Euro4 updates for BMW

BMW GS 1200 Adventure (header)

The BMW R 1200 range will receive a facelift before it arrives in UK dealerships in 2017.

The changes have been introduced by the German manufacturer to make each model Euro4 compliant.

While Euro compliance measures normally suggest changes and tweaks to engines themselves, this time round that’s not the case.

Instead, these changes have been introduced to make each model compliant with noise and emission regulations.

To that end, a judder damper has been added to the transmission output shaft, a revised selector drum actuator, transmission shafts and transmission shaft bearings.

While up top, a new indicator lamp has also been fitted to fulfil Euro4 requirements.

What does that mean for the range?

Across the range, the likes of the GS Adventure, R, RS and the RT, will all receive new paintjobs as well as the technical updates described above.

The R 1200 GS and GS Adventure will get a new instrument panel while the 1200 RS now comes with ABS Pro and a dynamic brake light, says BMW.

The R 1200 RT gets a similar update, with its list of optional extras now set to include banking-optimised ABS Pro and a new dynamic brake light.

The now Euro4 compliant R 1200 range will be available to order in UK dealerships in August.

BMW updates F 700 GS and F800 GS

BMW has also updated three GS models in the F series.

The F 700 GS, F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure have all been updated for 2017 to bring the mid-range enduro in line with Euro4 emissions standards.

To comply, a new stainless steel exhaust has been added to the range, as well as a new ride-by-wire throttle system with two new riding modes as standard.

Further up the range, F800 GS and GS Adventure models come with two more riding modes, Enduro and Enduro Pro modes.

All F series models use the same 798cc parallel-twin engine.