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BMW K1200 LT gets the luxury treatment

The massive BMW K1200LT tourer has been given a boost for 2008, with every UK motorcycle gaining the full BMW Lux package as standard. For 2008, the basic and SE versions of the K1200LT are being removed from the UK BMW motorcycle range, leaving only the highest-specification machine, which will be available to order. The full £15,395 package includes virtually every ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 15 November 2007

Milan Show: BMW F650GS launched

As well as the new F800GS, BMW has unveiled the all-new F650GS – but don’t be fooled by the name, as its capacity is also 800cc. Basically a lower spec version of the new F800GS, the F650GS replaces the old single-cylinder bike of the same name, using a detuned parallel twin engine. Power is 71bhp – which is a full ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 06 November 2007

Milan Show: BMW officially releases new F800GS adventure motorcycle

BMW today revealed the new F800GS for the first time at the Milan show in Italy. While the other F800 models use an alloy frame, the GS gets a tubular steel chassis designed to cope with the stresses of off-road use, with a repositioned engine – mounted almost vertically where the F800S and ST’s are angled at 30 degrees forward ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 06 November 2007

Milan Show: BMW unveils its new G450X

The completely road-legal G450X is BMW’s first hardcore off-road competition offering in the 450 class. Based on the competition prototype that’s been publicly tested for several months, the production version meets the latest Euro III emissions regulations and offers some unusual technology. Highlights include a reverse-rotating crank, and an innovative layout with a shorter gearbox than conventional bikes, allowing a ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 06 November 2007

New 2008 BMWs revealed: BMW F800GS, F650GS, R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure and G450X

BMW's 2008 new models have emerged before the bikes are officially launched next week with the first pictures of the 2008 BMW F800GS, the 2008 BMW G450X, the 2008 BMW R1200GS and 2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure, plus the 2008 BMW F650GS Don't be fooled by the name of the 2008 BMW F650GS, as the cheaper motorcycle actually uses another version of the 800cc parallel ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 02 November 2007

One-off BMW K1200R for Resident Evil 3: Extinction

BMW has created this one-off K1200R to celebrate the launch of the new Resident Evil: Extinction movie, which will hit cinemas next month. The third movie in the Resident Evil series sees lead actress Milla Jovovich riding a similar K1200R – minus the flashy paintwork – in a post-apocalyptic setting, battling zombies as she goes. The special bike was painted ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 30 July 2007

BMW to make it's mark in motorsport

The revelation that BMW is set to enter the World Superbike Championship in 2009 – as revealed in MCN this week – perhaps shouldn’t be such a surprise, since the firm has been gradually revamping its image for the last five years. While the firm has long been involved in four-wheeled motorsport, and has competed on two wheels in events ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 25 July 2007

BMW buys Husqvarna

It has just been confirmed that BMW has bought the Husqvarana motorcycle brand outright. The deal was signed with Husqvarna boss Claudio Castiglioni yesterday, (Thursday July 19), and will be officially announced shortly. The deal sees BMW buy the brand, production facilities and take charge of all the staff. No price will be announced for the deal for several weeks. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 20 July 2007

BMW HP2 megamoto supermoto goes on sale

BMW’S HP2 Megamoto is on the verge of hitting motorcycle dealerships – with BMW promising the motorcycle will be available before the end of the month. With 113bhp, the second bike in the HP2 range is the most powerful supermoto on the market – and at 179bhp it weighs far less than its size suggests. It costs £12,595.  

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 13 July 2007

BMW heads to Le Mans

This is the first works road race bike to emerge from BMW in 50 years – a prototype racer which will appear at the Le Mans 24 hours next month. Based on an R1200S, the prototype will race in the open category at Le Mans, followed by appearances at the Barcelona and Oschersleben 24 hour races and the Bol d’Or. It ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 23 March 2007

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