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Old 07-03-2015, 10:50 AM   #1
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BMWs tweaked 2016 models

Alterations to R1200GS and others for next year including dynamic brake light

The 2016 R1200GS 'TripleBlack'

BMW's Dynamic Brake light in action

BMW HAS revealed a raft of changes to its carryover 2016 machines including the addition of a brake light that flashes during hard stops to warn drivers behind.

The Dynamic Brake Light flashes if you brake hard from speeds over 50km/h (31mph). If you keep the anchors on as the bike drops below 14km/h (9mph) – as though you’re coming to a complete standstill – the hazard lights will automatically flash.

The new tech will appear on 2016 R1200GS and Adventure models and the S1000XR when they’re fitted with ‘ABS Pro’ in conjunction with the ‘Ride Modes Pro’ option (remember when you only had to choose what colour you wanted?) It will also be standard on the K1600GT, GTL and GTL Exclusive, which also have ABS Pro.

What’s ABS Pro? Unsurprisingly, it’s not for professional anti-lock brake users, but instead is BMW’s take on the Bosch cornering ABS system that’s already appeared on some other bikes, particularly KTMs.

Oh, and if you’re not in the EU, you don’t get the flashy brake lights, presumably because they’d be illegal in some other territories, but you can still get ABS Pro. Yes, it’s just as complicated as it sounds.

Elsewhere, the changes are all about the Bold New Colours. For 2016 you can get (and these are BMW’s own descriptions):


Monolith metallic matt / Sapphire black metallic.

The paint finish Dark graphite metallic will no longer be available.

BMW R 1200 GS.

Light white non-metallic replaces the existing Alpine white 3 non-metallic.

The paint finish Black storm metallic will no longer be available.

BMW R 1200 GS TripleBlack (special model).

TripleBlack – the name says it all with this BMW R 1200 GS special model. BMW Motorrad is responding to a wish expressed by many customers by bringing out the world's top-selling motorcycle in a virtually all-black finish.

The central fuel tank cover, fuel tank side panels and front mudguard in Black storm metallic together with black anodised fork slider tubes give the legendary travel enduro a strikingly masculine touch. Powerful technical accentuations are provided by the front and rear frame in Agate Grey in combination with the engine, gearbox and swinging arm.

The special model is fitted with the cross-spoke wheels with black gloss rim base familiar from the R 1200 GS Adventure, previously available as a special equipment feature.

A new black-grey seat with striking "GS" application on passenger seat rounds off the strong appearance of the new R 1200 GS TripleBlack.

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure.

New paint Racing red non-metallic matt and Ocean blue metallic matt.

Light white non-metallic replaces the existing paint finish Alpine white 3 non-metallic.

The paint finishes Olive non-metallic matt and Racing blue metallic matt are no longer available.

BMW R 1200 RT.

Platin bronze metallic.

The existing paint finish Callisto grey metallic matt is no longer available.

BMW R nineT.

As of model year 2016, the BMW R nineT will be available with the following new special equipment features:

Hand-brushed naked/exposed aluminium fuel tank with smoothed welding seams.

Hand-brushed naked/exposed aluminium fuel tank with visible welding seams.

Heated grips.

BMW S 1000 RR.

Black storm metallic / Racing red non-metallic.

BMW S 1000 R.

As of model year 2016, the BMW S 1000 R will be available with the following new feature:

Grained fuel tank trim, instead of the previous fuel tank with paint finish (only with Light white non-metallic).

BMW K 1600 GT / GTL / GTL Exclusive.

New paint finish Cosmic blue metallic / Black storm metallic (GT).

New paint finish Ocean blue metallic matt (GTL)

New paint finish Sparkling storm metallic (GTL Exclusive)

The paint finish Sakhir orange metallic / Black storm metallic is no longer available (GT).

The paint finish Magnesium beige metallic is no longer available (GTL).

The paint finish Mineral white metallic is no longer available (GTL).'

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