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BMW admits quality control problems

Steve Farrell, 01 September 2008 16:05

The quality of BMW motorcycles has suffered due to a massive boost in sales, the firm has admitted. BMW motorcycles for sale The German motorcycle manufacturer, which has a strong reputation for reliability and quality, has failed to maintain standards while struggling to meet a rise in demand of over 40%, according to bosses.  Get the latest BMW motorcycle news here ...

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Council get motorcycles to maintain roads

Liam Marsden, 16 January 2008 16:27

Worcestershire County Council have started using BMW R1200GS motorcycles to respond quickly to minor defects on the roads, such as potholes. Highways Liaison Officers Steve Murch said, “We look after 2,500 miles of roads and 1,800 miles of footways around the county, which involves checking them on an ongoing basis. “Trying to get a standard vehicle through a busy town ...

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Picture gallery: BMW's uncrashable motorcycle patent drawings

Liam Marsden, 09 January 2008 13:54

Here are all the pictures of BMW's patent design for an "uncrashable" motorcycle. The system works through a system of pivots and hydraulics to move the wheels about. Even the handle bars can be moved independently of the front wheel! Basically, if the onboard computer senses something is wrong, like a loss of grip or inappropriate input from the rider, then ...

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Special edition BMW R1200GS

MCN News Desk, 13 August 2007 10:01

To celebrate the 100,000th BMW R1200GS coming off the production line in Berlin, Vines of Guilford are offering a special edition version of the bike for a limited time only. Vines will throw in a complimentary set of panniers as well as a special paint job, and there are special offers too on other BMW models. Contact: 0800-269-495.

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Free insurance launched for BMW G650X

Tony Carter, 10 August 2007 12:42

BMW has launched a free one-year, fully comprehensive insurance policy for all customers buying a brand new BMW G 650 X. The policy is being offered through BMW’s own Motorrad Insurance scheme.FreeBMW Motorrad Insurance is applicable throughout the G Series range, from the enduro G 650 Xchallenge, to the urban Xcountry, and the sporty Xmoto. The BMW Motorrad complimentary insurance ...

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You decide where to send MCN Deputy Editor Ped Baker on foreign motorcycle trip

Peter Baker, 18 July 2007 11:45

In September the deputy editor of Motor Cycle News, Ped Baker is planning a trip abroad on his long term test BMW K1200R Sport. His rough plan is to ride from the MCN offices in Peterborough to the Greek island of Corfu via France and Italy. From the Italian port of Brindisi Corfu is 6 and a half hours by ...

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Long Way Down

Tom Rayner, 04 May 2007 07:00

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are just days away from embarking on their latest adventure, the Long Way Down. The pair are planning to go one better than their previous circumnavigation of the globe with a journey from the most northerly point in McGregor’s homeland of Scotland to Cape Town in South Africa. BMW has confirmed it supplied two standard ...

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