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BMW's Motorrad division has made a number of changes to its 2013 model-year range, most of it having to do with paint colors. The preeminent development is that all of its bikes, worldwide, will come with ABS standard.

The move comes three years ahead the European Union's 2016 requirement that all motorcycles sold there come with ABS, and is an evolution of BMW Motorrad's Safety 360 initiative. That umbrella looks at rider safety from the perspectives of motorbike technology, rider equipment and gear, and rider training, all of which BMW Motorrad has its hands in. On top of ABS, BMW has developed other technology for motorcycles that's usually heard in conjunction with cars: electronic suspension adjustment, automatic stability control, dynamic traction control and adaptive headlights.

The 2013 models will be available in dealerships starting next month. Scroll down for a press release detailing all the changes.
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BMW Motorrad model update for the model year 2013. BMW Motorrad ABS available as standard in all models worldwide. Dynamic and Touring packages for the BMW F 800 R.

Munich, 06.07.2012 -- A number of model updates will be integrated in the BMW Motorrad program for the model year 2013.The models will be available for order in the new configuration at all BMW Motorrad dealerships from August 2012.

BMW Motorrad ABS available as standard in all models worldwide.
As a leading motorcycle manufacturer, BMW Motorrad has always been aware of its social responsibility in connection with motorcycling safety. In 1988 the company presented the world's first serial production motorcycles with the antilock brake system ABS - the most effective technical safety bonus to this day. Now follows the next logical step: as of the model year 2013, BMW Motorrad will be the first manufacturer in the world to provide ABS in all models as standard. This is a proactive step, clearly pre-empting the requirement for ABS which is likely to be introduced in 2016 for all newly registered motorcycles in Europe.

[For further details, please consult the press kit "Responsibility beyond the vehicle: the BMW Motorrad principle "Safety 360°".]

BMW F 800 R.
From model year 2013 the BMW F 800 R is available in the following new paint finishes:
- Racing blue metallic/Alpine white
- Sapphire black metallic

The following paint finishes are no longer available: Alpine white/Black satin gloss, Magma red/White aluminium metallic matt.

BMW F 800 R Dynamic package.
In the Dynamic package, BMW Motorrad offers a combination of options and special accessories which underline the dynamic flair of the BMW F 800 R even more strikingly. The package comprises:
- Engine spoiler
- LED rear light
- LED turn indicators
- Pillion seat cover

The Dynamic package is available for the F 800 R from August in conjunction with a new vehicle order. The package price in Germany is € 295.- incl. 19 % VAT (price saving € 138.-).

BMW F 800 R Touring package.
The ideal package motorcyclists who love to travel, the new Touring package for the F 800 R focuses on ride comfort and touring capability. The package comprises:
- Heated grips
- On-board computer
- Socket
- Luggage rack
- Pannier holder
- Centre stand

The Touring package is available for the BMW F 800 R from August in conjunction with a new vehicle order. The package price in Germany is € 495.- incl. 19 % VAT (price saving € 215.-).

BMW G 650 GS.
From model year 2013 the BMW G 650 GS is available in the following new paint finish:
- Sunset yellow

The paint finish Orange red is no longer available.

BMW R 1200 R.
From model year 2013 the BMW R 1200 R is available in the following new paint finishes:
- Montego blue metallic
- Magnesium beige metallic

The paint finishes Red apple metallic and Smoke grey metallic are no longer available.

BMW S 1000 RR.
From model year 2013 the BMW S 1000 RR is available in the following new paint finish:
- Granite grey metallic matt

The paint finish Bluefire is no longer available.

BMW K 1300 S.
From model year 2013 the BMW K 1300 S is available in the following new paint finish:
- Sapphire black metallic/Dark graphite metallic

The paint finish Magma red/Sapphire black metallic is no longer available.

BMW K 1300 R.
From model year 2013 the BMW K 1300 R is available in the following new paint finishes:
- Racing red/Sapphire Black metallic
- Sapphire black metallic/Black satin gloss

The paint finishes Ostra grey metallic matt/Sapphire black metallic, Light grey metallic and Black satin gloss/Granite grey metallic matt are no longer available.

The sports wheels previously available as an optional extra are now included in the range of standard fittings. The Dynamic package of the K 1300 R therefore no longer includes them. The latter thus comprises heated grips, on-board computer, LED turn indicators, the Sport windshield, Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA II and the shift assistant. The package price has been adjusted downwards accordingly and is now € 890.- (previously € 1,000.-; price valid for the German market).

BMW K 1600 GT.
From model year 2013 the BMW K 1600 GT is available in the following new paint finishes:
- Dark graphite metallic
- Montego blue metallic

The paint finish Vermilion red metallic is no longer available.

The LED additional headlamps are available as of October 2012 as a new option for the K 1600 GT (previously only for the K 1600 GTL).

In the 5.7-inch TFT colour screen on the instrument panel, there is now an optional digital speed display or the logo "6".

BMW K 1600 GTL.
From model year 2013 the BMW K 1600 GTL is available in the following new paint finishes:
- Dark graphite metallic
- Damask red metallic

The paint finish Royal blue metallic is no longer available.

In the 5.7-inch TFT colour screen on the instrument panel, there is now an optional digital speed display or the logo "6".