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In conjunction with its 100th anniversary this year, BMW Motorrad is launching a special edition of two of its flagship range, the GS and the R. Named the “Iconic Collection”, the series comprises of four flat-twin models, the R1200GS and GS Adventure, and the R1200RS and RT.

Only 100 of each model will be produced, and each bike will have its edition number painted on the fuel tank. All the bikes will come with unique paintwork, and the seats will be custom-trimmed to differentiate the bikes from the standard production run.

The R1200GS TE Alpine is the inspiration for the R1200GS Iconic, and sports a colour scheme that harks back to BMW Motorrad’s Paris-Dakar rally bikes from the 1980s. The seat is red, with diamond-shaped hatch stitching that has an embossed “Iconic 100” logo. The R1200GS Adventure follows the same theme as the GS, mimicking the Paris-Dakar rally racers ridden with such effectiveness by Hubert Auriol and Gaston Rahier.

Price for the Iconic Collection GS is 16,970 pounds sterling (RM102,200) and the GS Adventure sells at 17,910 pounds sterling (RM108,200). Both bikes come with wire spoke wheels, while the Adventure model has black powder-coated crash bars and luggage racks.

For the street-going R, there are two Iconic Collection version available, the RS and RT. The RS Iconic takes its DNA from the RS Sport SE, but uses the “Smoke Grey” colour of the R90S from 1976. A custom red seat with diamond-pattern stitching completes the look. The RT Iconic, meanwhile, uses the “Lava Rot” paint scheme of the 1970s R100RT, complete with custom seat and embossed “Iconic 100” logo.

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The Iconic RS goes for 14,997 pounds sterling (RM90,600) and the RT can be purchased for 20,645 pounds sterling (RM124,800). A top case comes bundled with the RT, along with an audio system and the Motorrad Dynamic Package comprising Hill Start Control, Headlight Pro, Riding Mode Pro and Daytime Riding Lights while the RS gets gold trim on the caliper and front forks.

BMW Motorrad is currently taking orders for the Iconic Collection, but no information is available on expected delivery dates.