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Editor's picks: BMW R1200S

Anonymous, 23 September 2011 17:15

Here in the MCN office there is an ongoing conversation about the merits of Boxer twins. The short-lived R1200S is a real opinion-divider... Somehow you already know if you want the BMW R1200S. The looks divide opinions, but only half as much as the Boxer engine and the Telelever/Paralever suspension do. BMW has strained the limits of these design parameters ...

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Editor's picks: BMW R1200R

MCN, 21 September 2011 16:30

The BMW R1200R is the lesser known boxer engine-powered machine in the German company's present range of bikes. With 702 R1200GS models sold up to the end of July this year and only 134 R1200R in comparison, everybody's favourite it seems is the adventure-biased R1200GS, or is it? MCN's Trevor Franklin rode the newest version and was impressed with the ...

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Irish stunt star to compete at Stunt Riding German Open

Richard Mellor, 02 September 2011 12:31

Mattie Griffin, BMW Motorrad’s Irish stuntman will compete at one of the globe’s largest motorcycle stunt competitions. The Stunt Riding German Open is held on 17th-18th September at the Hockenheimring circuit in Germany On his self-modified BMW F 800R, Mattie will be trying to overcome 40 of the world’s best stunt riders in front of a panel of expert judges. ...

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BMW seeks bike-mad marketing student

James Keen, 27 October 2010 16:18

BMW Motorrad has a vacancy for an undergraduate placement to start in July 2011.  Read BMW bike reviews In their own words: "We're looking for someone to join our knowledgeable and successful motorcycle marketing team in the Bracknell headquarters of BMW UK!   "You’ll help out with event management including the Motorcycle Live show in Birmingham and British Superbike rounds, and get ...

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Video: Stunting a BMW S1000RR

Dan Aspel, 16 September 2010 17:01

Want to see someone stunt an S1000RR? Get past the bizarre intro [what the hell is an R1000S…?] and you’ll see some pretty tricksy riding.  

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Goodwood is go!

Michael Neeves, 02 July 2010 10:26

I've just arrived at the Goodwood Festival of Speed having ridden down on our group test winning BMW K1300GT and very nice it was too. It was comfy on the motorways and easy with the cruise control, whilst being fun on the twisty roads on the final run into Goodwood. Yesterday was set up day for the Festival of Speed, one ...

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BMW hunt for most-travelled GS

Dan Aspel, 25 June 2010 10:13

Know any mega-mile BMW GSs? Has your bike gone right round the clock? If so you could win a prize at next month’s BMW Motorrad Days in the Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirche. BMW’s annual motorcycling festival is this year celebrating the 30th anniversary of the GS by awarding prizes to the oldest, furthest ridden and most innovatively customised GS bikes ...

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Video: Chris Pfeiffer rides through the BMW Tower

Chris Newbigging, 08 September 2009 13:11

BMW has released this video of factory-backed stunt champion Chris Pfeiffer riding an F800R through it's office in Munich! Pfeiffer rode his stunt bike through the offices right up to the roof of the BMW Viercylinder building - see the video here:  

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The history of BMW's wonky headlights

Chris Newbigging, 27 March 2009 11:41

New spy shots have shown that BMW’s S1000RR will continue the firm’s proud tradition of asymmetrical headlights.  The shots show that the right-hand side headlight is smaller than the left and kidney shaped, housing only one projector light. See the BMW S1000RR spy shots BMW has been producing bikes with wonky headlights since the BMW R1100S in 1999, so we celebrate 10 ...

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NEC Show: BMW launches women-only rider training

MCN, 28 November 2008 15:01

BMW Rider Training has launched a series of new ladies only rider skills courses at the NEC show today. The training school based in Wales already offers women’s only off road skills courses and is adding three new road riding courses from March next year. Ladies only CBT courses which last two days instead of the usual one are also ...

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