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BMW Motorrad USA Announces Pricing And Equipment Updates For Select 2017 Models

BMW Motorrad USA Announces Pricing And Equipment Updates For Select 2017 Models

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BMWRnineT

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 10, 2017… BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing and equipment updates for select 2017 models, including the next two Heritage motorcycles arriving at BMW Motorrad dealerships nationwide.

The All-New 2017 BMW R nineT Racer
Racing-oriented boxer appeal (riding position, clip-ons, half-fairing)
MSRP — $ 13,295
In showrooms March 2017.
Standard Features vs. R nineT
Single seat with motorsport painted tail hump vs. double passenger seat
Painted steel tank, traditional forks, cast wheels, single tailpipe
Sport riding position:
Lower clip-on handlebars
Footrests are slightly higher, further back
Half-fairing with windscreen
Factory Options
Spoked Wheels: $500 MSRP
Aluminum Fuel Tank 1 (hand brushed aluminum with sanded weld): $950 MSRP
Aluminum Fuel Tank 2 (hand brushed aluminum with visible weld): $850 MSRP
Chrome Exhaust: $150 MSRP
Heated Grips: $250 MSRP
Anti-Theft Alarm: $395 MSRP
Automatic Stability Control: $400 MSRP
Color
Light White (w/ motorsport accent graphic) ($0)

The All-New 2017 BMW R nineT Pure
For those looking for proven technology and authentic styling at a very attractive price, this classic naked roadster is an ideal blank canvas for customization.
MSRP — $11,995
In showrooms March 2017.
Standard Features vs. R nineT
Painted single-color steel tank, traditional forks, cast wheels, single tailpipe, single speedometer
Factory Options
Spoked Wheels: $500 MSRP
Aluminum Fuel Tank 1 (hand brushed aluminum with sanded weld): $950 MSRP
Aluminum Fuel Tank 2 (hand brushed aluminum with visible weld): $850 MSRP
Chrome Exhaust: $150 MSRP
Low Suspension: $250 MSRP
Heated Grips: $250 MSRP
Anti-Theft Alarm: $395 MSRP
Automatic Stability Control: $400 MSRP
Color
Catalano Grey ($0)

2017 BMW R nineT Model Updates
For those who want the ultimate in a quintessential, classic roadster, BMW’s flagship heritage model delivers.
MSRP — $15,395
In showrooms March 2017.
Base price (MSRP) increase of $300 (from $15,095 to $15,395 MSRP) to account for additional features.
New/Enhanced Standard Features
New instrument cluster: updated electronics w/ additional OBC (on board computer) content
Front forks are now compression and rebound adjustable
New spoked wheel concept (spoke arrangement, rim base, surface).
Additional Factory Option
Automatic Stability Control: $400 MSRP
Additional Colors
Black Storm Metallic/Vintage: aluminum tail hump / hand-brushed, clear-lacquered tank: $950 MSRP
Blue Planet Metallic /Aluminum, with hand-brushed, clear-lacquered tank and tail hump: $950 MSRP

The MSRP for the 2017 BMW R nineT Scrambler is $13,000, while pricing for the BMW R nineT Urban G/S has not yet been announced.

2017 BMW R 1200 GS Model Update / GS Adventure Price Change
In conjunction with the product enhancements coming with the model update, the R 1200 GS base price increases by $200 (from $16,495 to $16,695 MSRP).
The MSRP of the R 1200 GS Adventure, will increase by $200 as well (from $18,695 to $18,895 MSRP).

2017 BMW R 1200 GS Model Updates
In showrooms March 2017.
Standard Features
Updated design/front panels
New/Enhanced Packages
Keyless Ride has been added to the Touring Package, which is also included in the Premium Package. Both packages increase by $250, with the price of the Touring Package increasing from $1,445 to $1,695 MSRP and the Premium Package increasing from $2,950 to $3,200 MSRP.
Dynamic Traction Control, Hill Start Control, and Dynamic Pro Mode (a configurable ‘user’ mode) have been added to Ride Modes Pro, which is included in The Technology Package and The Premium Package. There are no package price increases associated with these enhancements.
Style 1 (Rally) package ($600 MSRP) is now available with new color Lupin Blue Metallic. This off-road oriented package comes with a Cordoba Blue frame, gold calipers, Cross Spoke Wheels, Black Powertrain, Sport Windshield, bi- color rally seat and removes the center stand. To keep the center stand, standard windshield, and standard seat (for more passenger comfort) there is a passenger kit available.
(Exclusive) package ($350 MSRP) is now available with new color Espresso Metallic. This package comes with an Achat Grey frame, gold calipers, and Black Powertrain.
New/Enhanced Factory Options
High Comfort Seat ($50 MSRP)
Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) ($950 MSRP) has been enhanced with the latest generation technology including an automatic ride-height adjustment and automatic damper settings. The price remains the same.
Extra High Rally Seat ($50 MSRP). Only available with Style 1 (Rally) package and only if Passenger Kit is not ordered.
Dynamic Traction Control, Hill Start Control, and Dynamic Pro Mode (a configurable ‘user’ mode) have been added to Ride Modes Pro. As a result, the price has increased $50, from $400 to $450 MSRP.
Passenger Kit ($225 MSRP). Adds center stand, standard windshield, and standard seat (for more passenger comfort) when Style 1 (Rally) package is ordered.
Sport Suspension ($300 MSRP). Only available with Style 1 (Rally) package and Dynamic ESA. Not available with Low Suspension.
Sport Windshield – Only available within Style 1 (Rally) package
Off-Road Tires – Only available within Style 1 (Rally) package
Comfort Seat ($50 MSRP)
Colors
All existing colors and Special Model Triple Black have been replaced by the following colors and style packages:
Light White ($0)
Lupin Blue Metallic (only available with Style 1 (Rally) package: $600 MSRP)
Black Storm Metallic ($100 MSRP)
Espresso Metallic (only available with Style 2 (Exclusive) package: $350 MSRP)

