2014 BMW US Prices Released – R nineT Only $800 More Expensive than R1200RTue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800
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.
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 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 liquid-cooled 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure starts with a $18,200 price tag in the U.S., compared to the $16,100 BMW asks for the R1200GS. Of course, with the GS, BMW offers a number of pricey add-on packages which need to be considered as well. But from their base prices, the additional $2,100 gets you a more capable off-road machine, with longer suspension travel, larger fuel tank, wire spoke wheels, a heavier flywheel and an extra vibration damper.
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.
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, traction control, Hill Start Control, a 5.7-inch TFT display and a design inspired by the K1600 models.
By Dennis Chung
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