BMW Announces Updates for 2013
July 6, 2012 - Munich. A number of model updates will be integrated in the BMW Motorrad program for the model year 2013.
The models will be available for order in the new configuration at all BMW Motorrad dealerships from August 2012. The 2013 changes are outlined below.
BMW on Record Sales Pace for 2012
BMW also announced today that the company sold 59,189 motorcycles worldwide in the first half of 2012 (previous year: 60,580 units / - 2.3 %). Of this figure, 10,271 were sold in June (previous year: 11,831 units / -13.2 %).
BMW is expecting significant growth in the second half of the year, thereby staying on course for a new sales record. One of the factors is the high demand for the new maxi scooters BMW C 600 Sport and BMW C 650 GT (report) which had their market launch recently.
2013 BMW Motorcycles
Standard ABS on All BMW Motorcycles: BMW Motorrad ABS available as standard in all models worldwide. As a leading motorcycle manufacturer, BMW Motorrad has always been aware of its social responsibility in connection with motorcycling safety.
In 1988 the company presented the world's first serial production motorcycles with the antilock brake system ABS - the most effective technical safety bonus to this day. Now follows the next logical step: as of the model year 2013, BMW Motorrad will be the first manufacturer in the world to provide ABS in all models as standard. This is a proactive step, clearly pre-empting the requirement for ABS which is likely to be introduced in 2016 for all newly registered motorcycles in Europe.
BMW F 800 R: From model year 2013 the BMW F 800 R is available in the following new paint finishes: Racing blue metallic/Alpine white. Sapphire black metallic. The following paint finishes are no longer available: Alpine white/Black satin gloss, Magma red/White aluminum metallic matt.
BMW F 800 R Dynamic Package: In the Dynamic package, BMW Motorrad offers a combination of options and special accessories which underline the dynamic flair of the BMW F 800 R even more strikingly. The package consists of an engine spoiler, an LED rear light, LED turn indicators and a pillion seat cover.
The Dynamic package is available for the F 800 R from August in conjunction with a new vehicle order. The package price in Germany is € 295.- incl. 19 % VAT (price saving € 138.-).
BMW F 800 R Touring Package: The ideal package motorcyclists who love to travel, the new Touring package for the F 800 R focuses on ride comfort and touring capability. The package consists of heated grips, On-board computer, electrical socket, luggage rack, pannier holder and center stand.
The Touring package is available for the BMW F 800 R from August in conjunction with a new vehicle order. The package price in Germany is € 495.- incl. 19 % VAT (price saving € 215.-).
BMW G 650 GS: From model year 2013 the BMW G 650 GS is available in the following new paint finish: Sunset yellow. The paint finish Orange red is no longer available.
BMW R 1200 R: From model year 2013 the BMW R 1200 R is available in the following new paint finishes: Montego blue metallic, Magnesium beige metallic. The paint finishes Red apple metallic and Smoke grey metallic are no longer available.
BMW S 1000 RR: From model year 2013 the BMW S 1000 RR is available in the following new paint finish: Granite grey metallic matt. The paint finish Bluefire is no longer available.
BMW K 1300 S: From model year 2013 the BMW K 1300 S is available in the following new paint finish: Sapphire black metallic/Dark graphite metallic. The paint finish Magma red/Sapphire black metallic is no longer available.
BMW K 1300 R: From model year 2013 the BMW K 1300 R is
available in the following new paint finishes: Racing red/Sapphire Black
metallic, Sapphire black metallic/Black satin gloss.
The paint finishes Ostra grey metallic matt/Sapphire black metallic, Light grey metallic and Black satin gloss/Granite grey metallic matt are no longer available.
The sports wheels previously available as an optional extra are now
included in the range of standard fittings. The Dynamic package of the K
1300 R therefore no longer includes them. The latter thus comprises
heated grips, on-board computer, LED turn indicators, the Sport
windshield, Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA II and the shift
assistant. The package price has been adjusted downwards accordingly and
is now € 890.- (previously € 1,000); price valid for the German
BMW K 1600 GT: From model year 2013 the BMW K 1600 GT is available in the following new paint finishes: Dark graphite metallic, Montego blue metallic. The paint finish Vermilion red metallic is no longer available.
The LED additional headlamps are available as of October 2012 as a new option for the K 1600 GT (previously only for the K 1600 GTL).
In the 5.7-inch TFT color screen on the instrument panel, there is now an optional digital speed display or the logo "6".
BMW K 1600 GTL: From model year 2013 the BMW K 1600 GTL is available in the following new paint finishes: Dark graphite metallic, Damask red metallic. The paint finish Royal blue metallic is no longer available.
In the 5.7-inch TFT color screen on the instrument panel, there is
now an optional digital speed display or the logo "6".
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