BMW today revealed specification updates for a number of models in its 2022 line-up, with its R 18 cruiser range and S 1000 RR supersports offering adopting the most significant changes.
The base BMW R 18 as well as the touring-equipped R 18 Classic, will next year be offered in three new colour schemes, Mars red, Manhattan metallic and Galaxy Dust, and a number of new option packages will be made available.
BMW’s local wing has yet to confirm when the 2022 models will arrive in Australia, or if pricing will be adjusted from the current $27,206 rideaway offering.
The 2022 BMW R 18 will carry over its 1802cc boxer engine that delivers 67kW and 158Nm, and is backed up by a strong technology suite that can be tailored via three rider modes: Rain, Roll and Rock.
Meanwhile, the 2022 BMW S 1000 RR supersports model also adopts new colour schemes and option packages, but also sees the standard inclusion of an ‘M’ chassis to improve handling and adjustability.
The updated model will retain a familiar 999cc four-cylinder engine generating 152kW and 100Nm.
Pricing for the BMW S 1000 RR is currently advertised from $25,670 in entry-level trim.
Earlier this year, BMW Motorrad Australia launched its new S 1000 R naked bike from $22,691 rideaway, which translates to a $280 price increase over the model it replaces.
BMW’s new S 1000 R naked bike debuts new styling and tech features, as well as a number of performance upgrades borrowed from the German brand’s S 1000 RR supersports model.
For 2021, the BMW S 1000 R uses a softer version of the 999cc inline four-cylinder engine found in its fully faired sibling, in this case tuned to deliver 121kW and 114Nm.
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