Mid-year product launches are usually uneventful affairs, as manufacturers basically trying to grab some column space with the reworkings of their previous-year machines. BMW Motorrad is no different of course, releasing information on a number of “2015″ machines that only really have new paint options to show for their model year distinctions.
Some credit can be given to the 2015 BMW R1200GS, which will be receiving the same heavier flywheel that is found on the current crop of BMW R1200GS Adventure and BMW R1200RT motorcycles. This should make the GS a little bit more manageable at lower engine rpm’s, and match the “bold new graphics” nicely in the process.
Another Bavarian motorcycle of note is the 2015 BMW K1300S Motorsport, which takes the venerable sport-tourer from BMW, and adds a bit of flash to the machine. The new paint scheme is the most obvious of new elements, and the BMW K1300S Motorsport incorporates a black engine spoiler, tinted windshield, HP wheels, and Akrapovic exhaust. What’s more important though, is in the fine print.
BMW says that the previous colors of the BMW K1300S will be discontinued after the 2014 model year, meaning the “Motorsport” edition of the model will be the only on the market. This seems to be a tip-off that the K1300S Motorsport will likely be the last of the K1300S design, with BMW surely trying to blowout manufactured pieces ahead of a new model release.
With the BMW S1000F set to debut soon, likely at October’s INTERMOT show in Cologne, the inline-four S1000RR-based sport tourer could certainly be taking over as BMW’s sport-focused sport-tourer. If both bikes remained on the lineup together, there would be considerable overlap between the machines, with the x-factor being how ADV-ready the S1000F would be made.
With spy shots of the BMW S1000F showing a machine adventure-touring styling cues, it’s hard to say what BMW Motorrad is up to, though the original rumor about the machine was that it was BMW’s next sport-tourer. Time will tell on how this all plays out, in the meantime K1300S Motorsport might be last of the K1300S. It’ll be available August 1st, at € 19,950 including a 19% VAT.
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