BMW Motorrad Updates Its Motorcycles For 2020
While some motorcycles have received new paint options, some have received new features
- BMW’s entry-level motorcycles, the G 310 twins, have received new paint options.
- Some aftermarket components have received a price cut.
- The R Nine T lineup now gets Automatic Stability Control as standard.
BMW Motorrad has updated its model lineup for FY 2020. While most of the motorcycles have received new paint schemes, some have received new features. Don’t get excited just yet, because BMW Motorrad India officials haven’t confirmed when the India-specific models will be updated. However, we expect the company to roll out 2020 models in India soon. Here’s a comprehensive list showing which motorcycle has received what.
BMW G 310 R & G 310 GS:
The entry-level motorcycles from BMW have received new paint schemes. While the roadster variant, the G 310 R, is now available in a new Cosmic Black 2 paint job, the G 310 GS now gets a new paint option called Strato Blue. Apart from the addition of new paint schemes, both the motorcycles remain mechanically identical to the current models.
BMW S 1000 RR & S 1000 R:
BMW’s top-of-the-line sportbike, the S 1000 RR, gets a new silver paint option, which we think looks spectacular. However, we would still pick the iconic blue/white paint job. Additionally, the bike now gets a new carbon package, which includes carbon fibre body panels, chain guard and sprocket cover. The S 1000 R, on the other hand, now comes with a new San Marino Blue paint job.
BMW K 1600B & K 1600 GTL:
The German manufacturer has also updated its touring motorcycles, the K 1600B and K 1600 GTL. Where the K 1600 B gets only one new colour scheme (Hockenheim Silver Metallic), the K 1600 GTL is now available with three new paint options: blue/ivory, Stardust Metallic and Black Storm Metallic. However, the addition of a reverse gear is the most significant addition to the 2020 K 1600 motorcycles.
BMW R 1250 GS & R 1250 GS Adventure:
BMW’s flagship adventure motorcycles, the BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure, look already menacing in their natural state. So, instead of adding fancy paint options, BMW has just added new paint options (black and gold) for the spoke wheels. Additionally, buyers can also fit new optional seats on the motorcycles.
BMW R NineT lineup:
BMW sells five variants of the R NineT internationally, whereas in India we have three variants: the standard, the Racer and the Scrambler variant. Earlier, the motorcycle used to get Automatic Stability Control (ASC) as optional fitment. For 2020, this safety feature is available as standard! Essentially, ASC eliminates rear-wheel spin during wet road conditions.
BMW F 750 GS / F 850 GS / F 850 GS Adventure:
While most of the models have received an update in one form or the other, the F 7500 GS, F 850 GS and F 850 GS Adventure have remained the same. However, what has changed is the price of optional equipment like Dynamic ESA (semi-active suspension setup), Riding modes Pro, Comfort package and Dynamic package. The company has increased the price of this equipment by 15 per cent in international markets. We've reached out to BMW Motorrad India and they're yet to confirm whether the prices for the optional equipment will be hiked for the Indian market or not.