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BMW R1200R Gets Water-Boxer and Upside-Down Forks for 2015

BMW R1200R Gets Water-Boxer and Upside-Down Forks for 2015

In addition to the new R1200RS, BMW Motorrad is using the 2014 INTERMOT show to debut the updated 2015 BMW R1200R in three “style” variants. It’s powered by the same DOHC, air- and liquid-cooled flat-twin engine as the new RS (as well as last years’ R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure and R1200RT) producing 125 hp (92 kW) at 7,750 rpm and 92Continue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2014 Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2014 Available Now!

The latest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine is out and includes the full spectrum of BMW Motorrad’s past, present and future. With motorcycle manufacturers gearing up for the Intermot show in Germany, it’s not surprising to hear about future models being spied testing in this issue but BMW also takes the wraps off early on aContinue Reading »

Recalled: Side-Stand Switch on Some 2013 BMW Motorcycles

Recalled: Side-Stand Switch on Some 2013 BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 2013 C600 Sport, C650GT, F700GS, F800GS, F800GS Adventure, F800GT, R1200R and R1200GS motorcycles for a defective side-stand safety switch. In their letter to NHTSA, BMW states, “Water may enter the side-stand switch preventing the motorcycle from starting or potentially shutting off the motorcycleContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2013 Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2013 Available Now!

The newest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine is now out, giving readers the latest and best with new model launches, customized classic BMWs, road tests, product reviews and more. The 2013 Winter issue features the introduction of three of the coolest new models from BMW Motorrad — ever! — the unique BMW R nineT, theContinue Reading »

BMW NineT: Final Air-Cooled BMW Boxer Model Spotted!

BMW NineT: Final Air-Cooled BMW Boxer Model Spotted!

Thanks to our sister publication in Germany, BMW Motorräder, we have the first photos of the new retro roadster from BMW. Rumor has it this last “air-cooled” boxer model will be finally presented to the public on October 16th. Its existence was originally teased during the EICMA show in 2012. Only a few weeks beforeContinue Reading »

New BMW R1200R “DarkWhite” Introduced

New BMW R1200R “DarkWhite” Introduced

A couple of weeks ago, Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of Sales and Marketing, said we would be seeing five new models in the coming months, and we get our first new motorcycle introduction today with the new BMW R1200R “DarkWhite.” This special edition R1200R differs from the standard roadster by its unique color schemeContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Reaches Record Sales for First Six Months of 2013 (Updated)

BMW Motorrad Reaches Record Sales for First Six Months of 2013 (Updated)

BMW announced their second quarter financial results this week with their motorcycle division seeing increased sales volume and revenue growth but profits dropped slightly. Second-quarter revenue for BMW Motorrad rose by 15.9% to € 475 million (2012: € 410 million) but profit before financial result (EBIT) fell to € 46 million (2012: € 48 million; -4.2%) with profit before tax to € 45Continue Reading »

Öhlins Recalls S1000RR, R1200R Steering Dampers

Öhlins Recalls S1000RR, R1200R Steering Dampers

Öhlins Racing AB is recalling certain steering dampers sold for BMW S1000RR and R1200R motorcycles in the USA (NHTSA Cammpaign Number 13E034000). The dampers were manufactured with an incorrectly machined bracket which may crack. This crack could cause the steering to lock at low speed leading to a crash and injury. There are 801 unitsContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad 2014 Model Year Updates

BMW Motorrad 2014 Model Year Updates

A number of motorcycles will be given a facelift by BMW Motorrad for the 2014 model year. These models can be ordered in their new configurations from all BMW Motorrad dealerships as of August 2013. BMW K1600GT “Sport” As of model year 2014 the BMW K1600GT will be available as a special “Sport” model —Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Wins Four of the Eight Motorrad Magazine Award Categories

BMW Motorrad Wins Four of the Eight Motorrad Magazine Award Categories

Once again, BMW Motorrad topped the prize results in Motorrad magazine’s readers choice “Motorcycle of the Year 2013″ awards. They won in four categories, ”touring bike,” “sport bike,” “trial/enduro” and “scooter,” and placed in three others in the 15th edition of the German magazine’s awards. In the “sport bike” category, the BMW HP4 placed number one.Continue Reading »