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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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World's first bike adaptive headlights

MCN, 25 February 2011 16:39

Imagine riding along a road at night where the headlight was actively trying to see round corners. Video: BMW K1600GT first ride Well, now you don't have to because for the first time ever on a motorcycle, BMW is offering its Adaptive Xenon headlight system as an option on the K1600GT and K1600GTL. It works by using ride height sensors ...

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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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US tuner creates naked BMW S1000RR

Tim Carrithers/Motorcyclist, 21 December 2010 13:09

BMW has already officially dismissed rumours of a naked version of the class-leading S1000RR superbike, but that wasn't what top US tuner Ken Zeller wanted to hear.  Find a BMW S1000RR for sale Zeller is the boss of tuning house Evoluzione Cyclesports based in California. He sells tuning parts for European firms like BMW, Ducati, KTM, Benelli, Bimota and Aprilia ...

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Video: Hear the six-cylinder BMW K1600GT run

Dan Aspel, 15 December 2010 16:15

BMW have released the following video of the upcoming K 1600 GT. No voice over or introduction, but plenty of detail shots, as well as some good audio of the new six-cylinder 1649cc engine.  The 160bhp, 129ftlb is due to appear in showrooms in spring 2011. 

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Video: BMW Concept C scooter

James Keen, 02 November 2010 14:40

BMW have released this video of their new Concept C - a two-wheeler that they claim combines the handling of a motorcycle and the comfort of a scooter.  BMW Concept C scooter - official pictures The Concept C (The C stands for 'commuter') is powered by a new, two-cylinder inline engine with CVT (continuously variable transmission).   brightcove.createExperiences();

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BMW S1000RR: the wait is almost over

Phil West, 16 November 2009 08:54

This week MCN tests BMW's long-awaited S1000RR superbike – and boy has it been a long time coming. All the latest info on the S1000RR In 24 hours we'll tell you if it's been worth the wait. In the meantimes, here's how the story unfolded:   27 November 2007: BMW’s WSB challenge revealed Exclusive spy shots show a BMW rider track ...

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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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