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2014 R1200RT Recall is Official. 2012-14 C600 Sport/C650GT Scooters Also Recalled

2014 R1200RT Recall is Official. 2012-14 C600 Sport/C650GT Scooters Also Recalled

Following the “stop ride” notice sent to owners a few weeks ago, BMW Motorrad USA has started the official recall of the 2014 BMW R1200RT through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This includes approximately 950 R1200RTs manufactured from November 27, 2013 to May 5, 2014 which have the Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) rear shock absorber. TheContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Provides Options to Owners After 2014 R1200RT “Stop Ride” Notice

BMW Motorrad USA Provides Options to Owners After 2014 R1200RT “Stop Ride” Notice

BMW Motorrad USA is attempting to get owners of the new 2014 R1200RT with Dynamic ESA back on the road with a different model or compensate them for the downtime after a defect in the rear shock absorber was discovered by their supplier. In anticipation of a recall, BMW Motorrad USA sent a notice toContinue Reading »

Custom BMWs at London’s Bike Shed Motorcycle Club III

Custom BMWs at London’s Bike Shed Motorcycle Club III

Have you noticed how many BMW boxer ‘specials’ are popping up at shows and exhibitions all over the world? These bikes are not just the preserve of professional builders but also come from genuine enthusiasts who find the flat-twin German models the ideal starting point for creating their vision of a unique motorcycle. Here areContinue Reading »

Valerie Thompson Shatters One-Mile Record in Ohio Competition

Valerie Thompson Shatters One-Mile Record in Ohio Competition

It only took 28 seconds for six-time land speed record holder and one of the world’s fastest BMW motorcycle racers, Valerie Thompson, to shatter the ECTA one-mile record in the MPS/Modified Class during the recent Ohio Mile competition. Thompson piloted her BMW S1000RR to 208.71 mph (333.93 km/h), easily breaking the former record of 205Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 7.7% in May

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 7.7% in May

BMW Motorrad has has increased sales for the fifth month in a row. In May 2014, 14,088 motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide compared to 13,081 units in May 2013. This represents an increase in sales of 7.7% and a new record for BMW Motorrad for the month of May. In theContinue Reading »

Michael Dunlop and BMW S1000RR Triumphant in the Senior TT on the Isle of Man

Michael Dunlop and BMW S1000RR Triumphant in the Senior TT on the Isle of Man

BMW Motorrad and Michael Dunlop (NI) have repeated history, echoing Georg “Schorsch” Meier’s (DE) legendary Senior TT victory of 1939 on the Isle of Man. Dunlop’s third BMW-powered victory of the week came in the most prestigious race of all: the blue ribbon Senior TT race. Before that, Dunlop had already won the Isle ofContinue Reading »

2014 BMW R1200RT Recall Coming

2014 BMW R1200RT Recall Coming

BMW Motorrad is advising owners of the new, water-cooled 2014 R1200RT with Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to stop riding them until further notice. A possible defect in the rear shock absorber of Dynamic ESA equipped motorcycles only, could cause the piston rod to break under certain circumstances. While no injuries related to this defectContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Great Britain’s Team Chosen

GS Trophy 2014: Great Britain’s Team Chosen

From a field of nearly 100 enthusiastic and spirited entrants, Marcus Arrowsmith, Lutz Umnus and John Crockett were selected to represent Great Britain in the International BMW Motorrad GS Trophy this September in Canada. The three riders embodied the GS spirit and are BMW Motorrad fans through and through, with Marcus being runner-up in both 2010 and 2012’s UK QualifiersContinue Reading »

Michael Dunlop Wins Isle of Man TT Superbike Race with an S1000RR

Michael Dunlop Wins Isle of Man TT Superbike Race with an S1000RR

Michael Dunlop (NI) won the historic Isle of Man TT Superbike race aboard a BMW S1000RR last Saturday. He finished 20.5 seconds in front of second-placed Guy Martin (GB). Dunlop’s win comes exactly 75 years after BMW Motorrad’s last Superbike victory at the Isle of Man in 1939, when Georg Meier (DE) won on aContinue Reading »

Classic BMWs Up for Auction in the UK

Classic BMWs Up for Auction in the UK

A varied collection of 40 classic motorcycles will be auctioned on June 7th at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, UK. The impressive private collection includes six BMW motorcycles spanning three decades with price estimates from just £800 to around £12,000. There is a 1964 BMW R69S with just 1,622 miles on the clock, complete with EarlesContinue Reading »