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Facts and figures: BMW S1000RR vs Fireblade vs GSX-R1000 vs R1 vs ZX-10R

John Westlake, 13 November 2009 11:23

MCN will be riding the new BMW S1000RR at the world launch next Tuesday. All the latest info on the S1000RR Chief road tester Trevor Franklin will be riding the Honda Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Yamaha R1 and Kawasaki ZX-10R during the days before he flies out to Portimao in Portugal, so he can give the best idea of how the ...

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Spot the difference: 2007 Vs 2010 R1200 GS Adventure

Andy Downes, 05 November 2009 09:34

BMW are claiming there are a multitude of changes to the new R1200GS but we reckon its going to take a pretty keen eye to spot all of the changes. How do you think you can do. The new BMW R1200GS has a new, more powerful double overhead camshaft engine from the BMW HP2 Sport but it has been specifically ...

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2010 BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure first official photographs

Andy Downes, 05 November 2009 08:47

BMW's massive-selling R1200GS has been given an engine overhaul for 2010 as the firm attempts to keep the bike at the top of the sales league and head-off opposition from rivals. The 2010 BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200GS Adventure now have a double overhead cam engine with a claimed 110bhp, boosted torque of 88lb-ft, 500rpm more in the rev range ...

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World exclusive: New BMW R1200GS engine spotted

MCN, 17 September 2009 11:17

These world exclusive spy shots show BMW's new 2010 R1200GS with the new double overhead cam (DOHC) engine first revealed in MCN on August 19. From the pictures it appears there are no changes to the styling of the adventure bike apart from clear indicator lenses – the DOHC engine is the only major change. Close inspection of the pictures ...

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First pictures of S1000RR in race team colours

Marc Potter, 07 August 2009 08:06

These are the first pictures of BMW’s official new S1000RR in race team colours.The new bike is the exact replica of the one raced by Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus in the  World Superbike championship. This bike is the top-spec model in the S1000RR's line-up. Expect to see three options available, a standard bike, a model with the full electronics package ...

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BMW S1000RR round the Nurburgring

Andy Downes, 12 June 2009 09:52

BMW has just released this great onboard fottage of German racer Jurgen Fuchs on the new BMW S1000RR superbike testing at the old Nurburgring in Germany. Obviously a 1000cc 180bhp superbike is a bit quick and it must have given the other road riders a bit of a shock when Fuchs came past on the BMW.

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BMW mark half-millionth GS with special edition R1200

Guy Procter, 15 May 2009 08:49

BMW has made an incredible 500,000 GS-badged motorcycles since the original R80G/S in 1980. To celebrate it's launching a special edition of the R1200GS featuring a suite of tasty extras at a bargain price. The mods include higher, smoked screen, two-tone seat, black wheels and aluminium cylinder head guards, which together make it look more storm-trooperish than ever. Fans of the ...

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BMW F800R in dealers May 9

Chris Newbigging, 08 April 2009 14:25

BMW’s new F800R will arrive at every UK BMW dealer on May 9 with demo rides available. The 800c parallel-twin naked motorcycle is a stripped version of the F800S sports bike, and will also be used by stunt champion Christian Pfeiffer. It costs £5855 on the road – see your local BMW for more details.

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BMW: We can’t get enough K1300s

Chris Newbigging, 08 April 2009 14:04

BMW is desperate for more production of the K1300S, K1300GT and K1300R as dealers sell as many as they can. A spokesman told motorcyclenews.com: “We can’t get enough of them – the K1300S is the most popular, making up about 60% of the sale. 30% go for the K1300GT, and the last 10% buy the K1300R. Looking to buy a ...

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BMW S1000RR a Yamaha R6 copy?

Guy Procter, 12 February 2009 12:11

Is the new BMW S1000RR a Yamaha R6 rip-off? YouTuber mca8690 certainly thinks so, and he’s gone to the trouble of producing this video to prove it. The S1000RR was spotted early in its development sporting modified R6 panels, which it wore ‘with space to spare’ according to BMW development boss Peter Mueller. We don’t agree with mca8690’s embittered suggestion the ...

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