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BMW Riders on Antarctica

BMW Riders on Antarctica

It’s a dream for many adventure travelers to ride on all the continents, but actually achieving this is nearly impossible, especially if you include Antarctica on your list. However, a group of BMW riders has successfully experienced the ‘white continent’ from the saddle of an F650GS, thanks to Ayres Adventures. Anyone with a little knowledgeContinue Reading »

Upcoming Bimota Motorcycle with BMW S1000RR Engine

Upcoming Bimota Motorcycle with BMW S1000RR Engine

BMW Motorrad will be supplying Bimota, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, with engines from the BMW S1000RR for their upcoming four-cylinder model. An initial concept of this new motorcycle will be introduced at the EICMA show which opens this Thursday, November 15th in Milan, Italy. Bimota boasts a long tradition of 4-cylinder supersports motorcycles. The first BimotaContinue Reading »

2012 Quebec GS Challenge and Canadian GS Trophy Qualifier

2012 Quebec GS Challenge and Canadian GS Trophy Qualifier

Canada is the latest of many countries to select team riders to represent their nation at the upcoming BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy in November this year. Because Canada is so large and the geographical layout of the country makes it such a challenge for customers to travel thousands of miles east and west forContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: German and Alpine Teams Selected

GS Trophy 2012: German and Alpine Teams Selected

Two more teams have been added to the growing list of 2012 GS Trophy entrants. The latest nations to confirm their line-ups for the forthcoming South American challenge in November are Germany, Switzerland and Austria, who will enter two, three-man teams (a German and an ‘Alpine’ team) to this event. The BMW GS Challenge nationalContinue Reading »

On the Trail of Spanish Explorers

On the Trail of Spanish Explorers

There can be few people who push themselves and their motorcycles as far as Spanish rider Miquel Silvestre. But on his latest trip, the GS-riding lawyer-turned-adventurer will be taking on a completely new challenge – sharing his adventures with a fellow traveler. The BMW Motorrad enthusiast is currently in the early stages of an epicContinue Reading »

GlobeBusters Tour Returns After 8-1/2-Months

GlobeBusters Tour Returns After 8-1/2-Months

After spending eight-and-a-half months on the road, crossing five continents and covering 40,000 miles, the adventure is finally over for a group of ambitious travelers. Welsh motorbike expedition company GlobeBusters set off from Austria in November and guided a team of BMW motorcycle riders across Europe, Africa, South and Central America, Australia and Asia. TheyContinue Reading »

Spanish GS Days

Spanish GS Days

In sunny central Spain, a new event for BMW GS riders was held on an exclusive country estate, in Segurilla, near the town of Toledo. More than 85 GS owners from both Spain and Portugal traveled from the entire Iberian Peninsula to participate in this special event where they could enjoy their BMW bikes inContinue Reading »

Californian Travels Around the World

Californian Travels Around the World

America’s Independence Day has a special significance for California-based motorcyclist Allan Karl. In 2005, it marked the start of his solo journey around the world, through Northern, Central and South America, then across Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The trip would realize his life-long dream to see the world, as well as combine hisContinue Reading »

BMW Recalls K1300, K1200 and F650GS Models

BMW Recalls K1300, K1200 and F650GS Models

BMW has issued a recall with the United States’ NHTSA for certain 2004-2010 K1300 and K1200 GT, R and S models. A second recall affects certain 2007-2010 F650GS models. For the K1300 and K1200 models, bearings are subject to corrosion and could lead to reduced movement of the link lever and affect the handling ofContinue Reading »

Recall: F650GS and F800GS drive chains

Recall: F650GS and F800GS drive chains

Vehicle Make / Model: BMW / F 650 GS and BMW / F 800 GS Model Year(s): 2008-2009 Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 15, 2010 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V274000 Component: POWER TRAIN Summary: BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2009 F650 GS AND F 800 GS MOTORCYCLESContinue Reading »