BMW line-up priced for 2010



BMW Motorrad Canada has released prices and other info on the 2010 motorcycle lineup, whick they say includes "three new models, two significant model upgrades, and three special editions."

New models: the S1000RR, which has just completed its first season in World Superbike competition and finished in sixth place among the manufacturers; the F800R, a naked, sporting vertical twin that brings a full swingarm and a chain to the F800 series; and the G650GS Enduro, a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled four-valve 652 cc model that is in fact the former single-cylinder F650GS but now comes with 3 more hp and upgraded brakes with ABS.

Prices: In Canada, $17,300 for the S1000RR (with Race ABS, Dynamic Traction Control, and Gear Shift Assistant as standard), $9,990 for the F800R (with two more horsepower as standard), and $8,750 for the G650GS Enduro. A Chris Pfeiffer special edition F800R is also available at $11,340.

BMW’s R1200RT gets some changes for 2010 and a price of $20,200. It’s now powered by the HP2 Sport’s 1,170 cc flat twin that makes 110 hp at 7,750 rpm and 88 lb-ft of torque at 6,000.

Other new features include partly integrated ABS, electronic suspension adjustment, an improved fairing shape, new signal switches, and rubber mounted handlebars. An optional audio system will work with your iPod or USB stick.

The R1200 GS and GS Adventure get the same high perf motor with a six-speed transmission with higher second gear ratio and sell for $17,650 and $20,300.

The R1200R Touring Edition joins the R1200R naked bike in the BMW garage and sells for $1,000 more than its undressed sibling: that is, $15,950 for the Touring model. You get a sport windshield, side luggage with coded locks, a comfort seat (finally, someone invents a "comfort" seat!), an on-board computer, and other essentials.

The HP2 Sport Motorsport Edition joins the regular HP2 Sport and features the look of the factory race bikes for $27,590.

The G650X Country, F800S, and K1200LT are discontinued. Other models continue into the future as they were in the past.

The S1000RR will be available in January, while the F800R is there now, and the others will be available in February. Oh, and keep yer eyes on CMG for Costa’s report of the S1000R from Portugal coming in a few days.

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