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BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2012, Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2012, Available Now!

The water-cooled GS is finally here! This revolutionary motorcycle was launched at this year’s Intermot show in Germany and features the latest generation boxer engine from BMW. Our Winter issue brings you all the news from specs to tech to design. Through tables, diagrams and timeline, the progress from oilhead to hexhead to camhead to… Continue Reading »

Water-Cooled BMW GS Revealed Next Month

Water-Cooled BMW GS Revealed Next Month

BMW Motorrad has confirmed the next generation water-cooled boxer engine will appear in the successor to the R1200GS with a world premiere scheduled for the upcoming Intermot show. The international motorcycle, scooter and bicycle fair will take place in Cologne, Germany from October 3-7, 2012. “The ‘BMW GS’ concept has embodied riding pleasure and the… Continue Reading »

BMW Applies for Dynamic Seat Suspension Patent

BMW Applies for Dynamic Seat Suspension Patent

BMW’s recent Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) showed how sensors could be used to monitor road conditions and automatically adjust a motorcycle’s suspension system to react accordingly. Now BMW has applied for a patent for a dynamically-controlled motorcycle seat suspension. The patent application describes a spring and damper attached to a scissor lift inside a motorcycle… Continue Reading »

BMW Concept e Electric Scooter Foretells Future Production Scooter

BMW Concept e Electric Scooter Foretells Future Production Scooter

At the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show, BMW has introduced yet another pair of electric concepts. This time it’s all-electric visions of “urban mobility” called the BMW Concept e and Husqvarna Concept E-go (see separate news post). Like the previous gasoline-powered Concept C scooter, the Concept e foretells BMW’s intention to go into serial production… Continue Reading »

BMW Developing Laser Headlight

BMW Developing Laser Headlight

BMW continues to develop new technology with some of that research centered on the headlight. On the motorcycle side, BMW recently showed off Daytime Riding Lights to increase motorcycle visibility on the Advanced Safety Concept and the Adaptive Headlight to see into turns on the K1600GT/GTL. On the automotive side, BMW introduced full LED headlights… Continue Reading »

Water-Cooled GS Spotted Again

Water-Cooled GS Spotted Again

A new photo taken near BMW’s Munich Development Center of BMW’s upcoming water-cooled boxer R1200GS has been published by MotorCycle News (UK). Like the previous R1200GS spy photos we’ve shown you, this test bike is camouflaged with stickers including what looks like engine protection bars to make this mule look more like a current R1200GS… Continue Reading »

Spy Shots: Water-Cooled Boxer GS

Spy Shots: Water-Cooled Boxer GS

It’s not surprising to see a couple of BMW GS motorcycles on the streets near Barcelona, Spain. But on this occasion, Gerard Llaurado became suspicious when he noticed that Touratech pyramid logo and, what looks like GS Adventure engine protectors at first glance, were really just camouflage stickers. He pulled out his cell phone and… Continue Reading »