BMW Motorrad has updated its 2017 model lineup globally and is set to enter the Indian motorcycle market with its 2017 range this month. Along with the engines being Euro IV compliant, the motorcycles have been tweaked cosmetically and mechanically. The 2017 range of BMW motorcycles will officially be launched in India on 14th April. The new range does not include any of the new bikes, however, the S 1000 series, including the S 1000 RR, S 1000 R and S 1000 XR and the R 1200 GS have been upgraded. It will include a new version of the R nineT, named R nineT Scrambler.
The German brand will also open its first showroom in Pune on 14th April and followed by its dealerships in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad at a later phase this year. BMW Motorrad was initially slated to launch the G 310 R in India, however, the company has now planned otherwise. The 2017 BMW motorcycles will be sold as a Completely Built Units (CBU) initially and BMW may eventually start local assembling of of its India product lineup.
Coming to the motorcycles, the BMW S 1000 RR will continue to be powered by the same engine, but will now come with traction control, a single-seat lay out and an optional ABS Pro. The company will also offer the S 1000 RR with two new body colours. The BMW S 1000 R, on the other hand, will be more powerful with 165hp and will be lighter by up to 2.3kg as well as it incorporates a lightweight subframe.
Other highlights of the S 1000 R will include ABS Pro, Shift Assistant Pro as an option and new colours. The BMW S 1000 XR will get a more powerful engine that makes 165hp and will be available with two new packages - Touring and Dynamic. The BMW R 1200 GS will also get cosmetic and technical changes like revised transmission shaft with a judder damper as well as redesigned instrument panel.