2017 BMW Motorcycles - Latest Prices and Model Updates

German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad are readying their 2017 models to ride into showrooms, releasing information on pricing and details around some equipment updates.

Riders who are looking to a new motorcycle this year may be particularly pleased with arrival dates, pricing and an idea of what they can expect to find on some of BMW Motorrad’s 2017 models, including the next two Heritage motorcycles. We cover quite a few motorcycles in this overview and will link to fuller reviews of each model on the Clutch and Chrome website.

According to the sales numbers, the riding public loves the RnineT. Introduced a few years ago, it has become the platform to celebrate several classic styles of riding. The model was so popular BMW Motorrad created a whole new category for it and the other versions of the RnineT, the Heritage line.

The model that started it all, the RnineT, returns to showrooms updated in several ways and will be available in March 2017 with a MSRP of $15,395. This is $300 more than last year’s model but BMW Motorrad points to the new, additional features. These are;

  • New instrument cluster: updated electronics w/ additional OBC (on board computer) content
  • Front forks are now compression and rebound adjustable
  • New spoked wheel concept (spoke arrangement, rim base, surface).
  • Riders will have the opportunity to add the additional Factory Option of Automatic Stability Control for $400 MSRP.
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The 2017 version brings additional colors

  • Black Storm Metallic/Vintage: aluminum tail hump / hand-brushed, clear-lacquered tank: $950 MSRP
  • Blue Planet Metallic /Aluminum, with hand-brushed, clear-lacquered tank and tail hump: $950 MSRP

Looking at another returning RnineT as well as some new versions, the MSRP for the 2017 BMW R nineT Scrambler is $13,000, while pricing for the BMW R nineT Urban G/S has not yet been announced.

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The all-new 2017 BMW R nineT Racer is a racing take of the boxer motorcycle bringing the appropriate riding position, clip-ons and a half-fairing to this version of the popular line.

Expected in showrooms in March 2017, the MSRP is $ 13,295.

Standard Features vs. R nineT

  • Single seat with motorsport painted tail hump vs. double passenger seat
  • Painted steel tank, traditional forks, cast wheels, single tailpipe
  • Sport riding position:
    • Lower clip-on handlebars
    • Footrests are slightly higher, further back
    • Half-fairing with windscreen
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Buyers wanting to add something special to their 2017 BMW R nineT Racer can consider the following factory options;

  • Spoked Wheels: $500 MSRP
  • Aluminum Fuel Tank 1 (hand brushed aluminum with sanded weld): $950 MSRP
  • Aluminum Fuel Tank 2 (hand brushed aluminum with visible weld): $850 MSRP
  • Chrome Exhaust: $150 MSRP
  • Heated Grips: $250 MSRP
  • Anti-Theft Alarm: $395 MSRP
  • Automatic Stability Control: $400 MSRP

New to BMW Motorrad’s line-up as well is the 2017 BMW R nineT Pure.

‘For those looking for proven technology and authentic styling at a very attractive price,’ writes BMW Motorrad, ‘this classic naked roadster is an ideal blank canvas for customization.’

Expected in showrooms in March 2017, the MSRP is $11,995, only available in the color of Catalano Grey.

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Standard Features of the Pure compared to the base model of the R nineT are painted single-color steel tank, traditional forks, cast wheels, single tailpipe and a single speedometer.

Buyers wanting to add something special to their 2017 BMW R nineT Pure can consider the following factory options;

  • Spoked Wheels: $500 MSRP
  • Aluminum Fuel Tank 1 (hand brushed aluminum with sanded weld): $950 MSRP
  • Aluminum Fuel Tank 2 (hand brushed aluminum with visible weld): $850 MSRP
  • Chrome Exhaust: $150 MSRP
  • Low Suspension: $250 MSRP
  • Heated Grips: $250 MSRP
  • Anti-Theft Alarm: $395 MSRP
  • Automatic Stability Control: $400 MSRP

Bikers looking to tame their ride off-road will be pleased to hear the 2017 BMW R 1200 GS Model is updated and GS Adventure gets a price change. In conjunction with the product enhancements coming with the model update, the R 1200 GS base price increases by $200, from $16,495 to $16,695 MSRP.

The MSRP of the R 1200 GS Adventure, will increase by $200 as well, from $18,695 to $18,895 MSRP. Both will be in showrooms as of March 2017 enjoying an updated design on the motorcycle’s front panels. All existing colors and Special Model Triple Black have been replaced by the following colors and style packages:

  • Light White
  • Lupin Blue Metallic (only available with Style 1 (Rally) package: $600 MSRP)
  • Black Storm Metallic ($100 MSRP)
  • Espresso Metallic (only available with Style 2 (Exclusive) package: $350 MSRP)
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New stuff to the model includes the following;

Keyless Ride has been added to the Touring Package, which is also included in the Premium Package. Both packages increase by $250, with the price of the Touring Package increasing from $1,445 to $1,695 MSRP and the Premium Package increasing from $2,950 to $3,200 MSRP.

