Slicker price stickers
A SUB-$20,000 sportsbike headlines BMW’s new prices for four machines arriving in the first half of this year.
Prices start at $18,990 for the naked S1000 R and top out at $29,990 for the R1200 RT.
BMW Motorrad Australia general manager Tony Sesto predicts the first shipments will be sellouts.
“In 2013 BMW Motorrad achieved the highest sales figure ever, both locally and internationally,” Sesto says.
“With these four great new models we are looking to carry that momentum into 2014.”
The first arrivals will be two R-Series bikes next month. The flagship RT’s upgrades include standard dynamic suspension adjustment, heated seats, cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring and audio with Bluetooth connectivity.
The RT will also roll out in Australia with the riding mode pro as standard fit.
This adds a dynamic mode to the road and rain engine- mapping software and has a hill start assist function.
The hard-core GS Adventure, with a $24,300 sticker, comes with heated grips, tyre pressure monitoring, pannier rails and LED auxiliary lights.
Options include cruise control, preparation for a GPS device, dynamic suspension adjustment and a “touring package” that includes daytime riding light, LED headlight and the riding mode pro software.
The S1000 R (pictured) and R nineT are scheduled for April touchdown.
The roadster will cost $20,950 before owners start to customise the bike — and that’s the premise of the machine, meaning it will probably climb into the mid$20Ks for most buyers.
The naked version of BMW’s superbike will include stability control, quickshifter, cruise control and the riding mode pro setup with dynamic traction control as basic fit.
Dynamic damping control and heated grips are options.