varying types of footwear.

    Colors.

    The new R 1200 GS Adventure clearly signals its adventurous, globetrotting nature with a choice of new color schemes.

    In Olive matt, the R 1200 GS Adventure emphasizes its long-distance touring qualities and exudes a particularly robust and strong character.

    The BMW Motorrad brand color Alpine white lends the R 1200 GS Adventure a light look and underlines its off-road expertise.

    Racing blue metallic matt offers a sporty appearance and accentuates its dynamic on-road performance abilities.

    Equipment range.

    Optional equipment and special accessories.

    BMW Motorrad offers an extensive range of optional equipment and special accessories for further customization of the new R 1200 GS Adventure.

    Optional extras are integrated into the production process and supplied as factory options. Special accessories are retrofit items that can be added by BMW Motorrad dealers or customers themselves.

    Optional equipment.

    • Ride Modes Pro (three additional riding modes – Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro –
    plus the Enduro ABS and Enduro ASC add-ons for off-road riding).
    • Semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment).
    • Navigation system preparation.
    • Onboard computer Pro.
    • Cruise control.
    • Full-LED headlight.
    • LED auxiliary lights.
    • TPM (tire pressure monitor).
    • Heated grips.
    • Chrome-plated exhaust system.
    • Anti-theft alarm system.
    • Off-road tires

    Special accessories.

    Safety.

    • LED auxiliary lights.
    • Anti-theft alarm system.

    Storage Options.

    • Aluminum cases.
    • Inner bags for aluminum cases.
    • Aluminum topcase.
    • Inner bag for aluminum topcase.
    • Water-resistant tank bag.
    • Softbag 2, small.
    • Softbag 2, large.

    Sound.

    • HP sport silencer by Akrapović.

    Ergonomics and comfort.

    • Rally seat with luggage plate (seat height 35.2 inches).
    • Tinted windshield.
    Navigation and communication.

    • BMW Motorrad Navigator V.
    • Holder, cable and attachment kit.

    Maintenance and technology.

    • Onboard toolkit service kit.

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    Due to Arrive in March… NOW Taking Pre-Orders!

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    The New BMW R nineT

    Contact Sales at 1-800-269-2627 ext. 501 to Pre-Order TODAY!

    The Essence of 90 Thrilling Years of BMW Motorrad
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 16, 2013…Created to mark “90 Years of BMW Motorrad,” the BMW R nineT radiates both purity and power. It skillfully blends the boxer engine’s iconic character and classic design traits of bygone motorcycle eras with cutting-edge technology and a modular concept that offers a wide range of customization opportunities.

    The classic roadster bike is built for motorcycle enthusiasts who yearn for unadulterated, stress-free riding pleasure. When designing the nineT, terms such as “purist simplicity”, “emotion” and “authentic, traditional materials” were high on the list of priorities. Styling cues from old-school motorcycle production are united with the very latest drive and chassis components on the nineT to produce a sensational motorcycle that is just as adept at cruising serenely as it is powering down country roads.
    Powered by a classic boxer engine.

    Like BMW’s first-ever motorcycle – the legendary 1923 BMW R 32 – the new BMW R nineT is powered by a classic flat twin boxer engine which delivers quick acceleration from a standstill. This construction principle has been synonymous with unmistakable design, abundant torque delivery and inimitable acoustics for 90 years. The nineT employs the 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled boxer unit which produces 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,550 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.

    Conceived for maximum customization.
    The nineT pools together genes from 90 years of BMW Motorrad in a unique concept designed to appeal to customization fans. During each stage of the roadster’s development, focus was placed on enabling riders to tailor it to their personal preferences in a variety of ways. The choice of modifications ranges from BMW Motorrad genuine accessories to custom-made add-on or accessory parts from specialist customizers.

    The ability to customize the nineT is largely due to its special frame concept. The tubular steel spaceframe that was specially developed for the nineT incorporates the boxer engine as a load-bearing element. The frame’s basic construction consists of a front frame section with integral steering head and a rear section with swingarm mounting.

    The removable pillion frame allows the nineT to offer a stylish design whether riding two up or solo. With the aluminum tail cover available as a special accessory, the nineT has a look that is reminiscent of early café racers.

    Exhaust positioned on left with twin silencers (mufflers) and customization options.

    The exhaust system that runs down the left-hand side with two silencers (mufflers) placed one above the other is fully in keeping with the concept of a classic sporty roadster. There is room for customization here too, courtesy of the BMW Motorrad accessory range. Adding a real touch of technical finesse to the nineT, for instance, is the Akrapović unit made of titanium. By installing a short or long connecting pipe, the silencer can be mounted in either a lowered or a raised position, radically altering the appearance and character of the nineT.

    Traditional chassis design combined with high-performance technology.
    The telelever usually equipped on the boxer models from BMW Motorrad has been replaced on the BMW R nineT by an upside-down telescopic fork borrowed from the S 1000 RR superbike, resulting in a distinctly classic look paired with top-tier engineering. The rear suspension employs the paralever single-sided swingarm in conjunction with a central spring strut.

