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New BMW Motorrad Soft Bag System for GS Motorcycles

New BMW Motorrad Soft Bag System for GS Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad USA has introduced a new set of soft luggage for GS models which they are say are primarily for off-road riding. The Atacama Adventure Luggage System is attached to the bike’s hard case mounts, which may need to added if not already equipped, of 2004 to present R1200GS/GS Adventure and 2008 to present F650/700/800GS/GS Adventure models. The roll-top… Continue Reading »

BMW Partners with Rever for Social Riding

BMW Partners with Rever for Social Riding

Planning the most beautiful routes, riding them with like-minded motorcyclists, sharing experiences during the day and talking gasoline at night. With this in mind, BMW Motorrad has entered into a strategic partnership with the technology start-up Rever in order to build up a global community of motorcyclists. Since launching in 2015, Rever users have tracked… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad’s Best First Half of Year in History

BMW Motorrad’s Best First Half of Year in History

For the fourth time in a row, BMW Motorrad has set a new record for sales for the first half of a year. A total of 80,754 motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide through June 2016 (prev. yr.: 78,418 units). This is an increase of 3.0% and it’s the first time BMW Motorrad was able… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: Wins & Podiums for the S1000RR at CEV, FSBK, FR EU and CIV

Racing Update: Wins & Podiums for the S1000RR at CEV, FSBK, FR EU and CIV

Chilean Maximilian Scheib picks up another win in the FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV). There were also wins and podiums in the French Superbike Championship (FSBK), the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU) and the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV). And for the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy there are now 129 BMW racers registered – a new record.… Continue Reading »

BMW’s 2017 Model Updates Include New R1200GS Adventure Triple Black, R nineT Scrambler Launch Date and More…

BMW’s 2017 Model Updates Include New R1200GS Adventure Triple Black, R nineT Scrambler Launch Date and More…

BMW Motorrad has announced facelifts to some 2017 models as well as technical changes so all models meet European EU4 regulations. These requirements include side reflectors (which we have had in the United States for some time) and an on-board diagnostic (OBD) indicator light in the cockpit to indicate a malfunction. Like the R1200GS Adventure, all liquid-cooled boxer… Continue Reading »

2017 BMW F700GS, F800GS, F800GS Adventure Updated To Meet EU4 Regulations

2017 BMW F700GS, F800GS, F800GS Adventure Updated To Meet EU4 Regulations

BMW Motorrad is updating the F700GS, F800GS and F800GS Adventure for the 2017 model year with new color combinations and to make them compliant with European EU4 regulations. While just updated last year, the F700GS will be available in Light White, Racing Red or Singapore Grey while the F800GS will come in Light White, Blackstorm and Ostra Grey. The F800GS Adventure,… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: Historic Sidecar Win for Päivärinta/Kainulainen, Jordan Szoke Unbeaten in Canada

Racing Update: Historic Sidecar Win for Päivärinta/Kainulainen, Jordan Szoke Unbeaten in Canada

With their victory in the FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC), Finnish BMW duo Pekka Päivärinta and Kirsi Kainulainen wrote history: Kainulainen is the first women ever to take a win in a world championship road race. In Canada, reigning champion Jordan Szoke (CA) remains unbeaten. The BMW S1000RR rider won both races of the Canadian Superbike… Continue Reading »