THE SPEZIAL ONES

Motorcycle News (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

Launched un­der the ban­ner Mo­tor­rad Spezial, BMW have an­nounced their own range of fac­tory-fit parts that buy­ers can re­quest to be bolted onto their bike in the Ber­lin fac­tory be­fore it is de­liv­ered to their lo­cal dealer. And while ini­tially this is only an op­tion on R ninet mod­els and the K1600GTS and R1200RT, if the car world’s model is any­thing to go by it will soon be rolled out through­out the model range.

The new ac­ces­sories range, which is called Op­tion 719 af­ter the code that BMW des­ig­nates to their one-off mod­els, can be bought from a dealer and retro fit­ted to bikes, but as some of it in­cludes paint, BMW are bank­ing on own­ers spec-ing their bikes up at the point of or­der. This can be done ei­ther via a vir­tual de­sign on the Mo­tor­rad Con­fig­u­ra­tor or through a good old­fash­ioned cat­a­logue!

The ac­ces­sories for the R ninet fam­ily are the most strik­ing and in­clude beau­ti­fully ma­chined me­tal items such as rocker cov­ers, seat sup­ports, levers and reser­voir cov­ers. In ad­di­tion, there is a new paint scheme for the R ninet with a Spezial ad­di­tion in­volv­ing five lay­ers of paint to give a distressed look to a cool num­ber board. Prices are yet to be con­firmed, but the Spezial bikes and parts can be or­dered from deal­ers from Au­gust.

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