Bmw Motorrad - New models and features at Intermot 2006
BMW Motorrad is making a proud appearance at the 2006 INTERMOT Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany, with the widest and most varied model range in the history of the Company.
The all-new single-cylinder model series is making its world debut with a fascinating range of three brand-new motorcycles quite different in their features and character – the G 650 Xcountry, the G 650 Xchallenge, and the G 650 Xmoto. And at the same time the K-model series is growing further, with the BMW K 1200 R teaming up with its sister model, the K 1200 R Sport, boasting extra sporting and dynamic fairing.
These new models are further enhanced and supplemented by a new, truly exclusive line of accessories: Entering the market in autumn 2006, the new range of BMW Motorrad High Performance Parts will offer truly outstanding, highly functional special accessories for nearly all models
within the line-up. These will include top-class and sophisticated lightweight and tuning components made of carbon-fibre, exclusive CNCmilled running gear components, as well as forged wheels. Within the wide range of BMW Motorrad rider’s equipment, a revised and enlarged collection with new features, colours and designs will ensure an even higher standard of function, appeal, and individual style.
The new range of accessories from BMW Motorrad High Performance Parts and the new features offered in the range of BMW Motorrad Rider’s Wear are presented in separate press kits.
Including the new single-cylinder model series, the BMW Motorrad model range is now made up of no less than 19 different models. With their characteristic features, these models meet all kinds of customer wishes and preferences absolutely perfectly in the segment above 500 cc, offering a very attractive choice in the respective motorcycle categories.
More sporting than ever before, but without neglecting those classic BMW virtues, all BMW motorcycles offer a host of innovations and trendsetting safety technologies. Indeed, the fully controlled three-way catalytic converter introduced on BMW motorcycles more than 15 years ago is now obviously a primary feature on all models, just like ABS anti-lock brakes.
BMW Motorrad has been the benchmark in active safety for a long time, with all models in the range (except for the BMW HP2 Enduro) becoming available with ABS straight from the factory in the last five years. And in July of last year the fourth generation of ABS anti-lock brake technology ever since the start of production of this feature in 1989 was presented to the international press together with BMW Motorrad’s new ASC Automatic Stability Control. Together, these two systems once again underline the leadership in technology of BMW Motorrad and the Company’s leading position in the area of active motorcycle safety.
The current model range is younger than ever before – with the exception of the K 1200 LT Luxury Tourer maintaining the same features as in the past, not one single model has been in the market for more than 21⁄2 years. Based on a broad range of development activities in recent years, therefore, the entire model line-up has been totally renewed from the ground up ever since the beginning of 2004. And in the same period not only highlights in technology such as the Evo-Paralever and the cast single-unit swing arm in combination with toothed belt drive have been introduced as new features, but also world-first achievements such as the Duolever, the air spring damper system, Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) and mass compensation via the swing arm. Further progressive technologies adapted and carried over from automobile construction, finally, such as anti-knock engine management and xenon headlights, round off the leadership in innovation so characteristic of the brand.