    The housing for the rear axle drive includes three mounting points that can be used to attach a bracket for positioning the license plate and brake/tail light unit on one side. What’s more, the swingarm on the nineT is designed in such a way that a 17-inch wheel with a width of 6 inches can be substituted for the standard 5.5-inch-wide version, if permitted.

    Designed as an out-and-out roadster, the nineT follows in the tire tracks of role models from the past by featuring wire-spoke wheels with black anodized alloy, non-flanged rims, black aluminum hubs and stainless steel spokes. Radial 4-piston monoblock brake callipers work in unison with floating 320 millimeter (12.6 inch) brake discs and BMW Motorrad ABS to provide definitive stopping power.


    Pared-down design and hand-built character.

    One of the overriding design objectives was to reduce the bodywork as much as possible to achieve a purist look. The attention to detail that consistently infused the work of the designers and engineers on the nineT is evident throughout.

    1391858_557304344343459_339638015_nThe sides of the 18-liter (4.8 gallon) aluminum tank have been painstakingly brushed by hand and then coated. The aluminum plate with embossed nineT lettering on the right above the air intake duct is another example of the bike’s hand-built character.
    The surfaces of many forged aluminum parts, including the yokes and the handlebar clamp bracket with BMW Motorrad lettering, have been glass bead-blasted and then given a natural anodized finish. The circular headlamp with the BMW emblem in the center of the bulb cover pays homage to previous role models from 90 years of BMW Motorrad.

    A classic Black Storm Metallic paint finish with contrasting silver and metallic highlights was chosen to complement the character of the nineT.

    Specially designed electrical system to allow plenty of scope for customization.
    The bike’s electrical system has been specially configured for greater technical flexibility, facilitating the installation of alternative electrical components, such as headlights or turn indicators.

    Highlights of the new BMW R nineT:

  • Purist design.
  • Hand-built feel to the workmanship.
  • Air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine with a displacement of 1,170 cc. Output 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,550 rpm, maximum torque 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.
  • Ideally suited to customization.
  • Modular frame concept with removable pillion frame and frame end-piece.
  • Classic wheel suspension concept using high-quality upside-down telescopic fork at the front and paralever at the rear.
  • Exhaust system with two silencers (mufflers) on the left-hand side, with variation options.
  • Traditional wire-spoke wheels with black rims and hubs.
  • Radial 4-piston monoblock brake callipers, steel-braided brake lines and floating 320 mm (12.6 inch) brake discs.
  • Model plate riveted onto steering head in classic BMW Motorrad style.
  • Personalized range of special accessories made to BMW Motorrad’s customary high standards of quality.
  • Technology.

    BMW R nineT – classic roadster with a powerful, customizable character.
    To mark the company’s 90th anniversary, BMW Motorrad is presenting the BMW R nineT as a commemorative model for enthusiasts and customers alike. The nineT embodies the brand values of 90 years of BMW Motorrad and neatly sums up the company’s illustrious past with a unique concept, pure riding pleasure, a classic pure design, and a deliberate focus on the technical essentials. This is a classic roadster model exuding style and expressiveness — the perfect choice for anyone looking for a pure, unadulterated bike with thrilling on-road performance.

    But there’s more to the BMW R nineT than being a BMW motorcycle with an unprecedented design. Besides its technical functionality, the BMW Motorrad development team also paid close attention to the emotional bond between man and machine – all in keeping with the principle that, apart from working flawlessly on a technical level, a motorcycle must also stimulate all of its rider’s senses, trigger strong emotions and provide non-stop thrills, whether it’s pulling up in front of a café or riding along country roads.

    To this effect, the nineT employs definitive styling cues from past motorcycle eras – and yet this is no retro bike. Rather, it synthesizes state-of-the-art technical features from high-performance sports machines with classic principles derived from 90 years of BMW Motorrad, and applies them with compelling handcraftsmanship.

    Ideally suited for customization.
    Customization allows motorcycles to be tailored to the owner’s personal preferences. Possible enhancements range from the usual, original accessories to limited individual components or even one-off designs.

    With the nineT, BMW Motorrad is appealing to the desire of many motorcycle enthusiasts who wish to be creative with their bike and modify it to suit their individual taste and intended use.

    As a result, not only does the new BMW R nineT boast a particularly sophisticated overall concept that lends itself to being individually modified, it also includes some far-reaching technical provisions for undertaking further customization work beyond choosing from the extensive range of special equipment from BMW Motorrad.

    As such, the nineT and its unique design concept revolutionize the interaction between rider and machine. For the first time, customers can become actively involved in designing their BMW, a process which entails far more than simply adding optional extras or special accessories, as is usually the case. Taking the existing central components of engine and chassis as a basis, the nineT rider has a wealth of options for individually customizing it as they please.

    Spirited BMW Motorrad boxer engine with short secondary transmission ratio for dynamic riding pleasure.
    For 90 years, the longitudinal twin-cylinder boxer engine and power transmission by means of a cardan shaft drive have been synonymous with BMW motorcycles. Consequently, there could be no other choice when it came to selecting the drive configuration for this project, which was, after all, initiated to commemorate “90 Years of BMW Motorrad”.

