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New 2012 BMW S1000RR ridden

MCN, 20 October 2011 09:25

MCN's Adam Child is amongst the first journalists in the world to ride the new 2012 BMW S1000RR. It has a long list of minor revisions that are currently being evaluated and we will be able to give you the full technical detail at 11am. Check back for all the information.

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Editor's picks: BMW R1100S

MCN, 13 October 2011 17:30

The BMW R1100S is now beginning to hold the timeless appeal of a modern classic, with classy sports-touring styling, VFR-like comfort and versatility plus typical BMW quality and residuals making for an attractive all-rounder. The plush ride delivered by the Telelever/Paralever suspension set-up manages to avoid feeling vague. Whilst the BMW R1100S is no super-sharp sportsbike, it is smooth, predictable ...

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Why new bikes aren’t as heavy as you think

Steve Farrell, 21 April 2011 16:23

The specifications of some small-to-middle-weight new bikes have caused disquiet on the forums of MCN this year. One user wrote of the new Honda CBR250R, which weighs 162kg and makes a claimed 26bhp: “I can't believe how heavy these things are. Modern four-cylinder 600s are down to this sort of weight.” Another user said both the CBR250R and the 169kg ...

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Water-cooled BMW R1200GS spied

MCN, 11 February 2011 11:59

These spy shots taken by a Spanish BMW owner on his mobile phone confirm BMW is well ahead with the development of a new water-cooled version of the top-selling R1200GS. The new motor will bring to an end 90 years of the traditional air-cooled boxer twin engine when the new bike goes on sale in 2012. To find out more ...

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Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - racking up the mileage

Andy Downes, 23 July 2010 12:09

Daily use of the BMW R1200RT has seen the mileage cresting 8000 with familiarity allowing me to love the bike and the way it can apparently do almost anything. Fidn a BMW R1200RT for sale People look at the RT and think it’s a big beast. I’ll admit it does look imposing but this bulk evaporates the moment the wheels ...

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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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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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BMW F650GS full review

James Keen, 14 August 2009 11:38

The BMW F650GS has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.       Read the MCN BMW F650GS review "BMW’s successor to long-lived and popular entry-level F650 single is, confusingly, being based on the F800GS, neither a single (it’s a parallel twin) or a 650 (it’s 798cc) – so perhaps not surprisingly it’s..." ...

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Video: BMW R1200GS Adventure longterm test report

Marc Potter, 31 July 2009 16:49

MCN Editor Marc Potter has clocked up 5500 trouble free miles on his long term test BMW R1200GS. Here’s a short video review of the bike in action showing it’s more than capable of anything Potter can throw at it.   Read the BMW R1200GS Adventure review Find a BMW R1200GS Adventure for sale   Zoom & Watch more videos ...

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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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