BMW announce 2016 model upgrades

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BMW announce 2016 model upgrades

BMW Motorrad has today announced a number of model facelifts for its 2016 range including a special edition GS – the world’s best-selling motorcycle.

Next week we’ll be looking at the new models that can be expected from each manufacturer including three new models from BMW but the German marque has kindly offered up details of several new paint finishes, some which have been discontinued and the fitment of standard equipment on the current range, all of which can be found in dealerships from next month.

According to the Motorcyle Industry Association's new registration figures for 2015 so far, three of the top 10 best-selling models in the UK are from BMW with the R1200 GS, Adventure and S1000RR mixing it up with a series of 125cc bikes and scooters.

Here are the confirmed details for the current range updates:

BMW F 800 GT

New colour:

  • Monolith metallic matt / Sapphire black metallic
  • Dark graphite metallic paint finish will no longer be available

F800GT in Monolith metallic matt / Sapphire black metallic

BMW R 1200 GS

  • ABS Pro and dynamic brake light available as a special equipment feature
  • Light white non-metallic replaces the existing Alpine white 3 non-metallic
  • Black storm metallic paint finish will no longer be available
R1200GS in Light white non-metallic

BMW R 1200 GS TripleBlack (special model)

As the name suggests, BMW have created 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.

Front and rear frame in Agate Grey in combination with the engine, gearbox and swinging arm.

The ‘GS TB’ is fitted with the cross-spoke wheels with black gloss rims as well as a new black-grey seat with "GS" marking.

BMW R1200GS TripleBlack

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

  • ABS Pro and dynamic brake light available as a special equipment feature
  • 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
  • Olive non-metallic matt and Racing blue metallic matt are no longer available

R1200 GS Adventure in Racing red non-metallic

BMW R 1200 RT

New paint finish for 2016:

  • Platin bronze metallic
  • Callisto grey metallic matt paint finish is no longer available

R1200 RT in Platin bronze metallic

BMW R nineT

Now 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

Aluminium fuel tank with smoothed welding seams on the 2016 R nineT

BMW S 1000 RR

One new colour combination:

  • Black storm metallic / Racing red non-metallic

Stunning S1000RR in Black storm metallic / Racing red metallic

BMW S 1000 R

One new feature:

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

BMW S 1000 XR

Now with the following feature:

  • Dynamic brake light as a special equipment feature in conjunction with the options ABS Pro and Riding Modes Pro

BMW K 1600 GT / GTL / GTL Exclusive

New and discontinued paint finishes plus new standard features:

  • ABS Pro and dynamic brake light as standard features
  • 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)
  • Sakhir orange metallic / Black storm metallic is no longer available (GT)
  • Magnesium beige metallic is no longer available (GTL)
  • Mineral white metallic is no longer available (GTL)
BMW K1600GT in Cosmic blue metallic / Black storm metallic
Any take your fancy? Head to you local dealership for more info.  or ! 
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