    Ever since the first BMW motorcycle – the R 32 – made its debut in 1923, BMW Motorrad boxer engines have been renowned for unmistakable, rugged design, abundant torque delivery and an unrivalled sound. The BMW R nineT features the air/oil-cooled 1,170 cc boxer engine with a bore of 101 millimeters and a stroke of 73 millimeters that is already familiar on numerous BMW Motorrad models. Output peaks at 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,550 rpm, while maximum torque of 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) is generated at 6,000 rpm and the rev ceiling is set at 8,500 rpm.

    The valves are installed in a radial arrangement in the combustion chamber and their timing is controlled by means of chain-driven double overhead camshafts (DOHC) for each cylinder. The valves are actuated by cam followers of a very lightweight design, making them ideal for higher rpm, while lightweight hemispherical shims are used for valve clearance compensation.

    Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via the proven six-speed gearbox and the cardan shaft drive. In keeping with the dynamic character of the nineT, the secondary transmission ratio of the pinion and ring gear has been lowered for optimum accelerating power and the smoothest possible gear shifts.
    Twin-pipe exhaust on left-hand side for inimitable boxer sound.

    The exhaust system that runs down the left-hand side, with two silencers (mufflers) in blasted stainless steel positioned one above the other, fits perfectly with the notion of a classically designed, sporty roadster. Indeed, it is a design that has been used in similar form in the past, for example on sport and racing bikes in the ’60s and ’70s. The BMW R nineT also features an acoustic valve operated by an electric servomotor and opening and closing cables to deliver the deep resonant boxer sound that riders favor while remaining within legal sound limits.

    The BMW Motorrad accessory range for the nineT offers customers various options for the exhaust system that allow the nineT to be adapted to personal tastes. Installing the Akrapović silencer/muffler in titanium with carbon heat shields, for instance, adds a special touch of technical finesse. There is also the option of lowering or raising the exhaust system by installing a short or long connecting pipe to the front silencer/muffler, opening up even greater possibilities for the bike’s styling and giving it more of a café racer or scrambler feel.

    Modular frame concept for a host of possible variations.
    1376457_557298637677363_595819801_nThe nineT features a specially designed frame concept that also permits customization. The previous frame design has been replaced by a completely, newly developed tubular steel spaceframe on the BMW R nineT, with a modular construction consisting of four components: a front main frame, a rear main frame, a frame end-piece as well as a pillion frame, which are all bolted to one another.

    With its removable frame end-piece and pillion frame, the BMW R nineT offers customers plenty of possibilities for varying the visual appearance and character of the sporty roadster model to suit their preferences.

    This is a bike built for keen performance, so the geometry of the nineT chassis has been configured first and foremost for superb handling and riding pleasure on winding country roads. The wheelbase measures 58.1 inches, the trail 4.04 inches and the steering head angle 64.5 degrees.

    From a roadster for two to a sporty racer for one.
    The BMW R nineT leaves the factory in the form of a classic, sporty roadster that can carry two people. Despite the low rider’s seat height (approx. 30.9 inches) and narrow straddle width, both rider and pillion passenger can be seated comfortably. The optional comfort rear seat provides both a larger seat area and extra cushioning for the passenger.

    If sporty solo riding is on the agenda, the pillion frame can be removed by undoing its eight bolts. An aluminum tail cover can also be installed to complete the classic café racer look.
    The custom rider’s seat with its slender, low-slung design combines with the classy nineT lettering to reveal the bike’s character as an uncompromising riding machine that has been pared down to the absolute essentials.

    Classic wheel suspension featuring upside-down telescopic fork at the front and paralever at the rear.
    The telelever front suspension usually installed on the boxer models from BMW Motorrad has been replaced on the BMW R nineT by a premium upside-down telescopic fork borrowed from the S 1000 RR superbike, producing an even more harmonious classic look and enabling more extensive chassis modifications to be carried out far more easily. Spring travel is 120 millimeters (4.7 inches).

    Wheel location at the rear is by the proven paralever single-sided swingarm used on the remaining air/oil-cooled generation of boxer models. The task of wheel suspension and damping is performed by a central spring strut with a spring painted in white. The spring preload can be adjusted hydraulically with ease using a hand wheel made from forged aluminum, while the rebound damping is infinitely adjustable. Spring travel is likewise 120 millimeters (4.7 inches).

    The housing for the rear axle drive incorporates an innovative feature for further customizing the nineT. The housing, as on the other boxer models, includes three mounting points that can be used, for example, to attach a bracket for positioning the license plate on one side together with the light unit. The nineT also has so much room between the silencers (mufflers) and swingarm that the standard 5.5-inch-wide 17-inch wheel can be replaced with a 6-inch-wide version. Such modifications, however, are dependent upon state and federal regulations.

