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2015 BMW Motorcycle Updates. Keyless Ride and Shift Assistant on More Models

2015 BMW Motorcycle Updates. Keyless Ride and Shift Assistant on More Models

BMW Motorrad’s Keyless Ride System, which was first seen on the top-of-the-line 2014 BMW K1600GTL Exclusive, will filter down to other models as a factory option for 2015. Keyless ride replaces the conventional ignition lock and key with an ignition button and transponder fob (with flip-out key as a backup). As the fob comes withinContinue Reading »

Happy 30th Birthday K Series

Happy 30th Birthday K Series

It was 30 years ago on October 3, 1983, at the Paris motor show when BMW Motorrad took a leap into the unknown with the unveiling of the four-cylinder K100 and K100RS. It was a quantum leap forward. At the time there had been rumors of a new four-cylinder model, but it was now aContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad 2013 Model Updates

BMW Motorrad 2013 Model Updates

BMW Motorrad has announced updates to their 2013 model year lineup. Not all models, colors or packages will be available in all markets so contact your dealership for specifics. They should be able to order available models starting in August 2012. While ABS was standard on models imported to the US in 2012, the bigContinue Reading »

EICMA 2011: The BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna Overview

EICMA 2011: The BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna Overview

At a packed BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna press conference on the opening day of the EICMA motorcycle exhibition in Milan, Italy, there were several themes in evidence – and all of them positive. With record worldwide sales predicted for 2011, it was the perfect time and place for the brand to unveil two more additionsContinue Reading »

EICMA 2011: R1200GS Rallye, K1300S and K1300R Special Editions

EICMA 2011: R1200GS Rallye, K1300S and K1300R Special Editions

BMW Motorrad presented three new special models: R1200GS Rallye, K1300S with HP Package, and K1300R at this year’s EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori) motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. A Dynamics Package for BMW K1300S was also announced. Here are the details: BMW R1200GS Rallye The new color scheme shows body parts in solidContinue 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 »

New Paint Finishes for BMW Motorrad 2011 Models

New Paint Finishes for BMW Motorrad 2011 Models

A number of facelift measures will be integrated in the BMW Motorrad program for the model year 2011. The relevant models can all be ordered from BMW Motorrad dealerships with immediate effect. BMW F800ST From model year 2011 the BMW F800ST is available in the following new paint finishes: Sapphire black metallic Light grey metallic/SapphireContinue Reading »

Playboy Italia Dresses Up BMW’s Naked Roadster

Playboy Italia Dresses Up BMW’s Naked Roadster

Motorcycles have always been the height of fashion, not just because they look great, but probably because they are almost always linked with youth, success, desirability and sex appeal. In a way that cars can never emulate, bikes are the ultimate symbol of youth and independence, which is why fashion photographers consider them a perfectContinue Reading »