BMW have revealed a range of major changes to their R1200GS and R1200GS-Adventure for 2017… with the biggest upgrades bestowed on the F700 and F800GS ranges, The liquid-cooled boxer-engined bikes are receiving supplementary technical changes to make them compliant with Euro4 noise and emission regulations.
The BMW R1200GS is the biggest-selling bike in the UK’s over-125cc market and changes have been brought in to comply with next year’s laws. But the bike will actually be available as a 2017 model from August 2016.
Changes and New Features include a judder damper on the transmission output shaft, a revised selector drum actuator in the gearbox and updates to the transmission shafts and transmission shaft bearings. An On Board Diagnostics (OBD) light, permanently-on sidelights and a revised instrument layout are also added.
The technical changes extend to the R1200GS Adventure, R1200RT tourer, half-faired R1200RS and the R1200R roadster as their engines, swingarms and running gear are much the same.
Triple Black is Back
The Triple Black R1200GS Adventure has been established for a few years now and remains a popular choice. BMW have responded to customer requests and brought back the none more-black special edition for 2017.
The central fuel tank cover, storage compartment lid and front mudguard are in Blackstorm metallic, together with fuel tank side panels in Dark Slate metallic, giving the already purposeful and aggressive GS an even tougher look. The engine, gearbox and swingarm are also painted black. A new black seat with GS logo on the back of the unit is also standard.