    Traditional wire-spoke wheels and high-performance brakes.
    In traditional roadster fashion, the new BMW R nineT rides on high-quality wire-spoke wheels comprising black anodized alloy non-flanged rims, cast aluminum hubs, stainless steel spokes as well as tubed tires, size 120/70 ZR 17 at the front and 180/55 ZR 17 at the rear.

    The 17-inch wheels and the tire sizes represent the state of the art for sporty motorcycles designed for performance riding, while the stainless steel wire spokes and the black hubs and rims evoke the trademark styling cues and flair of bygone eras from 90 years of BMW Motorrad.

    This creates a stark contrast to the sophisticated high-performance twin-disc brake that is more than a match for the dynamic performance abilities of the nineT. Featuring radial 4-piston monoblock brake callipers, steel-braided brake lines and floating 320 mm (12.6 inch) brake discs, it ensures superior, fade-resistant stopping power even on the sportiest of rides. Braking power at the rear is provided by a 265 mm (10.4 inch) single-disc brake with twin-piston floating calliper. The nineT already comes equipped as standard with BMW Motorrad ABS, as do all BMW motorcycles.

    Specially designed electrical system boosts scope for customization.
    The electronics have undergone a thorough overhaul to allow more extensive modification of the nineT’s technology. For example, the parameters and interfaces in the bike’s electrical system have been configured to enable alternative electrical components, such as headlights or indicators, to be installed as required.

    Separating the engine and vehicle wiring harnesses keeps the amount of work involved to a manageable level even when carrying out major modifications to the motorcycle. This is an important consideration for professional customizers.

    Note – Modifications to the BMW R nineT may void your BMW Limited Warranty. Any technical modifications should comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

    Design, workmanship and color scheme.
    Pared down styling and hand-built character.

    Whether with high- or low-mounted exhaust system, sporty aluminum tail cover or double seat – the nineT has many different appearances, but they are all equally compelling.

    In silhouette, the BMW R nineT is the epitome of casual elegance. The boxer engine, compact fuel tank and lean tail-end styling are just some of the features that help to give this bike its classic BMW Motorrad roadster proportions.

    One of the designers’ main goals was to give the body a pared-down, back-to-basics look. This focus on only the most basic design elements of the motorcycle allows the nineT to express stylish individuality using just a small number of additional crafted components. From every angle, the appearance of the nineT is defined by a mix of classic and modern motorcycle styling themes, combined with high-quality surface finishes.

    The front.
    The nineT’s classic round headlamp – the central focus of the front silhouette – projects a sense of maturity and poise. A powerful high-tech contrast is provided by the gold-anodized outer tubes in the upside-down forks, while the classic shape of the boxer engine helps to create lean overall lines.

    The instrument cluster, comprising two classic round speedometer and tachometer gauges, is smoothly and harmoniously integrated into the overall front-end design. The simple styling of these gauges reflects the classic inspiration behind the nineT’s engineering, but at the same time incorporates the convenience and amenities of modern technology. For example, the nineT comes equipped with an onboard computer that shows key information – such as time of day, engaged gear, remaining range, trip mileage, servicing interval and average speed and fuel consumption – very clearly in a large, segmented display.

    The tank.
    The 4.8-gallon aluminum tank and the aluminum plate with embossed nineT lettering over the air intake on the right-hand side are eye-catching elements. The nineT’s high standards of manufacturing quality are reflected in the meticulously hand-brushed and coated tank sides which accentuate the grain of the aluminum to full effect. The knee area can be further customized with optional classic-style rubber kneepads. Like the brushed aluminum tank surfaces, the air intake cover is naturally anodized and its finely brushed, high-tech surface neatly round out the styling in this area. The separate comfort rear seat cover is also made of aluminum, with a similar surface finish.

    Attention to detail.
    Many details draw attention to the nineT’s high-quality, hand-built character. For example, the yokes with their tapered bolt bosses and the tapered steering damper mount are superior forged aluminum parts with glass-bead-blasted and naturally anodized finish. Also made of aluminum, the clamp bracket for the tapered aluminum handlebars has embossed BMW Motorrad lettering, while the riveted model plate on the steering head – reminiscent of classic BMW motorcycle designs – is further evidence of the meticulous attention to detail that has gone into the development of the nineT.

    1377278_557298651010695_1351551382_n (1)References to historic forerunners from 90 years of BMW Motorrad manufacturing can be seen in the wire-spoked wheels with black rims and the headlamp with its sheet steel housing and BMW emblem centrally positioned on the bulb cover. An unusual feature is the vertical mounting of the headlamp by means of a meticulously finished aluminum bracket connected to the lower yoke. The nineT also boasts white turn signal lenses and an LED rear light.

    The front fender is bolted by two forged brackets to the fork bases and is one of many details that exemplifies the nineT’s allegiance to classic motorcycle styling themes. Again, a glass-bead-blasted and naturally anodized finish demonstrates the high-quality workmanship of the nineT. Forged parts, such as the aluminum seat mount or the adjustment knob for the shock absorber, are likewise glass bead-blasted and naturally anodized.