Dynamic Traction Control, Hill Start Control, and Dynamic Pro Mode (a configurable ‘user’ mode) have been added to Ride Modes Pro, which is included in The Technology Package and The Premium Package. There are no package price increases associated with these enhancements.

Style 1 (Rally) package ($600 MSRP) is now available with new color Lupin Blue Metallic. This off-road oriented package comes with a Cordoba Blue frame, gold calipers, Cross Spoke Wheels, Black Powertrain, Sport Windshield, bi- color rally seat and removes the center stand. To keep the center stand, standard windshield, and standard seat (for more passenger comfort) there is a passenger kit available.

The Exclusive package ($350 MSRP) is now available with new color Espresso Metallic. This package comes with an Achat Grey frame, gold calipers, and Black Powertrain.

OF course, those looking to make it their own have new choices as well.

  • High Comfort Seat ($50 MSRP)
  • Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) ($950 MSRP) has been enhanced with the latest generation technology including an automatic ride-height adjustment and automatic damper settings. The price remains the same.
  • Extra High Rally Seat ($50 MSRP). Only available with Style 1 (Rally) package and only if Passenger Kit is not ordered.
  • Dynamic Traction Control, Hill Start Control, and Dynamic Pro Mode (a configurable ‘user’ mode) have been added to Ride Modes Pro. As a result, the price has increased $50, from $400 to $450 MSRP.
  • Passenger Kit ($225 MSRP). Adds center stand, standard windshield, and standard seat (for more passenger comfort) when Style 1 (Rally) package is ordered.
  • Sport Suspension ($300 MSRP). Only available with Style 1 (Rally) package and Dynamic ESA. Not available with Low Suspension.
  • Sport Windshield – Only available within Style 1 (Rally) package
  • Off-Road Tires – Only available within Style 1 (Rally) package
  • Comfort Seat ($50 MSRP)

Riders who want raw performance out their motorcycles shouldn’t’ be surprised to hear the 2017 BMW S 1000 R races into showrooms a month earlier than the models covered so far, arriving in February 2017. All existing colors have been replaced by the following colors:

  • Light White/Lupin Blue Metallic/Racing Red at a cost of $500 MSRP which includes Design Option Wheels.
  • Catalano Grey
  • Racing Red / Black Storm Metallic at a cost of $150
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The model’s base price has increased $300, from $13,495 to $13,795 MSRP, to account for additional features. These are;

  • New Akrapovic HP titanium muffler
  • Redesigned side panels: more compact/dynamic
  • New headlight trim
  • Updated Engine: +5 hp = 165 hp total
  • Revised chassis: same main-frame tail section as the S 1000 RR
  • Updated instrument display

Pricing and features have changed in the packages with equipment enhancements resulting in a $100 price increase to Sport Package, which is included in the Standard Package (both increase from $850 to $950 MSRP) and the Premium Package (increases from $1,800 to $1,900 MSRP). Within these packages, Gear Shift Assist Pro replaces Gear Shift Assist, and Ride Modes Pro now includes additional features:   ABS Pro, Launch Control, Pit Lane Speed Limiter, and Dynamic Pro mode is now a configurable ‘user’ mode.

New and revised Factory Options include;

  • Gear Shift Assist Pro replaces the Gear Shift Assist option for clutchless up/down shifts ($475 MSRP)
  • Ride Modes Pro now includes: ABS Pro, Launch Control, Pit Lane Speed Limiter, and Dynamic Pro mode is now a configurable ‘user’ mode (increases from $350 to $450 MSRP)
  • New option Forged Wheels are 5.3 lbs. lighter than standard wheels ($1,375 MSRP)
  • New Design Option Wheels with red accent stripe ($140 MSRP; $0 w/ color)
  • New ABS Pro (only available w/ Ride Modes Pro)

A model that not only stole many motorcycle headlines but enjoyed a starring role in a ‘Mission Impossible’ movie is BMW Motorrad’s S 1000 RR enjoys some updates as well.

All existing colors have been replaced by the following colors:

  • Light White/Lupin Blue Metallic/Racing Red for an additional $500 MSRP which includes Design Option Wheels, black wheels with red accent stripes.
  • Racing Red/Light White at an additional cost of $150 MSRP includes Design Option Wheels of black wheels w/ red accent stripes
  • Granite Grey Metallic/Black Storm Metallic can be chosen for an additional $150 MSRP
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Arriving in showrooms in March 2017, the updates won’t cost buyers a penny more than before. These are;

  • Redesigned graphics: larger ‘RR’ logo
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC) has been replaced by Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) which incorporates a lean-angle sensor.
  • Standard single seat with passenger seat cover but would-be buyers should not this changes extends to there being no passenger foot pegs either. However, a free passenger kit adds passenger seat and foot pegs.

As with other models there are changes to the packages. As DTC is now standard, it is no longer included in Ride Modes Pro, which is included in Race Package, Standard Package and Premium Package which has no price impact.

New/Revised Factory Options includes

  • As DTC is now standard it is no longer included in Ride Modes Pro
  • Design Option Wheels are no longer available as a single option, but are included at no cost with paint colors Racing Red/Light White and Light White/Lupin Blue

As mentioned, more information can be found on the different models following the links in each overview.

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