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Water-cooled BMW R1250GS spied!

MCN, 03 January 2012 12:38

These world exclusive spy shots clearly show for the first time the all-new BMW R1250GS features the biggest single overhaul of the massive-selling and class-leading bike in its 30 years with a new water-cooled engine. This is the biggest change to the GS in current form since the bike was given a new engine with the arrival of the R1100GS ...

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Milan show video: R1200GS Rallye, G650GS Sertão and Husqvarna MOAB

MCN, 09 November 2011 12:41

MCN's Executive Editor Phil West takes a look at the new bikes from BMW and Husqvarna that have been launched at the EICMA Milan motorcycle show. One new model unveiled by BMW is the R1200GS Rallye, with the venerable GS receiving cosmetic updates including BMW Motorrad Motorsport paint, a red frame, wire spoked wheels and Enduro Electronic Suspension Adjustment. BMW revealed another ...

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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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Video: 2012 BMW S1000RR onboard

MCN, 25 October 2011 16:23

BMW has updated its class-leading S1000RR superbike for 2012, with new traction control, a modified chassis and more low-midrange power. MCN's Adam Child rode the bike at the launch in Valencia, and to read his full verdict, pick up a copy of the October 26 issue of MCN.  "> brightcove.createExperiences();

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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 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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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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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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Video: BMW S1000RR vs European rivals

MCN, 31 March 2011 14:39

In February we tested the BMW S1000RR against the Yamaha R1, Honda Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and new Kawasaki ZX-10R and it dominated the test. This week we put the BMW up against the Europeans - the Ducati 1198SP, KTM RC8R, Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC and MV Agusta F4 1000R - to see if it can maintain its dominance of the 1000cc sports bike class. ...

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