    The narrowed seat, too, boasts a high-quality, hand-built feel. It is trimmed with high-quality leather-effect material and edged with a contrasting white, hand-sewn double lap seam. On the left rear edge of the rider’s seat is a small fabric label with a blue nineT logo.
    Classic yet modern color scheme.

    The new BMW R nineT is available in only one color scheme. Matching the character of the bike, this is based on classic black (Black Storm Metallic), with silver and metallic contrasts.
    The classic, pared down elegance of the nineT is supported by black anodized components such as the frame and engine block. These contrasts and a high-tech look and feel are provided by the gold-anodized fork tubes and numerous aluminum surfaces with various grains. In the drivetrain area, the paralever swingarm and magnesium valve covers are accentuated in Granite Grey Metallic Matt.
    The main body of the two-tone fuel tank of the nineT is finished in Black Storm Metallic, while its sides are meticulously brushed and coated in aluminum.

    Equipment range.
    BMW Motorrad’s range of special accessories and rider accessories are specially tailored to the overall character of the nineT.
    BMW Motorrad special accessories can be installed by authorized BMW Motorrad dealers or by customers themselves.

    Special accessories.

  • Tank Bag with attachment system.
  • Rear bag with attachment system.
  • Kneepads for tank sides.
  • Aluminum tail cover with padded backrest.
  • Custom rider’s seat with R nineT logo.
  • Comfort rear seat.
  • HP Carbon cover for engine block.
  • HP Carbon front fender.
  • Titanium Akrapović exhaust system.
  • Connector pipe, long, with bracket and cover for Akrapović silencer/muffler, high-mounted.
  • Connector pipe, short, for Akrapović silencer/muffler, low-mounted.
  • Mount for standard Akrapović silencer or accessory rear silencer/muffler
    (low-mounted), if pillion seat removed.
  • Anti-theft alarm system.
  • Heated grips.
  • LED turn signals.
  • Mounting cradle for BMW Navigator, with connection to electrical system.
  • Call 1-800-269-2627 to Pre-Order TODAY!

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    The New BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

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    Next-Generation Icon Of Large-Capacity Travel Enduros
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 7, 2013…The arrival of the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure heralds the beginning of a new chapter in the success story of BMW Motorrad’s large, boxer-engine GS models that dates back more than 30 years. Since its debut in 2005, the big GS Adventure has been firmly established as the definitive machine for long-distance travel. It transports two-wheeled explorers to the farthest-flung corners of the world and allows them to keep pressing on when others have long since turned back.

    The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure as the quintessential travel companion for expeditions and long-distance exploration.

    The new R 1200 GS Adventure continues in this same tradition. Building on the dynamic performance characteristics and superb off-road and touring capabilities of the R 1200 GS, the latest BMW large capacity enduro provides the new, ultimate solution for globetrotters, travel enduro aficionados and touring riders with a passion for off-road action.

    Designed, engineered and equipped for supreme globetrotting capabilities.

    small-gsThe big BMW GS Adventure is an icon among large-capacity travel enduros and has been a top choice for world travelers on long-distance tours, even to the remotest regions of the planet. No matter whether it is negotiating tarmac roads, gravel tracks or rough terrain, the large-capacity GS Adventure gets its riders safely to their destination. This both compelled and inspired BMW Motorrad to make the new R 1200 GS Adventure even better in every way.

    Like the R 1200 GS, the Adventure is also built around a robust and torsionally resistant tubular steel spaceframe. However, it has a larger 7.9 gallon fuel tank (2.6 gallons more than on the R 1200 GS) to allow for an increased range, while the fuel tank itself is now made from lightweight aluminum. The R 1200 GS Adventure already comes equipped as standard with ABS, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), as well as the two riding modes “Rain” and “Road”, which enable the riding characteristics to be adapted to most road conditions. This considerably enhances its range of use while also providing a significant safety boost on slippery surfaces. Three additional riding modes can be added by ordering the optional Ride Modes Pro feature, which is accompanied by the Enduro settings for ABS and ASC for off-road riding. The three extra riding modes – Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro (which can be activated with a coding plug) – make it possible to adjust the settings of both ASC and ABS and, if fitted, the semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to suit the specific requirements of off-road operation.

    Besides new bodywork styling with an even stronger character, the globetrotting abilities and greater off-road expertise of the new R 1200 GS Adventure are clearly brought to the forefront by a new chassis set-up with an additional 0.8 inches of spring travel, increased ground clearance and a trailing arm with modified geometry for even better handling. A larger windshield with convenient hand-wheel adjustment, additional air flaps as well as hand guards greatly increase wind and weather protection. Wide enduro footrests, adjustable, reinforced foot-operated levers and completely restyled bodywork add the finishing touches to the look of the new R 1200 GS Adventure.

