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BMW launches retro-fit cornering ABS for HP4

BMW has become the first manufacturer to launch cornering ABS for a sportsbike which will available as a retro-fit option on the S1000RR HP4 from October.The new system is called ABS Pro and it’s expected this will be the first of many models being offered with the Bosch-developed ABS system that works to stop the bike crashing even when hard ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 21 July 2014

Immediate Recall of the 2014 BMW R1200RT

BMW has issued an urgent instruction to all owners of 2014 BMW R1200RT owners fitted with the Dynamic ESA electronic suspension system to stop riding their motorcycles with immediate effect. The problem concerns the rear suspension system and the potential failure of the plunger rod assembly inside. The instruction to stop riding motorcycles only relates to the 2014 model of ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • 05 June 2014

New BMW R1200GS Adventure revealed

BMW has finally released the full technical details of the 2014 R1200GS Adventure; the tougher and more off-road targeted bike the firm hopes will continue the big sales of the current model. The new bike gets a slightly different version of the new water-cooled 1170cc boxer twin available in the standard bike for the first time at the start of ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 07 October 2013

New water-cooled BMW R1200RT spied testing

A fleet of all-new water-cooled BMW R1200RTs have been spied carrying out road testing in the South of France ahead of the launch of the completely new bike in 2014. The R1200RT is the current best-selling tourer in the UK but will be replaced next year and use the same all-new water-cooled 125bhp motor from the recently launched BMW R1200GS ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 22 March 2013

Most advanced BMW S1000RR revealed

BMW has officially unveiled the new BMW S1000RR HP4 which has the world’s most advanced semi-active suspension system. The HP4 is an S1000RR with the BMW Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) along with a host of BMW High Performance (HP) parts. DDC has not yet been seen on a production bike but will be the most advanced electronically adjustable suspension system ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 27 July 2012

BMW recalls 2012 S1000RRs

BMW is recalling around 1500 2012-model year S1000RRs built so far because of concern over gradual loosening of connecting rod bolts which may cause engine damage. The recall – dubbed a ‘technical campaign’ by BMW is not a safety recall and owners will be contacted directly.The work affects 150 bikes in the UK with the majority of the 1500 bikes ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 02 May 2012

New 2012 BMW S1000RR tech details

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, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 20 October 2011

BMW S1000RR races car on Top Gear this Sunday

After years of ignoring bikes, Top Gear has finally seen sense. This Sunday's show will feature a BMW S1000RR racing against a £150,000 Ariel Atom V8 around the BBC show's famous test track. MCN gate-crashed the event to get the lowdown on filming. Find a BMW S1000RR for sale The BMW S1000RR was completely standard but ridden by British Superbike EVO ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 19 January 2011

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - End of a wonderful time

Giving back long term test bikes can be a mixed bag of emotions. On occasions you know you won’t miss the bike no matter how good they might be. Other times you know the bike is going to leave a big hole in your riding life. The 2010 BMW R1200RT I reluctantly had prised from my grasp is one of ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 17 November 2010

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - racking up the mileage

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 23 July 2010

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