The 2016-spec BMW S1000RR gets a major update this year – it will be available with a new black storm metallic / racing red non-metallic paintjob. Which actually looks terrible, quite frankly. Whatever happened to this fabulous paintjob that BMW were offering on the HP4?!
Moving on, the 2016 BMW F800GT also gets new colours – monolith metallic matt / sapphire black metallic, and we're told that dark graphite metallic will no longer be available, so if you were holding out for that, hard luck mate. Also, if you don't know what the hell is "monolith" metallic matt, you're on your own brother…
The 2016 BMW R1200GS gets new colours – light white non-metallic replaces the existing Alpine white 3 non-metallic, while black storm metallic will no longer be available. Damn. But, okay, changes on the R1200GS are not limited to new colours, the bike also gets the banking-optimised ABS Pro and a dynamic brake light, which works in conjunction with the Riding Modes Pro option. What the f@*$ is that, you ask. Yeah, well. If you're not happy with that, you could buy the new R1200GS TripleBlack, which BMW claim is a "special" model that gets an all-black paintjob, cross-spoke wheels and a new black-grey seat with the GS logo on the passenger seat. You've got to love them Germans!
The R1200GS Adventure also gets the ABS Pro and dynamic brake light along with new colours, including racing red non-metallic matt and ocean blue metallic matt. Light white non-metallic replaces the earlier Alpine white 3 non-metallic, while olive non-metallic matt and racing blue metallic matt will no longer be available. Sob.
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