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The Truth Behind the Origin of the BMW Logo

The Truth Behind the Origin of the BMW Logo

Back in January of this year, a story in the New York Times debunked the myth that the famous BMW roundel logo developed from ’spinning propeller.’ This is a commonly held misperception even though the fact is the origin of the blue and white checker in has nothing to do with a propeller. BMW historiansContinue Reading »

A Special-Edition GS to Suit Every Rider

A Special-Edition GS to Suit Every Rider

It doesn’t seem to matter how good a particular motorcycle is, there are those among us who will always want their machine to be a little different – more noticeable perhaps, or exclusive. Well now they have a chance, but only while stocks last… Thirty years have passed since the launch of the BMW R80G/SContinue Reading »

BMW Racing Past Honored

BMW Racing Past Honored

The S1000RR has made a most impressive start to 2010 with three consecutive wins for BMW Motorrad Italia’s Ayrton Badovini in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, as well as factory rider Troy Corser achieving his best result of fourth place in Valencia and qualifying on the front row at Assen, not to mention leading bothContinue Reading »