BMW confirmed it will have two motorcycles making their world premieres next week at the 2014 EICMA show in Milan.
No details were revealed, but we expect one of the new models will be the S1000XR adventure-styled sport-tourer spotted by spy photographers in August.
Sporting the engine from the S1000RR, the XR will compete against the likes of other street-oriented ADV-style bikes such as the Ducati Multistrada 1200, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and Kawasaki Versys 1000. With a new Multistrada featuring Ducati’s variable-valve timing technology also expected to bow at EICMA and the Versys revealed last month at Intermot, the Suzuki will suddenly be the oldest model of these four, and it was just introduced last year.
As for the other new model, we expect BMW will reveal a new bagger using the K1600 platform, the German manufacturer’s response to the Honda Gold Wing F6B. According to various reports, the new model will have lower, more aerodynamic panniers, a new windscreen and a redesigned fairing.
Motorcycle.com will be reporting live from Milan, bring you the latest new model announcements from EICMA. Our coverage begins on Nov. 3.