1200 GS gets steering damper and some make up for 2014

BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle business of BMW, announced some “facelift measures for the model year 2014” in a press release sent out to the media this week.

Most are minor changes regarding the equipment packages and paint finishes on current models for the year 2014.

The biggest announcement and maybe most surprising one is that the new R 1200 GS, launched this year, will already be getting some make up. One of the new features on the Big Enduro will be a steering damper, fitted on every one of them.

This come after complaints that the bike’s steering is too light and has some trouble with head shake or tank slap. We at Bikeroutes also found this to be a problem on the new R 1200 GS. (Read the review here)

As of model year 2014 the BMW R 1200 GS will be available with the following altered standard features and options according to BMW Motorrad:

  • The two modes “Rain” and “Road”, along with ASC as standard.
  • New “Pro” mode with three additional riding modes “Dynamic”, “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro”, including harmonised ASC and ABS as an optional extra.
  • Dynamic ESA can now be ordered separately, independently of the riding modes.
  • The existing five modes are no longer available as an optional extra.
  • Steering damper as standard.
  • White-coated coil springs with the option Dynamic ESA
  • Altered features for the package options “Dynamic Performance”, “Comfort” and “Touring”.
  • All options can now be ordered separately.

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