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BMW Updates for 2016

Munich is introducing a slew of new updates during the EICMA international motorcycle show in Milano. 

A new Scrambler version of the R nineT is the most exciting news so far. The high-pipe bike is powered by the same 110 HP boxer motor found in the standard R nineT. 

BMW Motorrad presents the new BMW R nineT Scrambler, a motorcycle which revives the Scrambler era in a very special way. It has everything that defines this motorcycle type, filled with a very distinct spirit and created for motorcycle fans who love things that are purist, reduced to the essentials and non-conformist - combined with the technology and quality of a BMW. Together with the R nineT Roadster, the BMW Scrambler establishes the new BMW Motorrad Heritage world of experience.

The new BMW R nineT Scrambler press release offers these features:

  • Purist design.
  • Classic colour concept.
  • Stitched seat in patinised leather look.
  • Workmanship with great attention to detail.
  • Air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder boxer engine with a capacity of 1170 cc. Output 81 kW (110 hp) at 7 750 rpm, maximum torque of 116 Nm at 6 000 rpm.
  • Designed to be customised.
  • Modular frame concept with removable passenger frame offering a range of variations.
  • Classic wheel suspension by means of telescopic fork at front and Paralever at rear.
  • Large 19-inch front wheel as is typical of a Scrambler.
  • Upright seating position in classic Scrambler style.
  • Raised exhaust fitted close to the body with twin silencer.
  • Axially mounted 4-piston brake calipers, steel-wrapped brake lines,
    320-millimetre brake discs and ABS.
  • Individually tailored special accessories in the familiar high quality typical of BMW Motorrad.

BMW 310R

A totally new machine introduced recently is the BMW G310R. This entry-level roadster is built in India and offers a 313cc thumper for power. The cylinder is canted backwards and offers 34 HP at 9400 RPM. Though obviouysly a low end unit (for BMW anyway) the feature list is pretty impressive. For example, ABS is standard equipment.

The BMW F700GS and F800GS receive new two-tone color schemes and visual refinements. Mechanically the bikes retain their 4-valve parallel twin powerplants, producing 75 and 85 HP respectively. Here's an overview of highlights for the new F 700 GS and F 800 GS in 2016:


  • New "emotional" design with electroplated elements.
  • New F 700 GS paint finish and style variants:
  • Light white non-metallic, Sakhir orange metallic, Mineral grey metallic.
  • New F 800 GS paint finish and style variants:
  • Light white non-metallic, Black storm metallic, Racing blue metallic matt.
  • Five possible seat heights for each model with four seats and optional lowered suspension (ex works option).

The BMW S1000XR  also gets a new color scheme for 2016. The new Granite Grey Metallic option will feature white and red highlights.

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