BMW Motorrad Updates Models For Euro 4 Compliance

Details on 2017 BMW Motorrad range

BMW Motorrad has released further information on changes to its bikes for 2017.

The updates are largely to ensure the bikes comply with the Euro 4 standards for emissions and noise, but BMW is taking the opportunity to  incorporate some other refinements to various models as well.

So far information has been released for bikes in the R1200 range, the F700GS, F800GS, and F800GS Adventure.

All bikes will be now fitted with an on-board diagnostic (OBD) indicator light, also referred to as a Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL), and side reflectors in line with Euro 4 requirements.

All R1200 models will also be fitted with a damper on the transmission output shaft to reduce shudder. They will also have a revised selector drum actuator,  transmission shaft bearing and new transmission shafts.

The BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200GS Adventure also have a revised instrument panel.

Lean-optimised ABS Pro and the dynamic brake light systems are now available as options in conjunction with the Riding Modes Pro for the R 1200 R, R 1200 RT, and R 1200 RS.

To bring them into line with Euro 4 exhaust emissions standards, the F700GS, F800GS, and F800GS Adventure have been upgraded with a full E-Gas ride-by-wire system and new exhaust.

The optional Akrapovič exhaust has also been updated.

Incorporating a ride-by-wire system has given the bikes multiple engine modes.

Additionally, the optional “Riding Modes Pro” feature will give the F700GS an “Enduro” mode and add an “Enduro Pro” mode to the F800GS and F800GS Adventure.

The instrument clusters have also been updated to take advantage of the riding modes feature, and will give new functionality and more information to the rider.

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