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BMW S1000RR HP4 first ride: "Is it a huge leap over the standard S1000RR?"

Michael Neeves, 04 September 2012 10:14

I’ve just finished my second riding session on the new BMW S1000RR HP4 at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain. As well as having lighter wheels, a titanium Akrapovic exhaust and improved electronic rider aids, it’s the first production bike to have electronically-adjustable rebound and compression damping (Dynamic Damping Adjustment). You still need to manually adjust the suspension, albeit via ...

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Most advanced BMW S1000RR revealed

Andy Downes, 27 July 2012 16:55

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 ...

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New BMW F700GS and F800GS revealed

Liam Marsden, 05 July 2012 14:32

BMW has revealed the new F700GS, which is actually just an updated F650GS, as well as an updated F800GS. The new bike is essentially a restyled and updated F650GS, with the capacity staying the same at 798cc. The F700GS gets new bodywork, including a new screen, an engine tweak, which pushes the power up 4bhp to 75bhp, twint front discs ...

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BMW S1000RR naked bike spied testing

MCN, 08 June 2012 17:00

BMW is already well ahead in the development of a naked version of its class-leading S1000RR superbike as these spy shots taken at a BMW test facility reveal. The naked S1000RR – to be called the S1000SR according to insiders – looks highly developed with a specially designed half-fairing with a passing resemblance to that seen on the Aprilia RSV4 ...

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£1765 of free kit with BMW R1200GS

Liam Marsden, 08 June 2012 15:46

BMW is offering £1765 worth of free kit with every new R1200GS bought before the end of the year. You'll get a titanium Akrapovic end can, tinted screen, 13-19litre tank bag, expandable Vario panniers and inner cases. The right pannier holds up to 39 litres, while the left holds up to 29. Presumably the offer comes in ahead of the ...

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BMW R1250GS spied

MCN, 08 June 2012 10:37

The upcoming BMW R1250GS has been spied during testing, showing many upgrades over the current R1200GS. It’s impossible to overstate the importance to BMW of the new R1250GS – the firm simply has to get it perfectly right or risk suffering a financial calamity such is the role the bike plays in sales across the globe. The current R1200GS and ...

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BMW recalls 2012 S1000RRs

Andy Downes, 02 May 2012 09:47

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 ...

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Touratech builds ultimate BMW G650GS Sertao

Liam Marsden, 27 April 2012 12:03

Touratech USA have thrown most of their aftermarket products at the new BMW G650GS Sertao, and ended up with the bike you see to the right. While the bike has been put together by Touratech USA, a quick glance at the Touratech UK site shows that all the parts and many more are avaiable here in the UK, so you'll ...

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Inside this week's new-look MCN: Time up for the R1200GS?

MCN, 04 April 2012 10:53

Three all-new rivals, including Triumph’s eagerly-awaited Tiger Explorer, make the adventure bike class more competitive than ever. But which is best? We took the Triumph Explorer 1200, Ducati Multistrada 1200, Kawasaki Versys 1000, Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX, Yamaha Super Tenere, KTM 990 Adventure, Honda Crosstourer and BMW R1200GS up to Scotland and back to find out. Read all about the ...

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BMW K1300S HP first ride

Phil West, 29 March 2012 15:28

With the new K1300S HP (for High Performance), BMW has taken one of its established, but aging standards, and sought to both extend its shelf-life and broaden its appeal by producing a limited edition, 'blinged-up' incarnation. The recipe is simple: tweak the cosmetics with a sprinkling of carbon fibre, tinted screen and model-specific paint job; add some substance by way ...

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