BMW Iconic 100 Collection celebrates brand’s centennial

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BMW Iconic 100 Collection limited edition bikes revealed to celebrate brand’s 100th anniversary.

BMW Group is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and its BMW Motorrad bikes division have released a special BMW Iconic 100 Collection series of limited edition models for the occasion.

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The range is comprised several models from the boxer-engined R1200 series starting with the BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200GS Adventure, followed by R1200RS and the R1200RT sport touring and touring models.

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The BMW Iconic 100 Collection treats these models firstly with a series of unique paint schemes, followed by custom-trimmed seats. Additionally, each of these models are individually numbered as well, turning them into collectors’ items in the process as well.

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Each of these special models are based on range-topping variants in their respective model ranges. Here’s a breakdown of the models:

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BMW R1200GS Iconic
Based on the R1200GS TE Alpine, the custom paint it wears pays homage to BMW Motorrad’s Dakar models from the 1980s. The special red seat boasts diamond stitching patterns and an embossed ‘Iconic 100’ logo as well.

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BMW R1200GS Adventure Iconic
Based upon the R1200GS Adveture TE, the treatment is similar to the R1200RS Iconic mentioned above. It also wears a paint scheme inspired from the brand’s 1980s era Dakar models and also features the same red seat with diamond stitching and an embossed logo. The only difference lies in this Adventure model’s Enduro-esque trims such as the engine guards, rear pannier mounts, higher suspension and added spotlights on each side.

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BMW R1200RS Iconic
Based on the R1200RS Sport SE variant, this sport-tourer gains with a unique custom paint scheme derived from the ‘smoke grey’ paint from the 1976 BMW R 90 S. It also features a custom seat design that boasts red stitching in a diamond pattern too.

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BMW R1200RT Iconic
This R1200RT LE-based offering also dons a special burgundy smoke effect paint scheme inspired by the 1970s era R100RT model’s ‘lava rot’ paint job. The seat is once again a custom unit complete with the embossed ‘Iconic 100’ logo as well.

2016 BMW Iconic 100 Collection

Sources: Visordown / MCN / AutoEvolution

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