so i just received an answer by the öhlins distribution & test center in germany. they're saying that they were introduced at the intermot as prototypes and would probably be made available in spring 2013. first models are for the f800gs & the tiger 800. no further information is available. he "assumes" they will be plug & play.
maybe if someone has more personal relationships to some öhlins representive there's more details. that's the official bit from "customer support & product manager".