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BMW F800R and F800GT Updates for 2017

BMW F800R and F800GT Updates for 2017

BMW Motorrad has updated their F800R and F800GT for 2017 with new paintwork and powertrain changes meeting European “Euro 4” requirements. The 798cc water-cooled inline twins now uses a ride-by-wire throttle system and can therefore implement BMW’s “Rain” and “Road” riding modes seen on other models. A “Dynamic” mode is available as an option. The F800R now comes in Blackstorm metallic, Racing… Continue Reading »

Connecting Bike, Rider and Smartphone: BMW Motorrad Concept ConnectedRide

Connecting Bike, Rider and Smartphone: BMW Motorrad Concept ConnectedRide

In addition to several new models premiering at EICMA, BMW Motorrad also showed off a concept for motorcycle connectivity. BMW ConnectedRide is a TFT instrument cluster with smartphone connection that could be applied to motorcycle models in the future. BMW Motorrad and Robert Bosch GmbH are collaborating in this field of display and networking technologies since there are signs of an… Continue Reading »

The Exclusive BMW HP4 Race Prototype Revealed

The Exclusive BMW HP4 Race Prototype Revealed

At this year’s EICMA show in Milan, Italy (starting November 10) BMW Motorrad will reveal the prototype of the most exclusive model in its history to date: the BMW HP4 Race. This advanced prototype has a full carbon fiber main frame and carbon fiber rims. It is left open as to how far the motorcycle… Continue Reading »

BMW Introduces a New Small GS, the Made-in-India G310GS

BMW Introduces a New Small GS, the Made-in-India G310GS

After our recent road test of the BMW G310R roadster (see Winter 2016, BMW Motorcycle Magazine) we remarked that we couldn’t wait for BMW to introduce a GS version. Well, we didn’t have to wait long. At the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy which starts on November 10, BMW will be introducing the G310GS… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: First and Third for BMW Racers in Brazil

Racing Update: First and Third for BMW Racers in Brazil

The BMW Motorrad Motorsport teams raced successfully in South America last weekend. In Londrina, Brazil, the seventh round of the 2016 SuperBike Series Brazil (BRSBK) was held. Once again a BMW S1000RR rider stood on the top step of the podium: Diego Pierluigi (AR) of the BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing team. Championship leader Danilo… Continue Reading »

BMW R1200GSA and R1200RT Win Motorcyclist Magazine Awards

BMW R1200GSA and R1200RT Win Motorcyclist Magazine Awards

For the third year in a row, the BMW R1200GS Adventure and R1200RT received Motorcycle of the Year (MOTY) Awards by Motorcyclist magazine. Editors, once again, chose the GS Adventure for its 2016 “Best Adventure Bike” category, while the RT earned “Best Sport Touring Bike” (after claiming the “Best Touring Bike” category for the previous two years).… Continue Reading »

New BMW Motorrad Factory Starts Production in Brazil

New BMW Motorrad Factory Starts Production in Brazil

The new BMW motorcycle factory in Manaus, Brazil has officially started operation by manufacturing the BMW F700GS for the Brazilian market. As we discussed previously, BMW ended their previous agreement with Dafra Motos for contract assembly of BMW motorcycles, also in Manaus, which had been in effect since 2009. This is the first exclusive motorcycle production… Continue Reading »