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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 »

The “RS” Returns! BMW Introduces the New 2015 R1200RS

The “RS” Returns! BMW Introduces the New 2015 R1200RS

As expected, BMW Motorrad will use the 2014 International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair (INTERMOT), which opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany, to introduce several new motorcycles including a new S1000RR and R1200R, new special editions of the C600 Sport and C650GT scooters, and the return of the boxer “RS” with a new R1200RS. The originalContinue Reading »

August Sales Down Slightly, BMW to Premiere New S1000RR and Two Other Models at INTERMOT

August Sales Down Slightly, BMW to Premiere New S1000RR and Two Other Models at INTERMOT

From January to August 2014, BMW Motorrad sold a total of 90,226 motorcycles and maxi scooters, thereby achieving a new all-time high — up 7.6% over the 83,890 units sold last year. However, August’s sales of 7,587 vehicles was down 1.6% compared to last year’s exceptionally strong figure of 7,708 units. Heiner Faust, BMW MotorradContinue Reading »

Valerie Thompson Joins Bonneville 200 MPH Club

Valerie Thompson Joins Bonneville 200 MPH Club

Motorcycle racer and team owner Valerie Thompson set her 7th land speed record on her CTEK-sponsored BMW S1000RR during the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s 28th Annual World of Speed event September 6-9 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover Utah. Thompson spent a month in Utah to compete in the three most prestigious land speed racingContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Day 7, Team CEEU Crowned Champions

GS Trophy 2014: Day 7, Team CEEU Crowned Champions

After seven days and well over 1,500 miles (2,300 km) of tough riding interspersed with 20 special stages, Team Central and Eastern Europe (CEEU) were deserving winners of the 2014 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy, having led the competition from the first day and winning many specials, as well as both photo competitions. The teamContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Day 6, Long Day Won by Team CEEU

GS Trophy 2014: Day 6, Long Day Won by Team CEEU

The penultimate day of the 2014 International GS Trophy was a long one, taking the competitors 25 miles (400 km) through the province of British Columbia, crossing time zones and including three special stages between the starting point at Balfour and the day’s end in Fort Steele. Each special stage had been designed by chiefContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Day 5, Tough Tests and Tales of Adversity

GS Trophy 2014: Day 5, Tough Tests and Tales of Adversity

Day five of the 2014 International GS Trophy was as action-packed as it gets, with spectacular off-road highlights, extremely testing specials, the surprise of a lifetime for one of the competitors and – in a first for the Trophy – a public reception where guests were invited to come along and see what the TrophyContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Day 4, Team CEEU Extends Lead

GS Trophy 2014: Day 4, Team CEEU Extends Lead

After three consecutive high-mileage days, the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy riders today were allowed some respite with a less strenuous 143 miles (230km) stage distance planned. Only it wasn’t! The day again featured a ‘black run’ to properly test the riders’ technique and ended with a suitably physical Canadian theme – the ‘Logger Games’. TheContinue Reading »

Incredible, Unique BMW R nineT Customs from Japan

Incredible, Unique BMW R nineT Customs from Japan

BMW Motorrad Days Japan – the biggest BMW Motorrad event in the country – was held at the Hakuba47 Mountain Sports Park on August 30-31. BMW motorcycle fans were not only treated to a wide range of exhibition stands but also ’round-the-clock entertainment. However, a particular highlight on the events stage came in the formContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Day 3, South Africa Moves Up the Leaderboard

GS Trophy 2014: Day 3, South Africa Moves Up the Leaderboard

GS Trophy riders got the best possible taste of the rugged beauty of Canada as day three of the GS Trophy consisted of nearly 120 miles (200 km) of off-road adventure, 90 miles (150 km) of scenic paved mountain passes and three special stages thrown in for good measure – two of which involved gettingContinue Reading »