No owners yet as of this writing but the bike is definitely on it's way. Who's interested? New features for the bike I spotted in Intermot reviews are in bold. The R gets a rather distinctive new face. At its core is an aluminium carrier for the new LED lights, which also acts as a heat sink. Integrated into the lower part of the headlights are LED cornering lights which are controlled by the MSC lean angle sensor. The saddle is a one-piece design and has an all new shape from the original SA. Optional bidirectional quickshifter which can be controlled seamlessly via the new 6.5in TFT color dash. There’s even a waterproof mobile phone compartment with integrated USB charger. The 1290 R gets laced 21in front and 18in rear rims which are shod with Continental Trail Attack II or Continental TKC 80 from the factory. The 1301cc V-twin was used in the 2016 Super Adventure, but for 2017 it gets Euro4 homologation, and its intake has gained newly developed expansion chambers for improved refinement and smoother power delivery, especially in the low and mid range.