    Highlights of the new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure:

    • Based on the same versatile overall concept as the R 1200 GS, with spirited twin-
    cylinder boxer engine and agile chassis, but with enhanced off-road prowess and
    globetrotting abilities.
    • Increased flywheel mass in the engine and additional vibration damper for even
    smoother running and superior rideability.
    • Spring travel 0.8 inches longer at front and rear compared to R 1200 GS.
    • 0.4 inches more ground clearance than predecessor.
    • Modified geometry of trailing arm for even sharper handling.
    • Completely restyled bodywork in distinctly robust and masculine GS Adventure design.
    • 7.9 gallon fuel tank with similar range to predecessor.
    • ABS, ASC and two riding modes as standard.
    • Three further riding modes available as factory option.
    • Semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) available as
    factory option.
    • More comfortable height and tilt-adjustable rider seat.
    • Large, adjustable windshield and air flaps.
    • Wide enduro footrests.
    • Adjustable, reinforced foot-operated levers.
    • Robust engine and tank protection bar.
    • Wide range of accessories and factory options.

    The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – an expert explorer and long-distance traveler.

    For years, the Adventure versions of the large-displacement BMW GS boxer have been synonymous with travelling to distant lands, whether on tarmac roads, gravel tracks or unsurfaced trails. With the latest R 1200 GS Adventure bike, BMW Motorrad is taking this model line to the next level by offering the big GS in a version specially built for long-distance travel, increased off-road riding and harsh operating conditions.

    Powerful boxer engine with increased flywheel mass for even smoother engine running and supreme off-road capabilities.

    Like the R 1200 GS, the new R 1200 GS Adventure also features the newly developed twin-cylinder boxer engine with an output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm and a peak torque of 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm. The new power unit has a displacement of 1,170 cc, as did the engine on the previous model. It still relies on air/liquid cooling, but with water instead of oil as the cooling agent – the water’s higher heat absorption capacity ensures more efficient heat dissipation. With this system of precision cooling, as it is known, only the parts of the engine that are particularly exposed to thermal stress are cooled by the coolant. The engine continues to be air-cooled too, thereby preserving the characteristic appearance of the boxer unit and its ability to handle tough operating conditions.

    The through-flow (intake/exhaust) is vertical for optimum cylinder charging and the engine housing incorporates the 6-speed gearbox as well as an oil-bath clutch with anti-hopping function. The secondary drive runs via the maintenance-free cardan shaft that is now positioned on the left-hand side.

    The flywheel mass of the boxer engine’s crankshaft was increased by 2.1 lbs. on the new R 1200 GS Adventure. This results in even smoother engine running and is of particular benefit when riding off-road at low speeds and low revs, such as when negotiating tight trails. The running characteristics are further enhanced by an additional vibration damper between the gearbox output and the cardan shaft.

    Thanks to the E-gas ride-by-wire system, the rider’s inputs are relayed by a sensor on the throttle twist grip directly to the engine management, which adjusts the opening angle of the throttle valve accordingly. This produces a significant improvement in the new power unit’s controllability and response, while the introduction of the standard riding modes further enables the rider to adapt the engine’s character to the situation at hand.

    ASC and two riding modes as standard. Three additional riding modes available with optional Ride Modes Pro.

    For optimum adaptation to the rider’s individual needs and the intended use, the new R 1200 GS Adventure comes equipped as standard with two riding modes along with Automatic Stability Control (ASC). The ride characteristics can be adapted to most road conditions with the help of the two standard riding modes, “Rain” and “Road”. Together with the ABS system, also standard, ASC substantially increases the range of use of the new R 1200 GS Adventure, while also providing a significant safety boost on slippery surfaces.

    Three additional riding modes can be added by ordering the optional Ride Modes Pro feature, which is accompanied by the Enduro ABS and Enduro ASC for off-road riding. The three riding modes – Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro (which can be activated with a coding plug) – make it possible to adjust the settings of both ASC and ABS and, if fitted, the semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to suit the specific requirements of off-road operation.

    When riding on wet surfaces or in difficult grip conditions, the standard-fit “Rain” mode provides particularly gentle engine control and response characteristics to assist the rider. ABS operation is programmed for on-road use and the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) is triggered sooner than in “Road” mode. If the Dynamic ESA option is selected, damping of the front and rear spring struts is softer to suit requirements.

    In “Road” mode, engine response is spontaneous and the control systems are set to ensure optimum performance on all roads. ABS is configured for on-road use and ASC provides optimum traction. If Dynamic ESA is fitted, the front and rear damping is controlled in the standard setting.

    The new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure can really show off its sporty prowess out on the open road in Dynamic mode. The engine is tuned for direct throttle response, while restrained intervention by the ASC system enables the skilled rider to drift out slightly. ABS is once again configured for on-road use. If the optional Dynamic ESA is fitted, a firm damping set-up allows the motorcycle’s full potential to be unleashed.

    The Enduro mode is ideal for experiencing the R 1200 GS Adventure on off-road terrain. The engine responds gently in this mode and corrective control by the ASC is more restrained, allowing the experienced rider to execute deliberate and controllable rear wheel slides. Operation of the ABS is optimized for loose surfaces and road tires, while Dynamic ESA shifts to a soft setting to suit the operating requirements.

