Intelligent special equipment feature package solutions and new colours offered by BMW Motorrad for nearly all 2008 models
To coincide with the end of the plant holidays, BMW Motorrad starts the model year 2008 with a range of new colours and equipment packages.
The most important piece of news of model year 2008 is the new special equipment packages – in particular the safety package offered for nearly all models which includes ASC (Automatic Stability Control), ABS and RDC (tyre pressure control) as a combined feature. The advantage of these packages is that they offer tried and tested combinations with a clear price benefit.
The BMW R 1200 R can be enhanced with a choice of two special equipment packages – either an on-board computer, heated grips and main stand or a complete package including the above-mentioned features as well as the chrome exhaust system and ESA. Another option: the safety package. An additional new feature is the redesigned and more comfortable seat, which will especially appeal to those who like to travel with a pillion passenger.
For the BMW R 1200 RT there is the “small” package consisting of the heated grips, on-board computer and white direction indicators, while the “large” package includes the chrome exhaust system, seat heating, ESA, cruise control and a second power socket. The safety package is an additional option. This means that BMW motorcycles can once again be fitted more individually and extensively than virtually any other machine – really leaving nothing to be desired.
The BMW R 1200 S can be enhanced with the familiar sporty features (Öhlins chassis, wide tyres) as well as on-board computer and heated grips – not just singly but also as a package. The safety package applies here, too. The paint finish variations titanium silver metallic/magma red non-metallic and white aluminium metallic matt are no longer available.
For all K models – except for the LT – the safety package is also available, with new paint finish combinations for the K 1200 R: smoke grey metallic matt, with either silver or black chassis, frame and engine, and green apple metallic with black chassis, frame and engine. Is there a cooler power naked bike? The BMW K 1200 GT is offered in crystal aventurin silver metallic instead of crystal grey and can be fitted with three packages: package 1 with on-board computer and heated grips, package 2 with seat heating and ESA in addition, and package 3 with the further addition of xenon lights and cruise control. However, the luxury model BMW K 1200 LT is the real sensation: here everything is included as standard with immediate effect - there are no more optional extras.
The BMW F 800 S and ST will be available in future with three different seat heights: 840 mm as standard with an inside leg measurement of 1,850 mm, and a special equipment feature of either a low seat (815 mm height with 1,820 mm inside leg measurement) or a lower seat (760 mm height and 1,700 inside leg measurement) – so this model will be of more interest to smaller motorcyclists too.
With the optional service display, the models R 1200 S, GS and RT and K 1200 S, R and GT provide feedback on an imminent service appointment in the multifunction display, making for even more carefree riding with BMW motorcycles.