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2015 BMW model preview

BMW K 1300 S
BMW K 1300 S

BMW has added one new model for 2015 as well as several updates to current models, including keyless lock and start on several bikes.

BMW F 800 GS - BMW K 1300 S
BMW F 800 GS

The new model is the special edition K 1300 S Motorsport which comes in BMW Motorsport colours, black engine spoiler, tinted windshield, HP wheels, an Akrapovic rear silencer and HP footrests for rider and passenger. The previous paint finishes are no longer available.

There is no mention of the rumoured half-faired S 1000 F to take on the Ducati Multistrada.

BMW Motorrad Australia brand manager Scott Croaker says the new models will be available from November. No prices are yet released.

However, prices are not expected to change on the K 1300 R, F 700 GS, F 800 GS and Adventure and F 800 GT which only get new colour schemes.

BMW R 1200 RT - BMW K 1300 S
BMW R 1200 RT

The R 1200 GS will not only be available with new paint finishes but also with the R 1200 GS Adventure and R 1200 RT crankshaft with increased gyrating masses for smoother running. The GS can also now be fitted with the BMW Motorrad Keyless Ride System as an ex-works option. This enables both the steering lock and the fuel filler flap to be locked and unlocked. The motorcycle is started using the starter button as before and the key can remain in the rider’s clothing. 

You can also get the Shift Assistant Pro available as an option ex works for the GS allowing clutchless gear changes.

BMW K 1600 GTL - BMW K 1300 S
BMW K 1600 GTL

The 2015 R 1200 GS Adventure can also be fitted with the keyless system, clutchless shift, and a lowered seat and suspension, reducing the seat height to 840mm.

The R 1200 RT gets a new two-colour paint finish and keyless system as standard equipment.

BMW’s luxury touring bikes, K 1600 GT and GTL, have new paint finishes and all come standard with Dynamic Traction Control, keyless, daytime riding lights and Hill Start Control. The K 1600 GT and GTL are now also fitted with the instrument panel of the K 1600 GTL Exclusive featuring new scales and chrome surfaces.