BMW Motorrad USA has not too long ago introduced updates and modifications for its mannequin 12 months 2023 cruisers, baggers, and requirements. Packages and ordering have been simplified, with one complete tools bundle obtainable for many fashions. Those we cowl listed here are the R nineT requirements, Okay 1600 baggers, and R 18 cruiser fashions. For essentially the most half there aren’t any mechanical modifications or large styling revisions to the aforementioned returning fashions; these are all being given a easy “daring new graphics” therapy in what BMW calls “mannequin upkeep measures for mannequin 12 months 2023.”
R nineT: $15,945 (base)
The R nineT base mannequin receives no actual tools modifications, although it does see some added options, and its MSRP of $15,945 is definitely a few bucks cheaper than final 12 months. Your complete vary obtained main updates in 2021, together with revised cylinder heads, so there aren’t any modifications to the 1,179cc air/liquid-cooled boxer twin this trip, with a six-speed transmission and shaft last drive nonetheless pushing a claimed 109 hp to the rear. Many of the colour choices carry over from 2022, with Choice 719 Aluminum Matte, Choice 719 Evening Black/Aluminum Matte, and Black Storm Metallic all remaining on the listing. Choice 719 Mineral White Metallic/Aurum is now not obtainable.
The excellent news is that every one US R nineT fashions robotically add the Choose Bundle for 2023. That features Journey Modes Professional, heated grips, cruise management, an adaptive headlight, engine-brake management, and traction management. When you think about the truth that the bike’s MSRP is nearly unchanged from 2022, it’s a pleasant carrot (though on BMW’s US web site, it’s nonetheless listed as a $1000 possibility).
BMW does additionally provide different choices for the bottom R nineT, together with an aluminum gas tank (with or with out sanded welds), Choice 719 wheels (Traditional and Sport), and billet packs.
R nineT Pure: $10,995 (base)
Should you’re on the lookout for the bottom priced bike within the R nineT sequence, the Pure is it, ringing in at a base value of simply $10,995 for 2023 (and likewise unchanged from the 2022 mannequin 12 months). For that you simply get much less subtle suspension, fewer bells and whistles, and no added Choose Bundle as on the opposite R nineT bikes, however as an entrée into BMW’s standard Heritage sequence, you can do worse.
There are additionally no tools modifications to the Pure for 2023, however a number of the colour choices have modified. For instance, Mineral Grey remains to be obtainable however Teal Blue Metallic Matte is gone, as is Blackstorm Metallic/Racing Purple. Nevertheless, two new choices make an look this 12 months, with Choice 719 Underground/Mild White and Choice 719 Pollux Metallic/Mild White supplied as selections.
Different obtainable choices embody spoked wheels, an adjunct Design Choice muffler, low suspension, and heated grips.
R nineT Scrambler: $12,995 (base)
For 2023 the R nineT Scrambler additionally returns to the road in the identical type as final 12 months’s mannequin, however it will get a $500 value lower and provides the beforehand talked about Choose Bundle. As a refresher, that bundle provides Journey Modes Professional, heated grips, cruise management, an adaptive headlight, engine-brake management, and traction management. Not a nasty improve.
The colour modifications embody a swap of Manhattan Metallic Matte in for Kalamata Metallic Matte; Choice 719 Underground/Mild White to interchange Blackstorm Metallic/Racing Purple; and Choice 719 Pollux Metallic/Mild White within the place of Cosmic Blue Metallic/Mild White. The Granite Grey Metallic colour possibility is unchanged.
Should you’re trying so as to add extra choices, you may select from low suspension, spoked wheels (solely with low suspension), Design Choice gold wheels (not with low suspension), black spoked wheels (not with low suspension), off-road tires, a brown seat, and billet packs.
R nineT City G/S: $12,995
Just like the Scrambler, the 2023 R nineT City G/S additionally cuts its MSRP by $500 and carries over to the brand new mannequin 12 months unchanged mechanically. It will get the Choose Bundle, which provides Journey Modes Professional, heated grips, cruise management, an adaptive headlight, engine-brake management, and traction management. Plus, new colour choices, Mild White and Imperial Blue Metallic, are added to the palette.
Further choices embody a Design Choice muffler, Design Choice gold spoke wheels, black spoke wheels, chrome header pipe, off-road tires, low seat, and billet packs.
