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New BMW R1200GS Rallye for 2012

Trevor Franklin, 08 November 2011 09:31

BMW has just released details of the new R1200GS Rallye for 2012. The model joins the rest of the best-selling GS range and follows the success of the R1200GS Triple Black from earlier this year. No price has been set for the UK as yet. Expect BMW dealers to have this special R1200GS Rallye in stock for January 2012. Changes ...

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BMW adds QR codes to prototypes

MCN, 02 November 2011 11:12

BMW is now incorporating QR codes into the camouflaging used on disguised road-going prototypes, so sharp-eyed and curious onlookers can use their smartphones to scan the codes and go to an official website to find out exactly what they have just seen. The first test mule to have the QR codes plastered across its flanks is BMW’s forthcoming maxi scooter which ...

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2012 BMW S1000RR first ride

MCN, 20 October 2011 12:36

BMW’s significantly updated S1000RR is currently being tested at its world launch at Valencia, Spain. Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, is there on behalf of MCN and has just completed his third session. These are his first impressions. "The first two sessions were in race mode, which is much improved over the old bike. On the old bike the race ...

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New 2012 BMW S1000RR tech details

Andy Downes, 20 October 2011 11:00

Just two years after BMW launched the class-leading 1000cc sportsbike the firm has given the bike a long list of changes aimed at improved handling, more mid-range torque and improved throttle response. The overall look of the bike might, at first glance appear the same but on closer inspection the long list of minor revisions becomes clear. A new tailpiece, ...

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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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New ‘Triple Black’ BMW R1200GS Adventure launched

Ryan Spencer, 12 September 2011 11:11

This new ‘Triple Black’ special edition of BMW’s R1200GS Adventure has just been released by BMW. Like the previous Triple Black edition of the standard GS, which proved very popular, the new Adventure version has a three-shade paint scheme that covers the Telelever forks, engine cases, rear frame, Paralever swingarm and cylinder head covers. Like the existing Adventure it also ...

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Water-cooled BMW GS is new from the ground up

MCN, 19 August 2011 16:50

This exclusive spy shot proves the next generation BMW R1200GS will be new from the ground-up, with an all-new water-cooled engine, revamped styling and major chassis changes. The photographs - taken last week outside BMW's Munich Development Centre - show a pre-production GS with a water-cooled engine plus radial brakes, modernised styling, adjustable screen, new clocks and the exhaust and ...

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BMW HP2 – only 20 left to buy

Trevor Franklin, 30 June 2011 12:22

BMW Motorrad UK has announced (30-6-2011) only 20 of its HP2 boxer-twin sports bikes exist in UK BMW dealers and that any prospective buyers should be quick to snap one up because production of the £15,250 air-cooled weapon has now ceased. The limited production HP2 first appeared in 2008 and was the first boxer-powered BMW production bike to have the ...

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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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BMW confirms Concept C scooter on sale in 2012

MCN Newsdesk, 07 April 2011 11:24

BMW has confirmed it will be putting a version of its Concept C scooter into production and the bike will go on sale in 2012. (If you can't wait until then, check out scooters for sale right now).The radical concept, a crossover of a motorcycle and scooter, designed to show the future for BMW motorcycles was first unveiled at last ...

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