    More ambitious enduro riders can engage the Enduro Pro mode to tap into the full off-road potential of the new R 1200 GS Adventure. This riding mode – with its spontaneous engine response – is designed for use with knobby tires. Plus, when the footbrake lever is operated, the ABS function is deactivated at the rear and the optional Dynamic ESA switches to a firmer setting.

    BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA semi-active suspension: a factory option for optimum riding dynamics in any situation.

    The semi-active suspension BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) is designed to maximize ride safety and performance. Spring travel sensors at the front and rear monitor the vertical movements of the respective wheel suspension and collect additional data, allowing the damping to be automatically adapted to riding conditions and maneuvers. Dynamic ESA is integrated into the riding mode control concept.

    Robust chassis with tubular steel bridge frame and longer spring travel for superior off-road capabilities.

    The chassis of the new R 1200 GS Adventure is based on the all-new, continuous tubular steel bridge frame with a bolt-on rear frame featured on the R 1200 GS. The telelever at the front and the paralever at the rear have been re-engineered, resulting in a significant increase in torsional stiffness and ride precision compared to the predecessor model. The chassis’s geometry has been further refined to optimize handling. The R 1200 GS Adventure comes with an extra 0.8 inches of spring travel at the front (8.3 inches) and rear (8.7 inches) and 0.4 inches more ground clearance than its predecessor to make it even more suited for off-road riding. The new Adventure model is equipped with a steering damper as standard and also features a longitudinal control arm with specially adjusted geometry to further improve its handling characteristics. The center and side stands have been adapted to allow longer spring travel.

    LED main headlight as factory option for even greater safety during daytime and night-time riding.

    Like the R 1200 GS, the new R 1200 GS Adventure is equipped as standard with a halogen main headlight with optimized light output. For even greater illumination of the road ahead and safety, both day and night, an LED main headlight with daytime running light (low beam) is available as a factory option, featuring state-of-the-art LED technology, an ingenious cooling concept and a decondensation function.

    Completely restyled bodywork including 7.9 gallon aluminum tank for ideal globetrotting abilities.

    The new R 1200 GS Adventure’s bodywork and authentic design underscores its technical features and leadership as the ultimate enduro bike for world travel.

    The fundamental architecture of the R 1200 GS has been retained for the Adventure version, with the characteristic flyline running in customary fashion from the GS beak over the fuel tank and seat to the functionally styled rear. Thanks to an even more distinctive composition of body and frame components, the new R 1200 GS Adventure uncompromisingly fulfills the high style standards expected of a globetrotter along with maximum robustness for optimum protection from wind and weather.

    Compared to its predecessor, the new R 1200 GS Adventure now has a unique sense of lightness about it. This is mainly due to the open design of the tubular spaceframe which, together with the newly developed raised rear, makes it possible to see virtually right through the machine. The feeling of lightness expressed by the rear end gives added impact to the agile and dynamic character of the new Adventure model.

    The vertical air flow through the new boxer engine produces a vertical flow of lines as well, starting from the cooling air intake in grained matt black and continuing via the kneepads on the redesigned, 7.9 gallon aluminum tank (R 1200 GS: 5.3 gallon tank) to the engine, conveying a sense of aerodynamic lightness. At the front, additional crash bars form a protective frame around the front section of the new R 1200 GS Adventure. Together with the standard hand protectors and the protective grills for the two restyled air intake ducts on the left and right, they give visual confirmation of the bike’s outstanding robustness and off-road prowess. Its increased everyday practicality is also reflected in more minor details, such as the storage compartment in front of the fuel filler cap for small items like change or road toll cards.

    The undeniably high-class visual appeal of the new R 1200 GS Adventure is also rooted in its skillful blend of varying surfaces. Besides the select paintwork finishes and grains, numerous naturally anodized components such as the upper fork bridge and axle clamp blocks underline the high technical prowess of this globetrotting enduro bike.

    New GS beak, optimized windshield, plus air flaps for even better wind and weather protection.

    The GS beak with its more angular contours as well as a visually separate beak extension continues to radiate a sense of utmost resilience and supremacy. The extension has the additional effect of further improving spray protection. The tapered windshield – likewise purpose-developed for the Adventure – works in unison with two air flaps at the sides to improve the bike’s aerodynamic qualities. The windshield allows convenient, single-handed adjustment by means of a hand wheel and directs the airflow past the rider with little turbulence on fast legs of the journey, helping to reduce strain on the upper body at high speeds. The additional flaps, meanwhile, help to reduce draught effects in the kidney area.

    Flawless ergonomics – for off-road riding, as well.

    Despite its large fuel tank, the R 1200 GS Adventure has a slim waist in the knee grip area, which does more than just add to the bike’s visual sense of lightness. Apart from offering wide thigh support, the seat has been made narrower at the front, giving the rider far more freedom of movement than on the predecessor model. It is adjustable for tilt and offers seat heights of 35 inches and 35.8 inches as standard.

