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BMW Motorrad Introduces Dynamic Brake Light in Europe

BMW Motorrad Introduces Dynamic Brake Light in Europe

BMW Motorrad is introducing dynamic brake light to six models in Europe in 2016 to increase rider safety. Braking and being seen by the traffic behind is essential for motorcycle riders. That’s why BMW Motorrad has developed the dynamic brake light as a part of their “Safety 360°” strategy. It can warn drivers of followingContinue Reading »

Alpinestars Airbag Tech To Be Used on BMW Motorrad Jacket

Alpinestars Airbag Tech To Be Used on BMW Motorrad Jacket

BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars announced an exclusive agreement to cooperate in motorcycle safety clothing systems today. The first product to be launched under this agreement will be a BMW Motorrad jacket jointly developed by BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars which will include an airbag developed using Alpinestars technology. The new BMW Motorrad jacket, being branded byContinue Reading »

Cornering ABS Pro Coming to BMW HP4

Cornering ABS Pro Coming to BMW HP4

BMW Motorrad has offered ABS tailored specifically to the needs of supersports bikes since the introduction of Race ABS on the S1000RR in 2009. They are now increasing active braking safety of road bikes in this segment through ABS Pro. This refinement enables ABS-supported braking when cornering. ABS Pro will be offered as a retrofitContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Summer 2014 Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Summer 2014 Available Now!

The summer issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine is as hot as the season! Inside you’ll find four exciting road tests of the newest BMW models: the customizable R nineT, the aggressive R1200GS Adventure, the classic R1200RT tourer, and even the latest power roadster, the S1000R. Every detail is inspected, the new tech is tested, andContinue Reading »

BMW Developing OLEDs for Motorcycle Lighting

BMW Developing OLEDs for Motorcycle Lighting

Organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, are innovative, efficient and sustainable light sources that BMW will be fitting in its vehicles in the near future under the name BMW Organic Light. In OLEDs, the light is emitted by wafer-thin semi-conductive layers made from organic materials. OLEDs work very efficiently by design and generate very little heatContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Seat Height Configurator

BMW Motorrad Seat Height Configurator

BMW Motorrad may have a reputation for building motorcycles with tall seat heights but in reality they make a variety of models for people of all shapes and sizes. While you won’t find the lowest, cruiser-style seat heights at your local dealership, many models are available with adjustable seats (or seat height options), suspension loweringContinue Reading »

BMW Laser Headlights Go Into Production

BMW Laser Headlights Go Into Production

Starting this fall, BMW will be the first manufacturer worldwide to offer a production vehicle equipped with headlamps utilizing a completely new laser light concept. This technology was first presented at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show and will be an option on the new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. While it’s available onContinue Reading »

New K1600GTL Exclusive Features Keyless Ride

New K1600GTL Exclusive Features Keyless Ride

BMW has added a new top-of-the-line model to their K1600 range, the K1600GTL Exclusive. Building on the standard K1600GTL, it includes many previously optional accessories as well as several new “exclusive” features. Topping the new list is Keyless Ride with central locking which, like similar systems on BMW’s automobiles, allows the rider to unlock, startContinue Reading »

BMW Earns Six 2013 “Best Of” Awards From Motorcycle.com

BMW Earns Six 2013 “Best Of” Awards From Motorcycle.com

BMW motorcycles swept six categories in Motorcycle.com’s annual “Best Of” awards – with the all-new liquid-cooled BMW R1200GS earning both “Motorcycle of the Year” and “Best Off-Road/Adventure Motorcycle for 2013.” The website also named BMW’s HP4 “Best Sportbike,” the K1600GT/GTL “Best Touring Bike,” the BMW C600/650GT “Best Scooter,” and BMW Motorrad’s Dynamic Damping Control (DDC)Continue 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 »