You are here

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.


Add new comment

Shop the Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide
Find the perfect gift for that special biker on your shopping list!