BMW announced its four-member celebrity jury panel for its globe-spanning “Ride of Your Life” R1200GS adventure contest. The panel is comprised of Academy-Award winner Adrien Brody, Paris-Dakar Rally winner Jutta Kleinschmidt, actor Rick Yune and noted motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman. The panel will select five winners for the “Ride of Your Life” contest (also known […]
2014 BMW US Prices Released – R nineT Only $800 More Expensive than R1200R
If you’ve been considering a new BMW motorcycle this year, then you must be eagerly awaiting the German manufacturer to release its 2014 prices. Now that your Christmas bills are paid off (at least, you would hope), you can start budgeting for your new Beemer, now that BMW Motorrad USA has released pricing information for the five newest models to its lineup, the R nineT, S1000R, R1200GS Adventure, K1600GTL Exclusive and R1200RT.
Perhaps the most welcome news is the R nineT’s pricing at $14,900, making it just $800 more expensive than the R1200R‘s $14,100 price tag. The two roadsters share some similarities including the same 1170cc air-cooled boxer engine, and the two bikes would potentially be competing against each other for customers looking for a classic naked standard from BMW.
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It was obvious when it was introduced the R nineT would come at a premium over the R1200R; the only question was how much. With a difference of $800, the gap is smaller than we expected. In the U.K., for example, BMW has priced the R nineT at £9,370.84 (US$15,540.79) while the R1200R is priced at £8,100 (US$13,433.20), a difference of $2,107.59. But with only $800 separating the two, it’ll be interesting to compare the final U.S. sales figures for the two roadsters.
The R nineT will be available in Black Storm Metallic. An anti-theft alarm is available for an additional $395.
For those looking for a more modern-looking roadster, the new S1000R is priced lower than the two R models at $13,150. That’s $950 less expensive than the R1200R, but with about 50 extra horses from its S1000RR-derived I-4 engine. The S1000R also offers traction control (an $495 add-on) and selectable ride modes, two features not offered on the R1200R or R nineT. The S1000R is also priced $345 less expensive than the Ducati Monster 1200, adding some ammunition to what will surely be an exciting shootout.
The 2014 BMW S1000R will be available in Racing Red, Light White and Frozen Dark Blue Metallic. BMW offers several options and packages. The Standard Package adds additional ride modes, traction control, cruise control and gear shift assist for a $13,995 price tag. For $14,950, you get the Premium Package which includes everything in the Standard Package as well as dynamic damping control, heated grips and an engine spoiler.
The liquid-cooled 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure starts with a $18,200 price tag in the U.S., $150 lower than the price of the 2013 model. The Adventure model is a more capable off-road machine than the regular R1200GS ($16,100), with longer suspension travel, larger fuel tank, wire spoke wheels, a heavier flywheel and an extra vibration damper.
The 2014 R1200GS Adventure will be offered in Alpine White, Olive Green Metallic Matt or Racing Blue Metallic Matt. The blue model comes with a black and blue seat while the other two come with black and olive gray seats. BMW also offers a number of farkles available individually or in special packages. The top-tier Premium Package will go for $21,550, adding dynamic electronic suspension adjustment, an advanced on-board computer, GPS preparation, cruise control, LED headlights, additional ride modes, tire pressure monitor, steering damper, adjustable passenger seat, stepless adjustable windshield and removable passenger pegs.
A much larger price difference separates the K1600GTL Exclusive from the base model. The extra-premium Exclusive model is priced at $29,950 compared to the regular GTL which has an MSRP of $23,950. Both luxury-tourers are powered by the same 1649cc Inline-Six engine but the Exclusive adds new features such as Hill Start Control, keyless ignition, fuel tank and alarm release, integrated radio foil aerial antenna and adaptive headlight as standard equipment.
The 2014 BMW K1600GTL Exclusive will be produced in a Mineral White Metallic High Gloss color with a Magnesium Silver seat. Additional high or extra high seats are available replacements at no added cost.
As for BMW’s middleweight tourer, the 2014 R1200RT is priced at $17,650, a $300 increase over the 2013 model. For 2014, the RT received the new liquid-cooled boxer engine, new frame, two ride modes and a fairing design inspired by the K1600 models.
BMW will offer the 2014 R1200RT in three color options: Quartz Blue Metallic, Callisto Grey Metallic Matt and Ebony Metallic. Various optional add-ons and packages are available. The $18,250 Standard Package adds GPS preparation, two additional ride modes, steering damper, On-board Computer Pro, multi controller and white LED turn signals. A step up is the $20,850 Premium Package which adds dynamic ESA, heated seats, cruise control, hill start control, headlight pro, three additional ride modes, Bluetooth, audio system, chrome exhaust, tire pressure monitor, dual-access power socket and everything in the Standard Package.