BMW has revealed the primary of its 2024-spec bike fashions for the US market: including a collection of new colours and choice packages and introducing a brand new Clever Emergency Name function to chose bikes.
We’re going to have to attend a little bit longer for the reveal of completely new fashions, led by the extremely anticipated R 1300 GS that’s confirmed to be coming at an unveiling in Berlin September 28. Within the meantime, BMW has introduced the 2024 variations of the CE 04 and C 400 GT scooters, the G 310 vary, the F 900 R and XR, R 1250, R 18, S 1000 R and RR, M 1000 R and RR, and Ok 1600 traces.
The standout technical replace is the Clever Emergency Name system, which might be normal on the 2024 R 1250 vary, R 18 B and Transcontinental, S 1000 R and RR, and the CE 04. Consumers of the F 900 R and XR will be capable to add the identical system as an extra-cost choice. It encompasses a crimson “SOS” button on the left-hand bar finish, protected by a flip-up cowl. When pressed, it locations a name to BMW Motorrad Linked Companies, placing you in contact with an agent who can contact emergency companies if wanted. It additionally works routinely if the bike falls over or sensors detect a crash.
We’ll checklist the brand new mannequin updates and colours under, however the checklist of modifications is maybe extra notable for the fashions that aren’t included than for these which can be. Something that isn’t getting daring new colours for subsequent 12 months might be set for extra substantial updates. Some we find out about. The R 1300 GS, in fact, but in addition the upcoming M 1000 XR, which was previewed with a demo run on the Isle of Man TT a number of weeks in the past, and the brand new R nineT vary that’s additionally been teased already. Others are extra mysterious. The F 850 GS and F 750 GS are lacking from this batch of minor updates, for example. Given the existence of the F 900 R and XR, every with an upscaled, 895cc model of the parallel twin that’s used (in 853cc kind) within the F 850 and 750 fashions, it wouldn’t be an enormous leap of logic to counsel the GS fashions will profit from the identical engine quickly. Additionally lacking from this batch of revisions is the S 1000 XR. With the launch of the M 1000 XR due quickly it’s potential that the lower-powered S model will share a few of its enhancements.
Different modifications, mannequin by mannequin, for 2024 embrace new colours and up to date costs. We’ll start with the CE 04, which stays BMW’s solely all-electric providing. It positive factors a brand new Imperial Blue Metallic shade with the optionally available Avantgarde bundle, alongside the carried-over Gentle White for the bottom model, and with all variants gaining the Clever Emergency Name for an MSRP that begins at $12,195. Shifting alongside the scooter vary, the gas-powered C 400 GT will get the identical Imperial Blue shade in its Fashion Unique pack and begins at $8,295.
The $4,995 G 310 R will get a brand new Racing Blue Metallic shade choice for the Fashion Sport scheme as an alternative of the earlier white/blue mixture, whereas the Fashion Ardour model switches the earlier Racing Crimson for a brand new Granite Grey Metallic. The $5,695 G 310 GS Fashion Rallye positive factors Racing Crimson paint for 2024. Neither bike has any technical modifications.
Within the F 900 vary, the F 900 R and XR get the Clever Emergency Name function as an extra-cost choice, and the F 900 R’s choices packages have been revised. The $8,995 F 900 R’s Choose Bundle of heated grips and keyless begin has been dropped, with the identical extras rolled into the Premium Bundle as an alternative. The Premium Bundle additionally positive factors a long-lasting M Endurance chain and ABS Professional, however loses cruise management, adaptive headlight, Headlight Professional, the centerstand, GPS preparation, saddlebag mounts, and tire stress monitoring. The R’s Fashion Sport shade will get new graphics, whereas a brand new Triple Black model replaces the previous Fashion Unique. For the F 900 XR, the remaining modifications are restricted to paint tweaks, with up to date graphics and a brand new shade of blue.
Tweaks to the R 18 vary, other than the addition of the brand new standard-fit Clever Emergency Name function, are largely restricted to paint tweaks. The bottom R 18, beginning at $14,995, will get a brand new Velvet Inexperienced Metallic as an alternative of white for the Choice 719 model. There are additionally small modifications to the colour choices on the $17,995 R 18 Basic, and the brand new R 18 Roctane is added to the vary at $18,695. The R 18 B, beginning at $19,945, will get the choice of a brand new Racing Blue Metallic paint scheme in addition to a brand new, black Choice 719 shade, whereas the range-topping, $23,995 R 18 Transcontinental additionally positive factors the Racing Blue choice, and the Choice 719 model, carrying a $2,999 premium, is white for 2024.
With the confirmed launch of the R 1300 GS later this 12 months, the clock is certain to be ticking for the remaining R 1250 fashions, however for 2024 the R 1250 R, R 1250 RS, R 1250 RT, and R 1250 GS Journey are staying within the vary, all gaining the Clever Emergency Name as normal. Colours are largely unchanged, apart from the R 1250 GS Journey Fashion Rallye scheme, which switches from white/crimson/blue to Racing Blue Metallic for 2024. There are additionally modifications to the choices packages for the R 1250 R. Its Premium Bundle positive factors Dynamic Engine Brake Management, Gear Shift Help Professional, and Trip Modes Professional, however loses the sooner model’s cruise management and tire stress monitor. Tire stress monitoring will nonetheless be provided as a stand-alone choice although.
On the $14,295 S 1000 R and $18,295 S 1000 RR, the Clever Emergency Name function is added as normal, however there aren’t any shade modifications other than revised graphics on the M Motorsport variants and the Fashion Ardour crimson model of the S 1000 RR. The M 1000 RR and M 1000 R each acquire a brand new Final Care break-in service as a part of their bundle.
Lastly, there’s the Ok 1600 vary of six-cylinder machines, which all get the Clever Emergency Name system. The bottom Ok 1600 GT, beginning at $24,295, additionally will get a subtly totally different Havana Meteoric Mud 2 Metallic paint scheme in its $3,795 Choice 719 bundle, as does the $27,295-up Ok 1600 GTL. There aren’t any shade modifications to the $22,945 Ok 1600 B or the $28,130 Ok 1600 Grand America, however BMW notes that the Choice 719 variations (costing an additional $3,999) will finish manufacturing on October 31, 2023, maybe a touch that these packages might be altering by the point we truly get into 2024.