2017 BMW S 1000 R Model Update Changes
Base price (MSRP) increase of $300 (from $13,495 to $13,795 MSRP) to account for additional features.
In showrooms February 2017.
New/Enhanced Standard Features
New Akrapovic HP titanium muffler
Redesigned side panels: more compact/dynamic
New headlight trim
Updated Engine: +5 hp = 165 hp total
Revised chassis: same main-frame tail section as the S 1000 RR
Updated instrument display

New/Enhanced Packages
Equipment enhancements result in a $100 price increase to Sport Package, which is included in the Standard Package (both increase from $850 to $950 MSRP) and the Premium Package (increases from $1,800 to $1,900 MSRP). Within these packages, Gear Shift Assist Pro replaces Gear Shift Assist, and Ride Modes Pro now includes additional features:   ABS Pro, Launch Control, Pit Lane Speed Limiter, and Dynamic Pro mode is now a configurable ‘user’ mode.
New/Revised Factory Options
Gear Shift Assist Pro replaces the Gear Shift Assist option for clutchless up/down shifts ($475 MSRP)
Ride Modes Pro now includes: ABS Pro, Launch Control, Pit Lane Speed Limiter, and Dynamic Pro mode is now a configurable ‘user’ mode (increases from $350 to $450 MSRP)
New option Forged Wheels are 5.3 lbs. lighter than standard wheels ($1,375 MSRP)
New Design Option Wheels with red accent stripe ($140 MSRP; $0 w/ color)
New ABS Pro (only available w/ Ride Modes Pro)
Colors
All existing colors have been replaced by the following colors:
Light White/Lupin Blue Metallic/Racing Red ($500 MSRP): includes Design Option Wheels.
Catalano Grey ($0 MSRP)
Racing Red / Black Storm Metallic ($150 MSRP)

2017 BMW S 1000 RR Model Update Changes
No change to base price (MSRP)
In showrooms March 2017.
New/ Revised Standard Features
Redesigned graphics: larger ‘RR’ logo
Automatic Stability Control (ASC) has been replaced by Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) which incorporates a lean-angle sensor.
Standard single seat with passenger seat cover (no passenger foot pegs)
Recommended: optional $0 passenger kit (adds passenger seat & foot pegs)
Package changes
As DTC is now standard, it is no longer included in Ride Modes Pro, which is included in Race Package, Standard Package and Premium Package (no price impact)
New/Revised Factory Options
As DTC is now standard it is no longer included in Ride Modes Pro
Design Option Wheels are no longer available as a single option, but are included at no cost with paint colors Racing Red / Light White and Light White/Lupin Blue
Metallic/Racing Red
Passenger Kit ($0) adds passenger seat with passenger foot pegs (recommended)
HP Lithium Ion Battery: 3.3 lb. weight savings (planned for 5/17 start of production)
Colors
All existing colors have been replaced by the following colors:
Light White/Lupin Blue Metallic/Racing Red ($500 MSRP): includes Design Option
Wheels (black wheels with red accent stripes).
Racing Red / Light White ($150 MSRP) includes Design Option Wheels (black wheels w/ red accent stripes)
Granite Grey Metallic/Black Storm Metallic ($150 MSRP)

BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 340 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 152 BMW motorcycle retailers, 124 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Yamaha Motor Establishes Highly Profitable Business Structure

Yamaha Motor Establishes Highly Profitable Business Structure
Revenue and profit rise excluding foreign exchange effects

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YamahaLogo

February 09, 2017 04:07 AM Eastern Standard Time
IWATA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:7272) (ISIN:JP3942800008) announced today that in its fiscal 2016 year, which finished on December 31, net income increased 5.2 percent to 63.2 billion yen thanks to business expansion in emerging markets and improved profitability in various business sectors. Net sales decreased 7.9 percent to 1,502.8 billion yen and ordinary income fell 18.5 percent to 102.1 billion yen.

In motorcycles, unit sales and operating income were strong in emerging markets such as India, Vietnam and the Philippines, thanks to increased sales of higher-priced products and cost reductions. Global net sales decreased due to foreign exchange effects. In developed markets, continued progress was achieved with initiatives to reduce inventories, improve financial positions and carry out structural reforms.

In the marine sector, outboard motor unit sales increased, particularly large models in North America and Europe. Sales and income overall decreased due to foreign exchange effects, but profitability remained high and the operating income ratio was at 19 percent. Initiatives to establish a system-supplier business model achieved progress.

In the new fiscal year, markets and business conditions are forecast to progress as before generally. Yamaha Motor expects to grow income and profits, assuming that foreign exchange rates do not change significantly. The company forecasts fiscal 2017 net sales rising 6.5 percent to 1,600.0 billion yen and net income climbing 18.8 percent to 75.0 billion yen. Operating income and ordinary income are expected to increase 10.5 percent and 17.6 percent, respectively.

For more on Yamaha Motor’s results, visit: http://bit.ly/2iDSCN8

About Yamaha Motor
Yamaha Motor (TOKYO:7272) is a world-leading producer of motorcycles, marine products, power products and intelligent machinery. The company’s diverse business and wide variety of products are built around its proprietary technologies focused on small engines, chassis & hull and electronic control. Yamaha Motor conducts global development, production and marketing operations through 140 subsidiaries and equity-method affiliates in 30 countries. About 90% of consolidated net sales are generated in more than 200 countries outside of Japan. The company is steadily restructuring its global engineering, manufacturing and marketing capabilities for sustainable long-term growth. Please visit https://global.yamaha-motor.com/ir/report/.