BMW Motorrad has announced a new motorcycle for their 2016 line-up. This one though is just a cosmetic update to the 1200 GS. The Bavarian manufacturer has also brought out a host of changes to the existing line-up and has brought in a new technical innovation to six of its models which is called dynamic brake light, a part of its Safety 360° strategy.
The special model, called as the BMW R1200 GS Triple Black is an all-black finished version of the standard bike. The central fuel tank cover, fuel tank side panels and front mudguard are in Black Storm (metallic) paint scheme with black anodized fork slider tubes giving the motorcycle a masculine touch.
Accentuations are provided by the front and rear frame in Agate Grey in combination with the engine, gearbox and swinging arm. The bike also gets cross-spoke wheels with black gloss rim base familiar from the R 1200 GS Adventure, previously available as a special equipment feature.
The dynamic brake light set-up basically warns the drivers following the motorcycle when the rider is braking. The warning comes in two stages when a rider uses the front brake hard or makes an emergency braking move. Stage one is activated when the rider decelerates from speeds greater than 50 kmph where the brake light flashes with a frequency of 5 Hz. The second warning comes when the motorcycle is coming to a standstill (that is speed less than 14 kmph). In this case the hazard flashers are turned on and they stay on till the bike accelerates to at least 20 kmph.
Sadly though the this feature will be available only in six models which include R 1200 GS, R 1200 GS Adventure and S 1000 XR, K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL and K 1600 GTL Exclusive, that too for motorcycles sold in the European Union only!
Apart from this the company has also brought about minor cosmetic updates to the F 800 GT, R 1200 GS, R 1200 GS Adventure, R 1200 RT, R nine T, S 1000 RR, S 1000 R, S 1000 XR, K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL and K 1600 GTL Exclusive. The bikes also get ABS Pro which is nothing but BMW’s version of cornering ABS.