    Wider enduro footrests than on the R 1200 GS, together with adjustable foot-operated levers for the footbrake and gearshift, allow for the occasional change in requirements on the new Adventure, particularly when riding off road. It can be adapted to suit individual riding styles and habits as well as varying types of footwear.

    Colors.

    The new R 1200 GS Adventure clearly signals its adventurous, globetrotting nature with a choice of new color schemes.

    In Olive matt, the R 1200 GS Adventure emphasizes its long-distance touring qualities and exudes a particularly robust and strong character.

    The BMW Motorrad brand color Alpine white lends the R 1200 GS Adventure a light look and underlines its off-road expertise.

    Racing blue metallic matt offers a sporty appearance and accentuates its dynamic on-road performance abilities.

    Equipment range.

    Optional equipment and special accessories.

    BMW Motorrad offers an extensive range of optional equipment and special accessories for further customization of the new R 1200 GS Adventure.

    Optional extras are integrated into the production process and supplied as factory options. Special accessories are retrofit items that can be added by BMW Motorrad dealers or customers themselves.

    Optional equipment.

    • Ride Modes Pro (three additional riding modes – Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro –
    plus the Enduro ABS and Enduro ASC add-ons for off-road riding).
    • Semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment).
    • Navigation system preparation.
    • Onboard computer Pro.
    • Cruise control.
    • Full-LED headlight.
    • LED auxiliary lights.
    • TPM (tire pressure monitor).
    • Heated grips.
    • Chrome-plated exhaust system.
    • Anti-theft alarm system.
    • Off-road tires

    Special accessories.

    Safety.

    • LED auxiliary lights.
    • Anti-theft alarm system.

    Storage Options.

    • Aluminum cases.
    • Inner bags for aluminum cases.
    • Aluminum topcase.
    • Inner bag for aluminum topcase.
    • Water-resistant tank bag.
    • Softbag 2, small.
    • Softbag 2, large.

    Sound.

    • HP sport silencer by Akrapović.

    Ergonomics and comfort.

    • Rally seat with luggage plate (seat height 35.2 inches).
    • Tinted windshield.
    Navigation and communication.

    • BMW Motorrad Navigator V.
    • Holder, cable and attachment kit.

    Maintenance and technology.

    • Onboard toolkit service kit.

    Bob’s Oktoberfest and Celebration of BMW’s 90th Anniversary

    Thanks to all that made Bob’s Oktoberfest and Celebration of BMW’s 90 Year Anniversary a great success! The weather literally held out for us down to the minute…at 4pm on the dot, the down pour began! If you were unable to join us for the event last Saturday, feel free to stop by sometime next week and ask for Hanna to receive a Limited Edition 90 Year anniversary keepsake that was given out at Oktoberfest. It is a unique piece highlighting 9 decades of BMW history. It is very cool and informative and again is a limited edition piece!

    In addition to all the fun hundreds of motorcyclists and enthusiasts had throughout the day including: DYNO runs for just $15 or 2 for $25; speaking with on-site vendors to get brand specific questions answered; taking Schuberth helmet test rides; participating in the BMW bike show featuring a R/90S Concours d’Elegance; shopping bargain prices at the swap meet; enjoying great food provided by the Blue Knights and complimentary German beer by Bob’s; guests also flocked to the door prize drawing stations for a chance to win multiple amazing giveaways; plus guests of Oktoberfest were the first to hear the winner of the GoPro Video contest!

    If you have not seen the video submissions for the contest they are all available on Bob’s YouTube Channel. We got some great submissions and want to thank everyone who participated in the contest.

    A BIG congratulations goes out to Ruben Cezar who submitted “Follow the Small Movie” which received the most views, a total of 3, 497 views! Ruben was the winner of the contest and was awarded $300 in GoPro accessories.

    Although no second or third place prizes were awarded, Bob’s wants to give a special shout out to Justin Lille whose video, “2-Year Old Riding KTM 50 Mini Bike” received 1,195 views and Frank Quintanilla’s video, “Track Day” that received 634 views!

    As for Oktoberfest door prize winners…(drum roll please)…

    • Will Laska from Alexandria, VA won a Bob’s BMW $50 gift card sponsored by Rider’s Insurance.
    • William Gunn from Baltimore, MD won a Gerbing Heated Jacket
    • Ed Adajar from Brookeville, MD won a Scorpion Exo-500 helmet
    • Kerry Lohan from Norfolk, VA won an Individual Scala G9 Intercom System
    • Chris Kircher from Crofton, MD won a Free Track Day with Roger Lyle’s MotorcycleXcitement
    • Colder months are ahead, but Bob’s BMW still has many fun events coming up through the end of the year including our first ever Project Bike Auction on October 5, a fun and exciting presentation led by our very own Internet Specialist, Colin Busch who will be sharing his GS adventures through 14 countries and how he did it on a budget, the NYC International Motorcycle Show Bus Trip, a FREE Bike Wash, and our annual customer appreciation “Holiday Cheer” event. Hope to see you all soon! Visit our event calendar for more details on any event or email hanna.creekmore@bobsbmw.com

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