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BMW HP4 available from 1 December 2012

Andy Davidson, 10 October 2012 10:46

BMW has revealed the prices of the new HP4 and HP4 Carbon which will go on sale from December 1, 2012. The 193bhp standard 2013 HP4 is priced at £16,700 OTR while the Carbon version will cost £19,350 OTR. The Carbon edition features a range of carbon fibre parts and accessories in addition to the standard model. 2013 BMW HP4 ...

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New BMW R1200GS revealed

MCN, 02 October 2012 10:00

The new BMW R1200GS will use a 125bhp water/air cooled motor and feature semi-active suspension. The biggest change comes in the engine, with the introduction for the first time of water-cooling. Rather than the engine being fully water-cooled, 65% will still be air-cooled, while the rest will be cooled by a system that uses a water-glycol mixture and two radiators. There is ...

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Video: BMW S1000RR HP4 first ride

MCN, 17 September 2012 14:26

BMW's new HP4 is the first production motorcycle to feature semi-active suspension - its damping constantly changes as you ride. It's also a massive 9kg lighter than an equivalent S1000RR and has an even more refined traction control system, which can now be adjusted on the move. To find out what makes it tick, we rode the HP4 Carbon at the ...

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BMW S1000RR HP4 first ride: "Is it a huge leap over the standard S1000RR?"

Michael Neeves, 04 September 2012 10:14

I’ve just finished my second riding session on the new BMW S1000RR HP4 at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain. As well as having lighter wheels, a titanium Akrapovic exhaust and improved electronic rider aids, it’s the first production bike to have electronically-adjustable rebound and compression damping (Dynamic Damping Adjustment). You still need to manually adjust the suspension, albeit via ...

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Most advanced BMW S1000RR revealed

Andy Downes, 27 July 2012 16:55

BMW has officially unveiled the new BMW S1000RR HP4 which has the world’s most advanced semi-active suspension system. The HP4 is an S1000RR with the BMW Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) along with a host of BMW High Performance (HP) parts. DDC has not yet been seen on a production bike but will be the most advanced electronically adjustable suspension system ...

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New BMW F700GS and F800GS revealed

Liam Marsden, 05 July 2012 14:32

BMW has revealed the new F700GS, which is actually just an updated F650GS, as well as an updated F800GS. The new bike is essentially a restyled and updated F650GS, with the capacity staying the same at 798cc. The F700GS gets new bodywork, including a new screen, an engine tweak, which pushes the power up 4bhp to 75bhp, twint front discs ...

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BMW S1000RR naked bike spied testing

MCN, 08 June 2012 17:00

BMW is already well ahead in the development of a naked version of its class-leading S1000RR superbike as these spy shots taken at a BMW test facility reveal. The naked S1000RR – to be called the S1000SR according to insiders – looks highly developed with a specially designed half-fairing with a passing resemblance to that seen on the Aprilia RSV4 ...

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£1765 of free kit with BMW R1200GS

Liam Marsden, 08 June 2012 15:46

BMW is offering £1765 worth of free kit with every new R1200GS bought before the end of the year. You'll get a titanium Akrapovic end can, tinted screen, 13-19litre tank bag, expandable Vario panniers and inner cases. The right pannier holds up to 39 litres, while the left holds up to 29. Presumably the offer comes in ahead of the ...

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BMW R1250GS spied

MCN, 08 June 2012 10:37

The upcoming BMW R1250GS has been spied during testing, showing many upgrades over the current R1200GS. It’s impossible to overstate the importance to BMW of the new R1250GS – the firm simply has to get it perfectly right or risk suffering a financial calamity such is the role the bike plays in sales across the globe. The current R1200GS and ...

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BMW recalls 2012 S1000RRs

Andy Downes, 02 May 2012 09:47

BMW is recalling around 1500 2012-model year S1000RRs built so far because of concern over gradual loosening of connecting rod bolts which may cause engine damage. The recall – dubbed a ‘technical campaign’ by BMW is not a safety recall and owners will be contacted directly.The work affects 150 bikes in the UK with the majority of the 1500 bikes ...

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