Black is the most slimming color, so for those of you who think that BMW’s Boxer-powered adventure bike s a little too thick in the middle, take a look at the 2011 BMW R1200GS Triple Black special edition. BMW put the dual-cam engine in the 2010 GS and GS Adventure, but the bikes look to be mostly unchanged for the new model year.
The new color scheme adds some extra flair with dark accents all around. The Beemer starts with the Sapphire Black Metallic color on the body (which was available in 2010) and adds black cross-spoke wheels. The engine is blacked out along with the fork, and the swimgarm, rear frame and valve covers are Ashphalt Grey Metallic, making for a much more aggressive look. The extra $3935 (assuming the MSRP stays the same as 2010 at $14,950) also earns the proud owner a special seat embroidered with the “GS” logo. However, a good portion of that extra cash covers the Premium Package Equipment, which can be added to any standard GS and comes automatically with the Triple Black. The package includes Enduro Electronic Suspension Adjustment, heated grips, on-board computer, hand guards, ABS and saddle bag mounts.
The BMW R1200GS was our favorite bike to ride in the 2010 Adventure Touring Shootout, and we would have loved it even more with the wicked scheme. Watch for this black beauty to hit BMW dealers in January, 2011.