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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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World's first bike adaptive headlights

MCN, 25 February 2011 16:39

Imagine riding along a road at night where the headlight was actively trying to see round corners. Video: BMW K1600GT first ride Well, now you don't have to because for the first time ever on a motorcycle, BMW is offering its Adaptive Xenon headlight system as an option on the K1600GT and K1600GTL. It works by using ride height sensors ...

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BMW K1600GT first ride: 'One of the most intoxicating engines in motorcycling'

MCN, 23 February 2011 10:27

BMW has created a supersports touring bike that adds an extra level of sex appeal to big, fast touring bikes with the K1600GT. The new silky-smooth inline six-cylinder 1600cc engine is one of the most intoxicating engines in motorcycling, let alone in touring, and offers new levels of thrust and smoothness not seen before on a bike. To read more ...

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Water-cooled BMW R1200GS spied

MCN, 11 February 2011 11:59

These spy shots taken by a Spanish BMW owner on his mobile phone confirm BMW is well ahead with the development of a new water-cooled version of the top-selling R1200GS. The new motor will bring to an end 90 years of the traditional air-cooled boxer twin engine when the new bike goes on sale in 2012. To find out more ...

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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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