May 27, 2018

BMW Motorrad Announces Model Updates In Line With Euro 4

2017 BMW R1200GS Adventure
BMW has released information on updates to many bikes in its range, mostly for Euro 4 compliance.

BMW has released more information on updates it is making to a number of its models for 2017, largely to make the bikes Euro 4 compliant.

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

BMW is taking the opportunity to incorporate some other refinements to various models as well.

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

In addition to the common updates across the range, the BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200GS Adventure have a revised instrument panel.

The lean-optimised ABS Pro and dynamic brake light systems will be made available in conjunction with the Riding Modes Pro option for the R 1200 R, R 1200 RT, and R 1200 RS.

BMW will roll these updates out from August.

2017 BMW F700GS instrument cluster
2017 BMW F700GS instrument cluster

The F700GS, F800GS, and F800GS Adventure will now have a full E-Gas ride-by-wire system and new exhaust to bring them into line with Euro 4 exhaust emissions standards.

The optional Akrapovič exhaust has also been updated.

The changeover to a ride-by-wire system has given the bikes multiple engine modes, and the optional “Riding Modes Pro” feature will add an “Enduro” mode to the F700GS and “Enduro Pro” for the F800GS and F800GS Adventure when riding off-road.

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.