An electric motorcycle, a restyled K 1600 B full dresser and more G 310 and R nineT models are tipped to be unveiled by BMW Motorrad at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next month.
BMW has announced it will feature “four world premieres” which is the same number of new models they unveiled last year.
They consisted of updated K 1600 models, extra R nineT models and the G 310 GS.
Since then, the model updates have been new colours, cosmetics and optional extras including the emergency call or “SOS button” that contacts emergency services in the event of a crash.
Electric show stopper
BMW really needs a show-stopper model for the 2017 show and it could very well be an electric motorcycle.
The company already has an electric scooter, the C-Evolution, and in September unveiled the Concept Link electric scooter.
They have previously shown an electric S 1000 RR concept called the eRR, so we believe the time is right for an electric BMW motorcycle.
Honda and Yamaha have ben forging ahead with electric bikes and concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show and BMW won’t be left behind.
K 1000 B full dresser
European patent sketches have also emerged of a full dresser version of the K 1600 B bagger.
They call it the K 1600 C and it has a top box and touring screen.
The bagger has been a success in the US where its style has been better received than the other Germanic K 1600 models.
A full dresser version would make a lot of sense for that market and could do well in Australia.
F 850 GS
In April, spy shots emerged of an F 850 GS.
It would compete against the popular Honda Africa Twin and the upcoming updates to the Triumph Tiger 800.
This spy photo from MoreBikes.co.uk shows it now has a conventional fuel tank, tubeless tyres, chain and exhaust swapped around, and LED headlights.
Now BMW has released this teaser video of the upcoming F 850 GS.
The other model could be a new version of the new learner-approved and Indian-made G 310.
Our tip is that the G 310 will get a cafe racer version to add to the naked and GS models.
Cafe racers are still big news and a G 310 cafe racer would make a lot of sense.
Or it could be a new variant of the R nineT family, now their second most popular after the GS.
They have a scrambler, GS, a couple of nakeds and a cafe racer, so it is difficult to see what else they could do with the model.
However, it is so successful, they could surely milk it for another version. Perhaps a bobber version to mirror the runaway success of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber!
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