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BMW Motorrad updates S 1000 RR, S 1000 XR & more motorcycles for MY21

Written by Nizam Shaikh

BMW Motorrad has revealed the 2021 Model Year revisions for the BMW R 1250 RS, BMW R 1250 R, BMW K 1600 GT, BMW K 1600 GTL, BMW K 1600 B, BMW K 1600 Grand America, BMW S 1000 RR, BMW S 1000 XR, BMW R 18, BMW F 900 R and the F 900 XR. The revised MY 2021 models will be available with the new configurations in the international market from August 2020 onwards. 

On the BMW R 1250 RS and the BMW R 1250 R, the brand has updated the engine and it is now Euro5/BS6 compliant and the RS model is now available with new Austin Yellow metallic with new frame colour in matt black, several optional pieces of equipment such as – Driving Modes Pro with Core Screen Sport on the RS and Driving Mode Pro with Engine Drag Control on the R model. The R model also comes with Mineral Grey metallic, Pollux metallic matte and the Stardust Metallic has been dropped on both the RS and R models. 

On the BMW K 1600 GT, BMW K 1600 GTL, BMW K 1600 B and BMW K 1600 Grand America. The brand has added new paint finishes, Mineral White metallic on the GT model, Manhattan metallic, Style Elegance and Mineral White metallic on the GTL model, Mars Red metallic on the B model and Grand America. Apart from the new paint options, several paint options have also been dropped along with the safety package on all the variants. 

The BMW S 1000 RR and the BMW S 1000 XR now feature a new paint finish called Black storm metallic on the S 1000 RR and Style Sport with Light white non-metallic/Racing blue metallic and Racing red non-metallic on the S 1000 XR. The S 1000 XR also gets updated with titanium sports silencer, M Endurance chain, Windshield Sport, additional Core Screen with Laptimer. Both the S 1000 RR and the S 1000 XR also get a plethora of optional equipment such as M titanium exhaust, milled parts package, Sports Package, touring package, endurance chain, GPS Lap Trigger, USB charging etc. 

The BMW R 18 gets new optional equipment such as cruise control including a steering damper. The BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR now come with LED turn indicators as standard for US type key and optional equipment such as new activation concept for Driving Modes Pro.