Okay 1600 B: $22,545
The Okay 1600 B and Okay 1600 B Grand America fashions each return for 2023 basically the identical as final 12 months’s bikes, which is smart as your complete Okay 1600 vary obtained substantial updates in 2022 to satisfy Euro 5 rules. Cornering ABS, cornering traction management, Hill Begin Management Professional, tire-pressure monitoring, and three journey modes at the moment are all commonplace throughout the sequence. The bottom-model Okay 1600 B bagger stays the bottom priced providing within the 1600 sequence, with an MSRP of $22,545—unchanged from final 12 months.
Even the colour/styling choices carry over from 2022, with Black Storm Metallic, Unique Manhattan Metallic Matte, and Choice 719 Meteoric II Mud Metallic all on the listing of selections. There are a couple of delicate tweaks although; all Okay 1600 B and Grand Americas now include Keyless Journey as commonplace, and US fashions will add both the Bagger Bundle or Grand America Bundle. Beforehand, you can skip the combos and simply add parts à la carte.
The ZGA Grand America Bundle (which, uh, turns a Okay 1600 B right into a Grand America) features a quickshifter, an anti-theft alarm, audio system with extra audio system, floorboards, tall windshield, a prime case and centerstand, and extra.
The ZBP Bagger Bundle is a smaller bundle, and combines a quickshifter, central locking and anti-theft alarm, audio system, floorboards, fog lights, engine bars, and a centerstand. Actual-time gradient tire stress monitoring now additionally comes included in each the Bagger and Grand America Packages.
Okay 1600 Grand America: $27,465
As with the Okay 1600 B, the full-dress Okay 1600 Grand America mannequin additionally retains its base value nearly the identical, provides a couple of commonplace options, and makes minor tweaks to the accent listing, however at its core stays unchanged, from the beefy 1,649cc six-cylinder engine to the ten.25-inch TFT display, and even proper all the way down to the colours. On this case, which means the Grand America may be had in Black Storm Metallic, Manhattan Metallic Matte, or Choice 719 Meteoric II Mud colours, and as we talked about, Keyless Journey now comes commonplace on the mannequin.
For the US market, the ZGA Grand America Bundle is now added robotically, which on the BMW Motorrad configurator tacks $3,750 onto the bottom value. That bundle contains gadgets like Gear Shift Help Professional, Central Locking, an audio system, floorboards, a prime case, engine safety bars, and a centerstand, put in.
There are nonetheless different farkles obtainable for the Grand America, together with a storage compartment, an Choice 719 bench seat, ground lighting, cast handlebars, cast wheels, and a excessive seat.
BMW R 18 and R 18 Traditional: Worth N/A
Final however not least are BMW’s Huge Boxer-equipped cruisers, the R 18 sequence. Curiously, the model made no point out by any means of those machines within the US press launch, however we managed to glean some additional information from the worldwide launch, the Canadian announcement, and a video posted on BMW’s personal world Fb web page, so it’s most likely secure to imagine that a minimum of a few of these modifications are heading south too. Nonetheless, and as with the bikes above, the large machines get solely essentially the most minor of tweaks, primarily to electronics, added commonplace options, and naturally, colour swaps and extra hues.
First up is the R 18 base mannequin, which comes into the brand new mannequin 12 months now providing RDC, BMW’s gradient tire stress monitoring system. The R 18 Traditional will even have the system as an obtainable characteristic; the worldwide launch states RDC is “obtainable worldwide on all autos with Keyless Journey.” The R 18 and R 18 Traditional additionally get a brand new Choice 719 colorway known as Mineral White Metallic/Meteoric Mud Gold, although once more, this isn’t confirmed for the US.
The Fb video tells us that for 2023, the R 18 B will get a brand new Gravity Blue Metallic Matt colour in addition to Mineral White Metallic for the Choice 719 add-ons.
BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental: Worth N/A
On the BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental, in the meantime, the RDC is now obtainable worldwide on Keyless Journey fashions, and each bikes have a Gravity Blue Metallic Matt colour possibility for the bottom mannequin with a Mineral White Metallic colorway added to the Choice 719 assortment. Reverse gear additionally comes commonplace on the Transcontinental mannequin, in response to the worldwide launch.
That’s all we might decide for now, however we’re certain there will probably be extra bulletins within the subsequent few months; our impression is that BMW is ready the 12 months out to see how world occasions might or might not additional have an effect on its manufacturing targets and provide line points. Keep tuned.