BMW Motorcyles naming convention:

BMW Motorrad uses a three-segment model identifier, each segment is separated with a space. The first segment or prefix letter identifies the engine type. The second segment usually indicates the approximate engine size, but there are exceptions to that ’rule.’ Case in point, the F 750 GS has a 853 cc engine. The third segment or suffix letter(s) identifies the motorcycle class or body style.

Prefix letter:

C – water-cooled, swingmount engine
R – water-cooled, horizontally opposed ("boxer") two-cylinder
K – water-cooled, inline three-, four- or six-cylinder
F – water-cooled, vertical two-cylinder (since 2007)
G – water-cooled, single-cylinder
S – water-cooled, inline-four superbike

Suffix letter:

C – Cruiser
CS – Classic Sport
G/S – GelΓ€nde/Strasse (Off-road/Street)
GS – GelΓ€nde Sport (Off-road Sport — Enduro)
GT – Gran Turismo (Grand Touring)
LS – Luxus Sport (Luxury Sport)
LT – Luxus Tourer (Luxury Tourer)
R – Road or Roadster
RR – Racing Replica
RS – Reisesport
RT – Reise Tourer (Travel Tourer)
S – Sport
ST – Strasse (Street or Sport Tourer)
T – Touring

Additional suffix modifiers:

A – ABS
L – Luxury
P – Police
C – Custom
PD – Paris Dakar

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2011 - 2019 BMW K 1600 GTL

It’s A Fast And Nimble Sporty Tourer
2018 - 2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

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2020 BMW S 1000 RR

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2019 BMW S 1000 RR

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2017 - 2019 BMW K 1600 GT

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2018 - 2019 BMW K 1600 B

2018 - 2019 BMW K 1600 B

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2018 - 2019 BMW R nineT Urban GS

2018 - 2019 BMW R nineT Urban GS

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2017 - 2019 BMW S 1000 R

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2019 BMW R 1250 RT

2019 BMW R 1250 RT

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2019 BMW R 1250 GS

2019 BMW R 1250 GS

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2019 BMW R 1250 GS

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Making the Twin-boxer mill more powerful, clean and fuel efficient. Other high-tech features creep in too
2017 - 2019 BMW R nineT

2017 - 2019 BMW R nineT

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2018 - 2019 BMW F 750 GS / F 850 GS

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2017 - 2019 BMW C Evolution

2017 - 2019 BMW C Evolution

An EV Scooter With Respectable Performance
2016 - 2019 BMW S 1000 XR

2016 - 2019 BMW S 1000 XR

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2016 - 2019 BMW R nineT Scrambler

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The On-Road Bike With Off-Road Attitude