BMW Motorrad Australia has today announced significant updates across its line-up, with new colours, options and features debuting on key models.

The company has yet to reveal its 2021 R 1250 GS, however, INFO MOTO understands that the new adventure bike will take on a similar update to its smaller ‘F’ siblings with a special ’40 Years GS Edition’.

Headlining the 2021 model-year update is a new Black Storm colour scheme for the S 1000 RR sportsbike, while its sports-touring S 1000 XR stablemate gains the iconic tri-colour BMW Motorsport livery.

BMW S 1000 XR 2021

BMW Motorrad has also upped personalisation potential with a new set of ‘Option 719’ milled parts, explains the brand’s head of marketing Nigel Harvey.

“The introduction of traditional and iconic colours for some of our most successful models underlines our commitment to showcasing BMW Motorrad’s history while also providing a highly impressive appearance,” said Mr Harvey in a press release.

“We are also delighted to expand our successful Option 719 line and we are certain many of our customers will relish the opportunity to specify these parts to set their motorcycle apart and truly make it their own.”

The updated models are heading to showrooms now, however, some particular optional components will arrive in September/October.

BMW R 1250 RS

Changes to the BMW R 1250 RS include a new sports silencer, an Austin Yellow metallic colour scheme as well as a number of new options including drag torque control as part of the Drive Modes Pro technology suite.

Meanwhile, the R 1250 R now features a black frame and engine, reverse assist, adaptive turning lights, tyre pressure control and a daytime running light as standard.

BMW’s beastly K 1600 GT, GTL and Grand America get near-identical equipment upgrades, while the K 1600 B benefits from engine protection bars and LED auxiliary headlights.


All four variants in the K range also feature new unique paint options and minor updates to option packages.

The S 1000 RR, which changes over to the Euro 5 standard, gains notable new options like a sports silencer and M titanium exhaust system, a USB charging port and M Endurance chain, as well as a fairly comprehensive M milled parts package that includes levers and engine protectors, among other things.

For the touring S 1000 XR, BMW has added a colour-matched tank cover and card pocket, revised luggage solutions, as well as the aforementioned M milled parts package.

BMW S 1000 RR 2021

Finally, the recently-released F 900 R and F 900 XR get new factory-activated riding modes.

BMW will also release its new all-new R 18 cruiser this year, which is expected to be available in the third quarter.

The bike will launch in a limited-run First Edition variant equipped with Reverse Assist, with about 200 units expected to arrive priced from $31,690 plus on-road costs.

BMW R 18 2020

Distinguishing the First Edition is double pin-stripe paint and chrome touches.

More units are earmarked for a November arrival, including a First Edition without the Reverse Assist option for $30,190 as well as the base model which will check in from $26,890.


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