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Spot the difference: 2007 Vs 2010 R1200 GS Adventure

Andy Downes, 05 November 2009 09:34

BMW are claiming there are a multitude of changes to the new R1200GS but we reckon its going to take a pretty keen eye to spot all of the changes. How do you think you can do. The new BMW R1200GS has a new, more powerful double overhead camshaft engine from the BMW HP2 Sport but it has been specifically ...

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World exclusive: New BMW R1200GS engine spotted

MCN, 17 September 2009 11:17

These world exclusive spy shots show BMW's new 2010 R1200GS with the new double overhead cam (DOHC) engine first revealed in MCN on August 19. From the pictures it appears there are no changes to the styling of the adventure bike apart from clear indicator lenses – the DOHC engine is the only major change. Close inspection of the pictures ...

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BMW F650GS full review

James Keen, 14 August 2009 11:38

The BMW F650GS has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.       Read the MCN BMW F650GS review "BMW’s successor to long-lived and popular entry-level F650 single is, confusingly, being based on the F800GS, neither a single (it’s a parallel twin) or a 650 (it’s 798cc) – so perhaps not surprisingly it’s..." ...

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Video: BMW R1200GS Adventure longterm test report

Marc Potter, 31 July 2009 16:49

MCN Editor Marc Potter has clocked up 5500 trouble free miles on his long term test BMW R1200GS. Here’s a short video review of the bike in action showing it’s more than capable of anything Potter can throw at it.   Read the BMW R1200GS Adventure review Find a BMW R1200GS Adventure for sale   Zoom & Watch more videos ...

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BMW S1000RR a Yamaha R6 copy?

Guy Procter, 12 February 2009 12:11

Is the new BMW S1000RR a Yamaha R6 rip-off? YouTuber mca8690 certainly thinks so, and he’s gone to the trouble of producing this video to prove it. The S1000RR was spotted early in its development sporting modified R6 panels, which it wore ‘with space to spare’ according to BMW development boss Peter Mueller. We don’t agree with mca8690’s embittered suggestion the ...

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2009 BMW K1300R on test!

Andy Downes, 15 January 2009 14:21

MCN’s Andy Downes is on the new BMW K1300 launch in Spain with three new bikes being ridden for the first time - the K1300 R naked bike, the faired S and the touring GT model and has now just stepped off the new BMW K1300R after riding the new K1300S earlier today. This is what he has to say. ...

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BMW K1300S first impressions

MCN, 15 January 2009 09:29

MCN’s Andy Downes is on the new BMW K1300 launch in Spain with three new bikes being ridden for the first time - the K1300 R naked bike, the faired S and the touring GT model. He has just stepped off the new BMW K1300S after a 40 mile ride on motorways and some fantastic mountain roads en-route to Ronda, Spain ...

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BMW unveils new K1300R, K1300S and K1300GT

MCN News Desk, 07 October 2008 18:45

BMW has unveiled the changes made to its K-series motorcycles, the K1300S, K1300R and K1300GT. Here's the lowdown on the most important changes for 2009. What’s new at a glance:• Big bore, 1293cc engine good for 175bhp• ESAII – new version of automatic suspension adjustment system• Conventional indicators – no more oddball BMW flasher switches!• Optional quickshifter – the first on a mainstream production ...

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The secrets of BMW's S1000RR superbike

MCN Newsdesk, 21 August 2008 13:30

BMW has finally unveiled a prototype of its road-going superbike which it claims will be the most powerful production race replica ever. Video: Hear BMW S1000RR World Superbike prototype run A near-road spec version of the S1000RR was tested back-to-back with the firm’s WSB-spec race machine at an exclusive test at Lausitzring in Germany last week. View BMW motorcycles for ...

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Picture gallery: BMW's uncrashable motorcycle patent drawings

Liam Marsden, 09 January 2008 13:54

Here are all the pictures of BMW's patent design for an "uncrashable" motorcycle. The system works through a system of pivots and hydraulics to move the wheels about. Even the handle bars can be moved independently of the front wheel! Basically, if the onboard computer senses something is wrong, like a loss of grip or inappropriate input from the rider, then ...

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